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Written in the late 1800's, and probably too long for the typical netizen's attention span, but still funny...

http://www.hoboes.com/html/FireBlade/Wilde/earnest/
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LOL, thats a good one.
i also liked the raid explained.

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More geek star trek humor (You can download the MP3's, note that it's a legal download) ... especially the second and third one are very funny.

http://www.projekt.com/projekt/produ...9&dept%5Fid=10
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Written in the late 1800's, and probably too long for the typical netizen's attention span, but still funny...

http://www.hoboes.com/html/FireBlade/Wilde/earnest/
Certainly not! Well worth a read. The recent Ealings Studios movie version of it is worth a watch, too. Silly, of course, but good fun.
Maybe not if you take your Wilde seriously, but anyone who takes Oscar Wilde seriously needs a good larting!
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Since we are degenerating into classic literature, I offer the following from Mark Twain:

http://ccat.sas.upenn.edu/jod/texts/twain.german.html

It helps (a lot!) to know some German, or at least to have a healthy appreciation for grammar.
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Ich habe lebe or something like that. I read it back when I was studying German.
As for Wilde, if you look at the Wikipedia photo, he looks rather contemporary--sort of like a rock singer, or possibly folk-rock.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oscar_wilde
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Wilde is wonderful, no question about it. There really is no counterpart these days. Maybe Paris Hilton with a brain and a sharp tongue?
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Speaking of, by now I suspect most people have seen her campaign video. It's really quite funny, and I was a bit surprised at its cleverness. She does it perfectly. (No, I don't believe she's so stupid that she doesn't realize its absurdity, I think she knew exactly what she was doing.)



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DiShuyitUlE

The original is on funny or die, but that requires flash 8.

Back to Wilde, I've always thought of him more as a wit than simple celebrity, so I don't think Paris is the right choice, even with a brain and sharp tongue. George Carlin?
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I don't think Paris is the right choice, even with a brain and sharp tongue. George Carlin?
Maybe, but the art of the raconteur has been lost. Rubinstein did it for many years (in a good sense); I don't know a good counterpart these days where human interaction counts for much less than a You Tube video.

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I don't believe she's so stupid that she doesn't realize its absurdity, I think she knew exactly what she was doing.)
That would be even worse ... This must be the lamest ``joke '' ever ...

And George Carlin ... Well, I watched a few shows of him after he recently died ... Can't say I found him funny at all ...

Must be American humor ... Ils sont fous ces american
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Hrrm, might be an American thing. For instance, there's a video that my nieces find hysterical. (They're in their late teens and early 20's.) What amuses them so much is that they know so many people like that. I suspect that many of we Americans know people who talk exactly like Paris, and yes, I found it funny and clever.

As for Carlin--well, I'm not sure what videos you watched. I think he was funnier in the 70's and 80's. There are some things that were just perfect.

Some of the lines from when he was funnier than political....

http://www.innocentenglish.com/best-...lin-lines.html

Although Stephen Wright is probably my favorite.
http://www.fortogden.com/fosw.html
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ATTORNEY: How was your first marriage terminated?
WITNESS: By death.
ATTORNEY: And by whose death was it terminated?
WITNESS: Now, whose death do you suppose terminated it?
Maybe the man was clinically dead fo some time ...? Hmm, I think I just found a loophole in this whole marriage thing ...
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For those who don't quite understand how sudo works:

http://xkcd.com/149/
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XKCD actually encourages hot linking... for some reason.
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Well, I actually forgot where I got the pic from, thanx for hinting me. Link added.
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