Around 2007, after years of coping with life’s complexities by quoting Seinfeld, I was struck with a thought like a piece of grapefruit to the eye (pulp can fly, baby!): I need to write some of this stuff down.
After writing Seinfeld-isms off and on for almost five years, and doing more Puddy-ian squinting and staring toward the end there than Kramer-ian taking care of business, it’s time to take a final bow.
Some new material is still to come over the next month or so–an encore performance, if you will. Making the New York Times this past week is good enough applause as cause to step back out onto the stage one more time, before getting out on a high note, right?
(As to just what the “high note” is…more to come.)
Here’s to ever-loving-and-suffering friends and family, disturbing delicate geniuses everywhere, giving kudos everywhere they’re due, and generally, happily, duly applying to Life every other Seinfeld-ism you find worthy, necessary, in order to survive Life–whether from among the gems showcased here or from other treasures you yourself discover in the vast seas of the show…
(c) Dave Bounds, 2010-2015. Yes, I did my research on whether I might publish commentary on an original work like Seinfeld and call the commentary my own. It’s a fascinating read, if you’ve the Google time: de minimis (meaning “trifling”), Castle Rock Entertaiment, and Seinfeld should get you there. And, yes, I have been waiting to squeeze de minimis into a conversation.