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NFT: "The Stooges Line"

Beezer : 1/11/2019 4:06 pm
I'm coining this phrase after a 2-decade marriage to a woman who thinks The Three Stooges provide the best comedy this here world has to offer. Along those lines, she cracks up over any prat-fall or "nutty" physical comedy.

I've never found them funny. Ever. I was an Abbott & Costello man (as a kid), so I admit it's a little confusing. Physical comedy amuses me. But the Stooges? Nope.

Binging on Norm McDonald's talk show ("Norm McDonald Has a Show" on Netflix) last night, we were watching the episode with Michael Keaton - great episode. Keaton is just the ultimate comic, for me, and I can't stop laughing at McDonald, who my wife finds utterly unfunny. Just stares a the TV ... stares at me ... shakes her head, sometimes leaves the room. (Keaton and McDonald mentioned in the episode that neither of them at Stooges guys, fwiw.)

Now, my wife did not grow up in the states, and at first I thought that might contribute, but over time have realized it's not a factor. People LOVE the Stooges, or people don't get the Stooges at all.

The Mendoza Line places bad below it and slightly better above. My new Stooges Line is positioned more sideways. I realize Larry, Mo and Curly are a part of the comedic fabric of the nation and are important in comedy history. They just never made me laugh.

Some might think it a good/bad thing, depending where you fall in this important subject. I just think it's interesting. Funny people on both sides.

Where are you? With The Stooges? Or ... just not at all?
I am firmly with Moe, Larry and Curly  
lawguy9801 : 1/11/2019 4:14 pm : link
and even a little Shemp too.

I spent my childhood belly-laughing at Three Stooges episodes on TV.

I can barely go into a doctor's office without half expecting to hear "Paging Dr. Howard, Dr. Fine, Dr. Howard" over the loudspeaker.

And given my current profession, I've run into some adversaries who could definitely be working for Dewey, Cheatem and Howe.

Timeless stuff.
Holy...  
Post Time : 1/11/2019 4:20 pm : link
Actually, I think the Stooges are funnier now than I did as a kid, LMAO watching them...
BTW, Beez...  
Post Time : 1/11/2019 4:21 pm : link
Women never find the Stooges funny,NEVER!

Not sure what your excuse is...
do you just post whatever flashes in your brain  
Greg from LI : 1/11/2019 4:21 pm : link
for more than 5 seconds?
RE: do you just post whatever flashes in your brain  
Mr. Bungle : 1/11/2019 4:29 pm : link
In comment 14258826 Greg from LI said:
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for more than 5 seconds?

That seems to be the case.
RE: do you just post whatever flashes in your brain  
steve in ky : 1/11/2019 4:30 pm : link
In comment 14258826 Greg from LI said:
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for more than 5 seconds?


3 seconds
Wow!  
JerseyCityJoe : 1/11/2019 4:32 pm : link
You found a woman that thinks the Stooges are funny? No wonder you snapped her up.
RE: RE: do you just post whatever flashes in your brain  
Greg from LI : 1/11/2019 4:34 pm : link
In comment 14258835 Mr. Bungle said:
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That seems to be the case.


It's like reading the old syndicated column Larry King used to have in USA Today that was just a bunch of random, unconnected opinions or observations.
RE: do you just post whatever flashes in your brain  
Beezer : 1/11/2019 4:41 pm : link
In comment 14258826 Greg from LI said:
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for more than 5 seconds?


A little bit longer.

Hey, I'll text you ... I'll run things by you going forward. You, and your rich guidance.
On this site 15 years  
Beezer : 1/11/2019 4:43 pm : link
and Greg wants to out me to everyone.

Rave on Greg, rave on thy Holy fool,
Down through the weeks of ages.
Sage wisdom...  
BamaBlue : 1/11/2019 4:46 pm : link
Geez, Beez, you two have it  
Bill in UT : 1/11/2019 4:52 pm : link
totally backwards. Makes me wonder why wears the genes in you family
Beez you blind bastid!  
micky : 1/11/2019 5:21 pm : link
You have the perfect wife..loves the stooges!??

Most women, more so than not, absolutely dont get the humor of the stooges and do exactly what your wife does to Norm.

Lol
She is pretty cool.  
Beezer : 1/11/2019 6:24 pm : link
Just donít get this part. Lol
The Stooges were great.  
Pete in MD : 1/11/2019 6:34 pm : link
They were one of the bands that basically spawned punk rock.
The Stooges (Moe, Larry, Curly and Shemp) are the best  
NYGmen58 : 1/11/2019 6:50 pm : link
comedy team of all-time. I still laugh out loud at their shorts. Never get old. Not just the slapstick stunts but the witty lines and clever expressions.

Timeless humor!
Beez your posts are the best, notice even the  
gtt350 : 1/11/2019 7:01 pm : link
haters post more than once. Not to mention you have some all time classics.
Free Molly Pan
I can't order chicken Parm anymore without thinking of you  
gtt350 : 1/11/2019 7:03 pm : link
now that's a curse
RE: Beez your posts are the best, notice even the  
Beezer : 1/11/2019 7:20 pm : link
In comment 14258974 gtt350 said:
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haters post more than once. Not to mention you have some all time classics.
Free Molly Pan


Thanks g. Well always have chicken parm.
Oh shit.  
Beezer : 1/11/2019 7:21 pm : link
Posted that then read your follow-up. 🤣
ha, now that's funny  
gtt350 : 1/11/2019 8:19 pm : link
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Stooges rule!  
redwhiteandbigblue : 1/11/2019 8:37 pm : link
Watched em every Sunday morning as a kid. Busted a gut in college watching them stoned and love them as an adult. Still roll every time I watch. Your Wife loves them? And you complain? You got it made!
LOL - we had a similar conversation  
stoneman : 1/11/2019 9:07 pm : link
My wife does not like the Stooges - never did, does not like the slapstick. She kind of hates them since all the guys love them.

Then we're watching something that she was cracking up with (and I mean cracking up) and all's I could do was drink another beer - nothing, nada. She was bummed that I did not think it was funny since she wanted to enjoy it together with me.

I remember that I never liked Rogney Dangerfield's one liners act, never, not one show. Then Caddyshack, and now I laugh at anything he says. Weird. Him and Get Samrt - I laugh at every line.
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