Tag: silliness

Contributor Post Created with Sketch. Recommended by Ricochet Members Created with Sketch. Quote of the Day: Saran Wrap Can Kill You

 

“I think there are a lot of things out there that are humorous that people don’t realize until you actually show them what is going on. Saran Wrap for one thing. You know, you could pull enough of that out of the box and it will actually kill you. It will get a hold of you, stick to you, and choke you to death.” — Tim Conway

I’m a sucker for physical humor: Peter Sellers in the Pink Panther movies, Jim Carrey (in his early days), Buster Keaton, the Marx Brothers, Carol Burnett — they all crack me up. But Tim Conway stands at the top of my list.

I think slapstick or silly comedy gets a bad rap. Yes, it’s unsophisticated. Yes, it’s not for everyone. But to watch a person who projects a sweetness or naivete, yet has me falling on the floor with laughter, that person has a remarkable gift.

Contributor Post Created with Sketch. Recommended by Ricochet Members Created with Sketch. Grateful for What’s Not Happening

 

Watching riots, fires, attacks on law enforcement and listening to the idiotic decisions of mayors and governors is enough to drive any sane person over the edge. I try to limit my viewing of these incidents or reading about people taking steps to damage their cities and states.

And then I remind myself that I have so very much to be grateful for, regarding and in spite of coronavirus:

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Did you know that enforcing border control and immigration laws will lead to Government-run Eugenics? I didn’t, until I read this.  The drive to control immigration is rooted in the search for ever more ways to control the choices and behaviors of American citizens. It is rooted in the government’s presumed control over the demographic […]

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Contributor Post Created with Sketch. Gregor Samsa, if You Only Knew!

 

Kitab_al-Bulhan_--_devilHow does a man feel about his wife making a life out of promiscuity? Well, this one is writing in New York Magazine, so he does not call it adultery: He says he’s a feminist.

That’s right folks, this guy is here to tell you, you men ain’t feminists until you approve of being traduced. If your wife isn’t climbing into bed with you to tell you about whomever she’s been busy with making the beast with two backs — you ain’t feminist, not really!

This is everything that gets conservatives to pull out all the stops and just scream about the coming polygamy and the madness of the lotophagi. Of course, this is not the first guy to take to the bottle after his wife betrays him. He has more reason, being that she’s so blatant about it all. But I bet when he says “oceans of red wine,” he means a bit of red wine. He does not strike me as a manly drinker — or a man, for that matter.

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Because I have a real job, my response to Jason’s original invective has been delayed. Jason Rudert has not been a member as long as I have, so he has no right to criticism of my behavior in any way whatsoever. But now he has the gall to attack me in a direct and flagrant […]

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