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July 28, 2018

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narciso

Shirley he can't be serious. Stewart practiced sycophancy in parallel perhaps in the times of the egyptians.

----peter

Can I really be second when I haven't been able to keep up for weeks? This is a sign from heaven.

narciso

Plant the flag Peter, dos deus vein

Waffle Tom

Nice post. Did you find the pony underneath?

henry

That isn't funny.

narciso

Of course he did:

https://babalublog.com/2018/07/27/surprise-in-addition-to-kissing-king-rauls-derriere-and-enabling-iranian-a-bomb-production-obama-funded-a-terrorist-group-with-links-to-al-qaeda/

Carrying over from the last thread, there was an election in 58, the idiots on the 7th floor deemed Andres after I insufficiently authentic so Fidel was enabled.

lyle

Comedy relies on elements of absurdity, irony, parody, satire, juxtaposition, timing, and cultural relevance in varying degrees. All these elements are in turn dead or dying due entirely to the [redacted] humorless Marxist left. Thanks, progtards.

maryrose

Seinfeld, the Marx Bros,, Richard Pryor,early Eddie Murphy and Chris Rock were funny.
Gene Wilder also as well Bob Hope, Jonathan Winters and Steve Martin.
Martin Short honorable mention.

narciso

It's not merely dead, it's gone zombie, I've seem the progression of yentas like behar and what's the appropriate parallel for Maher go from yuck tucks to idiots on the public stage.

lyle

Great point, narc. I am happy to be corrected.

Rocco

Thanks again maryrose, Ralph L and deb. I'm glad you're back deb.

GUS

Stalin wasn't really into comedy.
Liebowitz/Stewart isn't funny, he's angry.
Why are these FULL COMMIES so angry???
No control. Their ideology is comedy.

lyle

I’m a little, no—a lot behind—Rocco but if congrats are being extended for something good happening in your life, then please accept mine as well.

clarice feldman

These people are formulaic, not very smart and certainly not funny. Groucho Marx was smart. Stewart, Maher--not really.

narciso

Carrying over from the last thread:

https://www.washingtonpost.com/archive/politics/1979/08/08/thatcher-heeded-advice-on-africa/e4241b35-c17c-4f9d-80cc-3eb0895459db/?utm_term=.1d4d2b4471d8


Yes it's like that trek episode with Melvin
Helli and the childten

narciso

An althouse thread about George Carlin, reminded me of this great Irish comedian the late David Allen, which they used to broadcast late on public tv in the 80s. He fired all the barrels and his sketches were irreverent, in other words he is just too crime think for today's triffids

DebinGA

Thanks, Rocco.

clarice feldman

Wow--FBI collaborating with the discredited SPLC:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UghQoQhan2M

narciso

This was perhaps some of his lightest material:

https://youtu.be/BkLehNtJCQw

narciso

Comedy that isn't funny, it's just scream therapy and a cry for help.

narciso

Oh good grief the odious John Martin is vouching for Eisenstein, from one big on to another.

Jack is Back!

Political comedy? Two words: Mort Sahl

He could read a sentance out of the NY Times, and just his tone would make it hilarious. I think he was the first non-profane, critical political comedian. Back then, Steve Allen, Joey Bishop, Jack Paar, and Johnny Carson were considered wits. Allen especially with his man-on-the-street schtik. He gave us Don Knotts, Tom Poston, Bill Dana, and Louis Nye.

Their cultural appropriation, such as Dana's "My Name is Jose Jiminez", today would flounder on the rocks of PC and micro-agressoion. Poston not remembering his name would cause outrage among mental illness activists.

