Canned Laughter can Kill.......

The other day I was in an elevator
forced to listen to music
And as long as I was trapped there I wondered
how can I use it

It's as if I'm awaiting something interesting
in life and from the other room
I hear the canned laughter of
comedy telling me too soon

"Oh , you doesn't has to tell me to laugh
Mr. Johnson! .... I already know
To tell you the truth before i'd need to
be told ....I'll tell YOU where to go

This is my once a year attempt to write a funny storie or poem , if I have offended anyone in any way I'm sorry ! But pleaaasee ! Turn down the T,V.
And so yes......Canned Laughter can kill
I've seen it all before
If I were you I'd do as I .......throw the
T.V. out the door

And so my advice to the producers
if you want to be funny besides?
Turn off this kind of bullshit ....fire the
writers .....save the actors pride

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Cardisa 5 years ago from Jamaica

LOL.....yes definitely funny, quite unlike you. I guess you do save your funny bone for once per year!


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ahorseback 5 years ago Author

Ohh Im saved , thank you my Jamaican Goddess ! he he ...


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Alastar Packer 5 years ago from North Carolina

Awesome ahorseback, love it! Just the other day I tried to post the question, " Do you ever laugh along with canned laughter on T.V. sit-coms?" It was dis-allowed as being only appropriate for the forums. Thanks for writing about the annoying canned crap in your poem my friend


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ahorseback 5 years ago Author

Alastar , Well then this is dedicated to you LOL......I can't stand it can you?....:-}


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Rosemay50 5 years ago from Hawkes Bay - NewZealand

I would never have said before for fear of offending but yes those American sit-coms are really bad, some UK ones are too. But they did get us laughing via your poem... :-)


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ahorseback 5 years ago Author

Rosemay , Oh stop it ! Let it out , you hate the TV sitcoms. I don't know how it became so but Americans are just not funny!.......:-}


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always exploring 5 years ago from Southern Illinois

Aha come on now, Two and a half men was my favorite funny sit-com. I still watch the reruns. LOL I agree though, some of them STINK. Hee.


femmeflashpoint 5 years ago

I read it. It's funny.

Who are you and what have you done with ahorseback?

;)


jami l. pereira 5 years ago

LOL too funny , and yea, nothing good on the tele.any more for sure ! thanks for the visual! i voted up and funny and awesome ! have a great evening !:)


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epigramman 5 years ago

..always love your writing - it`s so true, witty and clever - my millions of Facebooker friends must see this and hopefully they will have a look around too - like I do - so here is a posting to Facebook page with a direct link back here - lake erie time ontario canada 8:48pm what should I listen to tonight ..... can you suggest a playlist


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Rosemay50 5 years ago from Hawkes Bay - NewZealand

Well yes ...OK I hate them and the TV goes off or to another channel as soon as they appear.

I've been sat here 3 minutes now trying to think of one that I even slightly like and all I came up with was Cosby, He has a lovely 'dry' sense of humour. But I doubt another actor playing the part would be the same.


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Just Ask Susan 5 years ago from Ontario, Canada

I remember one time I was at a tapping of a TV game show in Montreal and they would hold up signs to let the audience know when to clap, and when to laugh. It was ridiculous. I refused to clap unless I wanted to and and the same went for laughing. Loved the poem!


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Lady_E 5 years ago from London, UK

I see you can't can it anymore.... :)

A Fun read. Thanks.


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ahorseback 5 years ago Author

Always Exploring , Ok , you are right two and a half is funny ,about the only one I watch too but I think thats about all!lol.....Thanks .


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ahorseback 5 years ago Author

Femmeflashpoint. Right !....LOL sorry I'll bee Baaaack ! As before... I promise......:-}


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ahorseback 5 years ago Author

Jami, I can't take it any more ....help... I publish one funny poem and no one understands me ! lol.....Thank you.


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ahorseback 5 years ago Author

epigramman .....lets see, how about celtic ! Enya , Dougie Maclean ! or something cool hey jaz/ blues .....

Coltrane ....no I know listen to Johnny Hartman !!!, "Doe eyes" The Bridges of Madison County!.....there you go my man....:-}


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ahorseback 5 years ago Author

Soo true Rosemay , He was extremely funny ! ....Good pick!....Thank you!


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ahorseback 5 years ago Author

Susan , No theres my no non-sense Girl ! I aint' laughin' at nothing ! Less its funny!....LOL....:-}


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ahorseback 5 years ago Author

As you can see Lady E , no one thinks I should be a fun writer !....:-{


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epigramman 5 years ago

.....funny you mention Trane because I am currently listening to perhaps his greatest recording - A love supreme and yes I love Johnny Hartman too - did you know that Clint Eastwood is a big big jazz fan - well I am a big big AHORSEBACK fan!

lake erie time 9:40pm


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ahorseback 5 years ago Author

Epiman , Yes Clint Eastwood wrote the theme song for 'Bridges' I think. He is an amzing pianist , and a soulful musician! Johnny Hartmann is probably the finest male voice of his time , perhaaps ours too! His life story is a little hard to read , Racism in its truest form was alive and kicking then! And those like him experienced the real racism , not todays different forms of such. Epi . The colors of autumn are alive here ! How about the shorelines?......Thank you as always for sharing your huge heart!.....:-}


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Eiddwen 5 years ago from Wales

Very funny; I loved it and vote up without a doubt.

Take care

Eiddwen.


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ahorseback 5 years ago Author

Eiddwen , I believe in the fact that canned laughter is not good for us!...LOL Thank you!.....:-}


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Lucky Cats 5 years ago from The beautiful Napa Valley, California

No kidding! and Amen! It's called "dumbing down," I think...great one..


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ahorseback 5 years ago Author

Lucky cats , You got that right , my wife told me "Hey I like it because I don't have to think , its just mindless TV". A way to shut off her brain and just watch. ...?...Oh well to each his own....:-}

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