Monday, June 12, 2006

Netflix



An interesting documentary about a painfully stupid joke that has nevertheless become a testing ground of improvisational mettle for comedians. Some of the versions are awful (I found Paul Reiser's and Stephen Wright's particularly lame). George Carlin's take is masterful, and Sarah Silverman personalizes The Aristocrats to a discomforting degree by incorporating her own family (including poor Grandma). Bill Maher, however, has the most elegant and hilarious variation. Plumb the depths of scatology, incest, murder, and sadism with Bob Saget. Worth a visit.

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

What about thanks to 'Kicin' all your arses in an hour!'

Gotta find some people that know how to play Risk.

Anonymous said...

Does "the joke" involve a pug dog?

bartok said...

Does any iteration of "the joke" involve a Pug dog? If not, why is it on the cover?

Anonymous said...

Why is a pug dog on the cover? Does any iteration of "the joke" involve one?

bartok said...

Now I get it - "All comments must be approved by the Blog author"! Sorry - I sent a slew of messages thinking that one would "finally go through"! DELETE THEM ALL (though I am curious about the Pug....)

Anonymous said...

I thought I post a comment about kickin' all ur asses in 75 minutes or less. wtf. can't deal with and deleted da message? luzzzzzzers.

stinky car. haaaaaa

geoff said...

Sorry--comments snafu after turning off HaloScan.

We're back online, and no there's no joke about a pug dog.