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Fellow Republicans on Saturday debated the fallout over new suggestions that Gov. Chris Christie knew about a traffic-blocking operation orchestrated by top aides as apparent political payback earlier than he has acknowledged.

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#171 Feb 6, 2014
inbred Genius wrote:
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Oh yeah, the BB were good, only had a couple hits, but they have stood up well. ELO good too, didn't they morph either into or out of Sweet? Never heard of Clayton Jackson and Durante, nice name though, flows smoothly, like Cornelius bros and sister rose, or bonny Delaney and friends or whatever.
there are too many one hit wonders to even name....but they still get airplay
Jimmy Durante began his career in the early 20's as part of a vaudeville musical trio, along with Messrs. Lou Clayton and Eddie Jackson. They did flow smoothly.

The Beau Brummels "comeback" album was their best. It featured some terrific music, most notably the transcendent "Wolf of Velvet Fortune". Don't die until you've heard it. Okay, there's no hurry.

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#172 Feb 6, 2014
Lawrence Wolf wrote:
<quoted text>Jimmy Durante began his career in the early 20's as part of a vaudeville musical trio, along with Messrs. Lou Clayton and Eddie Jackson. They did flow smoothly.
The Beau Brummels "comeback" album was their best. It featured some terrific music, most notably the transcendent "Wolf of Velvet Fortune". Don't die until you've heard it. Okay, there's no hurry.
oh that durante....I recall him and his schnozz....never found him too funny, even Jack Benny just never clicked for me. I'm cheap too, so maybe we clashed....I was only about 10 when he was on, so that means I was more into cartoons at the time. Skelton was ok, Jackie Gleason was pretty good, even to a kid. One of these days Alice....
WC Fields was ok, but only saw him in movies that were already classics, Laurel and Hardy were decent, never got the 3 stooges or Ritz bros....but the Marx Bros.....they were my favorites of all time forever.

I'll wait a little while on that wolf of velvet fortune, I'm a little under the weather, don't wanna chance it.

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#173 Feb 6, 2014
inbred Genius wrote:
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oh that durante....I recall him and his schnozz....never found him too funny, even Jack Benny just never clicked for me. I'm cheap too, so maybe we clashed....I was only about 10 when he was on, so that means I was more into cartoons at the time. Skelton was ok, Jackie Gleason was pretty good, even to a kid. One of these days Alice....
WC Fields was ok, but only saw him in movies that were already classics, Laurel and Hardy were decent, never got the 3 stooges or Ritz bros....but the Marx Bros.....they were my favorites of all time forever.
I'll wait a little while on that wolf of velvet fortune, I'm a little under the weather, don't wanna chance it.
That's the most unhoid of thing I ever hoid of. Groucho never really said that, but he should have. When I was six years old, I was doing my impression of Groucho Marx.

However, aside from ideological differences, I find another area where you and I seem far apart. You indicate some indifference to certain comedians whom I consider comic gods.
These include Jack Benny, W.C. Fields, and Laurel and Hardy, the latter of whom lived in a world I would settle for as Heaven.
Among my other top choices are Charlie Chaplin, Bob Hope*(only in movies before 1960), and the aforementioned Marx Brothers.

I think Gleason's Ralph Kramden was a terrific comic character. I found The Three Stooges funny despite myself. As for Red Skelton and the Ritz Brothers, I agree.
Years ago, my sister was at a live performance by the Ritz Brothers, in a front row seat. At one point Harry Ritz jumped off the stage and kissed her right on the mush. Not my idea of romance, but she was very proud of it.

* I hated Bob Hope's standup routines.

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#174 Feb 6, 2014
inbred Genius wrote:
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Springsteens Blinded by the light (which he wrote) makes me look for a place to puke, yet Manfred Manns version is one of my favorite songs of all time....go figure...some silicone sister with her manager mister, told me I got what it takes, she said I'll turn you on son onto something strong, play that song with a funky break.
I thought Herbie Mann would be more your type......

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#175 Feb 6, 2014
Caribou Barbie wrote:
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I thought Herbie Mann would be more your type......
That's what I call a nasty insult.

