The title is part of a joke which I shall post at the end so that you’ll have to read it all.
I have never been a huge fan of comics, that is stand-up comedians, but whenever I encounter one I tend to give it a shot. The one I remember the most is Tim Guinee who I don’t think is a comic at all but only played one in the TV miniseries “Comics”. It was a long time ago but he made quite an impression. I’d love to watch it again.
Ever since Rolling Stone magazine posted their list of top 50 comedians, I’ve been going through it one or two a day. I’m only at number 20, having started at 50.
And at number 20 is a certain young man who is sadly not with us any longer. Even though I posted his quotation on my first blog already (“My fake plants died because I did not pretend to water them.“), I didn’t really know who he was until now. I have to say that so far he is my favourite, and this is one of the lines that made me love him:
I like rice. Rice is great when you’re hungry and you want 2000 of something.
But as usually with these guys, their words only come alive with their performances. Some material is a bit hard to stomach but I’m not easily offended. The only real bummer is when a dog dies.
Another brutal but hilarious performer was Rodney Dangerfield. His spiel was all about how he got no respect, no love and no action. Here are three pearls by him. The last one belongs in sorry-not sorry category.
I’ve just finished my first book. And now I’m gonna read another one.
My kid’s girlfriend, she is a beauty, she majors in business psychology: for a hundred dollars she’ll blow your mind!
I asked a hooker for a handjob, she gave me a manicure.
The best thing about it all is that I still have 19 of them to go.
And the joke from the title? It comes from a tall comedienne, and this is her reply, in a low voice, whenever somebody tells her that she is REALLY tall:
Not for a man.
She is not on the list but I love her. I wouldn’t even know she existed if her dad hadn’t told me about her on Twitter. Have a look at her surname again. And then see if there is any resemblance. 😉
For the photo part of this post nothing hilarious, just a bit smirk-inducing. Have a look at the exterior of two Ljubljana museums and bestia when he was very young:
Photo: © signature mmm & MC (two of me)