Tuesday, April 10, 2007

The Comedy of Don Imus

I trying to find some. Gimme a minute. 

Until yesterday when Don Imus claimed his daily four hour screed was a comedy show, not a news program, I confess I had no idea he was funny. Nice of him to clear that up. Now that I know, I can hardly wait to laugh my ass off the next time that pencil necked wrinkled old white man with a 70's haircut takes to the airwaves.

Not to put too fine a point on it, but isn't the first rule of comedy to MAKE ME LAUGH?

That's probably where I went wrong. I got distracted from the hilarity of it all because I was listening to his nasal voice as it threaded its way through that faucet he calls a nose. By the way, are your teeth yellow, Don, or did someone piss in your mouth? Hmm, I may have stepped over the line on that one.

But, like I say, now that I know that he's funny, because he told me so, it's going to be a heck of a lot easier to enjoy his unique brand of laff riot humor. Nothing like insulting women and minorities to get people rolling in the aisles.

Of course I have to wait a couple of weeks to listen to his show, since he's recovering from the tap on the wrist that the courageous folks who broadcast this relic from the fifties felt pressured to inflict. Apparently they believed him when he said, "I'm not a bad person. I just said a bad thing."  Isn't that the Mel Gibson defense without all the alcohol?

He portrays himself as someone who insults everyone equally. Like he's the Don Rickles of radio -- if Rickles made inappropriate, racist, sexist remarks that are never, ever funny.

I predict that Imus will be fired. Yep, his ass is grassola. But, not to worry, he'll get an offer from the Discovery Channel to star in a documentary about dinosaurs. I can't wait to hear what it was like when the asteroid hit.


ksquester said...

Must be that third testicle of his.   BAD!   Anne

stupidsheetguy said...

He's really gotten bad. But I must say, I can't remember him not being bad, at least as far as comedy goes. I'm waiting to see him start drooling on himself, too.

screaminremo303 said...

Imus is another example of why aging media types should have the mic yanked out from underneath their nose. I don't think it's senility as much as the gradual loosening of self-restraint that comes from a lifetime of trying to not let people know what idiotic and evil things are rolling around in their head. I guess I'll always be ahead of the curve in something.

eilenbug said...

Typical comment from men of "his age."

bluwave9 said...

He'll end up going to satellite.  Then I'll have yet another reason not to pay for a subscription to something I can already get for free.

Imus = not funny.  Mrs. L= very funny.  Plus, she has white teeth.

ladeeoftheworld said...

Not a big Imus fan.  As a matter of fact, not a fan at all.  He kind of creeps me out.  BUT...........why can't he say anything he damn well pleases?  If people don't like it, don't listen anymore.  I am so sick of being politically correct I could just puke.

cneinhorn said...

your prediction was correct mrs l! i didn't find him funny either, now howard stern on the other hand, he makes me laugh :)