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As many of you know I will be going in for surgery on the 15th of this month. Earlier this week I wrote a diary asking for help in coming up with a reading list for books that were long/series of long books I could prepare for, that I could get for the long time in the hospital and then in recovery at home.

I thought I'd try my luck again and see if you all could help me come up with television series or the like that are available on DVD or Blue-Ray that I could pop in and if I fall asleep I fall asleep during, but I would not miss much/could re-wind back to, or even if I did not rewind I would not miss much, like for a compilation of a well loved television show, or the like.

I know most people will suggest Walking Dead or House of Cards, etc.....so I am asking for more obscure suggestions, if you were laid up in bed for 4 to 5 even 6 weeks and had nothing else to do, what would you pop into the player to watch/get caught up on?

Any and all suggestions are welcome.

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Sun Mar 29, 2015 at 11:07 PM PDT

Favorite Simpson Moments

by BFSkinner

On Facebook we were discussing if the quality of The Simpsons has gone up or down, or whatever... my point is that even if it has gone down, it has given us, in its history, some great comedy moments, some classic bits, regardless of where it stands now.

So I thought to myself, if I had to pick my top three, at the moment classic Simpson moments what would they be? I selected the three below, with the caveat that they could change at any time... but I present three classic Simpson moments:

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Just in the mood for some Mel Brooks... if he is not your thing, I suggest you pass this by.....

Most, all but one are Mel Brooks clips, the last is from the comedy duo "Two Live Jews" a rap parody group doing one of their serious songs, actually.

All but one of the Brooks clips comes from his movies, it is a clip from television that you might not have seen before, though rare it is funny.

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Mel Brooks: Yay or Nay

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Ahhh, yes.... a classic television show, a drag queens dream.. a bit of comedy heaven... "The Golden Girls" was a classic.

I remember watching the episodes when they first aired and rofling, and still do find myself rolling on the floor watching them in syndication.

We all seem to know a real life Rose, Dorothy, Sophia, and Blanche.

So this idea for a diary hit me... who is the most common Daily Kos user?

Are we a bunch of Blanches? I'd bet on we're a dollop of Dorothy's myself... but who knows?

Click here to find out which of the four most matches you!

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According to the quiz, I most resemble

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Ok, maybe 1980 isn't recent, but hey... it works for me as a sort of cut off, and I am the diary author, so :P

Another Oscar's just wrapped up, so I ask you, the Daily Kos Studio Audience, what are your top three movies from 1980 to 2015? Can you pick just three?

Come on... I have faith in you.

Mine are below... how about yourself?

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Sat Jan 31, 2015 at 09:31 PM PST

Atheist humor

by BFSkinner

Although I am not an Atheist, I appreciate Atheist humor, I mean as a theist if you cannot laugh at yourself what good are you?

So I present some of, what I think, are the best stand-up Atheist stand up comedy bits.

Feel free to sit down, and enjoy the clips below, or add some of your own favorites.

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Sun Jan 25, 2015 at 10:22 PM PST

For my friends in the Northeast

by BFSkinner

Stay warm and safe, please.

May some of these songs help, maybe dancing to them will help warm you up. :)

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Fri Jan 23, 2015 at 08:37 PM PST

Kids in the Hall Friday

by BFSkinner

Nothing says laughter like Canada.

And nothing says Canada like The Kids in the Hall.

Ok, maybe SCTV but since I already did an SCTV diary the other week, it is time for one based on the other comedy troupe from Canada that brings great gufaws and chuckles with mere mention of their name:

The Kids in the Hall.

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My brother is back in town from Mainland China and we were talking about what it was like growing up as children (ages 1-12) in the 1970s.

One thing we loved were Saturday mornings, full of high powered sugared cereals and Saturday morning cartoons. One thing led to another and we discussed how much cartoons had changed since we were children, and how, for better or worse, certain cartoons could never be made/marketed for children nowadays. These cartoons dealt with subjects that we now know might not be best marketed to children, but back then....times were different, or where they?

I thought that it would make an interesting late night diary topic, and I'd love to get your thoughts and other cartoons that you think share this distinction, so please stop on in and share.

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It's good to be back. I spent the last twenty-four hours or so in the hospital, not sure if I would be out tonight or not. Luckily I made it out. While I was sitting there the topic for tonight's diary hit me.

It's been a bit since I've done an alphabet game, where I start with an "A" show or song, and then the next person puts a "B" show, and so on....

We've done it before with group names, and managed to do a very good job of it, going thru the whole alphabet.

Tonight's challenge, though, is a bit tougher.... coming up with television shows stating with each letter of the alphabet.

I'll get us started....who will go next?

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Sat Dec 13, 2014 at 09:14 PM PST

Some Christmas-type humor in video

by BFSkinner

I saw a video on Facebook combining Christmas with one of my favorite movies of all Full Metal Jacket and almost fell on the floor in laughter.

And so I got to thinking, looking for other videos of the same ilk.

I hope you like them, and if you know of others, please feel free to share.



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Thu Dec 11, 2014 at 12:48 PM PST

Merry Christmas SCTV style

by BFSkinner

Growing up in metro Detroit I was lucky enough to get channel 9, which was CBC from Canada. This was in the days prior to the net, cable, etc... when you had to get up and pick from 7 or 8 channels from the TV....and we liked it! Then we would go sit down after changing the channel on a bed of rock lava....er....wait.....different story.

Anyways, growing up I was exposed to one of the greatest, if not the greatest, comedy troupe show ever on TV, constantly filled with intelligence, wit, and thousands of laughts.

I am talking, of course, about the great show SCTV.

I thought that it would be good, as my present to my friends here that celebrate Christmas, and for those that don't but love classic comedy gold, to put up a Christmas-themed SCTV diary.

So please, have a seat, sit back, let your worries leave you for a bit, and settle in for some true comedy legends.

 

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