If you could…

I’m watching Ray and one of the bonus features is a jam session (audition) between Ray and Jamie Foxx. I was floored. Can you imagine Jamie, who is a classical pianist, getting to sit down and jam with Ray Charles? I mean, how cool would that be? Jamming with Ray Charles and being able to hold your own. It gave me goose bumps to think about how he must have felt.

It got me to thinking…what would be the same experience for me? What would be that once-in-a-lifetime thing where I could showcase my talents with someone equally as talented? And I came up with nothing. No, really. Not a freakin’ thing. Not sports, not music, not arts, not jack shit. There was nothing I could think of that I considered a true talent. Then it hit me. I knew what it was that I did well. Humor.

The one thing that I do almost without thinking about it is make people laugh. Whether it’s at me or with me, making people laugh is what I do. It’s my thing, my shtick. I love to do it. Sure, sometimes it’s in inappropriate places or situations, but that’s part of the fun. I am a funny guy. Then I knew what my once-in-a-lifetime thing would be. Improv with Robin Williams.

The ultimate thrill would be to make people laugh with him. To be on-stage, making shit up as we went along and seeing if I could hold my own. I would be tickled shitless (a good thing) to perform with him. It’s definitely my once-in-a-lifetime thing.

OK, now it’s your turn. If you had the chance, what would you do and whom would you do it with? Would you write a short story with Stephen King? Ride your bike with Lance? Sing with Aretha? Fish with Bill Dance? What? If I was a magic 3leggeddog and could grant you this wish, what would it be?

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12 comments on “If you could…

  1. Kat says:

    You were doing fine until you mentioned the “doing porn with Ginger Lynn”. Things fell apart right there 😛

  2. Howard says:

    Yeah, I’m going to remove that…Kinda kills the whole feeling I was going for…

  3. Youknowme says:

    You are so funny. I lauged immediately when I read your post. I just started reading your BLOG again. Guess what, I’m still working. I never quit. I’m sure you know who this is and as for your question, I would like to be on a boat with in the Carribean dancing around Kenny Chesney!!!!!lol.

  4. Me says:

    Oh excuse me, I meant dancing ON Kenny Chesney but only if he wears his hat. He MUST NOT remove the hat……would really spoil the moment!

    Hey Howie, I miss ya! Do you know who this is yet?

  5. Howard says:

    I’m pretty sure I know who this is. I had to do some checking first. Is it you, La Jolla?

  6. Azalea says:

    Comedy routine with you and Robin. Either that or work hard with the rest of the grunts.

  7. El Condor Pasa

    Howard at 3leggeddog notes that Jamie Foxx actually got to jam with Ray Charles during the making of Ray. It made him wonder what his…

  8. JohnL says:

    Similar to Jamie Foxx and Ray, I would want to jam with either Keith Emerson or Geddy Lee.

  9. owlish says:

    Robin Williams was on Whose Line is it Anyway, and he wasn’t that good. Not bad, just took things over.

    For me, discuss psychiatric patients with Freud? Maybe.

  10. me says:

    Well, well, well…..you think you guessed right, uh? Lajolla pronounced with the “J” I might add. You know I’m not the one who said it that way……so I’m not sure if you guessed it right or not.

    p.s….your grapes okay these days?

  11. Howard says:

    Yes, I guessed correctly. And my “grapes” are fine, thank you. Email me directly since I can’t find your old email address. Mont Pilot.

  12. Maura says:

    Boy, I am drawing a complete blank on this one a day later. I don’t think I do anything well enough that could be done in tandem with someone else. Kind of depressing!

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