Tuesday, August 21, 2012

A Little Humor . . .


Have you ever heard of a young woman known as Cristina Rad? If not (or even if you have heard of her but have somehow forgotten her) then you should let her introduce/reintroduce herself to you by letting you read her blog and/or by viewing her videos HERE.

If you would rather not, then at least grab onto this opportunity to sample a taste of her delicious humor (with its underlying tragicism) by viewing just this one Youtube video HERE.

You won't be disappointed . . .


I just couldn't resist copying the following and pasting it here:

“You know the world is going crazy when
the best rapper is a white guy,
the best golfer is a black guy,
the tallest guy in the NBA is Chinese,
the Swiss hold the America's Cup,
France is accusing the U.S. of arrogance,
Germany doesn't want to go to war,
and the three most powerful men in America are named
"Bush", "Dick", and "Colin."
Need I say more?”

--Chris Rock

And this one, too . . .

“Religion has convinced people that there's an invisible man ... living in the sky. Who watches everything you do every minute of every day. And the invisible man has a list of ten specific things he doesn't want you to do. And if you do any of these things, he will send you to a special place, of burning and fire and smoke and torture and anguish for you to live forever, and suffer, and suffer, and burn, and scream, until the end of time. But he loves you. He loves you. He loves you and he needs money.”

--George Carlin



prognosis [prahg-NO-suhs]
- a forecast or prognostication.
- Literally fore-knowing, foreseeing.
- a prognosis is a medical term for predicting the likely outcome of an illness, often involving a detailed description.



Kenny Rogers

Born Aug 21, 1938
Age: 73 years old.

Kenneth Donald "Kenny" Rogers is a singer-songwriter, photographer, record producer, actor, and entrepreneur. Though he has been most successful with country audiences, he has charted more than 120 hit singles across various music genres and topping the country and pop album charts for more than 200 individual weeks in the United States alone.

 Jack Weston

Born Aug 21, 1924
Died May 3, 1996.

Jack Weston was an American film, stage, and television actor. Weston usually played comic roles in films such as Cactus Flower and Please Don't Eat the Daisies, but also occasionally essayed heavier parts, such as the scheming crook and stalker who, along with Alan Arkin and Richard Crenna, attempts to terrorize and rob a blind Audrey Hepburn in the 1967 film Wait Until Dark. Weston had countless character roles in major films such as The Cincinnati Kid and The Thomas Crown Affair.

Born Aug 21, 1956
Age: 55 years old.

Kim Victoria Cattrall is an English-Canadian actress. She is known for her role as Samantha Jones in the HBO comedy/romance series Sex and the City and for her leading roles in the 1980s films Police Academy, Big Trouble in Little China, Mannequin, and Porky's. For her role as Samantha Jones, she won a Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress in 2002 and received four nominations for the role. Her success in Sex and the City also led her to receive two Screen Actors Guild Awards out of seven nominations (including two for Outstanding Female Actress in a Comedy Series) and five Emmy Award nominations for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series.

Count Basie

Born Aug 21, 1904
Died Apr 26, 1984.
William "Count" Basie was an American jazz pianist, organist, bandleader, and composer. His mother first taught him piano and he started performing in his teens. Dropping out of school, he learned to operate lights for vaudeville and improvised to accompany silent films at a local theater in his town of Red Bank, New Jersey. By 16, he increasingly played jazz piano at parties, resorts and other venues. In 1924, he went to Harlem, where his performing career expanded; he toured with groups to the major jazz cities of Chicago, St. Louis and Kansas City. In 1929 he joined Bennie Moten's band in Kansas City, and played with them until Moten's death in 1935.


Comedy is simply a funny way of being serious.
--Peter Ustinov

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