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Dead Comedians & Return of the Broadband


JamesSavik

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Why is it that all the comedians that I like are dead? :(

 

Sam Kinson, Rodney Dangerfield, Lenny Bruce: I mean WTF? I must be getting old. I know there are lots of younger people on the board who probably don't remember these guys. Do yourself a favor and look them up. You'll laugh your ballz off! Well, that's an exaggeration. OK, so you'll just laugh and in all probability, you will sustain no debilitating injuries.

 

In other matters...

 

After suffering with dial-up Internet access for a year and 2 months, DSL finally became available in my new neighborhood! :lmao: I've got my broadband on and I'm loving online life again. :great:

 

Chuckles,

 

 

JS

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omg, James....dial up???? Yikes !!! :wacko: :wacko: :wacko:

 

I've heard of Rodney Dangerfield before...didn't he die because he was like 100 ???? Anyway, I'm gonna research all three of them :read: , and I'll give you these names.......... Wanda Sykes, David Chappelle and DL Hughley.........they freaking rule!!!!! Check them out

 

 

 

 

Kisses

Nick

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Conratulations on the DSL! I know all about dial up, its my only option unless I get rich and spend the big bucks for a satellite. Sadly, I live where the phone lines are outdates, So the fastest I ever connect at is around 42K. I've never actually had a 56K connection. But i do love DSL--My cuz in st. paul and other friends in the city have DSL and it sure makes dial up look like uhh.... stuttering retarded DSL I guess.

 

 

And don't forget George Carlin, he's getting up there too! And for younger ones, there's Carlos Mencia, Margaret Cho, and Paula Poundstone. Mitch Hedberg was good at one liners, But you could really tell he was totally wasted all the time, Hence his OD.

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Oh god... I think I'd give up the Net before I returned to 56k. I cannot live without high speed net access anymore.

 

Oh, and I love Rodney Dangerfield especially "Back To School." "Kurt Vonnegut doesn't understand Kurt Vonnegut!" *grin*

 

Thanks James.

 

//shadows

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:o:o:o:o

omg, James....dial up???? Yikes !!! :wacko: :wacko: :wacko:

 

I've heard of Rodney Dangerfield before...didn't he die because he was like 100 ???? Anyway, I'm gonna research all three of them :read: , and I'll give you these names.......... Wanda Sykes, David Chappelle and DL Hughley.........they freaking rule!!!!! Check them out

Kisses

Nick

 

 

Dangerfield rocked! He was great but he wasn't really that old. He went before his time because he partied way too hard for way too long. Past 60, you've gotta slow down some.

 

I like Chappelle! The other two I haven't seen much of.

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Conratulations on the DSL!

 

And don't forget George Carlin, he's getting up there too! And for younger ones, there's Carlos Mencia, Margaret Cho, and Paula Poundstone. Mitch Hedberg was good at one liners, But you could really tell he was totally wasted all the time, Hence his OD.

 

Yeah- I'm tickled pink about the DSL. I think it stands for "Doesn't Suck out-Loud.

 

I could have gotten high speed cable but that would have meant dealing with Time-Warner- the evil empire that controls the local cable system. I hates them, I hates them forever Precious. :evil: I'd rather have my internet via smoke signals.

 

I like Carlin a lot. I didn't list him cause he's still alive. I think Mencia is the best of the new crop.

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Oh god... I think I'd give up the Net before I returned to 56k. I cannot live without high speed net access anymore.

 

Oh, and I love Rodney Dangerfield especially "Back To School." "Kurt Vonnegut doesn't understand Kurt Vonnegut!" *grin*

 

Thanks James.

 

//shadows

 

 

Yeah- when I moved, I went through a significant bandwidth withdrawal. Going from DSL down to 36kbs was horrible. I'm surprised I was able to do as much as I could with dialup. I made a sixty meg download but I started it before I went to sleep and it finished the next morning .

 

One of the best things about Dangerfield was that he was great about helping new talent establish themselves. He was very helpful in the careers of Bobcat, Sam Kinson, Rosanne (well, nobody is perfect), Cho and many others.

 

A lot of top billed guys in the entertainment business are pretty arrogant. They wouldn't help a fly into the afterlife. Rodney wasn't like that and it got Dangerfield a great deal of respect (despite his tagline).

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This got Dangerfield a great deal of respect.

 

:great:

 

A book you might enjoy:

 

Seriously Funny: The Rebel Comedians of the 1950s and 1960s by Gerald Nachman

 

It was summer reading for me two or three years ago. Since each chapter deals with a different person, you can read it in small chunks and in about any order you like, so it is good leisure reading. The book itself is not funny, nor tries to be, but not too stuffy either, though it does give serious looks at our society and culture.

 

The same author's Raised on Radio is a more entertaining book that deals largely with the older generation of comedians, many of whom went on to be the pioneers of television comedy.

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