Tina Fey: Queen of the one-liners!

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Just finished Tina Fey’s book Bossypants. It’s a great read and some of the chapters are hysterical (either in a good way, or in the original sense of the word as it relates to crazy women!) I laughed out loud at least once every five pages. Fey uses a lot of great comic techniques, but I think the thing she does best is nail the one-liner.

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Here are a few of my faves (and they require no set up or context):

ON CHRISTMAS:

“I prefer the retro chic of spending Christmas just like Joseph and Mary did – traveling arduously back to the place of your birth to be counted, with no guarantee of a bed when you get there.”

ON MALE DESIRES

“You could put a blond wig on a hot-water heater and some dude would try to fuck it.”

ON SEXUAL ORIENTATION

“Gay people don’t actually try to convert people. That’s Jehovah’s Witnesses you’re thinking of.”

ON A HECTIC SCHEDULE

“By the way, when Oprah Winfrey is suggesting you may have overextended yourself, you need to examine your fucking life.”

ON MENSTRUATION

“I had noticed something was weird earlier in the day, but I knew from commercials that one’s menstrual period was a blue liquid that you poured like laundry detergent onto maxi pads to test their absorbency. This wasn’t blue, so…I ignored it for a few hours.”

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One response to “Tina Fey: Queen of the one-liners!

  1. It is not just the material but the voice that delivers it!

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