2015-02-16

What Up With The What Up

It's Monday, time for brain-to-hands pilates. It's work for me, too, let's just get through this shall we?

I wanted to watch the 400 year anniversary (not a typo that's how long it's been since it's been funny imho) celebration show of Saturday Night Live to write a review, but I didn't have time to watch it. Actually, I didn't have the strength of character or intestinal fortitude to sit through it. I knew there would be a lot of humor I didn't.....get, let's say.

I don't want to take a steamy one all over the show for not entertaining me for the past few years, because a lot of people seem to like it. Maybe I'm just too old to understand the rich, modern complexity of the humor, like every Adam Sandler movie. I am definitely too old to enjoy the musical guests, whoever those loud whippersnappers are.

I also know I couldn't do any better right now, so I don't want to become a Kanye critic like everyone in my Facebook feed who could apparently write "such a better book than 50 Shades." Because it's just that easy. You see a book that sucks, so you make fun of it and all anyone has to do is put letters on a page to write a best-seller that gets turned into a movie. That's why everyone we know is so stinking rich. I'm about to know a LOT of famous writers, apparently, based on Facebook rants. All of whom would definitely "represent the BDSM community more acccurately." 

Those people should definitely write comedy because that made me laugh harder than anything I've read in a long time. Yes thank you for thinking of the sensitivities of people who like to insert sharp objects into their orifices. 

That kind of sensitive person obviously takes what others think of them very seriously. I look forward to reading your fan non-fiction non-fantasy very politically correct porn. It sounds intensely stimulating.

Someone did send me a video of Celebrity Jeopardy, my favorite SNL skit pretty much ever. I'll post it at the end, so funny. If you like that kind of thing.

If you're not familiar it's a comedy homage to Celebrity Week on the trivia game show Jeopardy, which normally is rich with information from history, geography, culture and home fragrance delivery. That show is really interested in all things potpourri for some reason, it's a category quite often for something that is made from floral scraps to cover disgusting odors. But, to each their own. This is a clip from the actual Jeopardy of the "sexiest potpourri ever" and it's already better as porn than 50 Shades. Listen to his VOICE!

Celebrity Week on the show has different kinds of questions, since that week is dedicated to celebrities playing and winning money for charity, and not any people who have ever decided to read a book. 

It's the only week I can actually answer any of the questions, so you know they're pitching softballs. 

SNL didn't miss that.
The categories in the reunion show, according to the clip I watched include: 
"The Letter G"
"State Your Name"
"Famous Oprahs"
"Who Reads" which Sean Connery says as "WHORE ADS." 
"Let It Snow" or "Le Tits Now" to Sean. Good stuff.

They also feature some hysterical celebrity impressions, and their eccentricities. I usually have no idea if they are accurate, but they're usually funny for some reason. Norm McDonald does a great Burt Reynolds and sometimes tells Trebek to call him "Turd Ferguson." There may be a story behind it, but the word turd is funny enough apparently, because I always laugh like a 9 yr old boy.
from funnyjunk.com
My favorite is Sean Connery, who for whatever reason on the show hates the host and keeps talking about sleeping with his mother. In the "Let It Snow" category the question is, 
"The color of snow."
Sean says,
"Yellow," and explains he knows because he made some yesterday, spelling his name in the snow, "...in your mother's handwriting." Maybe you have to picture that for a sec.
No? Just me?
That's top dollar comedy. It's one of those things I can't explain why it's funny, you would just have to see it. I'll post a video below, you be the judge. If you think I'm stupid, you don't have to tell me. Comedy is as subjective as porn apparently.

Jim Carrey as Matthew McConacooky was pretty funny, he riffs the babbling nonsense of the Lincoln commercial that has provided sustenance to many a comedians' stand-up routines. I have no idea if the commercials were successful, but they are so fun to mock. Fun to do, fun to watch. Try it. Here's Jim Carrey doing it:

So much fun. It's why we love comedy.