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#176 Feb 7, 2014
inbred Genius wrote:
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loved CSN and Y when he joined too. Suite Judy Blue Eyes still a fav. Sung it at karaoke before...they did good stuff early on, but fame was fleeting....at least david did better with his new liver than Mickey Mantle did. Neil young has talent, but he's kinda weird. And the other day it was the Ames bros that I was thinking of that were white guys. Not as good as the Mills or Ink spots, but ok.
Did you ever see the segment on 60 Minutes about, i believe it was Melissa Etheridge and her female partner wanting a child together, and David Crosby was a close friend, and she thought so, so very talented...that asked him to donate sperm for invitro, and had a baby....pretty cool....except that in the 60's, could'nt they have just went to the van, a coupla times...lol....probably would have cost much less....

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#177 Feb 7, 2014
TonyT1961 wrote:
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Dumbo's mom - "I need to file a lawsuit against that gas station".
Dumbo - "why mom?"
Dumbo's mom - "how can I afford a good mental institution for you if I don't?"
Dumbo - "what do you mean mom?"
Dumbo's mom - "been reading the crap you put on Topix - you must be suffering from Fetal Alcohol Syndrome. Shit, I'll go after the cheap wine co. too while I'm at it!"
lafraud's mommie is a dirt farmer. From the other side.

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Alpharetta, GA

#178 Feb 7, 2014
Go Blue Forever wrote:
<quoted text> Did you ever see the segment on 60 Minutes about, i believe it was Melissa Etheridge and her female partner wanting a child together, and David Crosby was a close friend, and she thought so, so very talented...that asked him to donate sperm for invitro, and had a baby....pretty cool....except that in the 60's, could'nt they have just went to the van, a coupla times...lol....probably would have cost much less....
I do recall that, and everybody knows that Suite Judy Blue Eyes was a tribute to Judy Collins, whom he loved at the time....love the opening line...."It's getting to the point, where i'm no fun anymore"

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Alpharetta, GA

#179 Feb 7, 2014
Lawrence Wolf wrote:
<quoted text>That's the most unhoid of thing I ever hoid of. Groucho never really said that, but he should have. When I was six years old, I was doing my impression of Groucho Marx.
However, aside from ideological differences, I find another area where you and I seem far apart. You indicate some indifference to certain comedians whom I consider comic gods.
These include Jack Benny, W.C. Fields, and Laurel and Hardy, the latter of whom lived in a world I would settle for as Heaven.
Among my other top choices are Charlie Chaplin, Bob Hope*(only in movies before 1960), and the aforementioned Marx Brothers.
I think Gleason's Ralph Kramden was a terrific comic character. I found The Three Stooges funny despite myself. As for Red Skelton and the Ritz Brothers, I agree.
Years ago, my sister was at a live performance by the Ritz Brothers, in a front row seat. At one point Harry Ritz jumped off the stage and kissed her right on the mush. Not my idea of romance, but she was very proud of it.
* I hated Bob Hope's standup routines.
I probably worded it poorly, I like WC and L&H, I watch whenever they are one TV usually just TCM, every now and then. My Little Chicadee with Mae West was good, I understand that they hated each other, probably because they were both big hams, but the movie was cute. Silly cute...for years I had a lot of his stuff on VHS, his shorts and a few of his movies...If you like this stuff, the website IMDB is good, gives you all the details and skinny. L&H transitioned from silent to sound with nary a blip, others never could do it. Most of their stuff is visual, but sound didn't really hurt them much. Saw a short of theirs just a couple nights ago, Tit for Ta, pretty cute.

I could type for hours about the Marx bros, but will limit it just one favorite scene....The Sanity Clause scene...I recommend it.

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Alpharetta, GA

#180 Feb 7, 2014
Caribou Barbie wrote:
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I thought Herbie Mann would be more your type......
I don't know Herbie, I better Google him....He's not a jazz player, like Kenny G is he?

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Alpharetta, GA

#181 Feb 7, 2014
I liked Hope's road movies, with Bing and Dorothy....one plot, worked for every single movie....I only remember one of his stand up routines, probably at a military base with a cupcake of the day......

