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David Sedaris by Ingrid Christie (source: World of Wonder)

December 26 is David Sedaris’ birthday.

Anyone who knows me knows that I think I’m hilarious. I generally attribute my dry, deadpan delivery to my Capricorn sun. I’ve got a Cancer moon, too, and that normally imparts an individual with a good memory. A good memory is another prerequisite for someone who aspires to make people laugh. It provides you with a broader base of reference points when you’re making terrible puns and cracking other jokes.

In a couple of days, I’ll discuss one of my favorite comedians who has the same sun/moon combo as me. For now, though, I want to discuss a different pair of planets. David Sedaris has a Capricorn sun/Capricorn Mercury combination. I’m actually seeing this combo more and more in Capricorns who succeed earlier in life in a more formal setting. Sedaris could have been a more-public presence (his sister Amy has succeeded both as a writer and as an actress), but he chose to stay in his own lane.

People like me, with a Capricorn sun and Mercury in Sagittarius, have a difficult time choosing a lane or finding a single muse to follow. I still haven’t properly investigated the sun in Capricorn/Mercury in Aquarius crowd, so I haven’t come to a conclusion about that combination yet. It is interesting, though, that I’m not running across it nearly as much as I am encountering the other two combos.

Anyway, back to David Sedaris. This quote featured on the World of Wonder made me laugh:

“Undecided Voters, to put them in perspective, I think of being on an airplane. The flight attendant comes down the aisle with her food cart and, eventually, parks it beside my seat. ‘Can I interest you in the chicken?’ she asks. ‘Or would you prefer the platter of shit with bits of broken glass in it?’ To be undecided in an election is to pause for a moment and then ask how the chicken is cooked.”

The greatest thing about Sedaris’ comedy is that it drips with Capricorn condescension. I don’t know why I had never looked up his chart until now, but I’m thrilled that I did. It’s an honor to have him in my Capricorn club.

Now if you’ll excuse me, I need to go make me Facebook friends wonder if I’m laughing with them or laughing at them.

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