December 31, 2007

Bomb's Ready, Buddy

I'm not a big fan of comedy from the 50's and 60's. There's a mean and often misogynist edge to the jokes of those days that just doesn't sit well with me. I'm not saying that mean can't be funny (because it can). The real problem with mean humor is when it isn't funny.

One comic from that period that I find hilarious is Buddy Hackett. Here he is going off script on the Dean Martin Show:

Because when I'm weaving a Navajo rug, I don't like to get lint on my jammies.

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