December 20, 2006 at 9:15 am #19890
So, I’m having fun with my new ipod. Awake last night in the wee hours, and so loaded it up with Monty Python Sings – laughing quietly in the middle of the night. Thought I might buy some Steve Martin cd’s & load ’em up also. Fun to play in the car, along with fav music..
Who are your favorite comedians?December 20, 2006 at 9:51 am #19891
Groucho Marx!!December 20, 2006 at 11:08 am #19893
my inner frown 🙂December 20, 2006 at 7:00 pm #19895
Chris farley, John Candy, there are so many others!December 20, 2006 at 7:47 pm #19897
Lee Mack from england
Danny Bhoy from scotland
Franklin Ajaye from usa
Arj Barker from usaDecember 21, 2006 at 12:23 am #19899
George W. BushDecember 21, 2006 at 12:26 am #19901
Once again, The Washington Post has published the
winning submissions to its yearly neologism contest,
in which readers are asked to supply alternate
meanings for common words. The winners are:
Coffee (n.), The person upon whom one coughs.
Flabbergasted (adj.), Appalled over how much weight
you have gained.
Abdicate (v.), To give up all hope of ever having a
Esplanade (v.), To attempt an explanation while drunk.
Willy-nilly (adj.), Impotent.
Negligent (adj.) Describes a condition in which you
absentmindedly answer the door in your nightgown.
Lymph (v.), To walk with a lisp.
Gargoyle (n.), Olive-flavored mouthwash.
Flatulence (n.), Emergency vehicle that picks you up
after you are run over by a steamroller.
Balderdash (n.), A rapidly receding hairline.
Testicle (n.), A humorous question on an exam.
Rectitude (n.), The formal, dignified bearing adopted
Pokemon (n), A Rastafarian proctologist.
Oyster (n.), A person who sprinkles his conversation
Frisbeetarianism (n.), (back by popular demand): The
belief that, when you die, your soul flies up onto the
roof and gets stuck there.
Circumvent (n.), An opening in the front of boxer
shorts worn by Jewish men.
The Washington Post’s Style Invitational also asked
readers to take any word from the dictionary, alter it
by adding, subtracting, or changing one letter, and
supply a new definition. Here are this year’s winners:
Bozone (n.): The substance surrounding stupid people
that stops bright ideas from penetrating. The bozone
layer, unfortunately, shows little sign of breaking
down in the near future.
Foreploy (v): Any misrepresentation about yourself for
the purpose of getting laid.
Cashtration (n.): The act of buying a house, which
renders the subject financially impotent for an
Giraffiti (n): Vandalism spray-painted very, very
Sarchasm (n): The gulf between the author of sarcastic
wit and the person who doesn’t get it.
Inoculatte (v): To take coffee intravenously when you
are running late.
Hipatitis (n): Terminal coolness.
Osteopornosis (n): A degenerate disease. (This one got
Karmageddon (n): It’s like, when everybody is sending
off all these really bad vibes, right? And then, like,
the Earth explodes and it’s like, a serious bummer.
Decafalon (n.): The grueling event of getting through
the day consuming only things that are good for you.
Glibido (v): All talk and no action.
Dopeler effect (n): The tendency of stupid ideas to
seem smarter when they come at you rapidly.
Arachnoleptic fit (n.): The frantic dance performed
just after you’ve accidentally walked through a spider
Beelzebug (n.): Satan in the form of a mosquito that
gets into your bedroom at three in the morning and
cannot be cast out.
Caterpallor (n.): The color you turn after finding
half a grub in the fruit you’re eating.December 21, 2006 at 5:43 am #19903
All of Monty Python and Peter Sellers.
If we could take over the tv and computer screens of the world for one week, and play non-stop Monty Python on them, I predict that the resulting confusion, hilarity, and inability to make one’s cherished ideaologies sound like they ought to be taken all that seriously, would result in nuclear catastrophe… I mean, world peace.
Well, maybe not, but at least we’d get an amusing break from the continuous flow of demented bullshit!
Recently I watched The Life of Brian and also Time Bandits. Yayyyy!
Next up in the humour yoga regimen, Young Frankenstein and Blazing Saddles…
SimonDecember 21, 2006 at 1:08 pm #19905
I heard an interview with Tommy Chong on the radio recently, and he and Peter Sellers used to hang out sometimes. From what he described, Peter was a very unusual guy and they had wild, wild times together. (That makes me laugh without even remembering the story specifics. Just think: Tommy Chong and Peter Sellers hangin out for an evening! lol!)December 22, 2006 at 5:09 am #19907
I heard an interview with him too, on the local CBC. About his book–‘Meditations from the Joint’. He was funny, but also very sincere, very friendly.
My mother has these old albums of the ‘The Goon Show’ and also an amazing one with a long interview with Sellers on it, which she played again not long ago when I was visiting, in which he does all these characters, from The Goon Show (an old British comedy radio show for those who don’t know) and others. Hearing those albums first as a child is part of what sold me on Sellers, in addition, of course, to the Pink Panther movies.
One of my favourite movies is Sellers’ ‘Being There’. It’s very disarming.
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