Saturday, January 22, 2011

Bill Cosby and the Woman from North, South Carolina

One of the best things about the internet is how easy it is to share funny things with others.  I love the laughter network that is created as we forward bits from one person to another.  This little video clip comes from my friend Mary.    It is a few years old but it shows Bill Cosby doing what he does best--playing off another person.  Bill is funny and witty and the woman is funnier than she is intending to be. 

Since this was shared with me, I wanted to share it with you.

Friday, January 21, 2011

Poetry can be fun and funny, too

This poem by Taylor is not only fascinating to watch, it is funny and right on.   Whether you are a big fan of poetry or not, you will like the way Taylor has presented his poem.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Art Linkletter -- and those darn kids

In the 1950s and 1960s Art Linkletter had hundreds of kids on his show and simply asked them questions and let their responses provide the laughs.  In Bob Newhart's book, "I Shouldn't Even be Doing This", he told a story about Art and one of those children.  Seems one of the boys on the show was off by himself, in a corner while the other kids were laughing and having a good time.  Art went over to him and asked "Is something wrong?".

 "Yeah", he replied, "my dog died this week".

Art wanted to comfort him so, he said, "well, your dog went to heaven and when you go to heaven you will see your dog again so don't be too unhappy".

The boy looked at Art quizzically.  "What does God want with a dead dog"?  

Ah, the logic of children.  I have a clip, introduced by Bill Cosby that shows just how Art's show went.  Should bring you a few chuckles.