Two things I’ve always believed:
1) Comedians are some of the most perceptive people in the world. The need to be, to find new truths and relationships to relate to their audience, to find new perspectives and ideas. I sharpened my own wit and quick thinking by studying stand-up comics like Robin Williams, Steven Wright, and George Carlin, as well as improvisation shows like the late, lamented “Whose Line Is It Anyway.”
2) Our military is an amazing thing. It is, in many ways, the most diverse element of our culture, and not by any sort of social engineering, but through sheer Darwinistic practices. It is the closest thing we have to a pure meritocracy, and is not a reflection of America as it is, but as it could be at its best.
Thanks to a commenter called “FreeRepublicans” over at Rob Port’s place, I found this video that really combines those two beliefs of mine in an amazing way. (Video is highly politically incorrect; may be NSFW in some workplaces.)
I think I gotta start watching The Mind Of Mencia…