Bonnie McFarlane Quotes
It’s interesting, once I have convinced people that, yes, I have a sister with a mental disability, the retard jokes really dry up, so I’m not sure how much retard humor is really going on out there, but I imagine there’s a lot because it’s a pretty safe group to make fun of. It’s not like the Retards of America are gonna rise up and organize a protest. They’re not gonna write letters. They only just recently got the Supreme Court to stop executing them.
One of my favorite sketches, and a popular comedy formula, is to put someone with a mental handicap in some kind of unlikely situation. For example: The retarded gynecologist, the retarded Jesus, the retarded Osama Bin Laden. It works. It’s funny. Inappropriate? I dunno. I feel like I’m a pretty good judge of what crosses the line of good taste being that I am retarded. Socially perhaps, but severly retarded.