First published on 18 Dec 2011. Updated on 30 Apr 2012.
Anne Edmonds was a National Raw finalist in 2010, writes and performs on Channel 31's Studio A, performed a sell-out solo show at the 2011 Melbourne International Comedy Festival and can play the hell out of a banjo. Here she reveals the topics tickling her fancy.
I was queuing at airport security recently behind a mother who was painfully over-explaining to her four-year-old what was about to take place. "Teddy's going to go through the scanner now but he will come out and he will be safe. We're not going to get upset or feel anxious or threatened." Give the kid a chance! Fact is, Teddy might not always come back. Sometimes he might drop you at the train and just as you're closing the car door, tell you he's seeing someone else, and you're left there screaming 'Teddy! Teddy!' as he drives off.
It's fun looking at people's photos on Facebook but don't accidentally 'like' one. I did that not long ago to a relative stranger. I was up to the waist in photos from a trip he'd been on with his girlfriend to Spain in 2002 (it could have been Morocco). My finger slipped onto the 'like' button of a shot of the two of them sharing a milkshake at sunset. I can only imagine what he thought when he received the notification. Another tip would be don't post "I'm a HUGE fan of milkshakes" on his wall to make it better. It will make it worse.
Stairway to Stardom
Finally, here's a bit of a YouTube treat for you. Stairway to Stardom was apparently a public-access television show filmed in New York from 1979 to 1990 – kind of the first American Idol, except shot in someone's basement. Whatever it is, it's good. My favourite clip is of Melissa, who does the most lacklustre tap dance I've ever seen to 'They're Playing Our Song' (search 'Melissa tap dances'). It never fails to make me laugh and one magical day, I plan to learn it in its entirety.
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