Open-Mic: Health Care, Marvel Comics, Urologist, Colonoscopy

Here I am, working on my Health Care material at another Ochi’s Motel Open Mic at Comix. It was the day after the much celebrated Health Care Reform Act was passed by the House. Everyone’s excited about it but I can’t find any details about what passed except the mysterious reforms won’t happen until 2014. Don’t get me wrong, I want health care for everyone. I think that would be a great use of government. I just want to know more about what’s going on. I hear folks saying it’s a good first step, but what is it? I feel the team sport cheers and jeers of partisanship on both sides (as well as cries of financial woe from the insurance industry) drowned out any hope for an exchange of ideas. End of editorial. I don’t editorialize too much in this set but I do mention comic books and colonoscopies.

I swore a little more than I usually do in this set and felt “dirty” afterwards. I started swearing because I was quoting a doctor I saw once. I don’t think there’s anything wrong with swearing on stage but I feel like it’s a rule I give myself that helps discipline me to be creative. And I broke that rule. Just like I broke my lenten fast of Facebook.

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