Archive for the ‘Humor’ Category

“In his old age, Dad enjoyed watching police show reruns, the volume on high.”

December 6, 2018

https://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2018/12/05/george_w_bush_eulogizes_father_at_state_funeral_for_george_hw_bush.html

I did not watch much of the coverage of the funeral services and other memorial events for President George H. W. Bush, but I did catch a snippet of the talk given by George W. Bush.

“I love the land, I love [Israel,] I love the people…They don’t obey, they do what they want, they drive like mad, shove while waiting in line and don’t listen to anyone. Just like me.” “

November 27, 2018

https://www.dailystar.co.uk/news/weird-news/744716/noahs-ark-israel-sail-built-holland-biblical-news

“31 of the Funniest Comebacks in History”

November 26, 2018

https://rewind.topix.net/slideshow/20423

“Let’s trim our hair in accordance with the socialist lifestyle”

November 19, 2018

Today a friend mentioned that the army has “communist hair policies,” one thing led to another, and I stumbled upon this.

Let’s trim our hair in accordance with the socialist lifestyle[1] (alternatively translated as Let us trim our hair in accordance with Socialist lifestyle)[2] is a television program that was part of a North Korean governmentpropaganda campaign promulgating grooming and dress standards in 2004–2005.[2]” (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Let%27s_trim_our_hair_in_accordance_with_the_socialist_lifestyle)

“`Now what can we say about Milton’s “Paradise Lost’? It’s a very long poem. It was written a long time ago, and I’m sure a lot of you have difficulty understanding exactly what Milton was trying to say. ….. Don’t write this down, but I find Milton probably as boring as you find Milton. Mrs. Milton found him boring too. He’s a little bit long-winded, he doesn’t translate very well into our generation, and his jokes are terrible.”

October 11, 2018

I just finished reading John Milton’s “Paradise Lost.”

Unfortunately (for me), one of my main takeways from the experience is having read the above quote from the film “Animal House” (which I have never seen). It is a line from Donald Sutherland’s character that appears in an online review of “Paradise Lost” posted to amazon.com.