Listen: AMY, Chicago Tribune, Lisa discussed on Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me!
"I'm in my friends closet and currently trying on all of her lipsticks when she's not hiding in friends closets, Amy is the advice columnist for the Chicago Tribune and a longtime, wait, wait panelist. She got her start being funny when she was growing up on a dairy farm in upstate New York. I come from a very funny family, not like praying. We don't do pranks. We don't do practical jokes, but there's a lot of, I guess you could call it. What is it? Why? When you haven't read enough books or just funny, just people we wait. How many women did you grow up around and girls? My mother was one of four sisters and we all lived in Saint town, and I have two sisters and lots and lots of female cousins. So really. Really women exclusive. So what I love about that is is, is that you were raised among funny women, it's shaped you? Absolutely. And actually, the downside is that is that had a a little bit of a disadvantage childhood in some very normal ways. And I think that I watched my mother sort of her way through poverty and divorced and some really, really hard time. So she just dealt with that by. She was very funny about her situation always. But at some point I think it's okay to take yourself seriously. Everybody knows your day job is being asked Amy in the asking me, call him for the Chicago Tribune. Wasn't there a time when something about your column was mentioned in a bluff? Oh my God. This was like when all of my world's collapsed upon themselves and and I emerged like a collapsed star like this dark piece of carbon. What happened was not that long ago, I got punked really well in my column ag-. I wrote into me with a question that involved him and his roommate and a love triangle with a girl and and the the line at the end of his letter was Amy, what can I do? This is tearing me apart. And what I didn't realize until later was that he had really written the basic plotline of the room. And included like enough details that if you knew the movie the room, you would know instantly and this movie. I've never seen it, but it's like notorious for being arguably the worst movie ever made. Right, right. Why is please talk to me please? You're part of my life. Everything could not go on without you, Lisa. You're scaring me. You are lying near the hit you. You are telling me apart, Lisa and guess who loves the worst movie that was never made like all the Bros. all the smart, Alex, all the talk radio like sports guys and it just blew up and like this punked letter to me went viral. And that week I was scheduled to be on, wait, wait, and on Thursday morning they let me know that my story was defeat the Bill right now for the wait. Wait, don't tell me bluffed the listener game call one triple eight. Wait, wait, Larry, I'm in the air Bill.."