Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Wisdom from Amy Poehler

You turn on "Family Guy," and the countdown begins.

Within the next 30 seconds, your boyfriend will imitate Stewie Griffin.

He thinks the impersonation is clever and hilarious. You think he sounds like a mix between a cow and a used car salesman.

Nonetheless, you pretend to laugh uncontrollably: "Honey, you're going to make me pee my pants!"

Ah, the things we do for love.

One of the harshest relationship lessons is learning your partner isn't always funny. In fact, sometimes your partner is distinctly unfunny.

Perhaps the realization comes from an overdone Kate Gosselin joke. An outdated Jeff Foxworthy imitation. A fart joke too juvenile for third grade.

Comedienne Amy Poehler recently offered this advice: "Girls, if boys say something that’s not funny, you don’t have to laugh."

In relationships, how long can you politely tolerate a bad sense of humor?