One of my simple pleasures in life is reading the Daily Post, which is Palo Alto’s own little daily newspaper. It’s a morning tradition for me to walk the dogs, grab the (free) paper from a newstand, and read it during my pre-dawn breakfast.
On yesterday’s paper, this photo and caption on the front page caught my eye:
One of my favorite people of all time, Norm MacDonald, somewhat famously embarrassed Courtney Thorne-Smith in this Conan interview back in the late 1990s. If you haven’t seen it, you absolutely should watch the whole thing, or if you have seen it a dozen times, like me, you will enjoy watching it again.
In case any of you might be feeling awkward this morning about our leadership, here’s some relief from abroad……..apparently the King of Thailand is suing Facebook to keep pictures like the one below off the Internet. Umm, good luck with that, your highness.
Oh, one other fun fact – – see the fluffy white dog being held by the lovely lass? That dog was the Air Marshall of the Thai Air Force.I kid you not. His name? Fufu.
I am a huge fan of Norm MacDonald, and I’ve been obsessively listening to all his Norm MacDonald Live episodes on YouTube for months now. I’ve been waiting to do this post, since I wanted the time to be right.
His twin episodes with Gilbert Gottfried are some of the funniest things I’ve ever heard in my entire life. If you are ever doing something boring that requires audio entertainment (in my case, yesterday I was unpacking a ton of luggage and sorting things out), there’s no better way to keep your ears occupied. Indeed, I’d suggest you only listen to it, as doing so is even funnier than watching it.
This isn’t like watching Airplane! for the first time. It’s not gut-busting stuff right away. But as it sinks in, it gets more and more brilliant, and if you have the twisted sense of humor I do, you’ll absolutely appreciate it. They unwittingly did some of the great improvisational material of all time.
One last tip: it’s important to watch the entire first episode, since it makes the second all the more funny. Enjoy……