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Movie Comedy – The Wicked Wit of The West

26 Dec

 

Love to laugh? Love old comedy movies?

Irv The Nerve

I recently discovered a gem of a book about screenwriter Irving Brecher entitled The Wicked Wit of the West: The last great Golden-Age screenwriter shares the hilarity and heartaches of working with Groucho, Garland, Gleason, Burns, Berle, Benny & many more.

Oy, that’s a mouthful!

Who is Irving Brecher you may ask?

Irving Brecher was a comedy writer and the only screenwriter to write two Marx Brothers moviesAt the Circus and Go Westall by himself. He also punched up The Wizard of Oz, wrote Shadow of the Thin ManZiegfeld Follies, and adapted musicals Bye Bye Birdie and Meet Me In St. Louis for film.

Harpo Marx called him “Irv the Nerve.”

Groucho Marx called him “The Wicked Wit of the West.”

Author, folk journalist, and radioman extraordinaire Hank Rosenfeld spent six years getting to know Irving while they collaborated on this delightful memoir.

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James Bond: Why Women Love Him

17 Nov

 

Barb Best Humor Blog

In Spectre, Daniel Craig plays our favorite “00.”

I viewed the latest James Bond movie in a medium-sized theater on a weekend where surprisingly the audience was 85% female.

Why do women love this James Bond?

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Remember When There was NO Internet?

10 Nov

 

How did we survive without the internet?

And boy, were we dumb in 1994!

Hilarious…

 

 

Heck. We not only have the internet. We have Twitter!

Comment & Connect with me there @HaBarb

WORD PLAY WITH FRIENDS

2 Nov

 

Yes, I play with my words. So do my friends.

 

Barb Best Humor Blog Friends Playing with Words

 

First, it is pun fun.

Also, it is a feeble attempt to fend off age-related dementia.

You know – the condition that starts when you have children, take on a mortgage, or bring multiple cats into your home. […]

Cheese Is Addictive – Who Knew?

24 Oct

 

Cheese – soft, semi-soft, firm, hard – is the black sheep of the food pyramid.

Admittedly, I never met a brie, blue, or Asiago I didn’t adore.

From The L.A. Times by Jenn Harris “Cheese Really Is Crack – Study Reveals Cheese Is As Addictive As Drugs”

Blame it on opiates, dopamine receptors, and our lust for pizza. […]

Halloween Has Gone to the Dogs

18 Oct

 

Before the charcoal on the Labor Day barbecue grill cools, we are bombarded by… ARRGH!

HALLOWEEN

Orange and black invade the retail world. Pumpkins, creepy decorations, and feed bags of over-priced CANDY block the aisles of every store – including the pet store.

Which brings us to the burning question – who is your dog going “to be” for Halloween?

And when did dogs start wearing Halloween costumes anyway?

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Time: 7 Reasons I’m too Busy

11 Oct

 

Time. Where does it go?

There is never enough time.

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“Violetta Lipstick” by Arienne McCracken – originally posted to Flickr as Violetta Lipstick. Licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0 via Wikimedia Commons

 

I’m too busy to come to your Halloween party because…

  • Been sweating the small stuff – it’s all small stuff – one pit stain at a time.

 

  • Been thinking deeply about the significance of decorative coastal hardware.

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Yo! September IS National Yoga Month

17 Sep

 

In honor of September, National Yoga Month.

Let’s all breathe, bend, stretch…

Totally Enlightened is a quirky satire written by and starring “Yoga Rebel” Tara Stiles.

 

Yoga is the new black. Namaste and Ouch.

 

20 Tips from My Snarky Teen

7 Aug

ICYMI

Tina Fey‘s 5 year old daughter Alice says crazy funny things all the time. She’s constantly cracking Tina up. How cute!

Did I say… she’s five?

As daughters become older, they become increasingly brutal entertaining and wise – especially with their advice.

parenting

 

Tips From My Teen

  •   Lose the Carol Brady haircut.
  •   Nothing dates you more than saying “groovy.”
  •   Don’t chat with the grocery store cashier like she’s a long lost BFF.

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Are You MONEY Rich? How To Tell!

31 Jul

 

Are you rich?

I’m talkin’  $$$ MONEY $$$ RICH $$$not health & love & family & all that real stuff.

Dough. Moola. Donero.

 

Are You Money Rich? Barb Best Humor Blog

Here’s how you can tell!

– For your birthday, you launch personal fireworks displays from your auxiliary yacht. […]