tipota (for fortnight of funnies)

tipota (for fortnight of funnies)

Here is a trip down memory lane from the splendiferous artist and poet tipota of spaces between trees blog.


worth the price of the ticket

i used to make jokes of the sharply observant kind. i grew up doing it. it came, i think, from having noticed my mother’s fierce intolerance of bacteria on tiled surfaces and all that lysol scent had an effect on me.

i would probably call them “bummer jokes” – tipping toward some unspeakable something, maybe foundational from every place of quiet or place of fear, which responds in some way to the need of the now moment. something you would never think fast enough to hold back before it got out. a way to gain an edge and facilitate structure-comprehension, a subject i think should be an educational requirement. not sociology, psychology, political science alone, but something bigger that teaches about structuring in general. “the mathematics of structure” so a person can begin to develop rational discern with all the crossweaving that goes on. continuously. one needs to work up a sweat doing daily structure-leaping exercises and construction chores and get them all done. because you never know where the dragnet falls next.

it wasnt kosher to joke about having creative block in the sculpture class, i was just doing my thing, but sheesh, they gave me such dirty looks!Β  ok, admittedly, i hunched over like quasimodo and flapped bat wings when i said it, it’s possible the largest share of communique’ resulted from that

i stormed a dylan concert once, walked right in w/o a ticket because i had an american flag wrapped around me like a sari and so they must have thought i was in the show. if anybody had tried to stop me or especially put a hand on me including gate police, i would have screamed “hands off the flag you treasonous
fool!” and if that didnt work “rape of freedom!” even tho wearing the flag is actually illegal, not one cop even reached for me.


i know i know but cmon my act was worth the price of the ticket.


Thanks tipota πŸ™‚ That is one hell of a story.

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19 thoughts on “tipota (for fortnight of funnies)

    1. hahaha – when I read the first line, in my head I could see tipota doing a stand-up routine – that first line just cracked me up! It just gets better and better – a brilliant piece of tipotarism πŸ˜‰

      1. ‘Sacha Noam Baron Cohen (born 13 October 1971) is an English stand-up comedian, actor, writer, voice artist, and comedian. He is most widely known for his portrayal of three unorthodox fictional characters: Ali G, Borat, and BrΓΌno.’ πŸ™‚

    1. d’ya think? i know he saw me with the flag cuz i was right up front and when he did ‘idiot wind’ i swear he sang “someone here got in for free”

  1. The image of being wrapped in the flag is fantabulous. Very rock and roll. Laughing aloud about the effects of the lysol scent. This is brilliant, Tipota!!!

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