It wasn't until the Vietnam War, IIRC, where the left demanded Nixon, and his tribe be made fun of, birthing political comedy as we know it today. I think that was the timeline but could be wrong.

narciso

No that's about right, laugh in was the lead the smothers brothers were the chaser:

narciso

And their point is:

https://reason.com/blog/2018/07/26/amazon-facial-recognition-confuses-membe

rich

>>>A dominant theory of jokes for most of Western civilization, superiority theory, as it’s now called in academia, rests on the idea that laughter has an abusive core, that ridiculing something else makes us feel better about ourselves.<<<

Fox Butterfield is that you?

reading this i thought about the ST:TNG episode, "The Outrageous Okona" ... part of the episode had Data exploring comedy ...

rich

Anne Applebaum / Washington Post:
Maria Butina is just the tip of the Russia iceberg

and so it goes ...

clarice feldman

https://www.breitbart.com/tech/2018/07/27/delingpole-silicon-valley-is-killing-free-speech-only-one-man-can-save-us-now/

narciso

The littlest sparrow, she was following the Zoe Barnes career track.

Even out man in Havana, wears out as a miniseries,

Catsmeat

Thanks, MM, for the Parrish link--I love his landscapes!

I've studied comic theory for many years--but I prefer to work on the idea of comedy as a genre in terms of plots with happy endings (which don't have to be full of hoo-haws). Almost certainly most laughter comes from acknowledging painful things but safely through mockery/comic distance. And though Freud is wrong about so much, I think he's on to something what he argues that to know what someone means by a joke, just read it straight.

Beasts of England

Our AA ball club is returning after a few seasons in Mobile and they've announced the ten finalists for their new name. Fer realzies...

Army Ants
Comet Jockeys
GloWorms
Lunartics
Moon Possums
Puffy Head Bird Legs
Space Chimps
Space Sloths
ThunderSharks
Trash Pandas

I only have one favorite to the point I'd buy a ball cap - a nickname for raccoons. :)

rich

and congratulations Rocco! a wonderful achievement for your son.

clarice feldman

Butina's arrest is the Mueller final pratfall..Read here all about the undercover "spy":https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/ct-maria-butina-american-university-20180725-story.html

rich

Posted by: Beasts of England | July 28, 2018 at 01:05 PM

the Trash Pandas ... ha ... a marketing opportunity for Rocket, but since Disney fired Gunn-who knows ...

kinda like Space Sloths ...

narciso

Moon Possom, See there's acres of material here, but there are just too blind to see it.

Trumpanzees smile but laughter is unknown

Has anyone and I mean anyone, ever seen Trump laugh?

anonamom

I think alienation of affection suits are ridiculous. People don't OWN each other . Most states have recognized that and canned this nonsense.

Posted by: clarice feldman


Attorney Feldman has obviously never witnessed what I have seen with my own eyes in the Recovery Room, when one of my (married) male partners walked in. They didn't realize I was crouched behind the computer back by the isolation room/ OMG! Can those gals (RNs) turn it on when they want to!

Rocco

"More enduringly than any other sport, wrestling teaches self-control and pride. Some have wrestled without great skill—none have wrestled without pride." ~ Dan Gable

This guy is tough, love him! Here's Jim Jordan wrestling the Olympic Gold Metal winner, Randy Lewis. He was 0-6 lifetime against The Great One but he's gone the distance with the best. He's a winner in my book. later

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5LmEP6C8ZHE

anonamom

PD in Detorit--for you. KK, you'll like it too.

https://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2016/09/26/nutritional-ketosis-benefits.aspx

Gonna get Wurster

The fire jumped the Sacramento River, as massive fires will do. And then there was the fire tornado. We are losing entire cities now and our president* and his party see as one of their primary goals the opening of public lands in order to extract more carbon-based fuels. If this makes sense to you, check your mailbox. There should be a check in there from some coal company.

clarice feldman

If you've been considering a thermomix , there's a short term double promotion going on now --zero percent financing and an Italian cookbook, pizza board, utensils until August 6 at 11:509 PST. Contact me if you have any interest or questions.

Miss Marple

Back from the laundromat. We washed the clothes and then boriught them home to dry in our dryer.

It's been so long sicne I have been to a laundromat that the last time I went the dryers were 10 cents for 10 minutes. LOL!

Quite an interesting mix of people - young singles, families with kids, retirees. Lots of cultures and races.

And guess what: everyone getting along nicely, helping each other out.

Jack is Back!

