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ishmael
05-12-2006, 06:45 PM
By the end of the day I'm full up with the news of the world. I know some people can't help themselves and must continue shooting up.

I just watched a pretty good episode of "Everybody Loves Raymond, the one where Frank loses his taste, but it's actually all about his pecker. Pretty banal, eh? But the writing, the timing of the actors, made it very funny.

That show isn't Pulitzer material, but it makes me laugh. Not all the time, but often.

The need for mindless absurdity in the face of the horror is the topic.

Abraham Lincoln was shot in the head at Ford's Theatre watching a production of "My American Cousin" a light comedy of the day. It's maybe not the best example because of the denoument, but why do you suppose he went there? It was to escape into something light and mindless. He, reportedly, loved such productions, and probably died mid chuckle.

Paul Pless
05-12-2006, 06:50 PM
I hear ya my brother

I just surfed 250+ freeking channels in an attempt to find a good light comedy in vain, so thus I'm back to the bilge.

something about a vast wasteland...

johnw
05-12-2006, 07:02 PM
About 20 years ago, people started telling me there would one day be 500 channels. I told them to turn on a broadcast channel at 4 a.m. if they wanted to see the programming budget for each of those channels.

Domesticated_Mr. Know It All
05-12-2006, 07:19 PM
"All In The Family" with Archie and Edith would be my pick.
It's like time travel back to the 70's.

I hate TV though.
I'd rather DO something and listen to music.

Meerkat
05-12-2006, 07:28 PM
I'd rather do someone and listen to music! ;)

Domesticated_Mr. Know It All
05-12-2006, 07:33 PM
Right now I'd settle for a good night's sleep.
I'll do somebody tomorrow......yawn*

Meerkat
05-12-2006, 07:38 PM
Actually, I thought this was going to be more of Ish's banal light comedy! :D

WX
05-12-2006, 07:48 PM
I'm getting really tired of:
Cop shows
Forensic shows
Reality shows
repeats of the same old handful of movies
There are thousands of movies out there, yet we get rubbish consistantly.

Paul Pless
05-12-2006, 07:53 PM
if I were forced to watch another 'reality' build a motorcycle or hotrod show, I think I'd vomit

Phillip Allen
05-12-2006, 07:53 PM
I'd rather do someone and listen to music! ;)

Hey Meerkat, if you like music, try my Friday night blues thread

Meerkat
05-12-2006, 07:54 PM
Well, thanks Phil - but I don't want to do you! ;) :D

Phillip Allen
05-12-2006, 07:56 PM
music Meerkat...MUSIC (I'm glad we agree on something!)

Peter Malcolm Jardine
05-12-2006, 08:25 PM
This is my light comedy. :D

JimD
05-13-2006, 04:48 AM
Last nite I ended up watching a documentary on the battle for Iwo Jima. Definitely not light.

johnw
05-14-2006, 12:02 AM
Reality shows? If people want to watch reality, why watch TV?

Me, I've just started re-reading my P.G. Wodehouse collection.

JimD
05-14-2006, 05:28 AM
Reality shows? If people want to watch reality, why watch TV?

People who watch reality shows don't want to watch reality. They want to watch tv :D