Thursday, August 2, 2007

Sarah Silverman explains how different perspectives can skew theories into unfortunate hypotheses

Lucy's quotes:

The Sarah Silverman Program on Comedy Central

Sarah Silverman playing the role of Sarah Silverman-Not to be confused with Sarah Silverman herself:

''I mean, if you lived in my toilet, you'd think I was always peeing, right?''

Indeed, the mark of a genius is to boil down complex issues into terms that we can all understand and I totally got her point.

Here's Sarah on Jimmy Kimmel Live, educating us on one of the most important issues she's ever talked about:

Did Pat Boone ever cover that song?

JD's quotes: Lightnin' Hopkins

You might be surprised what kind of lyrics managed to sneak into music back in the days before they could even fathom Elvis Presley and his lewd and lascivious pelvis, corrupting our nation's youth. Bluesmen routinely sang lyrics that their record companies were probably too square to pick up on. Tampa Red Whittaker wrote a song called ''Can I play with your poodle?'' that Pat Boone likely couldn't get away with but Lightnin' Hopkins recorded it, as did several others. Lightnin' sang among the other lyrics:

''Yes, two old maids that were layin' in the bed
While one turned over, this is what she said:
''Can I play with your poodle?'' ''

This was in the 1940's . . .Hilariously raunchy for the 'good old days', ey? Pat Boone's version probably would have gone something like:

Two pally gals sat over on the couch
One called the cat 'cause the other saw a mouse
That mouse's tail looks like a noodle

. . . Or, something similar. I don't know. I'm not a songwriter.

You can find this gem on the CD: The complete Aladdin recordings

See Lightnin' play 'Baby, please don't go', on this video:

The poetry of Mr. Show with Bob and David

Lucy's quotes:

From HBO's Mr. Show with Bob and David-Fourth season out now on DVD

Under appreciated funny lady Jill Talley on Mr. Show gets poetic while announcing the winners of the ''tear drop'' awards:

''Sad songs are nature's onions.''

Becky Thyre adds: ''Sorrow is the key that gets our tears out of eye-jail.''

Some may call Mr. Show one of the most offensive comedies of all time...I think it's just downright poetic.

By the way, Check out one of the funniest parodies we've ever seen. Mr. Show's parody of Goodfellas, it's as much a parody of edited-for-TV movies: