Thursday, March 10, 2011

A Thursday Tickler: Which is Funnier? Drunken History's Frederick Douglass and Abraham Lincoln or Mike Tyson Does the President's Speech?



How naughty...a Thursday tickler. That sounds like the cousin to a French tickler but without the freedom fries--bonus points if you get the joke. I wonder if Northwestern University would allow me to demonstrate such a device?

Here is a good laugh to start the day. The absurdity parade continues this week where real life is indeed stranger and more surreal than fiction (and which I will offer comment on shortly). We have the "Muslim McCarthy Hearings," Tea Party GOP resident hypocrite in chief Newt Gingrich's excuse making that patriotism made him cheat on his (then) wife, and of course the big lie hooga mooga tricksterism that resulted in the ousting of one of the head muckety-mucks at NPR. Damn, I can still turn a country English Grey Poupon infused phrase that is one part Grady from Sanford and Son mixed with a bit of Pudd'nhead Wilson. Twain would indeed be quite proud.

What absurdities would you add to our list of Thursday Ticklers?

7 comments:

CareyCarey said...

This had to be the funniest post I've read this year! Those clips and your brilliant witticisms knocked me out.


From the opening lines - Thursday's french tickler and Grady from Sanford and Son mixed with a bit of Pudd'nhead Wilson - this post was a masterpiece.

I mean, it all fit. The narration (drunk woman) and the acting, to subtle messages, it all fit.

"and of course the big lie hooga mooga tricksterism that resulted in the ousting of one of the head muckety-mucks at NPR. Damn, I can still turn a country English Grey Poupon infused phrase"

You're killing me *smile*

Only you could throw Pudd'nhead Wilson on the floor - and make it work. I can't wait to "hear" your commentary on the "Muslim Hearing", Newt's poot, and the muckety-mucks. You've set the bar pretty high, imo.

And no, I don't care what Northwestern says, I don't want to see you and your device. Nope, that sounds too nasty to me. And my momma said if you play with a puppy it will lick you in your face. No no Mr Chauncey Devega, with all due respect, I don't want to see your tickler tinkle winkle.

Leslie M-B said...

Both of those videos are funny, but I have to admit my favorite Drunk History episode is the one where Oney Judge leaves the Washingtons. (Hiccup!)

And I agree with CareyCarey--I'd love to hear your thoughts on the Muslim hearings and all the other stuff that's been in the media the past week or so.

fred c said...

The Muslim hearings qualify as an absurdity, especially considering Peter King's IRA history.

(And the Mike Tyson video rules. I love Mike, and I'm very happy for him. He seems to be in a good place these days.)

Marquise said...
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zimzimma said...

I definitely thought the first video was funnier- she sounds like 75% of the females on my college campus on a late friday night.

And although it is no longer thursday, (and it's not actually funny at all...) I would like to add the absurdity of the townspeople's reaction in TX where an 11 year old girl reported gang raped.

chaunceydevega said...

@Carey. Be careful you are gonna give me to much confidence and then I will play myself...even more than I already do. Old Pudd'nhead is a great book. Very under-appreciated.

@Leslie. I will check that clip. More to come.

@Fred. You didn't know that white folks aren't capable of being terrorists? Where have you been?

@zimzimma. On that rape mess. Goodness. I don't write about every topic, however timely. Especially if I am at a loss. That is one that is so wrong on so many levels (check the excuse making, racial conspiracy angle b.s.) that I stand mute.

fred c said...

Oh, Whites are capable enough, but the emotionality of it all changes when it's in response to your own ox having been gored. There's a big difference between my Captain Moonlight and someone else's Sargent Burnhouse. My background allows a certain romanticizing of the IRA, as does Rep. King's I'd say. The trick is to let one's sympathy for one's own lads help in understanding the other fellow's lads, and then in condemning them equally. A trick that evidently has not worked its magic on Rep. King.