Tuesday, July 29, 2008

And Hilarity Ensues

ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER: Are you funny because you're from Orange County, or in spite of it?

WILL FERRELL (laughing): You know, I definitely think it was because I was from Orange County.

OCR: Why?

FERRELL: Growing up in suburbia, in safe, master-planned Irvine, there was no drama so we had to create it in our heads. My main form of entertainment was cracking my friends up and exploring new ways of being funny. I didn't have to have the survival mode instinct like other comics, who grew up in tough neighborhoods. I had the opposite. For me, I grew up in Mayberry, and the humor broke the boredom. And there was a lot to make fun of.

OCR: Give me an example.

FERRELL: The Irvine PD loved giving bike tickets because they didn't have a lot to do. That always amused me.

I once got a bike ticket from Officer Murray of the Irvine Police Department while on my way to the library. I was riding my bicycle on the side walk and going against traffic. Had I been on the the sidewalk on the other side of the street, going with traffic, I would have been ok.

An hour or so later, Officer Murray gave my sister a ticket for the same crime. We ended up having to go to Bicycle Traffic School.

I don't know why I'm sharing this.


Bethany Hissong said...

This is so funny!! I lived in a little suburban village of Cincinnati and the police all knew us. They stopped me one time when I first got my driver's license and then looked up my grades, saw that I was a good student, and sent me on my way with a warning! phew. It was kind of nice to live in a village where the biggest crimes tended to be the kids breaking 11:00 pm curfew!!

Jennifer said...

That is too funny!!

muralimanohar said...

My best friend lived in Irvine when I was a teen (her parents still live there), and I used to go down there (three hours away, but we both went to a weekly thing that met in the middle) for a few days every once in a while...my most enduring memory is my friend getting goosed by some little pre-vert 10 years olds. Can't say much else exciting happened. :P

Chellebelle said...

I can't believe it. I CANNOT BELIEVE IT!!! I have absolutely no context for this. LMAO!!!