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Monday, July 28, 2003

Bob Hope dead at 100. Have to give props where props are due. RIP to a funny muffugger.

[E: I read this Bob Hope joke in one article that used it as an example that he was losing touch with the public as he got older... maybe it's just me, but I thought it was damn funny:

Did you hear the Statue of Liberty has AIDS? I don't know if she got it from the mouth of the Hudson or the Staten Island ferry.

{RM sez: Both statements are true. It is funny. But it's also completely rude and guarantizzied to offend a hizzle of a lot o' people (which is what makes it so funny, IMO).}

SL: plus i would say this is MORE in tune with today's brash comedy. i guess its only offensive if a hundred year old white man says it.

A: I caught a moment of an interview with Bob H. on Larry Kings show, where LK asked Bob what he thought/whether he liked the new style of raunchy, say anything comedy. Bob said he these folks were making a living and nothing was wrong with that, that he could tell a raunchy one or two himself 'in the locker room', but had to refrain from the most part because of his wide (tv, radio) appeal.


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