Uncomfortable Conversations: A Plethora of Comedic Gaffes

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Have you ever had to intiate an uncomfortable conversation? Anyone try to initiate a conversation with you about an uncomfortable topic? Find yourself sticking your foot in your mouth at the most inopportune times?

Tell me all about your favorite uncomfortable conversations. I need a good laugh. Hey, where's Jared? He had to tell a guy off using TDD. I'm sure he's got other stories.

-- Brad (brad@scriptbrads.tv), July 12, 2001


Uncomfortable conversations. Heck, NEVER have them, mostly because in my life as a journo people WANT to talk to me because I will write Careful Praise about them. Moreover, I listen.

Oh, wait, I had a bunch of boyfriends back in my 20teens. Yeesh. Well, those chats at least were accompanied by really loud and dischordant punk rock.

-- Sally (aiolia@worldnet.att.net), July 12, 2001.

Back in HS, I was helping my then-boyfriend make a student horror flick, the star of which was a (I am so not making this up) plaster, one-eyed dog that was rigged to squirt a pus-like substance out of the other, empty eye socket. (Gee, I dunno why "Roadkill Zombies" didn't go on to make a bazillion dollars.)

Anyway, The "production" started out with 12 actors, and 5 crew. By the time it got down to the last shots, the production was down to my boyfriend and me. He was cranky, I was cranky, we were out in the middle of the woods, and I was both trying to "Hold the damned camera steady!" and work the plunger on the pus-squirter at the same time.

My ultra cool boyfriend is standing in a faux grave we dug just for this scene, and he keeps insisting, "Squirt me more! Squirt me more!" I finally got annoyed and threw down the plunger and told him he could spooge green cum on himself if he wanted to, but I wasn't doing it anymore. And that, my friends, is when his stepmother came down the hill to find out what all the screaming was about.

-- Saundra (headspace@anywherebeyond.com), July 12, 2001.

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