By this I'm referring to the death of Richard Jeni.

For those who don't know Mr. Jeni was a stand up comic, and a damn funny one. Sadly he was found on Saturday at his apartment with a self inflicted gunshot wound to the head. He died long after at the hospital. His family released a statement today stating that it was a suicide, brought on by clinical depression coupled with psychotic paranoia. Having lived with derpreesion I know how strong those feelings can be, but I can't imagine adding the paranoia on top of it.

I actually heard about this on Saturday, but have kinda been in shock since then. I couldn't believe it, I didn't want to believe it, but now I have to accept it's true. This is an important reminder that sometimes appearences can be decieveing. Sometime humor can hide the darkness lurking just underneath.

That being said, I feel it's only right to honor Richard Jeni. So here are a few quotes.

smiley9.gif The way I see life, is like we're all flying on the Hindenburg...Why fight over the window seats?

smiley9.gif Honesty is the key to a relationship. If you can fake that, you're in.

smiley9.gif I think that's how Chicago got started. A bunch of people in New York said, 'Gee, As much as I'm enjoying the crime and the poverty, it just isn't cold enough, let's go west.

smiley9.gif If you have a choice of selling shoes to ladies or giving birth to a flaming porcupine... look into that second career.

smiley9.gif It is a sad fact that 50 percent of marriages in this country end in divorce. But hey, the other half end in death. You could be one of the lucky ones!

smiley9.gif (Referring to religious wars) You're basically killing each other to see who's got the better imaginary friend.

smiley9.gif You're in the desert. You got nothing else to do. Name the freakin' horse.
(Referring to the America song "A Horse With No Name")

smiley9.gif My mother never saw the irony of calling me a son of a bitch.

smiley9.gif At least Charles Manson has the decency to look crazy from the moment you meet him. (Referring to some women he's met)

smiley9.gif Look over here on this chart, these are carbs, these are proteins, so stop eating, you fat bastard!

smiley9.gif You go to a steakhouse, guess what cow tank.

smiley9.gif There is an obesity epidemic. One out of every 3 Americans...weighs as much as the other 2.

smiley9.gif You know what the average person is? Average.

smiley9.gif I always look for a woman who has a tattoo. I see a woman with a tattoo, and I'm thinking, OK, here's a gal who's capable of making a decision she'll regret in the future.

I also reccomend checking out his CD & DVD:

Richard Jeni's Greatest Hits:

Richard Jeni: A Big Steaming Pile of Me:

This is probably the saddest journal I've writen, and hopefully will stay that way.