New PDF release: 2007-Eleven: And Other American Comedies

By Frank Cammuso,Hart Seely

ISBN-10: 0375504125

ISBN-13: 9780375504129

ISBN-10: 0812992482

ISBN-13: 9780812992489

From the pages of the recent Yorker, the hot York occasions, and Slate stagger Frank Cammuso and Hart Seely, restoring a happy sanity to our deranged lives and times.

Every from time to time, humorous writing one way or the other manages to hold complete ownership of literary caliber. Please see Twain, Heller, Benchley, Parker, Frazier, Geng. And now please see Cammuso and Seely. in case you are now not a few megastar in our hyped, commodified, three-screen (movie, television, computer), celeb-ridden society, count number your benefits. simply because when you are, Cammuso and Seely will most likely get you ultimately. They obtained Martha Stewart--they have her making plans gracious plans for her model of the Son of God's ultimate repast: "Jesus has indicated--against my larger wishes--that He intends to gird Himself with a towel and wash everybody's ft. So be it. yet previously, i will run his terry textile for 5 mins within the dryer, making it toasty and soft." They (fondly) postu-late how Phil Rizzuto may need written a generally fractionated model of "Casey on the Bat": "'Fraud!' cried the maddened hundreds of thousands, and the echo murmured 'Fraud.' / hi there, Murcer! glance! Bea Arthur! did not she play Maude?" The Flintstones turn into the Clintstones, Quentin Tarantino directs the 3 Little Pigs, and Dr. Seuss collaborates poetically with Rod Serling.

Even while the ambitions of those items are of the instant, Cammuso and Seely's humor will suffer. what is extra evanescent than pop-music stardom? intercourse, possibly, yet no longer a lot else. yet who will not snigger, even years from now, as Cammuso and Seely--in "Six levels of Chuck Berry"--introduce a number of the checklist industry's usually interchangeable personages to one another: "Tanya, Enya. Enya, Shania. Shania, Mariah. Mariah, Wynonna. Wynonna, Fiona . . . " Nobody.

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