"A perfectly silly, genius idea" -- David Letterman

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Rom Com

"Rom Com"?  What kind of Gimmick Month foolery is this?

Here's my tortured reasoning:  I have two celebrities whose last names begin with the letters R-o-m.  "Rom com" means romantic comedy, and while there may not be romance, I have R-o-m examples, and possibly comedy.

Sports radio talk show host Jim Rome.  No comedy yet...

Actor/comedian Ray Romano.  He's a funny guy, but still no comedy. 

Here's a possible solution: I'll add this bonus Ray Romano photo taken by my co-worker Justin Stangel... 

…along with this photo of Justin which he took himself with the CelebriGum camera when I wasn't looking.  There's a bit of comedy, but we could always use more.

Let me just check my old files and see if I have any other R-o-m celebrities…

Oh, right, I have some guy named Romney.

No comedy there at all.

I think what that photo needs is some Justin.

We seem to have shot past comedy and entered nightmarish hallucination.


  1. I feel another poetry slam comin' on!

  2. I think this is actually a Rom-Con.

    1. If you're seeing romance in there somewhere, good for you... I guess...

    2. Actually I said Rom CoN - with an "N". As in con job. As in "who invited that guy to the late show?

  3. Lets cut the Comedy
    I see Mitt Romney
    He must be the remedy
    for the American economy
    or perhaps he's a Ponzi
    running to take our money
    Aaa, Why can't he be Fonzie?...

    Oh, darn, I thought this was another Poetry Slam... My bad!

    1. David, I think you should consider life to be an ongoing poetry slam. If you've got the stuff, put it out there.

    2. Life's a slam, poetry it.

  4. The Toast in the MachineAugust 25, 2012 at 10:51 PM

    You're the Man Ray of Gum photography! That final shot was truly inspired work...