Obviously there’s nothing funny about Bill Cosby’s rape allegations (there is, but I’m not going to put it in writing). That being said, you’re lying if you say you didn’t at least chuckle at this. The joke itself isn’t that funny, as Fat Albert is one of the least funny things ever created, but Bill Cosby thinking its a good idea to drop his tag line after a day of being on trial for raping (allegedly), is the funniest thing I’ve seen all day. Maybe I’m just an awful person, but I’ve watched that video 1000 times and I laugh every time. The lack of self awareness is absolutely wonderful, and borderline inspiring. “Hey Bill, you are accused with committing a horrific crime dozens of times, any comment?” “Hey, Hey, Hey.” “Noted.” They say timing is everything in comedy, and I guess this is what they’re talking about. Just a veteran comedian showing mastery of his craft, and raping people (allegedly).
No matter what the circumstances are, you can’t expect Bill Cosby to not be Bill Cosby. Shooters shoot. This is what he’s done for the last 40 years. He’s made a career out of this. All he knows is Fat Albert jokes (and sexual assault, allegedly). I wouldn’t be surprised if he just did this instinctively. Like he saw a bunch of cameras pointed at him and he just blacked out and went autopilot.
In a weird way, I can sort of relate to Bill in this situation. Actually, not at all, but hear me out. I sort of do the same thing. I mean, as in say random phrases when I have nothing else to say, not the whole rape thing (allegedly). I love giving answers to questions that give no information. Its how 90% of my conversations go. Whenever someone asks me how my days going, I just say things like “getting after it”, or “another day in paradise” and “Thursdays the new Friday”. None of it makes sense, and it doesn’t answer the question, but it gets me out of the conversation, so I can go back to walking around aimlessly while making fun of people in my head and laughing to myself.
So yea, I’m not sure what the point of this post was. I woke up hungover and saw this tweet and instinctively started typing. I’m not sure how I tied in Bill Cosby raping people with my blanket phrases, but I did, so deal with it. This is my life. Godspeed. Have a good weekend. I’m late for my piano class.