As soon as my Gumbo Filé comes in, I am making andouille sausage, chicken and shrimp Gumbo. Does the Thermomix do Jambalaya, Gumbo, Etouffee , and Crawfish Pie?

anonamom

My cousins who have cottages use the laundromat in town when they are at the lake. Keepin' it real!

I'm in a house up there with a 40+ year old washer in the basement.
I ask my deceased former owner to keep it going for another season every time I use it!

My washer here is 36 years old. Way to build them Maytag!

Miss Marple

pic.twitter.com/E3xvdUGZqa

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 28, 2018

Presidential Weekly Address in support of ICE. Video at link.

Miss Marple

https://www.foxbusiness.com/small-business/single-mother-goes-from-homeless-to-ceo-of-construction-company

We need more stories like this to encourage people.

Glibertarian

The Left has failed, Globally, to elicit the support of the Working Class. They haven’t connected the Dots for the people they putatively champion.

They see the Pillaging Rapists of conservative ilk as their advocates and such could not be further from the Truth. Progressives continue to give themselves the hot foot because their elite showmanship takes center stage. Above all they wish to be seen as intellectuals..the bane of working people.

Jack is Back!

If you go to MM's 1:34 Trump tweet, and read the first few comments, you will see what a Russian-bot looks like.

Miss Marple

https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2018/07/nevertrump_bret_stephens_warns_dems_to_not_lose_their_marbles_in_2020.html

Miss Marple

Jack,

I never read the comments onhis teets. I am convinced they have programs to generate those comments, and furthermore, Twitter is complicit in it.

Rocco

These are a bit pricey but they're supposed to last 25 years...24 to go.

https://www.consumerreports.org/cro/washingmachines/speed-queen-washers-built-to-last

Miss Marple

https://twitter.com/ThomasWictor/status/1014026308295188482

Wictor found a very old article in the New York Times in which they said that Donald Trump would be our best president. Thread has pull quotes from the article.

clarice feldman

JiB, it does a lot of those things--best, fastest pie pastry recipes and I found at least one etouffe with crawfish:https://www.recettesthermomix.fr/recette/crawfish-etouffee-ecrevisses-a-l-etouffee-au-thermomix/

anonamom

Boy, if somebody had told me even ten years ago that I would be interested in this...Guess we all need a hobby!

Campari would have been perfect, anonamom! Sorry I didn't see your suggestion until a few minutes ago. I added a little Pom for color, but... :)


Beasts, my husband told me about making a Manhattan, and using a Compari ice cube--so turning it into another drink as the ice cube melts!
Doesn't that sound FABULOUS!

The ice cube is half Compari, half water.
We are going to try it.

Momto2

Clarice's 1:06 - How many Russian spies would have a photo of a shirtless Putin on their cell phone case?

clarice feldman

Here's a gumbo recipe:https://www.recipecommunity.com.au/main-dishes-fish-recipes/spicy-seafood-gumbo/dchsx5hc-7678d-350897-cfcd2-uq2hgez2

Miss Marple

https://threadreaderapp.com/thread/1023088777194037249.html

unseen1 has an important lesson about the Left. THEY ARE NOT CAPITALISTS.

This is an important thread to understand why Twitter and Facebook do what they do.

Beasts of England

That's a great idea, anonamom!!

GUS

Beasts Oconomowocs' teams are the "Coons" or raccoons. Oconomowoc is known as 5-O'S or COONIE.

My Grandfather lived in Mobile mid-career.
Home of Hank Aaaron.

They should call the team THE 44'S.

Heard it here first.

Miss Marple

GUS,

In no time the press would say that the team was named in honor of Obama (44th president).

I say name them the Hanks.

Miss Marple

https://nypost.com/2018/07/28/trumps-demise-has-been-greatly-exaggerated/?utm_source=twitter_sitebuttons&utm_medium=site%20buttons&utm_campaign=site%20buttons

GUS

Yes Miss M, or "the Hammers"

The Brewers rescued a dog at spring training a couples years ago, it's named HANK.

