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Thread #59418   Message #3444146
Posted By: Rapparee
29-Nov-12 - 01:10 AM
Thread Name: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
Indeed, Amos? Can we not also enjoy in our maturity that which delighted us in our youth? Can we not appreciate the slapstick of, say, a Red Skelton as well as the more sophisticated humor of a George Carlin? Can we not enjoy the wit of Pope and the verbal sallies of "Fractured Fairy Tales"? Is the enjoyment of Richard Armour's classic books, such as "Twisted Tales From Shakespeare" enhanced or diluted by knowing Shakespeare's works from both the literary and theatrical perspectives? Does gallows humor, such as Mercutio's "It is not as deep as a well nor as wide a a church door" speech in "Romeo and Juliet" stand somehow superior to Snowden's Secret in "Catch 22" or the antics of "M*A*S*H"? Is the satire of "Mad" less than that of "Punch" or "Judge" or even "Gulliver's Travels" and if so, how? Jejeune? -- perhaps to your tastes.

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