Hello boys and girls! This be the zany Captain of the good ship Glen View, speaking to you. What be my name! Captain Glen of course! I have had many names in my life! You may call me anything you like as long as it's done with humor! Humor is what my ship is all about! Yes sir! Humor fills the sails of my ship. Without laughter what are we? Wow! I don't know! I'll have to ponder my own question, perhaps you can ponder along with me as I write some of my humor!
What makes us laugh? I never tire of simple silly movies like I watched as a child. An example is "The Keystone Cops." If my memory serves me correctly, it was a silent movie. I assure you I wasn't silent!
I was in the hospital about a year ago and watched 10 hours of The Little Rascals, also silent, from 1925 to 1929. Everyone including the Doctors glanced at the T. V. and laughed with me. All asked me "what are you watching?" None of them have ever seen these silent, original "Little Rascals!" I'm actually not sure why but these simple, goofy, misadventures of children were delightfully funny. I grew up watching the later version. These of course were the talking ones, but I did not find them as funny as the silent ones. The silent ones relied more on overall facial expressions and over acting! The Keystone cops did the same!
I like Laurel and Hardy, Abbott and Costello. "Who's on first, What's on second" is a masterpiece of Abbott and Costello's humor. There are many others such as The Three Stooges that I still enjoy. Nothing I watch today can tickle my humor bone, I mean funny bone like these old classics! Is that what classic means? Unique! Seems to me this kind of humor can't be recreated!
Do we need a laugh track to tells us when somethings funny? Give me a !@#$ing break! I know what I like! I'm all grown up, and then some, and more, but I still enjoy the basic same things. I still love coca-cola on a hot summer's day, or a chocolate milkshake, which was a rare treat as a child! The foods I enjoy are the simple foods I enjoyed as a child. You know all the bad stuff macaroni and cheese, mashed potatoes, grandma's dumplings!
Riding my bicycle and feeling as though every neighborhood was my neighborhood. Never afraid nor did my parents have to worry! Today I would fall off a bicycle! That I have, no doubt! Balence ain't what it once was! Once, I could ride all day! Today, I would have a heart attack! Once, I never had to worry about a driver talking on a cellphone! Today, I would be a statistic of that I have no doubt!
Sorry, per usual for me I got sidetracked!
I always liked The Andy Griffith Show, but in a different kind of way! Never understood Milton Berle! Where as Red Skeleton was king! George Carlin was one of a kind, fantastic!
Without laughter what are we? I would be the darkness that overtakes me sometimes! Darkness with no rewards, unlike nighttime, to rejuvenate!
A world without humor is a world I wish to be no part of! I envision this world would be like watching the local newscast, followed by world news! Can you imagine a news channel with 24 hours a day news from around the globe giving you up to the minute news that is always BAD! Oh my! We have that don't we! How in the hell did that format ever become popular? Beats me! What crazy !@#$ed up sponsors would advertise on such a depressing channel?
Without humor I would die, of that I have no doubt! We must have humor to survive the everyday atrocities! My advise to y'all out there, is turn that darn devil's tool off! Cast it out, begone you DEV-IL!
HOLD YOUR CHILD, TAKE A WALK AS A FAMILY! TAKE A LEISURELY RIDE INTO THE COUNTRYSIDE, SMELL THE TALL GREEN CORN IN SUMMER! MAKE A FRESH PITCHER OF HOMEMADE LEMONADE, NOT A FEW BOTTLES OF LEMONADE IN A BOTTLE! MAKE MAC & CHEESE & FRESH LEMONADE, LEAVE ALL FIVE "DEV-IL PHONES" INSIDE GO OUTSIDE AND HAVE A PICNIC THE OLD FASHION WAY! FAMILY COMMUNICATING, LAUGHING, LOVING! I'M HERE TO TELL Y'ALL...IT DON'T GET NO BETTER THAN THAT!!! Thanks for stopping by! Glen