Recently I went to see fireworks, okay. Fireworks are alright, light explosions, loud noises, etc. It strikes me as something that ostensibly is fun when you're younger, but really is meant to be enjoyed whilst tripping on about 35 micrograms of acid.
Anyway, that wasn't the highlight (lol get it light) of the night. The highlight of the night was what one little kid asked his mother:
"Is your honeymoon where you go to the moon and eat honey?"
He didn't even ask in one of those stereotypical, little kid inquiry voices. This was a straight up question. After I was done laughing, I cried because it was so beautiful to me.
And then I realized something (Warning: This entry now becomes very boring while I ruin it with my opinion and sentiment. If you want to perserve its goodness, stop reading now): that kid was purely entertaining. In the 2 seconds it took him to say that, he fully entertained me for the night. UNREAL MAN LIKE TOTALLY!
Entertainment is such a mixed bag. We get confused about it constantly. By TV, by friends, by priests, et. al. You will quickly change your 'ideas' about what is entertaining to better suit the popular notion of entertainment around you. The Chapelle Show is a perfect example of this. David Chapelle, was, at one time, America's greatest stand-up comic. It was a very short time, but it was a peak that superceded all other comics. However, people couldn't let him just entertain. They had to make him an establishment, they had to make him a gimmick (What? Okay!) He freaked the fuck out, realized what was actually going on, and quit. And it was because the popular thought that he was entertaining, ceased to allow him to entertain. Instead of giving in to what almost every other popular star does, he threw in the towel. What a waste.
Real entertainment comes from where we don't expect it. It doesn't come from recorded in Burbank in front of a live studio audience. It doesn't come from MTV or Comedy Central (most of the time). It comes in that split second, in that one facial expression, in that one word or phrase or intonation that makes something move from funny to sublime. Half of what really entertained you, you won't even be able to remember, because you were so caught up in it. Real entertainment comes from your friends, from weird people you know; from things people do that aren't meant for you. When it is gone, it is gone in an instant, and you can almost never replicate the affect that you experienced.