Brian Matuszak column: Fun words make for a fun lifeSo the city’s ongoing hullabaloo with the Fond-du-Luth Casino has gotten me to thinking about other ways to work the word “hullabaloo” into my daily conversations.
So the city’s ongoing hullabaloo with the Fond-du-Luth Casino has gotten me to thinking about other ways to work the word “hullabaloo” into my daily conversations.
It’s such a delightful word! Like Nicki Minaj, it looks, and sounds, hilarious. Try saying it yourself right now. I’ll wait ....
Simulated pause while you utter the word “hullabaloo” and I continue Facebook lurking on Nicki Minaj’s home page — ... Hey, you’re back!
Wasn’t that awesome? Where were you when you vocalized such a silly word? Were you on the bus, taking an early jostle across town, surrounded by heavy-lidded fellow commuters? I can picture it now. You put the Budgeteer down and stared straight ahead, determined to muck up the morning monotony with a bit of verbal diversion. Your jaw lowered, your tongue set itself firmly behind your top teeth, and your face slowly morphed into the joyful sight of a person who was ready to utter one of the most daft words in the English language. And as long as you didn’t cause too much of a hullabaloo, I bet you weren’t even kicked off the bus for saying it.
Let’s try this some more. I want you to stop what you’re doing right now, whether it’s shoveling out the azaleas (will winter EVER leave?!) or cleaning up after a Northland NewsCenter brunch (will Kevin Jacobsen EVER leave?!), and repeat the following list of silly words after me:
If there isn’t a smile on your face right now, you’re either uber-crabby, have no sense of humor, or from Proctor. Regardless, we all need to lighten the load of our daily grinds once in a while and have more mindless, dopey fun like this. It’ll keep you sane and you’ll enjoy your life even more, I promise.
Unless you live in Proctor and your cummerbund slipped while uttering a diphthong and slurping a kumquat which created such an offensive effluvium that everyone at the Keyboard Lounge was discombobulated.
I hate it when that happens.
Brian Matuszak is the co-founder of Renegade Comedy Theatre, founder of Rubber Chicken Theater, and also enjoys the words “hootenanny,” “kazoo,” and “glockenspiel.”