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Saturday Live – How do you spell Kadaffi? – 1980

September 3rd, 2011 Comments off

For over 40 years we been trying to figure out how to spell this maniac’s name . Let’s hope we have to wonder no more. Here is a transcript from an SNL news break in 1980…

Announcer: And now, "SNL Newsbreak", with anchor Brian Doyle-Murray.

Brian Doyle-Murray: Good evening, I’m Brian Doyle-Murray.

Our top story tonight: This man, Libyan leader, Col. Moammar Kadaffi, has been the study of intense news coverage this week by every major news origanization in America. However, every time his name appears in print, it has a different spelling. The Chicago Tribune spells it K-H-A-D-A-F-Y; The Los Angeles Times spells it K-A-D-A-F-I; Newsweek Magazine, K-A-D-D-A-F-I; Time Magazine, G-A-D-D-A-F-I; The Wall Street Journal, Q-A-D-H-A-F-I; The Washington Post, Q-A-D-D-A-F-I; The New York Times, el-Qaddafi. My personal favorite is from the comic book publishers – Kadaffy Duck.

Brian Doyle-Murray: How do you spell Kadaffi? Let us know. [ news screen scroll many weird spellings of Kadaffi ] Our news research department has determined that no two people spell it alike. Send us your spelling of Kadaffi, and remember, it can’t be the same as any of these spellings you’re seeing on the screen right now. The most original spelling of the Libyan leader’s name will be awarded a one-way ticket to Tripoli – that is, if your passport allows you to go there. so, send that in, let us know how you spell Kadaffi!

 

A video clip from Australia…

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I Know You Are, But I Am What I Am

March 11th, 2011 Comments off

Back in the late Eighties, I watched his show every Saturday morning with daughter Christie. I think I laughed at Pee-Wee’s Playhouse more than she did. In my opinion Paul Reubens is the most creative comic of our time. Here he is in this video as Pee Wee Herman on last night’s Conan.

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Newz of the Day?

March 11th, 2011 Comments off

I am an admitted news junkie – always watching CNN, getting news alerts on my droid, reading TIME (yeech!) and reading Huffington Post on-line – but when I went to HuffPost’s entertainment page (out of curiosity) today, I have to admit I was a little confused given all that is going on in the world. I rarely pay attention to so-called “entertainment news” and this would account for why I was totally clueless as to what’s behind the headlines listed below. I’ve included my initial thoughts upon reading each headline:

Ashlee Simpson’s Rebound Flame ‘Shocked’ Pete Wentz Ashlee? That’s Jessica’s sister, right? At least I know that much….
PHOTOS: Kim Kardashian Busts Out Hmmmm…. pass
Jay Baruchel’s Proposal: ‘Sh*t Or Get Off The Pot’ Don’t know who this is and I’m sure I don’t care. Thank you very much Mister P@tty-m@#th.
Aretha Franklin Addresses Gastric Bypass Rumors Oh no she din’nt + TMI
PHOTOS: Olivia Wilde Rocks A Teeny Bikini Sure, I’d like to see this, but who is Olivia Wilde?
LISTEN: Britney Spears Reveals Three New Songs Please God, make it stop…
Lohan Evacuates Apartment After Tsunami Warning She did what?!!!? Oh… Oh, okay I get it.
PHOTOS: Eddie Murphy’s Ex-Wife Shows Off Her Six Pack Oh no she din’nt + TMI
Palin On ‘Game Change’ Movie: I’ll ‘Grit My Teeth & Bear’ It Sarah, why are you still here?
Guess The Oscar Winner’s Kid Hmmmm…. Pass
Charlie Sheen Gets Denied! It’s about time.
Jim Moret: For Charlie, Growing up Is Hard to Do FUN FACT: Jim Moret is the son of 60’s teen idol James Darin.
Tony Danza GETTING DIVORCED It’s about time… I’m sorry to hear that… I don’t know what to say… Oh, yeah, how about, what has he done lately?
Simon Cowell RIPS Elton John This doesn’t mean what I think it means… If so, I’m guessing Simon is a topsy.
PHOTOS: Jonah Hill’s Epic Weight Loss Okaaay… and… Jonah Hill was/is (what?) fat? Tell me again who Jonah Hill is.
WATCH: Kate Winslet Wears Nothing But A Sheet Sure I’d like to see that, but who is Kate Winslet?
Ryan Phillippe: ‘I’m Dating, But…’ I’m vomiting, but….
Scarlett Johansson In 11 Revealing Moments Hmmmm…. pass… wait, maybe this is… nah…
PHOTOS, INFO: Meet Ashlee Simpson’s New Man Ashlee, why are you still here?
Mel Gibson CHARGED I guessing this means that he was charged with a crime, but hoping that it means that he was electrocuted.
Who Was Eliminated From ‘Idol’? Lost interest two seasons ago.
WATCH: Keira Knightley Dons Tight Catsuit Sure I’d like to see that, but, really, who is Keira Knightley?
Kelsey Grammer’s Daughter Reportedly Pregnant How can a woman be “reportedly” pregnant? Isn’t it “you’re either pregnant or you’re not”?
PHOTOS: Britney Dons Skimpy Leotard I think I’m going to be sick…
‘Real World’ Cast Member Has Secret Gay Porn Past {SEE ALL OF THE ABOVE}
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John Stewart’s take on FOX’s take on the Wis. Teachers

March 1st, 2011 Comments off

It seems that Faux News will declare class warfare when defending Wall Street, but loves to slam teachers as being greedy and lazy. Jon Stewart, whose mother was a teacher, has a special message for teachers…

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