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Sunday, September 22, 2019

Thornton P. Knowles On Comedian Dick Shawn

Appearing on the Johnny Carson show in the 1980s, comedian Dick Shawn joked that life doesn't begin with inception. Life begins, he said, when the kids leave home and the dog dies. Carson laughed so hard he almost fell out of his chair. The joke, as they say, brought down the house. If a comedian cracked a joke like that today, he'd be attacked by the church, thousands of enraged 25-year-olds blogging their brains out in their parents' basements, and the animal rights people. I miss the time when comedians were actually funny.

Thornton P. Knowles

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