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Where’s their nerve? Today’s comics mock poop, not the powerful
NY Post ^ | March 1, 2014 | Kyle Smith

Posted on 03/02/2014 11:42:32 AM PST by Second Amendment First

Edited on 03/02/2014 11:47:09 AM PST by Admin Moderator. [history]

As Chevy Chase might have put it on “Saturday Night Live,” Harold Ramis is still dead. And with him has gone the finest era of comedy: The ’70s kind.

Ramis and his contemporaries invented the comedy version of the ’70s dramatic antihero — the Dustin Hoffman/Jack Nicholson/Steve McQueen type.


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... today’s comedy writers are sitting respectfully, stars in their eyes, as their beloved president sits amongst them like Charming Guy with Guitar in “Animal House,” gently strumming away and singing, “I gave my love a cherry.”

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Hat tip to BobP for the image.

1 posted on 03/02/2014 11:42:32 AM PST by Second Amendment First
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To: BobP

Borrowed your image with attribution.


2 posted on 03/02/2014 11:43:22 AM PST by Second Amendment First
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To: Second Amendment First
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3 posted on 03/02/2014 11:50:25 AM PST by dragonblustar (Psalm 37:7)
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To: Second Amendment First
politics was chiefly defined as hating Lyndon Johnson (Vietnam’s father) and later Richard Nixon.

This liberal pap always pisses me off! Always they exclude their royal highness Kennedy who along with his know nothing wunderkind administration of penny pinchers were responsible for our miring in Vietnam and the deaths of thousands of our soldiers. They also continue to demonize Nixon who at least brought our military home.

4 posted on 03/02/2014 11:50:45 AM PST by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: Second Amendment First

The only funny comedy for me post 1985 came from Leslie Nielsen, Mel Brooks, Louie CK and Dave Chappele.

Nielsen is dead. Brooks isn’t making movies anymore. Louie isn’t the type for that type of satire, and Chappele flamed out too early.

The rest are just followers trying to get hipsters to “like” them on Facebook.


5 posted on 03/02/2014 12:01:01 PM PST by VanDeKoik
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To: Second Amendment First
Maybe they don't want the IRS to target them... or to die under mysterious circumstances.
6 posted on 03/02/2014 12:11:06 PM PST by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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To: Second Amendment First

Cornell, to comedy elites and graduates of the 15 schools that outrank it, is a near-mediocre brand so lame that only a dope would brag about it. (First-tier Ivy Leaguers, when their teams are losing to Cornell at the end of football games, break out the cruel cheer, “That’s all right, that’s OK, Cornell’s not a real Ivy League school anyway!”) “The Office’s” first and second showrunners Greg Daniels and Michael Schur both went to Harvard, as did writer-actor B.J. Novak. Their colleague Mindy Kaling went to Dartmouth (which also unclogs its nose at the likes of Cornell).


I can imagine what they would have to say about Ramis’ alma mater.


7 posted on 03/02/2014 12:19:18 PM PST by rwa265
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To: Second Amendment First

LOL; priceless!


8 posted on 03/02/2014 12:29:22 PM PST by carriage_hill (Peace is that brief glorious moment in history, when everybody stands around reloading.)
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

ping to Cornell mention in article.


9 posted on 03/02/2014 12:41:16 PM PST by Albion Wilde (The less a man knows, the more certain he is that he knows it all.)
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To: Second Amendment First

I couldn’t agree more with the writer’s take on modern comedies; it’s all gross-out humor and bodily functions. Now, that’s not necessarily a bad thing in itself (the campfire scene from “Blazing Saddles”, the Baby Ruth incident from “Caddyshack”), but that’s all new comedies have. Ramis and Brooks movies have at least a wit about them. The humor can be crude, but that’s not all it is. There is still effort put into the script and many quotable lines. Can anyone come up with as many quotable lines from “The Hangover” or “American Pie” as from “Stripes” and “Blazing Saddles”?


10 posted on 03/02/2014 12:43:06 PM PST by drew
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11 posted on 03/02/2014 12:53:10 PM PST by RedMDer (May we always be happy and may our enemies always know it. - Sarah Palin, 10-18-2010)
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To: Second Amendment First

Don’t you wish Sam Kinison was still around? Wouldn’t you love to hear his commentary on Pajama Boy and all of the rest of the insane obamacare ads? You know, just for starters. Wonder what Sam would have to say about all of obama’s lies?


12 posted on 03/02/2014 12:59:12 PM PST by catnipman (Cat Nipman: Vote Republican in 2012 and only be called racist one more time!)
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To: Second Amendment First

So are the guys in the comedy union associate members of Journ-0-list?


13 posted on 03/02/2014 1:01:53 PM PST by nascarnation (I'm hiring Jack Palladino to investigate Baraq's golf scores.)
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If Sam Kinison were still alive..he be dead by now


14 posted on 03/02/2014 3:15:15 PM PST by tophat9000 (Are we headed to a Cracker Slacker War?)
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If Sam Kinison were still alive..he be dead by now

I was thinking EXACTLY the same thing... that's weird.

15 posted on 03/02/2014 6:52:17 PM PST by Rodamala
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