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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Holiday Gifts I Will NOT Recycle

19 Dec

 

It’s the holidays!

Not only that, it’s Christmas.

In the air is the smell of evergreen, holly, gingerbread cookies, and rising debt.

Here are a few holiday gifts that caught my eye…

Holiday Gifts To Not Recycle

80 pounds of cheese – because you never know when company is coming over. […]

Updated Book Titles for Today’s Children

9 Dec

 

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Today’s children are worldly wise and sophisticated beyond their years.

They need to read books that reflect their knowledge and experience. Books they can actually relate to.

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Perhaps these UPDATED books?

  • The Little Engine that Could if it Just Had Some Decent Therapy

 

  • The Velveteen Hypoallergenic Rabbit

 

  • Charlotte’s Website Hack

 

  • A Wrinkle in Quality Time

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VOTE on the FIND YOUR FUNNY Book Cover!!!

3 Dec

 

Attention: Parents, counselors, educators, coaches, and everyone who cares about teens 😀

NEW book coming!

FIND YOUR FUNNY: The Humor Survival Guide for Teens 

A survival guide that helps teens discover the power of humor in dealing with stress plus teaches strategies to add more laughter to their lives.

HELP CHOOSE THE COVER!

It’s easy 🙂

VOTE #1 or #2.

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THANK YOU!

 

Happy Holidays: Eating Tips To Ignore

25 Nov

 

The holidays are upon us… actually, they are in our face.

Holiday Advice Food Humor

There is a ton of advice out there on how not to overeat on Thanksgiving, Christmas, Hannukah, Kwanza, New Year’s Eve, New Year’s Day, and every other holiday you can imagine.

Tips like, “NO seconds,” “Drink ONLY water,” “During your meal, go to the bathroom, look in the mirror, and guilt yourself about how many calories you’re taking in,” “Fill up on celery and radishes – stay away from the dip,” and “Do planks and push-ups between courses.”

Pull-ease! Gratification is the whole point.

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James Bond: Why Women Love Him

17 Nov

 

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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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