Miss Marple

https://www.dailycaller.com/2018/07/28/steve-bannon-rino-trump-agenda/

Bannon says we are going to have to suck it up and vote for RINOS and GOPe in order to protect Trump's agenda.

He's exactly right. If the creepy GOP candidates haven't been removed in the primaries, we have to go with them on the ticket in the fall. As long as we hold the majority in both houses, Trump's agenda will get a decent hearing and there will be no impeachment.

GUS

Miss M, it's easy for me. I've never been a REPUBLICAN. However I once was a Democrat, and I know that each and everyone of them is DISHONEST.

clarice feldman

Mom to 2, the dead give away was Butina's presence at the National Prayer breakfast.

Frau Steingehirn

Testing...

clarice feldman

JIB, Lots of jambalaya recipes--here's one:https://www.recipecommunity.com.au/main-dishes-others-recipes/creole-style-jambalaya/scpfpwwj-b474a-348269-beea0-tunal7vd

Ralph L

laugh in was the lead

LBJ in bed with several people: It is with a heavy heart...that I ask you...to remove your football from my pajamas.

That's all I remember from 7 y.o.

Frau Steingehirn

Perhaps a cleansing fireball will hit the Highland Hemorrhoid's hovel?

Beasts of England

This is some 4D chess for Tom R that never gets old... 🐘

https://youtu.be/j1_RzfIUVFs

Jane

I'm making ribs! And I make really good ribs - altho different every time cause I'm not good at following directions.

Miss Marple

https://www.foxbusiness.com/personal-finance/nfl-rookie-saquon-barkley-plans-to-save-entire-31m-contract

He will live off endorsement income and invest his NFL salary and bonuses.

Smart guy!

Beasts of England

Mmm, ribs! 😋

GUS

Frau the dude is mentally ill. Seriously. He's 70 years old and behaves like this.

Comanche Voter

So as a conservative i suck? So? Somehow I just can't bring myself to care a flying buffalo chip about what John Stewart et al think. And I'm being charitable when I say "think". Mainly they just spew--indeed I might have said 50 years ago, they just "blow chunks".

Wake me when they say something intelligent. Meantime I'll go take a nap.

Jack is Back!

Clarice,

I have all the old Creole and Cajun, and Coon-Ass recipes my mother and dad collected when they lived in N'olens while he was in flight training during WW2. I was surprised that your Gumbo recipe doesn't call for Filé, from the sassafras tree leaves? All the ones I have call for copious amounts of Gumbo Filé.

Frau Steingehirn

Test

Miss Marple


WWGOWGA Eph 5:11❌ replied
Jeb Bush
‏Verified account @JebBush
Jul 27

Today's news confirms that 4% growth isn't just aspirational, it's achievable through policies that unleash the power of the market. Credit to @POTUS's economic policies. To sustain this growth, we must pursue a free trade agenda and move to a merit-based immigration system.

========================

Well, well, well. I wonder what caused this change of heart.

Jack is Back!

jane,

Dry rubbed or wet?

GUS

Jack?????? A GENTLEMAN never asks a Lady that question.

GUS

Jane.....{{cause I'm not good at following directions.}}

That's one of the reasons we love you.

Jack is Back!

25 years ago on Oprah, Trump hasn't changed a bit.

https://tinyurl.com/h23qlax

GUS

Jack, his son Eric looks just like him. Ocassiolly-Chavez was being born about the time g this Oprah clip was made. She is witnessing THE biggest economic boom and TAX REVENUES in decades, yet her COMMIE PROFESSORS taught her the opposite.
Critical thinking skills, and Skepticism are the biggest keys to your children avoiding COMMIE GROUP THINK. Also the choices you make for your childs SCHOOLS as well. YAY COMMUNISM, where it's PUNCH AND PIE EVERY DAY!!! Mostly PUNCH.

Beasts of England

We see ya, Frau!! 😎

Pinandpuller

I think it was Olivier who told Hoffman,"Why don't you try being funny, my boy? It's ever so much easier."

Captain Hate

Today is national hamburger day, which I'll be grilling tonight.

