You should know that, when you google “funny martin luther king quotes,” you get NOTHING. A blank screen that slow fills with the word IDIOT. Actually, you get one hundred bazillion websites full of quotes that either aren’t funny or aren’t by MLK. Which is probably the same thing as calling me an idiot.
But I’m stubborn like a toddler at nap time who hears the Barney song because mom was emailing instead of turning off the TV. I google Martin Luther King T-SHIRTS because t-shirts are funny. Don’t do that. After a few “Martin Luther King Lions” (which I guess are the non-violent sect of the lion pride) there are the ten racist t-shirts, which inspire me to curl up in a ball and hide from humanity until Martin Luther King Day 2012.
And during my attempt to bleach my eyeballs, zazzle.com LIED to me with a link that clearly stated Martin Luther King Skateboards. HOLY CRAP! YESYESYES! I click and all I find is a David Henry Thoreau skateboard. WTH! They weren’t even FRIENDS! And a skateboard would’ve been a lot more useful during the bus boycott than for rustic log cabin living. What would Thoreau do? Club an animal for food when Ralph Waldo Emerson couldn’t get his meals there quick enough?
I sit, nearly defeated, until one last hope appears in a chirp. TWITTER. There’s @LoadedSanta and @Jesus_M_Christ. (Only click if you aren’t easily offended.) MLK has GOT to be on there spouting hilarity in 140 characters or less. COME ON PEOPLE! Alas, there’s only an account of random quotes by him and another tweeted in Spanish that could be hilarious had I spent less of high school picking out my awesome Spanish name (Mercedes) and more time learning THE LANGUAGE.
I turn to Scott and lament: Happy Martin Luther King Jr, Day. No joking allowed.
And my ever-awesome husband, who has listened to nearly every MLK speech and KNOWS the man could tell a joke, finds one. On the illustrious YouTube. (If you can’t see the video, click here)
Or maybe we should take a moment to reflect on this Martin Luther King, Jr quote:
“I have decided to stick with love. Hate is too great a burden to bear.”
And pretend that I posted last year’s reflective commentary instead.