The Definitive Humor Thread
Oh man the incontinence pants are a classic.
I remember sitting at home watching this on "An audience with Billy Connolly" and laughing so much I could have used a pair of those.
…but I’m getting carried away……
In England most people like ‘Marmite’ (a yeast extract) on toast, where as most Americans think it’s the stuff you use to fill up gaps in the roads!!!
Woody Allen……love him or hate him???
I leave history to argue…
No thread of this type would be complete without…
Woody Allen……love him or hate him???
I’m from New York. I love him, of course – even if his personal life is quite unfortunate. Annie Hall is one of my all time favorite movies.
But George Carlin is another of my favorites. It’s such a shame he’s gone. Very few comics, if any could see right through all the bull sh*t like Carlin. I hope Sam will forgive me, but here’s a clip which is far more insightful and provacative than funny. (not much relief from the heavyness of the CM site here! Just more stuff to ponder) If you’re not familiar with this, you’re going to love it. He’s exactly on the same page with John Taylor Gatto!
Since the mid 80’s when I found George in a movie called ‘Outrageous Fortune’ with Shelley Long and Bette Midler, I’ve been a fan. Through his cameo appearances on ‘Bill And Teds Excellent Adventure’ and ‘Bogus Journey’, right through the 90’s with friends offering up bootlegs of his recordings. Yet, it wasn’t until August 2007 when a friend directed me to ‘Zeitgeist The Movie’ that I understood his criticle message. That and a reliable computer that finally opened up an entire medium the size and bredth of You Tube for an open mind to play in.
In truth, I’ve watched him in his entirety on that stage again and again for over a year; going back to him as more of the pieces of the jigsaw-puzzle came together in my mind. Infact, your help in direction on that ‘certain’ thread you rescued me on a few weeks ago, passing me links to John Taylor Gatto that I now wear in my signature was the final piece I needed I think. All I’m doing now is getting all of those pieces to represent the full picture and are still just a tad messy on the metaphorical coffee-table.
Oh my God, was he powerful and on form that night – utterly flawless and unstoppable. On the day he died and I heard on the news of his sudden death it really stopped me in my tracks. Like the urgent passing of something so important. His legacy I hope will remain with us; as will Bill Hicks who kicked this piece out very shortly before his death :-
… so very true and real. Strange that both were aware of the "roller-coaster ride" of life and ‘both’ are now gone. They were both ‘maps’ to the future as long as people become collectively grounded in the present and gain a better view into the past for answers from people such as these.
Unsurprisingly, Woody Allen was very close to the ‘political knuckle’ back in the 70’s and knew his ‘bacon’ (), flavoured it with a cheese topping and called it beef. I loved the ‘Edgar Hoover In Disguise’ skit in the court scene from ‘Bananas’ I posted, "It’s Just A Ride…"
Anyway, better get on with the comedy and R and R :-
VanityFox, I know Marmite, grew up in the 70’s and 80’s in the UK (hence I know Billy Connolly’s stuff). Remember eating Marmite on toast, with a hot Mug of Oxo, during the 1979 Blizzards. Good times.
Pink Floyd ‘The Wall’, ‘Bad Manners’, ‘Sham69’ and ‘The Sex Pistols’ and Sid Vicious demise in February that year!! Do you remember Kenny Everett??? :-
…the big freeze, snowball-fights and my first year in secondary school and walking three miles to get there instead of around the corner. Mugs of hot steamy Oxo, ‘bread and dripping’ – Ovaltine???
They re-ran this add all through the winter of ’79 :-
…inbetween those weekly runs of these guys who were climbing the heights with 26 million viewers for their Christmas Specials :-
You’re making me reminisce…
But for those who were older at the time, there was good old Maggie Thatcher keeping the miners happy!!!