||[Dec. 5th, 2003|11:16 am]
I hadn't read any of Margaret Cho's blog before, and reading large chunks of it points out her shortcomings:
1. I don't get her use of Ebonics. I like the language of black folks -- it's expressive, flexible and poetic. But let's leave it to black folks to speak it mmKay? I'm as guilty as the next wanna-be-clued-up-whitey of dropping the occasional hip-hop-ism into casual convo, but when Cho does it, she keeps doing it until it makes me uncomfortable.
2. When she writes, she writes A LOT. She must be a fast typist. For a comedian she sure doesn't seem to know that brevity is the soul of wit.
3. She's occasionally really wickedly funny, like her Ann Coulter piece, in which she makes up a hyphenated word that takes up a whole line by itself 'never-had-any-shit-come-down-on-them-like-a-hard-rain-so-why-should-they-care-about-anyone-but-themselves'
So if you haven't, check her out, but be warned that she's best in small doses.