Comedians these days just aren’t as funny as comedians used to be.
Maybe it’s the language. Sure, not all comedians use salty language in their comedy routines, but many do. And those that do are the ones I’m talking about when I say that comedians today aren’t as funny as comedians used to be. But, I could be wrong.
One of the all-time greats was Bob Hope. I remember watching his specials on TV when I was a child. Sure, his humor was silly and stupid — not Three Stooges stupid, but still some of it was stupid. But, he was funny.
Remember hearing the strains to “Thanks for the Memory” and know that it was time to go into the TV room and watching an hour or so of something that had funny stuff? Well, I do.
I always through of that song as the Bob Hope Theme. But, it was an actual song, as I learned when I was old enough to ask such things. But, I’ve never seen the movie it’s from.
I need to check that movie out some time. Right now, though, I’m awaiting some more current, profanity-free entertainment. From you. Because it’s Wednesday Night Open Thread. Your turn to take over and lead the conversation. Some of it better be funny. Or we’ll send you to bed before Joey Heatherton appears on stage with Bob Hope.
What never gets old is reading your comments on the posts here. They’re great. That’s why we started this nightly Open Thread thingy. It’s a chance to read your comments, but let you pick the topic. Or topics.
It’s been hot this week. I’ve spent a lot of time in air conditioning. I’ll find out just how much when I get my bill from Georgia Power.
I wonder sometimes just how hot it can get. Then I remember the video from a couple of nights ago. Hasn’t quite been that hot. Still, I’m using the electricity to stay cool. And maybe watch a movie I like.
A few days ago, I had the opportunity — if you call it that — to spend a lot of time driving between court houses, libraries, cemeteries and such in some counties in southeast Georgia. Yeah, genealogy stuff.
Anyway, the outside walking around cemeteries paid off, in that it helped narrow down some stuff, when the info was combined with stuff we got from the court house visits. But, the walking around cemeteries was a little uncomfortable because it was a little hot.
I have to disagree with Mr. Branco just a little. I’m in favor of the filibuster. If the GOP Senators were truly interested in getting things done — and they’re not, which is the actual problem — they’d let the Democrats filibuster. Let them sit up all night, or several nights in a row, talking and talking. They can outlast them and pass the proper legislation anyway. That’d really tick the Democrats off.
You know what else I do for no good reason? I write posts that service no purpose but to left you take the stage. Makes my life easy. Besides, you guys are really funny. Or clever. Or interesting. Anyway, I enjoy reading the stuff you write. And, yes, I do read these open thread posts. I don’t always comment on them, but I do read the comments, because they’re fun. So, maybe I do have a good reason after all.
Which, of course, puts all the pressure on you to write something, eh? Well, as it’s Wednesday Night Open Thread, it’s time for you to shine.