Thursday, May 13, 2010

Biggus Dickus

I have been in a somewhat foul mood of late. The direction of the country...our apparent inability to look at ourselves and admit that we have made some serious errors in judgment over the years...the lack of compassion for our fellow citizens by many in this country, and just the sorry state of politics which continue as usual. It is becoming more and more difficult to read daily happenings for me.

I am from the era of Vietnam...the 60's and 70's events changed me forever. It is very depressing to me to realize that we have learned nothing. This isn't a new thing, I've been in this place before. What I have learned is...silliness, laughter and absurdity breaks me out of it. So, as much for me as you, here are some silly, but brilliant guys...they just happen to be British...mostly, and I do love the Brit sense of humour (sic).

Just two of the many I've watched tonight.




24 comments:

RealityZone said...

I am in the same age [bracket] as you are.
Many times i just sit and stare at a tree or a cactus, and ask myself, "what happened"?

intelliwench said...

It's true, we can't control what is going on, but we can control our reactions to it. I've been quite happily ignoring the news for some time now, to the extent possible. Nevertheless, I do marvel at how far we haven't come . . .

We should start our own country, dammit!

Mauigirl said...

Thank you for posting these, I've been in a funk myself lately and these definitely made me laugh!

jadedj said...

Reality---There are certainly still many of us out there, but being overcome by greed and stupidity, methinks.

intell---Hey, how was your vacation?

Good idea. Let's see...if we invade another country...take them over...install a puppet government...uh...er...

Mauigirl---Long time no see. Glad they gave you a chuckle.

mo.stoneskin said...

I've seen those before and I'm incredibly glad that you recognise that our humour is far superior to anyone else's...

Bob said...

Sometimes a good laugh is what you need to get you going again. I know these helped me!

Kulkuri said...

I too am from the same era. Sometimes I think if I had to do it all over again, I'd go around the lake and take up residence in Canada. Who knew??

The Brit humor is different, but usually funny.

jadedj said...

Mo---I do indeed...now if you blokes can just learn to spell humour, er...humor.

Bob---Much needed, I know.

Kulkuri---Yes indeedy, I've thought the same thing on many occasions.

Sue said...

I'm always an optimist, always see the glass half full, always find something happy and well about our world we live in. I have to or I would wither and die. Take time to smell the flowers and for petes sake don't get hooked on cable news, it's too damn depressing. If you didn't watch the news I bet you would live a very happy normal life!

Mr. Charleston said...

The new country thing won't work. They tried it in the Keys... the Conch Republic... and were, ignored, the worst fate possible. Funny helps, no doubt. The new country thing reminded me of the hilarious movie with Peter Sellers, The Mouse That Roared. Check it out.

BTW JJ... Like you, I'm so disgusted by the oil spill and all the bull shit surrounding it that I've just tuned it out. There's no hope for mankind.

jadedj said...

Sue---Actually, I do smell the flowers. I Zen out everyday while waiting to pick up my youngest daughter from school. The school is on a hill, surrounded by many trees, and a field covered with the suburbanite's dread...Dandelions. The beauty of the planet vs the ugliness of some of it's inhabitants, is poignant.

Now I KNOW you don't eschew the news. Your posts are all about the news...and the assholes who make it. :)

Mr. C---Yes, but they have some great tee-shirt shops.

Re-watched the Mouse a couple of months ago...still funny.

"...no hope for mankind." Yes, but, we'll still have reality t.v.

Tom Harper said...

Nice to hear that Monty Python song again. You're right, sometimes all you can do is kick back and laugh at the absurdity of it all.

jadedj said...

Tom---Most of the time...and then...

Bucko (a.k.a., Ken) said...

I laugh at myself often, it helps put things into perspective.

intelliwench said...

Ok, so maybe not our own country....maybe our own planet?

Jaded, the vacation post was just posted. It was a mostly fabulous time. I get to do it again, with a somewhat different itinerary, in August!

the walking man said...

That's OK old people. Go ahead and quit fighting no one will notice or care. As for me I haven't found any thing that made me laugh in along time unless it was on C-span. I have enough energy left and enough words within to fight the fuckers at the root. I ain't tuning a god damned thing out or turning a motherfucking bit of information away, the corporations which have raped my home and now the planet can kiss my old white graying pink sagging ass and when I die they can chew on that shit too. Fuck them then and fuck them now.

Sue said...

of course I'm addicted to cable news, but I would be a happier person if I wasn't. Wait, not happier, but I'd have more free time to smell the flowers! ;-)

jadedj said...

Bucko---I try...God knows I try...and I do make myself laugh. It's the conversations with myself that are pathetic.

intell---Alpha Liberalus?

I'll be over in a minute to catch up.

wm---Is it something we said? And, I wasn't suggesting that I was giving up...just stating that I need a laugh now and again to get through the bullshit.

Sue---I really am totally cynical with cable news. Jon Stewart has a better handle on it than they do.

Harlequin said...

Funny does help. These were funny.
It is difficult not to get disillusioned, especially when earlier eras predispose one to be wary when one sees the same old thing ...and evasive bullshit tactics -- again and again.
I suppose the best revenge is lasting.... and being as authentic as one can. Lucky for me, I have a few communities ( like some fellow bloggers) to help keep me honest.

jadedj said...

Harlequin---You are so right...it's the same ol same ol that gets wearying.

Land of shimp said...

Let's see if this will translate at all. A few years back HBO had a positively dreadful series called Rome that, while thoroughly awful in terms of writing (and let us not discuss what merry sport it made of actual history), was nonetheless unintentionally hilarious at points...particularly if you are a Python fan.

In one scene Atia prepares to send a well endowed slave of to her enemy saying, "A large penis is always welcome." as she inspects the naked slave before her. We can only hope that a latex prosthetic was attached to the man, because Egads!! Biggus Dickus, in the flesh!

Whenever I am feeling a bit down, I think of Polly Walker having to intone "A large penis is always welcome." while being in the same room as the extra with most alarming thing I've ever seen, with a straight face...and it gets me giggling.

As an aside, I see you have Jan Brewer's Crypt Keeper like mug up. Sometimes people's outsides really do reflect their interiors, do they not?

The thing is, if you look at the last century. How far we came with civil rights, gender roles, racial equality, we did make progress.

It was slow, but it was there. I was born in 1967 and my life would have been a vastly different thing had I been born in 1917 instead. I think we only see the progress in retrospect. At the time we can only perceive how maddeningly slow it is.

jadedj said...

L o S---Sounds as if that was a "hard" role...Atia, I mean.

There was a similar scene in Mel Brooks', History of The World, with Madeline Kahn...not quite as graphic, however.

As to Jan Brewer, a hard looking, and acting person, me thinks.

What you say of contemporary history in the U.S. is true. However, having lived through many of those struggles, I can say it is disheartening to realize that almost half of this country is dye-in-the-wool, give a shit about those less fortunate...and has a killer mentality regards the rest of the world...STILL! That ain't progress. We have taken many steps backward in the last few years, and I am disheartened by it.

Anonymous said...

go fuck yourself you communist bastard.

jadedj said...

Well hey, Anonymous out there in Thousand Oaks, California...2 minutes and 24 seconds on a commie site is quite a while for a pee brain isn't it? It would appear that the Biggus Dickus Head here, is unnamed.