February
3rd 2008
We loves teh funny!

Posted under: fluff, weirdness

sarah-silverman.jpgMy apologies–I don’t know how to embed a video yet into a post.  (My brother-in-law has set this website up, and I don’t think that I’m allowed to have the keys yet for that particular vehicle.  Plus, he’s paying for the hosting, which I think might have something to do with this.)  Anyway, if Superbowl LIXIXIVVICMQ isn’t really your thing, and you’re really, like, “whatevs,” every time you’ve heard the New England Patriots’ winning streak described as “historic,” click here for some real entertainment.  (Warning–not work safe, not family viewing, etc.  If it were, it wouldn’t be so freaking hillarious, right?)  Sarah Silverman = Historiann - 2 years + teh funny. 

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6 Responses to “We loves teh funny!”

  1. Ari on 03 Feb 2008 at 12:28 pm #

    Yeah, this was over at Unfogged a few days back (as usual, we historians are behind the pop culture curve). They had a long and lively (not really) discussion that pivoted on: Sarah Silverman = funny? I’m with the Sarah Silverman = funny (usually but not always). But this vid is friggin hilarious, though I think Matt Damon deserves a lot of the credit for being so game. He’s really grown into an excellent and very funny actor. Did you see Good Shepherd? Damon plays a Yale Bonesman turned into a CIA administrator. An amazing slow-burn film that had one of my favorite lines in recent cinema history.

    Joseph Palmi (Joe Pecsi): “Let me ask you something… we Italians, we got our families, and we got the church; the Irish, they have the homeland, Jews their tradition; even the ni**ers, they got their music. What about you people, Mr. Wilson, what do you have?”

    Edward Wilson (Matt Damon): “The United States of America. The rest of you are just visiting.”

    Sorry, for the asterisks. But I was struck in cutting and pasting the quote that the other groups — Italians, Irish, Jews — are named, while African-Americans are referred to with a slur. Perhaps an accurate represenation of what a conversation like that might have gone like. Still, it made me uncertain about reproducing the language here. Again, sorry.

  2. Historiann on 03 Feb 2008 at 12:40 pm #

    Ari, sadly, I never watch movies–at least not new ones. Here in Pottersville, we don’t get all that many that I want to see. It’s something I’m hoping to re-discover in middle-age (which is of course a LONG way off for Historiann, even though I keep nodding off at 9:15 p.m. on the odd night that I find a recent DVD I want to see…)

    I find that Silverman’s humor can be hit-or-miss, but when it hits, it’s great, as in the above vid.

  3. Heather Munro Prescott on 03 Feb 2008 at 2:27 pm #

    I also think this is hilarious, as is some other work by Silverman.

  4. Heather Munro Prescott on 03 Feb 2008 at 2:38 pm #

    P.S. How do you explain this type of post-PC humor to colleagues in Women’s Studies? I have the same issue with disability humor created by and for disabled individuals.

  5. Historiann on 03 Feb 2008 at 4:57 pm #

    Heather–I don’t try to explain Sarah Silverman, even to myself! (Teaching only pre-1800 women’s history, SS doesn’t really come up too often with students…)

  6. Knitting Clio on 02 Mar 2008 at 5:47 am #

    Just heard that Kimmel has made a companion to this with Ben Affleck. Too funny!

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