Tuesday, October 25, 2005

Haaaay Laaaaadyyyyy

Jerry Lewis is interviewed on Fresh Air today. I haven't listened to it yet, but I'm going to, because I would like to know more about Jerry Lewis. It would be kind of amazing, in an awful way, to be a nationally recognized walking punchline. He went from comedic pioneer to the sign of a country's impotence. I'm thinking, of course, of the classic anti-France criticism: "How can you [blank (believe, trust, buy)] anything from a country that likes Jerry Lewis?" This, of course, FROM THE COUNTRY THAT INVENTED JERRY LEWIS.

Other things that America invented: stonewashed jeans, Carrot Top, obesity.

Not as any great defense of France, but seriously, how do we get to criticize them? And how do we know there's anything to really criticize? Did the people of France get their own blog, dedicated to Lewis's hilarity, or something? I'm sure the criticism is based on Jerry Lewis receiving some kind of National L'Award Des L'Arts, but they love to give crappy awards. They also knighted Bruce Willis as a great Warrior Des L'Arts or something this year, so clearly they've got some kind of Arts Committee Des Les Monkeys or whatver. Not la citizenry's fault, per se. And The United States of America, the Greatest Country on Earth, gave Stephen King the Nobel Prize for Horror. Let he who is without the badly decided publicity stunt cast the first criticism of an aging comedian's fans.

Oh, and we also invented dykes, which is gross.


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