Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Sarcastic Actions

David Letterman interviewed Julianna Margulies, who talked about her early years as a waitress. During the discussion, he said [in paraphrase]:
My friend George Miller would always leave a huge tip even when the service was terrible. I'd say: "The service was awful, why such a large tip?" George said: "I'm being sarcastic."
Made me laugh.

Also reminds me of the prefatory lines of the Rickie Lee Jones song Juke Box Fury:
Polly and I went to the circus
Polly got hit with a rolling pin.
We got even with the circus
We bought tickets but we didn't go in.
Non-verbal sarcasm is even harder to pull off than the usual kind, I suppose.

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