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    Re: Ted Cruz Walks Out Of Nelson Mandela Memorial Service In Protest

    Quote Originally Posted by Johnson View Post
    lol wtf? where did you get that from? That's so random!
    Bill Seluga was a great improv comedian of the 70's he was in Ace Trucking Company with Fred Willard, Patty Deustch (Match Game queen), and George Memmoli.

    The "Johnson" routine was a big meme in the mid 70's, he did it on several TV shows, and commercials...even was spoofed in the Simpsons...

    But..you doesn't has to call me Johnson.....

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    Re: Ted Cruz Walks Out Of Nelson Mandela Memorial Service In Protest

    "Those who do not remember the past are condemned to repeat it." George Santayana

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    Re: Ted Cruz Walks Out Of Nelson Mandela Memorial Service In Protest

    that's fantastic! I never knew about this, thanks!

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    Re: Ted Cruz Walks Out Of Nelson Mandela Memorial Service In Protest

    I don't understand the GOP. First, they attack Mandela for being a supposed communist. Then, they praise his work for holding the free & fair elections that the capitalist apartheid government would not and freeing the prisoners that the capitalist apartheid government would not. So, is Mandela now bad or good? Who cares. Right wing schizophrenia is in full swing.
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    Re: Ted Cruz Walks Out Of Nelson Mandela Memorial Service In Protest

    Quote Originally Posted by Johnson View Post
    that's fantastic! I never knew about this, thanks!
    Ace Trucking Company used to appear on Johnny Carson's Tonight Show in the 60's and 70's they were fantastic!

    Another great group like this was "The Credibility Gap" with Harry Shearer, Michael McKean and David L. Lander (AKA "Lennie and Squiggy" from the Laverne and Shirley show). Add in the Firesign Theatre and the National Lampoon Radio show (Belushi, Chevy Chase, Gilda Radner, Richard Belzer, Bill Murray, Christopher Guest, Michael O'Donohue, Harold Ramis, Doug Kenney (the genius who produced Animal House and Caddyshack), and there was such a great comedy underground back then. But, you had to find it, and that was the joy of it all. You have to remember, before Lenny Bruce and his progeny George Carlin and Richard Pryor and Rodney Dangerfield (who reinvented himself as Rodney after a failed comedy career), comedy in America was terrible! Repressed Borsch Belt crap that was all centered around "Kids today", "my mother in law" and other completely unoriginal crap (exception being Phyllis Diller who created a fantastic character and trail blazed for female comedians).

    I have to assume you are younger than me! I've never felt like the old guy...but, really, this stuff was groundbreaking and fantastic.
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    Re: Ted Cruz Walks Out Of Nelson Mandela Memorial Service In Protest

    Quote Originally Posted by beefheart View Post
    Ace Trucking Company used to appear on Johnny Carson's Tonight Show in the 60's and 70's they were fantastic!

    Another great group like this was "The Credibility Gap" with Harry Shearer, Michael McKean and David L. Lander (AKA "Lennie and Squiggy" from the Laverne and Shirley show). Add in the Firesign Theatre and the National Lampoon Radio show (Belushi, Chevy Chase, Gilda Radner, Richard Belzer, Bill Murray, Christopher Guest, Michael O'Donohue, Harold Ramis, Doug Kenney (the genius who produced Animal House and Caddyshack), and there was such a great comedy underground back then. But, you had to find it, and that was the joy of it all. You have to remember, before Lenny Bruce and his progeny George Carlin and Richard Pryor and Rodney Dangerfield (who reinvented himself as Rodney after a failed comedy career), comedy in America was terrible! Repressed Borsch Belt crap that was all centered around "Kids today", "my mother in law" and other completely unoriginal crap (exception being Phyllis Diller who created a fantastic character and trail blazed for female comedians).

    I have to assume you are younger than me! I've never felt like the old guy...but, really, this stuff was groundbreaking and fantastic.
    I'm older than 30 and younger than 40. So really, stuff that happened in the 60's and 70's....really not stuff I got to take in much. Thanks for the info though!

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    Re: Ted Cruz Walks Out Of Nelson Mandela Memorial Service In Protest

    Not really important at all.

    Like the Obama selfie this is a complete non issue.

    These few days in South Africa are about Madiba, not petty American partisan pissing matches that only someone with an IQ in the single digits worries about.

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    Re: Ted Cruz Walks Out Of Nelson Mandela Memorial Service In Protest

    Quote Originally Posted by Johnson View Post
    I'm older than 30 and younger than 40. So really, stuff that happened in the 60's and 70's....really not stuff I got to take in much. Thanks for the info though!
    It was a tight window, I remember before SNL started, it was Smothers Brothers, Sonny & Cher and Laugh-In, for the Hip crowd, and truly awful stuff like Bob Hope and Red Skelton and Hee-Haw for the old folk.

    Things really changed, Lenny Bruce, George Carlin, Richard Pryor, Andy Kaufman, they are literally legends, they deserve all the awe and respect possible, they changed the entire paradigm...but now? Dane Cook, Carlos Mencia? Pure feces.... Sigh.
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    Re: Ted Cruz Walks Out Of Nelson Mandela Memorial Service In Protest

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    I don't understand the GOP. First, they attack Mandela for being a supposed communist.
    To be fair the GOP had nothing to do with the negative comments made towards Madiba.

    They were mostly far right wing fringe extremists that hid behind a computer to make their comments known.

    This was what Ted Cruz said about him:

    “Nelson Mandela will live in history as an inspiration for defenders of liberty around the globe. He stood firm for decades on the principle that until all South Africans enjoyed equal liberties he would not leave prison himself, declaring in his autobiography, ‘Freedom is indivisible; the chains on any one of my people were the chains on all of them, the chains on all of my people were the chains on me.’ Because of his epic fight against injustice, an entire nation is now free. We mourn his loss and offer our condolences to his family and the people of South Africa.”
    And here's what Gingrich said:

    President Nelson Mandela was one of the greatest leaders of our lifetime.
    He emerged from 27 long years in prison with a wisdom, a compassion, and a commitment to help other people that was astonishing. His life was a triumph of the human spirit.
    When he visited the Congress I was deeply impressed with the charisma and the calmness with which he could dominate a room. It was as if the rest of us grew smaller and he grew stronger and more dominant the longer the meeting continued.
    His thoughtful disciplined but friendly and warm personality made him a leader who could define the right policies and the right behaviors.
    Nelson Mandela was truly the father of an integrated, democratic South Africa.
    He will be an inspiration for generations to come and an historic leader worth studying for as long as people want to learn about greatness in serving others.
    Callista and I extend our condolences and our prayers to the Mandela family and to the people of South Africa.
    They were attacked on Twitter and Facebook by many who felt betrayed.

    Again like on this site, notice very clearly who calls Mandela a terrorist.

    Very extremist right wingers.

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    Re: Ted Cruz Walks Out Of Nelson Mandela Memorial Service In Protest

    Good for Cruz. Screw Castro.

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