A joke on eating crow: Margaret Cho style

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Margaret Cho
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I used to ROTFL teary-eyed when watching Margaret Cho, one of my favorite stand-up comedians. She contorts her face when imitating her mother. She shocks when she recounts her bizarre sexual encounters. She inspires when she crusades against social injustices.

So it’s only fitting that this week’s Art & Soul project involves writing and telling a joke. Another punchline I had in mind was more Margaret Choish but I will share the milder option with a tinge of Cho. Like to read it? Here it goes …

What the hell does “eating crow” mean? I know people figuratively eat it when they’re proven wrong. But what is the crow? Is it grain?… the bird? … Jim Crow? Like there’s a public service announcement that says…

“For the racist in your gang, give a gag gift to the one with the gift of gab … like a box of Crow, a treat for the one with sh!t for brains.“

Laugh track (or crickets) goes here.

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Been there, done that, got the t-shirt

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The graphic in the posted photos was made to complete the first assignment from Art and Soul: 156 Ways to Free Your Creative Spirit. The challenge called to make an art and soul  badge but I decided to mark a coded message on a t-shirt. Answering to my life’s calling was something I’ve set aside for a long period before the urge to revisit my creative side became too strong.

Me: My name is Robert and I’m an artist.

Them: Hi Robert!

Declaring the above statement feels like I’ve said it in a recovery meeting. But instead of saying it to overcome an addition, I say it to guide me deeper into my passion.

In the past, I’ve treated this branding as a blessing and a curse. Like a milestone reached by a traveler on a spiritual path  or,  like The Scarlet Letter worn by the heroine Hester Prynne. I’ve surrendered to the impulse to lead visitors to observe God’s gifts. I will wear this glorified badge as I establish more permanent marks.

Why not mark up a t-shirt of your own? Supplies include a t-shirt, a lettering stencil (optional), a permanent fabric marker and cardboard to protect the opposite side from bleed marks . Use gentle care in washing and drying the t-shirt.

Read the coded message. What does it say?


Leegraffiti: Making Marks in the World with Broad Strokes is my place on the web where I document my creative excursions. As the leaves on my tree drawing, the range of interests is vast. Whether I’m attending a stage production or drawing a portrait, I will attempt to cover many art forms. My main goal is to timely provide good content. To ensure this, I will follow the weekly challenges presented in Pam Grout’s Art and Soul: 156 Ways to Free Your Creative Spirit.

So take a look around. I hope this will be the first of many visits to Leegraffiti. Become a subscriber by filling out the form on the right or on the contact page. Thank you for stopping by.