Bob....some Night?
cupcake....yeah
Bob...some moon
cupcake.....yeah
Bob.....some dew
cupcake...some don't.....slap

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#182 Feb 7, 2014
Someday for you that love Cinema....Check out the best year ever...1939.....My wife loves the Big Band era music, from there thru WW II.....

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#183 Feb 7, 2014
Go Blue Forever wrote:
Someday for you that love Cinema....Check out the best year ever...1939.....My wife loves the Big Band era music, from there thru WW II.....
yes, agreed, 39 was the best....too many to list....among them, Gone With the Wind....

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#184 Feb 7, 2014
inbred Genius wrote:
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yes, agreed, 39 was the best....too many to list....among them, Gone With the Wind....
Best Actor......Charles Laughton.....Hunchback of Notre Dame....

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Alpharetta, GA

#185 Feb 7, 2014
Go Blue Forever wrote:
<quoted text> Best Actor......Charles Laughton.....Hunchback of Notre Dame....
"The bells...the bells"

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#186 Feb 7, 2014
TonyT1961 wrote:
<quoted text>Dumbo's mom - "I need to file a lawsuit against that gas station".

Dumbo - "why mom?"

Dumbo's mom - "how can I afford a good mental institution for you if I don't?"

Dumbo - "what do you mean mom?"

Dumbo's mom - "been reading the crap you put on Topix - you must be suffering from Fetal Alcohol Syndrome. Shit, I'll go after the cheap wine co. too while I'm at it!"
Are you trying to be funny with your bot babble. Give it up pookie , all you continue to show is your -12 IQ.

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#187 Feb 7, 2014
inbred Genius wrote:
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I probably worded it poorly, I like WC and L&H, I watch whenever they are one TV usually just TCM, every now and then. My Little Chicadee with Mae West was good, I understand that they hated each other, probably because they were both big hams, but the movie was cute. Silly cute...for years I had a lot of his stuff on VHS, his shorts and a few of his movies...If you like this stuff, the website IMDB is good, gives you all the details and skinny. L&H transitioned from silent to sound with nary a blip, others never could do it. Most of their stuff is visual, but sound didn't really hurt them much. Saw a short of theirs just a couple nights ago, Tit for Ta, pretty cute.
I could type for hours about the Marx bros, but will limit it just one favorite scene....The Sanity Clause scene...I recommend it.
Come on, there's no such thing as a sanity clause!

I am fortunate to have all the Laurel and Hardy films. I plan to live there when I die.

JUDGE (to Mae West): Are you trying to show contempt for his court?
MAE W: On the contrary judge, I'm doing my best to hide it.

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#188 Feb 7, 2014
inbred Genius wrote:
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I don't know Herbie, I better Google him....He's not a jazz player, like Kenny G is he?
May I cut in? Yes, Herbie Mann was a jazz flutist, until he got into reggae and disco, descending from okay to mediocre. Kenny G however, is another story entirely. I'd sooner join the Tea Party than have to listen to his pseudo-jazz noises.

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#189 Feb 7, 2014
inbred Genius wrote:
I liked Hope's road movies, with Bing and Dorothy....one plot, worked for every single movie....I only remember one of his stand up routines, probably at a military base with a cupcake of the day......
Bob....some Night?
cupcake....yeah
Bob...some moon
cupcake.....yeah
Bob.....some dew
cupcake...some don't.....slap
As I said, I thought Hope was a comic genius in his pre-60's films, especially the earlier ones. As a stand-up, I thought he should sit down,mainly for these reasons:
.the material was rarely funny to me.
.he gave off an arrogance, especially later on, as if to say, I'm in your presence, that's good enough for you.(I know he did a lot of work for the USO, and I respect him for it.)
.he often laughed at his own jokes, a comic no-no as far as I'm concerned.(I wish Red Skelton had realized that.)

As for the Road movies, I agree totally. I loved the Hope-Crosby chemistry, and having Dorothy Lamour put them in their place.

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#190 Feb 7, 2014
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Are you trying to be funny with your bot babble. Give it up pookie , all you continue to show is your -12 IQ.
Why are you here? It's BOGO (buy one BJ, get 1 free) at the truck stop.

Go make my money bitch!

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