Is anyone else having a problem with parallel thinking?
I wrote a joke last week in the News jokes section about Mubarak looking good for his age and how he must be doing whatever they do to preserve mummies. Then, last night, they said that it's proof that Egypt is good at preserving things.
A year ago, I would have been happy and taken it as evidence that I was capable of writing material of a professional caliber. Now, this is happening all the time and I feel like maybe my jokes are too generic.
In the book, And Here's the Kicker, There is a part where Steve Martin describes how Jack Handey's logic is so different from anybody else and that's what I'd like to accomplish.