“The President Asked You to Act”
That’s the title of the post that showed up in my e-mail. I don’t know why.
Perhaps little Barack cherished dreams of acting on stage in Chicago.
Perhaps he’s decided the only way to end the endless partisan bickering in Washington is to have both sides watch me perform in a play. Perhaps my acting is the only way to save American democracy, its economy, and its cherished way of life.
If so, that’s an awesome responsibility. President Obama has a right to know my stage credentials. Here they are without adornment.
A lead role as Snoopy in Charles Schulz’s You’re A Good Man Charlie Brown.*
Wildcat Willie Save the Turkey.*
Sole author of More Eggs on the Stove (A monosyllabic parody of Our Town.)
There, I await our nation’s bidding.
* = 5th grade production.
** = 7th grade production.
*** = not current
– Paul De Lancey, The Comic Chef
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