I’m reading a book by the comedian/actor/producer Denis Leary. It’s called, WHY WE SUCK.
I find it extremely funny and outrageous and yes, it’s very crude, but that’s okay. I like crude.
Mr. Leary is from the East Coast. From personal experience, I know those dudes always tell it like they see it.
Crude gets a bad rap. Which is ridiculous.
Look at these synonyms for crude.
Now look at these antonyms for crude.
I don’t know about you, but I’d much rather be in the first category. And yeah, I hand-picked the adjectives that supported my stance, but that’s my right. It’s my blog.
With crude, there’s no need to read between the lines. No need to worry about offending . . . ’cause most likely you will, and in fact, you want to.
Sure tact is nicer. But lets face it, tact requires thought. And discernment. And usually a little white lie. Or a really big white lie. And of course empathy. Frankly, being tactful is a lot of work.
Crude is much easier. It kicks you in the face and the butt at the same time.
And that’s why I laugh.
Crude Alert! Just read an interview with Drew Barrymore in Elle magazine. She describes her forthcoming movie, Going The Distance, as ” a romantic comedy with the raunchy dialogue of a Judd Apatow movie.” I’m so gonna love it!
July 22, 2010 1 Comment