I had a particularly bad day yesterday and I needed to find a way to deal with the stress. Sitting at my computer, I logged into Twitter, which usually makes me laugh. But, last night it wasn’t working, so I continued surfing the Web. Starting with old Stuart Smalley (Al Franken) clips, I began to feel better. So, I continued with Church Lady (Dana Carvey). Then, I was drawn to Wayne’s World (Dana Carvey and Mike Myers), Opera Man (Adam Sandler), Mr. Robinson (Eddie Murphy), Gumby (Eddie Murphy), Land Shark (Laraine Newman) and Hanukkah Song (Adam Sandler). Before I knew it, I had forgotten my problems and I was playing Land Shark with my son’s giant stuffed shark. “Is Mommy drunk?” my son asked my husband, because I was laughing so hard. “No sweetie,” I responded. “I’m practicing SNL therapy, and it’s working!” What do you do to help with stress?
Watching the 40th Anniversary of Saturday Night Live (SNL), I am grateful for all of the laughs. So many greats (Justin Timberlake, Steve Martin, Tom Hanks, Jack Nicholson, Robert De Niro, Alec Baldwin, Dana Carvey, Adam Sandler, Dan Aykroyd, Billy Crystal, Eddie Murphy, Jim Carrey, Paul McCartney, Sigourney Weaver, Jane Curtin, Taylor Swift, Kanye West, Martin Short, Jon Bon Jovi, Jerry Seinfeld and Glenn Close) gathering to honor what has become an institution for many of us. I am having trouble deciding which of the skits is my favorite. There are so many great memories from SNL. What is your favorite skit?
As we close 2014, it is essential that we pause to recognize the best of Twitter. Please congratulate the winners:
- Josh Stern: Most Likely to Make You Laugh
- Brian Rathbone: Best New Writer Mentor
- Margaret Cho: Best Tribute to Robin Williams #BeRobin
- Ashley Benton: Best Example of How to make a Difference
- Bruce Van Horn: Most Inspirational
- Kent Gustavson, PhD: Best Pictures
- Dana Carvey: Most Original Story
- Ed Coburn: Most Consistent Tweeter
- Howard Stern: Most Surprising Tweeter
- Michele McPhee: Best News Tweets
- RobinsAngelOfMemory: Best Memories
There were so many great tweets this year, but he had to select the best. Better luck next year. Happy New Year!