Frontier Former Editor

May 30, 2008

A damn shame

Filed under: Blazing Saddles, humor — Tags: , , , — Frontier Former Editor @ 12:53 am

From CNN

LOS ANGELES, California — Comic actor Harvey Korman has died at 81, according to the UCLA Medical Center.

Harvey Korman’s death comes after complications from the rupture of an abdominal aortic aneurysm.

Korman died at the center four months after suffering complications from the rupture of an abdominal aortic aneurysm.

“It was a miracle in itself that he survived the incident at all. Everyone in the hospital referred to him as ‘miracle man’ because of his strong will and ability to bounce right back after several major operations,” said Korman’s daughter, Kate Korman. “Tragically, after such a hard-fought battle, he passed away.”

 

Thank you Harvey for some of the best moments I’ve had with my clothes on. The only shame of his life is that so many Washingtonians took him seriously as a role model. I’m going to show my old student ID at the movies in his honor.

Could you repeat that, sir?

 

Check out from 4:28 to 7:06

 

Now go do that voodoo . . .

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September 13, 2007

Hand these out to the boys in lieu of pay . . . . .

Filed under: beaver, Blazing Saddles, paddleball — Frontier Former Editor @ 10:02 am

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Rain should never leave beaver shots unattended . . . . .

I didn’t hear a harummmph from that guy.

 

You watch your ass . . . .

July 9, 2007

It’s going to be a long, hot summer . . .

Filed under: Blazing Saddles, humor, Mel Brooks, music, old times, railroad, theft is sincere flattery — Frontier Former Editor @ 12:23 am

The only real response I can bring to this . . . is this:

May 9, 2006

Tonight . . . the Blazing Saddles mini-forum!

Filed under: Blazing Saddles, humor, Mel Brooks — Frontier Former Editor @ 11:34 pm

If I had to go throug the rest of my life with a severely depleted DVD collection, the top choice would be . . . .

‘scuse me while I whip this out . . . .

BLAAAAZINNNGGGGG SADDDDDDLLLLLLLLLLLESSSS!

This movie has it all – Frankie Laine singing the title song. Mel Brooks with his pants down and holding a paddleball. Slim Pickens. Irish and Chinese. Insults for all races and etnicities. Alex Karras. Count Basie. Madeleine Kahn. Gay dancers. And more than I can list here tonight.

“Something About Mary” was hilarious, I’ll admit. And there’s been plenty of classic comedies before and after Blazing Saddles.

But where can you find such an assault on one’s senses and sensibilities, pride and prejudice – badadaDUM!

For my money ($19.95 plus tax when I bought the 30th anniversary DVD) Blazing Saddles is the most consistently uproarious comedy I’ve seen.

Please, feel free to respond or counter the assertions in this post. Bring a friend, if you have one. Come back the next night, if I have one.

And, as Madeleine sang . . . “wie fahhhhrrrrren gegen Engeland!!!”

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