Does anybody watch Portlandia? Unfortunately, I don't get IFC, but I've watched all the clips I can get my hot little hands on. I've never been to Portland, but I know the stereotypes well, and I grew up in my own little free-spirit town with plenty of people like they poke fun at on the show.
I'm always amazed by comedy writers. I can be funny in the moment, but planned humor? Not my thing. I especially love humor that pokes fun at things (which would explain why I almost choked to death laughing when I read this book. It's my opinion that most people in general take themselves too seriously, so it's always a joy to see that mocked (in good humor).
Writers are no different--maybe even worse than some others. There's such pressure to be on top of the publishing game, reading all the new releases, reading all the classics, reading all the craft books, reading the agent blogs, the publishing blogs, the Writer's Digest, The New Yorker and on and on and on...
So take a deep breath for just a moment and watch this. Then feel better.