I don't know how to wrap this up, but my kids are up so I'm signing off until next week, or the next time something ticks me off to do a long, weird rant. Have a great week!

Here's the clip I promised:


28 comments:

  1. Is that a true sign of getting older? I look back on stupid sketches like that from SNL and think, "Yeah, Turd Ferguson and answers like 'the rapist', they just can't make comedy like that anymore."

    Also, while many complain about it, we actually CAN write something better than Fifty Shades of Grey. And we have. Easily. Now, that doesn't mean it'll sell the same as what she's selling, but, you know, at least not all of your friends are full of shit and can back it up with talent (also, we don't complain, so there's that).

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    1. I think it may be. My son used to force us to watch Adam Sandler movies and he & his friends would laugh their butts off while we cringed and mentally filed our tax return. I know for a fact that my parents, and probably a lot of people's parents would not find Turd Ferguson funny, so it's all relative. Unfortunately for them, younger people don't watch SNL because they are the only ones with the energy to be awake and OUT of the house on a Saturday Night.
      I know you can write better, you have and I've purchased them. Incidentally, have you written a porn? That sounds like something I would be very interested in, beer, comedy, porn, these are a few of my fav-0-rite things.
      The people that I saw complaining? Have never written any book, so it's hard to say if they could or could not write a better book until such time as they actually do. It made me want to comment on their post with something super mature like, "You're so right. So how is YOUR best-selling book that was into a movie doing? Oh that's right YOU DON'T HAVE ONE."

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    2. For the record, Adam Sandler was partly our generation and we never found him funny. I still don't get how that guy can shit out yearly movie duds in this day and age.

      And going off of your Friday post (which was excellent) we just don't complain about stuff like that. It's stupid. Yes, Fifty Shades of Grey is a terrible book (we read it so that we could accurately spoof it in a post) but you're not going to see us constantly complain about it, nor 'get angry' that it's a movie now. A lot of stupid things get made into movies. You'll only hear us complain when they stop making good movies altogether (so far... not happening).

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    3. I'm guessing we don't find him funny because we're not his target market: Pot heads & 8 yr old boys. Though I do watch a lot of kids movies that ARE funny, so, who knows. I take it you saw that he got some astronomical deal with Netflix to crap out a steamy pile of a movie, or 4 I think. UGH. Right country, right I guess.
      My Friday post was a little ranty and needed an editor, but thanks. If nothing else these lower quality works inspire me to get going on my idea for a book. I doubt anyone will ever read it, but I can say I wrote one anyway..

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  2. Hahahahaha, I'm stealing that "50 Shades of Hay" toon! Speaking of politically correct porn, My Rare One and I once got a VHS tape (yes, it was that many years ago) of lesbian-feminist porn. Holy guacamole, it was dull. Except for Annie Sprinkle. She gave a quality performance.

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    1. The fan just totally cracked me up, VHS! We still have a VHS player in our basement! No porn though. I cannot imagine what that porn would entail. Women reading to each other? Then going to working for the same pay as men? Yeah, great concept but that idea is not exactly going in my Spank Bank.

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  3. OK, so Sunday afternoon I said to Brian, "Let's not forget to record that and reunion." And the I realized it was Sunday. So, yeah, we missed it too. But Celebrity Jeopardy is THE BEST. It would probably be embarrassing to admit how often quotes from those skits work their way into our daily conversations. Canadian ponce! Can't wait to watch these clips, but im getting an oil change now so I'll refrain until I'm home.
    And yeah, I guess I'm old too because I've never found Adam Sandler and his baby voice funny. Well, except for the Hanukkah song.

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    1. Does your cable company have OnDemand? I'm hoping it will be on there, if not check YouTube. I freaking LOVE YouTube. Sometimes people upload ENTIRE movies to there. Gods bless the people who do that!
      You know ,that's right, some of his songs were really funny especially the Hanukkah song. And he wrote this song about a lunch lady, that was hysterical. I should find that and include it in this post. He sang and Chris Farley dressed as the lunch lady and my son almost blew his spleen laughing. We had to find and purchase a "Best of Chris Farley" DVD so he could watch that song over and over.

