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What was funny then

Post by ed » Sun Jul 28, 2019 11:37 am

not so much now. Sorta a spin off from Abduls Past is a foreign country only more specific.

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Re: What was funny then

Post by Rob Lister » Sun Jul 28, 2019 11:45 am

the two guys in the middle are out of uniform; they forgot their belts.

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Re: What was funny then

Post by ed » Sun Jul 28, 2019 12:02 pm

Does that qualify as a "Thigh Slapper"?
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Re: What was funny then

Post by Anaxagoras » Sun Jul 28, 2019 12:09 pm

He's bow-legged, get it?
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Re: What was funny then

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Sun Jul 28, 2019 12:17 pm

CL00 4 ed.

Even in it' own time it was not funny, much like the later Sad Sack comics.

Or fucking stupid annoying M*A*S*H. :evil:
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Re: What was funny then

Post by ed » Sun Jul 28, 2019 12:19 pm

Because you become bow legged from riding horses.

Got it.

Funny. So funny that I'd buy a card with the joke so I could send it thru the mail (with my name on it so people would know that I think that it's funny) to someone that I know, thus announcing my idea of what funny is, and hoping that they'll laugh.

Seems reasonable.
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Re: What was funny then

Post by ed » Sun Jul 28, 2019 12:20 pm

Abdul Alhazred wrote:
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CL00 4 ed.

Even in it' own time it was not funny, much like the later Sad Sack comics.

Or fucking stupid annoying M*A*S*H. :evil:
With that idiots Groucho impersonations which were positively painful.
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Re: What was funny then

Post by Rob Lister » Sun Jul 28, 2019 12:32 pm

Anaxagoras wrote:
Sun Jul 28, 2019 12:09 pm
He's bow-legged, get it?
That can't be it. Bow-leggedness is a disqualifying condition for the army. Navy maybe.

It's gotta be the missing belt.

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Re: What was funny then

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Sun Jul 28, 2019 12:36 pm

The book M*A*S*H (which ends with them going home at the end of their hitch) was a good bad book.
Not great literature by any means but a fun read.

The movie was a competent dramatization of the first half of the book, leaving the rest for the TV show.

As for the TV show, the one semi-funny schtick was Klinger, and that was snagged from Catch-22.

Which totally sucked even as a book and was made (if you can believe it) into an even suckier movie.

Unlike Heller, at least Norman Mailer wrote one good one before his long career as an overrated no good shit.
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Re: What was funny then

Post by Anaxagoras » Sun Jul 28, 2019 12:55 pm

Is it too soon for a Holocaust joke?
So, a holocaust survivor dies of old age and goes to heaven.

When he gets there, he tells God a Holocaust joke.

God replies: "That's not funny."

Holocaust surviver: "I guess you had to be there."
This is the bit I added:
God: I will not be mocked!!

*God sends him to Hell.End scene.+
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Re: What was funny then

Post by ed » Sun Jul 28, 2019 2:57 pm

Abdul Alhazred wrote:
Sun Jul 28, 2019 12:36 pm
The book M*A*S*H (which ends with them going home at the end of their hitch) was a good bad book.
Not great literature by any means but a fun read.

The movie was a competent dramatization of the first half of the book, leaving the rest for the TV show.

As for the TV show, the one semi-funny schtick was Klinger, and that was snagged from Catch-22.

Which totally sucked even as a book and was made (if you can believe it) into an even suckier movie.

Unlike Heller, at least Norman Mailer wrote one good one before his long career as an overrated no good shit.
I've seen a number of series that, after having jumped the shark, "showcase" the real life "talents" of the cast members.

Alan Alda's "groucho" horror is one
Radar played drums in real life, I think they worked that in.
One of the characters in Laverne and Shirley ?? sang and they had him burst into song now and then. Horrible and wince-worthy.

I'm sure there are more vanity performance examples.
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Re: What was funny then

Post by Rob Lister » Sun Jul 28, 2019 4:25 pm

Lenny and the Squigtones, you mean? They were awesome.


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Re: What was funny then

Post by ed » Sun Jul 28, 2019 6:36 pm

Carmine Ragussa ... Italian I guess







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Re: What was funny then

Post by Anaxagoras » Mon Jul 29, 2019 11:49 am

ed wrote:
Sun Jul 28, 2019 6:36 pm
Here you go, more humor from days gone by
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I finally figured that one out. Because her tits are "hanging over" the fence, right?
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Re: What was funny then

Post by ed » Mon Jul 29, 2019 11:50 am

Guess so.
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Re: What was funny then

Post by ed » Mon Jul 29, 2019 11:52 am

Here is one whose humor travels the decades
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Re: What was funny then

Post by Anaxagoras » Mon Jul 29, 2019 2:02 pm

Damn. Some "humor".
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Re: What was funny then

Post by ed » Mon Jul 29, 2019 2:30 pm

You are simply culturally insensitive. Much like those islam-O-phobes who just don't get the humor in

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