The absurd amount of over-laughing that occurs during NFL Pregame Shows has long been a cliche. The Wall Street Journal recently calculated
that one show spent 2 minutes and 22 seconds, or 11.6% of its length, laughing. But this
recent video may be the defining moment of the trend, raising over-laughing to an art form.
posted by JoeGoblin
on Jan 14, 2011 -
When I was a kid, my dad, who grew up in London, during the Blitz, used to play this old record: a song called "The Laughing Policeman."
It always put a smile on my face. According to Wikipedia
, it was written in 1922 by Charles Jolly, who wrote "numerous other laughing songs (The Laughing Major, Curate, Steeplechaser, Typist, Lover, etc)." If you want to hear the happiest policeman ever, here's the mp3
. The song has inspired cartoonists
, mystery novelists
(great series, by the way!), filmmakers
, a more-recent recording
), and, inevitably, some scary people on youtube
. Speaking of youtube, this
is how I remember the song.
posted by grumblebee
on Feb 11, 2007 -
Are the political debates on MeFi stressing you out? The solution is simple: laugh it off
. (warning: embedded video, silly)
posted by ddf
on Jul 14, 2005 -