margaret cho

Eating crow, Margaret Cho style

Image source:  culturedvultures.com

Image source: culturedvultures.com

I 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. I decided to go the mild route with a tinge of Cho. Here 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 a bird? . . . humble pie? . . . Jim Crow? Like there’s a public service announcement that says . . .

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

A laugh track, a groan, or crickets goes here.


*ROTFL teary-eyed

*ROTFL teary-eyed