Frau, did you see that I recommended The Night Circus as gratitude for The Luminaries?

Captain Hate

Bannon says we are going to have to suck it up and vote for RINOS and GOPe in order to protect Trump's agenda.

Like homeless people and lice, we'll never be free from RINOs.

Pinandpuller

GUS

It's only when you admit you are a democrat that you can seek treatment.

GUS

Capn, on the way back from Chicago, after the gig last night. We stopped at WHITE CASTLE.
Technically they are HAMBURGERS. There is a White Castle in Wisconsin at Kenosha. 77cents @.
My wedding anniversary, and I'm buying Mrs Gus White Castle sliders. But, I did give her my "autograph".

Jack is Back!

Like homeless people and lice, we'll never be free from RINOs.

CH,

And most of them are on the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence. All except for Tom Cotton. Why?

Because they are bought. and paid for by the Deep State, you know, the one that doesn't exist.

Miss Marple

GUS,

When I was in high school they opened a White Castle on my side of town. Before that (1965) all of the WC joints were in poor areas, but people would drive to their sites to get them.

The football players used to meet in their parkinglot and have contests to see who could eat the most! I used to be able to eat 6, but now I am down to 4 and that is pushing it..

Pinandpuller

Clarice

I am, of course, NAL. Are there laws out there that protect two parties to a contract from third party interference?

I mean, in baseball you aren't just automatically a free agent but that doesn't mean your team owns you.

Jack is Back!

GUS,

When I was at Cincy, I would frequent the WC on Victory Parkway. Closer to Xavier than Cincy but the closest one. I think I lived on them. Back then you could get a bag of 10 for $1.00. There is something about the taste of a WC that is damn close to addictive.

clarice feldman

JiB, then add it. I haven't made gumbo in years, but when I made it, I did add file.IIRC it is a thickener.

clarice feldman

Pin, I'm racing out for a while--there's a concept called tortious interference with contracts. Here's a quick primer:https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tortious_interference

Captain Hate

Speaking of sliders, Earl Weaver used to tell sports writer Terry Pluto: "Hey Pluto, I love reading your articles on the crapper; they loosen me up" followed by manic laughter.

GUS

Lovely Miss M and Capn. Not to be overly emotional, but yesterday was one of the most wonderful days in my marriage in many years. My Sis in law, who I adore, texted Mrs G and I early in the morning touting our GOLDEN ANNIVERSARY (akin to the golden birthday thing) 27th anniversary on the 27th. The golden anniversary is 50 years. GOD WILLING. Anyway, it was a hectic day with business, my pick up in the shop, etc. I had a GIG, and my Mrs was being so so good about THAT on our ANNIVERSARY.
I bought her a very nice cranberry chicken salas for the drive TO ...Evanston Il, and the show.
Everything went like clockwork, and the night was sublime. So naturally, being hungry after dancing to the Smithereens, and having played guitar and having sung for our set, I was in need of something other than another IPA. We got out of the venue pretty quickly, and it's less than an hour to Kenosha. Stopped for gas, and ...OH LOOK HONEY!! A White Castle next door. I ordered 7 age old traditional White Castle sliders. On I-94 20 MINUTES later, wifey asks it I'd like the LAST ONE!!!
She ate 3 as fast as I did. GREAT EVENING.

Abadman

White Castle and Cincy

Do you remember Cincy Little Kings?

Think it came in 8, 7oz bottles

Good cream ale, wonder if it's still around

Genesee cream ale was also tasty when in upstate NY

Captain Hate

Congrats, Gus. Mrs. H has a lifelong craving for McD's regular hamburgers. I can't explain it.

Abadman, lots of Beer Advocate sots still drink Genny cream ale. I haven't for a while but they used to be a staple.

Buford Gooch

https://www.upi.com/Health_News/2018/07/26/Researchers-find-way-to-unblock-aging-brain-vessels-improve-memory/6951532609990/?utm_source=sec&utm_campaign=sl&utm_medium=12

Buford Gooch

Dammit! Wrong link.

https://www.beermenus.com/beers/6864-little-kings-cream-ale

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