Tuesday, March 31, 2009

"Exciting to Catch, Delicious to Eat!"

My brother Jeff and I are both gay... and that's just about where the similarities end.

Even as young children, we were different. 

My father told people that if I said, "White," Jeff would say, "Black." Most of the time, just to piss me off, I would imagine. Because seeing me angry is funny.

Jeff recently told me that his new theme song is Kelly Clarkson's "I Do Not Hook Up," whereas my theme song has been, and hopefully will always be, Sondheim's "Another Hundred People."

Even on vacation, Jeff is up before dawn, so that he can run 5 or 6 miles and watch the sun come up. Me? Like a take on Bette Midler's line in the new version of The Women, I always tell Jeff that, "I'm pretty sure the ocean will be here AT NOON!"

So, with all of our differences, I found these two videos comforting. Here is brother and sister David and Amy Sedaris. Both are on Letterman, and they couldn't be more different.

First, David reading about his "Stadium Pal"...





And now a collection of Amy appearances on Letterman...



I wonder if I'm more of a David or an Amy. Hmmm...

6 comments:

RAD said...

my borther and I are gay...and we are like night and day....he is 5 years younger and we have birthdays one day apart...I am older but look so much better...he he he....I love him alot bd we get along but he is much more reserved and more of a recluse...

Bunny said...

Can you imagine growing up in the Sedaris household? I mean, David tries to describe it in his books, but I suspect words do not suffice to describe the strangeness.

Anatomicsd said...

We've never actually met...but I'm guessing you're more of an Amy. It's difficult to imagine David getting sufficiently incensed to yell at the TV in a laundromat.

Java said...

My youngest son thinks there's nothing quite as fun as enticing my oldest son to anger. I am not amused, and neither is the older boy. That young one, though, sure is good at making people mad.

yellowdog granny said...

i love his books and love her appearances on letterman...

Mark in DE said...

While I enjoy David's essays, I find I'm more entertained by Amy. She was BRILLIANT in the Comedy Central show 'Strangers With Candy'!