Of course, this takes an absurd turn when you realize that the guy doing the fetishising is Asian, and would in no way be accepted by the pompous, racist, classist assholes of yore he seems to smitten with.
Announcer: It's time to play America's most challenging game show: Make Joan Baez Laugh!
Host: Hello, everybody, and welcome once again to Make Joan Baez Laugh! We've had over 2,000 amateur and professional comedians on the show trying to make Joan Baez laugh, and so far no one's succeeded.
Joan, how do you do it? Nine years without even cracking a smile?
Joan Baez: How can anyone laugh, Bill, when there's so much suffering in the world?
Host: I was sure that guy on last night was going to get to you, though. He did over twenty minutes of scathing material on Ronald Reagan.
Joan Baez: I don't think there's anything funny about Ronald Reagan. He is responsible for the escalating arms race, and for enslaving our Latino brothers and sisters. . .
-- SNL, November 8th, 1986
How times have changed. Now, you would find it difficult to see anyone wearing a hat these days as the continuous de-formalisation of dress and manners slowly creep in. The rot has set in and in due course, a T-shirt, shorts and flip-flops would be considered too formal for businesswear…
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