The Werkes is laughing AT you

… and with you!

Norm MacDonald was one of our most subversive comedians. No wonder David Letterman loved him so much. For his “Weekend Update” segment, Norm wanted to display the famous photo of that crying little girl in Vietnam, burned naked by napalm.

Norm’s comment over the photograph: “Woody Allen is dating again.”

SNL vetoed. His best O.J. Simpson line?

“What was the last thing Ron Goldman ever said?”

” ‘Hey, aren’t you O.J. Simpson?’ “

See how Norm trashes a movie that another talk show guest is trying to promote. That’s on Conan O’Brien (wish had watched more of his show) in 1997.

We close with some gentler humor found on a bike ride through Commonwealth Avenue in the Monroe-Dudgeon neighborhood.

AKA: whimsy

Blaska Bottom Line: Don’t watch late night comedy shows any more for two reasons: I’m in bed by then and they’re just not funny.

Who makes YOU laugh these days?

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9 Responses to The Werkes is laughing AT you

  1. WashCoRepub says:

    I’ve read a lot of lovely tributes to that Old Chunk of Coal by various comedians, but I don’t believe I’ve heard from Carrot Top yet. Coincidence??


  2. Almostarepublican says:

    I loved this guy. Very funny. Google his bit on Germany being the country to wary of. Hilarious.


  3. georgessson says:

    The very essence of subtle yet piercing comments. An under-rated humorist. Conan + flick review: “Chairman of the “Bored” = classic. He was desperately honest in all regards and we’ll miss that -And Norm, bigly…


  4. Good Dog, Happy Man says:

    Das Werkes is laughing AT me? Oy gevalt. How embarrassing.
    Vell, you know I’m laughing right back at das Werkes’s pomposity.

    It’s good to laugh. As da Gotch’s dad used to say, “A good laugh is better than any pill.”
    He’s right of course. A good laugh, the first out-loud snortgargle in the morning is always the best. It releases endorphins and clears your chakras.

    Here’s what I laugh WITH, the comic genius of Mel Brooks;
    “Be a smarty. Come and join the NotSee Party. Enjoy:


  5. Good Dog, Happy Man says:

    Vell, dat vas ruuude, I’m laughing right back AT das Werkes.

    Da Gotch’s dad was right, “A good laugh is better than any pill.”

    The first out-loud snortgargle of the day is always the best. Not only does it release endorphins, but it clears the charkas, as well.

    ” Don’t be stupid, be a smarty, come and join the Nazi party.”

    That’s what I’m laughing WITH, the comic genius of Mel Brooks. Enjoy:


  6. pANTIFArts says:

    Who makes me laugh? (mild satire warning)

    Sunday’s blog was a video of a young street scholar attempting to boost someone’s ride. It was also a graphic example of “gangsta boyz” and their attempts to wear pants, with varying degrees of success.
    Two hundred thousand years ago humans grew tired of sitting on sticks and sharp stones, so they invented the loincloth, a simple garment consisting of a length of fabric or leather tucked up and over, front and back, a belt of rawhide, vines, rope, etc.. Prehistoric cave gangsta’s, unable to comprehend the technology involved with the “belt” part, shuffled about the Paleolithic world clutching their loincloths tightly in one hand, trying to cover themselves. (as a result they were unable to shoot bows and arrows, climb trees,etc., and were terrible charades players) Never the less the rest of the tribe,and indeed all of humanity moved on.

    People in colder climates fashioned leggings, (leather tubes for the legs that attach on either side to the all important BELT of the loincloth. Three thousand years ago someone (horsemen of the West Asian steppes?) combined loincloths and leggings to make pants, (still kept up with sashes or BELTS). Three hundred years ago over the shoulder straps were developed that would lead to “suspenders”, (or “braces” if you’re British, and thus can’t speak English). The rest is history – Levi’s, Dockers, Armani, and so on… .

    Instead of being concerned because “gangsta boyz” can’t “reed and rite good”, be amazed at their inability to understand a technology that’s been in constant use for Three Hundred Thousand Years!!! This can prevent them from excelling in their chosen profession. Losing one’s pants while running from police gives the officers, (who wear BELTS), an “inequitable” advantage. Losing them while running from a shooter makes one an easy target. Placing a hand gun (that isn’t a teensy-weensy “girl gun”) in your pocket will send your pants to the floor. Retrieving a handgun from your waistband, when that waistband is below your butt-cheeks, is difficult. Both scenarios often lead to self inflicted gunshot wounds. Perhaps most damaging is the loss of self esteem. People laugh at you. Everyone here who has ever tried to rob a convenience store with their pants down around their ankles KNOWS WHAT I’M TALKING ABOUT !!!

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    • A Voice in the Wilderness says:

      Excellent satiric post, pantifarts. Hopefully some literate BLM delinquents will read it and get their undies all in a bunch.


    • Good Dog, Happy Man says:

      Thanks for the brief history of pants, PANTifarts. Thugs are anti-panti.

      The po-po confiscate your belt when you go to jail, … so “Pants On The Ground” has become an necessary fashion statement for all wannabe gangstas.
      So is the sideways flat hat, the Mr. T gold bling starter set is optional.

      I saw some smurf waddling across the street beclowning hisseff.
      It was windy. He was having a tough time of it. I laughed out loud.

      Here’s my top fav rap song. Enjoy:


  7. Gary L. Kriewald says:

    Too bad more Madisonians don’t decorate their lawns with something as whimsical and imaginative as the installation on Commonwealth Ave. instead of just planting a BLM or “In this house we believe …” sign in their petunia beds.

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