I live in New York. I am a comedian, writer and actor. My day job is blogging for VH1.com. I write about the silly things celebrities and pop stars do, so you know...God's work.
You may have seen my writing on many other reputable websites (McSweeney's, The Huffington Post, Hello Giggles, xojane.com, The Hairpin, Splitsider, The FW, etc.). I also write crazy blogs about Game of Thrones, Magneto and Jeff Goldblum.
Life's weird, right?
The fact that I relate to this too much is either a sign that I should stop tweeting or blogging while drunk or that Stephen Fry simply just gets it.
If you want to know how I use the “Missing the point, party of one” theorem in day-to-day life…here’s a good example…
I drunkenly tweet (Hey! I’m having a Me Party, remember?) about “Love Actually Mysteries”. One is “Why aren’t any of the storylines about gay people? Or Muslim people? Or Asians? Those kinds of people live in London.”
Because…I’m drinking wine and watching Love, Actually on ABC Family and there are SO MANY STORYLINES and they are all about HETERO COUPLES. I got so much shit living in London about how American films and TV omit minorities, that…yeah…I have to sometimes examine British entertainment with that same lens. And guess what…Richard Curtis’s earlier film, Four Weddings and a Funeral, does feature a gay couple, so it’s not crazy to ask why not a single storyline is about a gay couple. And then, for that matter why only white and black and biracial and American and Spanish people live in his version of London, when a HUGE portion of the population is Muslim and Asian.
So I tweet this…no huge snark or judgment assigned…just drunk tweeting…
And the only reply is from someone who snidely is all, “Because that’s not the script that was written! Enough with this all-inclusive garbage!”
I won’t link to her account, because that’s not the point of “Missing the point, party of one!”. The point of “Missing the point, party of one!” is to not draw attention to people who miss the point and want attention because of it. I realize this post gives her attention…but seriously…THANK YOU FOR PERFECTLY ILLUSTRATING MY POINT, “MISSING THE POINT, PARTY OF ONE”.
Also, I do think that my original tweet raises a valid point about Love Actually, but whatever.
(Oh! Thanks to my pal, Claire, who kindly informed me over twitter that a deleted storyline featured a lesbian couple)