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  4. We didn't watch the whole thing because Walking Dead, followed by Talking Dead, yo. But we saw bits and pieces and the Jeopardy sketch was stellar. We howled. And the horse meme? That made me snort.

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    1. I think you made the right call. We need to get caught up just so I can watch The Talking Dead. I love Chris Hardwick a lot. I loved both of those. Good stuff!

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  5. Actually still watch SNL, despite my advanced age. The current cast is surprisingly good. Have to admit, though, I generally fast forward through the musical numbers

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    1. Ha, "advanced age" is cracking me up. Are they good? Maybe I have to start recording it again, since at MY advanced age I'm asleep by the time it starts. And yes, I would have to FF through the music, and probably shake my wrinkly fist at the screen and tell those kids to 'Pull your pants up!'

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  6. I was underwhelmed by the SNL anniversary show. I don't know what Lorne Michaels was smoking when he selected the skits.
    Did love Le Tits Now. And Paul McCartney, even if he sounded crappy, I mean, it's PAUL. Who cares?

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    1. Maybe he's past his time? Sometimes people try to keep with the times and it just doesn't work. Go with your gut.
      I'm with you, Dyanne. People were tweeting that he needed a lozenge and whatnot, I got all "HEY, that is Sir Paul! How VERYDAREYOU."

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  7. *whispers from a very far-far-away corner* I don't get it...any of it. Not really...

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    1. I tried to explain the show, but the rest? Such a long story! Hardly worth your time :)

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  8. I didn't watch the SNL Anniversary and bailed on the show many years ago. But, in it's heyday (in a galaxy far, far away) it was absolutely awesome and the launching pad for some of the best all time comedy actors. That horse meme made me laugh out loud!! Yes, what on earth is up with those M.M. (I can never spell his last name correctly) car commercials?? You write the funniest dang posts, Joy, and I love them!! Have a great week! :)

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    1. It definitely was in it's day. Inspirational. We did silly comedy skits that we filmed with giant VHS recorders and made fake commercials for everything. Good times.

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    2. It definitely was in it's day. Inspirational. We did silly comedy skits that we filmed with giant VHS recorders and made fake commercials for everything. Good times.

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  9. The Jeopardy sketch is always a classic. I'll still watch SNL now and then but it's just not as funny now. Trebek - you're mothers a whore! Still makes me laugh....

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    1. Me too. I never even knew if there was a story behind any of it. Just fell in love with the impressions & went along for the ride.

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    2. Me too. I never even knew if there was a story behind any of it. Just fell in love with the impressions & went along for the ride.

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  10. Those clips made me laugh. But then I have the same sense of humour as a 13 year old boy.
    That 50 Shades of Hay pic, just about cracked me up!

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    1. I do, too. That's why I love ya, Lily.

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  11. Okay, I'm not just saying this, but I agreed with pretty much everything you wrote here--except that dammit, I COULD write a better damn book than the Fifty Shades trilogy! Haha...I still read the first two, though, and I have to hand it to her--sex with the hubs during those two weeks was better than ever because it actually happened. So I'm thankful for that. Please nobody get all up in my grill (do people still say that?) about having read the books and the resulting sex and say that I am anti-woman. I didn't read the THIRD book, so see? Everybody wins.

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    1. You could and you SHOULD, Shay! I would buy that. I love that you said 'up in my grill' and I love that you did just what you were supposed to do w/these books, have fun with it. Everybody does win.

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  12. I think some of SNL is funny, the other part I don't get. I liked the Church Lady skits. YOU on the other hand, made me laugh all the way through. I love the hay pic.

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    1. Oh I remember the Church Lady, "Well isn't that SPECIAL?" Too funny!
      Thanks for reading and for your kind words!

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