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Party Record:  The Urinal

Posted By: Paul | Date: Mon Aug 17, 2015 | Comments (4)
Category: Bathrooms, Humor, Body Fluids, 1940's, Genitals

Is There Sex After Death?

Some R-rated shennanigans in this trailer for a semi-famous mockumentary.
Posted By: Paul | Date: Sat Mar 28, 2015 | Comments (7)
Category: Humor, Movies, Sexuality, 1970's

American Cornball


Christopher Miller's new book is a must-have for any WU-vie, detailing with comprehensive wit all the old humor tropes that once delighted millions, but are now just plain weird, but with a residual underlying universality.

Read a sample here.

Posted By: Paul | Date: Sun Oct 05, 2014 | Comments (2)
Category: Humor, Stereotypes and Cliches, Books, Nineteenth Century, Twentieth Century


IMDB entry. Full movie below.

One reviewer there says:

The whole thing takes on the air of a ninety minute game of "Clue" played in reverse, as greedy, grasping relatives and hangers-on are dispatched in the most gory and inventive ways possible for a dead guy to come up with. Amongst the suspects/victims are THE Elsa Lanchester, Roddy McDowall, Patric Knowles, Farley Granger, the witchy Ms. Wallis, who gets to sample some of the hottest "cold cream" on the market, Jamie Farr (yeah, Klinger from M*A*S*H himself,) and Victor Buono, in a hysterical cameo as the 'lucky' minister who gets to officiate at the nuptials.

Posted By: Paul | Date: Sat Jul 19, 2014 | Comments (1)
Category: Death, Horror, Humor, Movies, 1970's

Ancient Recorded Laughter Used as Movie Promo

The narrator explains the circumstances in the video.
Posted By: Paul | Date: Mon Jun 23, 2014 | Comments (5)
Category: Humor, Movies, Advertising, Cacophony, Dissonance, White Noise and Other Sonic Assaults


Posted By: Paul | Date: Sun Mar 02, 2014 | Comments (6)
Category: Domestic, Humor, War, Stop-motion Animation, 1950's

The Day Today

A UK comedy show from 20 years ago, still offering laughs in this era of THE ONION and Borat. Once non-UK listeners get past a few very local allusions.

Full story here.

More episodes on YouTube.

Posted By: Paul | Date: Sun Nov 24, 2013 | Comments (2)
Category: Humor, Television, 1990's, Europe

Detect Dangers Before They Happen!

MCP from dath - Tobias Haase on Vimeo.

Posted By: Paul | Date: Fri Sep 06, 2013 | Comments (7)
Category: Death, History, Humor, 1900's, Cars

The National Scream

The National Scream by Robert Awad & by David Verrall, National Film Board of Canada

The Canadian National Beaver is missing!
Posted By: Paul | Date: Fri Jul 12, 2013 | Comments (3)
Category: Animals, Government, Humor, 1980's, North America

Baseball Joke Book

[Click to embiggen]

Are there really enough good baseball jokes to fill even a small book? Maybe if you eliminate the requirement of "good." I see some contemporary compilations for sale at Amazon, etc. And then we have this site.

"A young lady arrived at her first ballgame during the 5th inning. "The score is 0 to 0," she heard a nearby fan say. "Oh, good," she cooed to her boyfriend, "then we haven't missed a thing."

The source for the illo.
Posted By: Paul | Date: Tue Jun 25, 2013 | Comments (2)
Category: Humor, Sports, Books, 1950's
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