I’m celebrating the end of a crap year by posting selections from my impressive file of rejected humor submissions. Sure, I had trouble focussing on writing this year; it’s hard to be creative when you’re checking Twitter every two minutes to see if the world is ending. But could my diminished publishing output have less to do with perpetual anxiety than with the fact that these pieces just weren’t funny?
Nah. I stand by my work. Even this probably-too-obscure list from the end of 2016 that I submitted in a blaze of fear-induced insomnia.
Lists: Delicious Holiday Foods from Around the World, or Professional Hockey Players?
- Pekka Rinne
Christmas foods: 2, 6, 7, 10, 11, 15, 16, 18
Hockey players: 1, 3, 4, 5, 8, 9, 12, 13, 14, 17, 19, 20
©Joyce Millman, The Mix Tape, 2017