Advice From The Comic Hack # 108 The Did I Answer That Question Incorrectly? Edition

Dec 05

Advice From The Comic Hack # 108 The Did I Answer That Question Incorrectly? Edition

In A PREVIOUS COLUMN I used a quote from rope-twirling, folksy, vaudevillian cowboy Will Rogers stating “You never get a second chance to make a good first impression.” English poet Alexander Pope told us “To err is human, to forgive divine” but what the act of forgiveness has to do with John Water’s muse – described by people magazine as “Drag Queen of the century” – is a mystery to this author. Finally a Level 42 song I have danced to many times features the lyrics “Making mistakes is a part of life’s imperfections” – I am guessing that it’s not hard to see where this column is going today! Before we delve into today’s exercise in correcting a boo-boo – that’s the technical term – I’d like to bring to your attention the fact that I have changed the title of this column so that it will appeal to even that tiny slice of humanity who has no idea who “Scaramouche Tortuga” is. Shudder to think! This will also be the last time I reference the previous Ninety-nine columns I wrote as “Notes” on the Renaissance Festivals Facebook Page – I’m even pulling them from their original home over there – until I begin promoting the Kickstarter campaign to produce the book compilation of those original works. Speaking of original works – in today’s column I address the results of a serendipitous mistake. I misread the question posed by someone seeking my advice and wrote one of my all-time favorite, most poignant and significant responses. It wasn’t until weeks later that it occurred to me that that might not have been the question my youthful writer was asking advice on. Today I’ll give you both the original reply – slightly updated – and the answer to the question I was probably being asked. Let me also ask you to LIKE and SHARE this column , like I always do. To leave me some comments please, like I always do and to remind you to SUBMIT some QUESTIONS for future columns by emailing them to me at advicequestions@tortugatwins.com   Here’s the original question and the answer I thought the writer was looking for: What is your advice for teenagers coming...

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