Saturday, December 28, 2013

Spies Like Us


9 comments:

Anonymous said...

I've always felt the problem with "Saturday Night Live" type humor is that their sketches usually consist of one single joke or comic premise (in this case "a man who is not a doctor pretending to be a doctor") that gets stretched out for many minutes. Once you have gotten the joke, the rest becomes tedious as they continue to turn the comic press long after most of the juice has been squeezed out. So basically it is humor for the slow witted (or those whose minds are slowed down by alcohol or drugs). Contrast this with a comedian like Henny Youngman, who in the same amount of time would have bombarded you with dozens of jokes.

K

J said...

Good jokes need time to build up the tension. A stand up comedian can gauge the state of mind of the public, but TV cannot. You should be drinking a sixpack to enjoy TV. BTW, we have no TV (that's why I have time to play with the internet)

Anonymous said...

We have a TV but we rarely watch it. My friends debate in detail the relative merit of various TV series and the actors in them such as Breaking Bad and whatever (I can't think of any of the other names off the top of my head) and I have no idea what they are talking about since I have never seen a one of them. Like you, I would rather play on the internet where I might actually learn something.

K

Anonymous said...

The best part of Spikes Like Us is the first 30 minutes, especially the Defense Intelligence Agency training scenes. Yes, the movie was stupid, but it brings back happy childhood memories for me.

spagetiMeatball said...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Lge2_H_8IQ

Much funnier scene from same movie.

spagetiMeatball said...

Also, you can't discuss slapstick comedy without mentioning Mel Brooks.

Jews in space: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Lge2_H_8IQ
(No idea which movie that is from)

And

Spaceballs: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=juXCX3dhz8Y

Anonymous said...

K, you mean you are depriving your family of "Duck Dynasty"? You are surely jeopardizing their employment prospects.

Anon.

Anonymous said...

Until the other day when the "anti-gay" controversy erupted, I had no idea that there was such a thing as Duck Dynasty or that it was one of the most popular TV programs in the US. I still have only a vague idea of what it is about.

K

Anonymous said...

" I still have only a vague idea of what it is about."

I wouldn't loose sleep about it.

Anon.