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Tuesday, September 26, 2006

Your Favorite Stooge

Okay, so I’m driving along listening to WREK, the Georgia Tech, student-run radio station. I usually listen to WREK while in my car. It has a nice eclectic selection of music and, even more importantly, there aren’t any damned commercials.

Anyway, this student DJ comes on doing a promo for an upcoming show that is hosted by some guy named John. He’s listing various things about John, and mentions that his favorite Stooge is Shemp. Say what? His favorite Stooge is Shemp? Everyone with any comic sense at all knows that the best Stooge was Curly. The Three Stooges were never as funny without him as they were with him. Of course, the best Stooge and one’s favorite Stooge don’t necessarily have to be one and the same. And with a bland name like John, what the hell else can you expect?

And does any of this matter? Of course it does, especially here in the good, old US of A. Even Newsweek knows it. They publish four different editions of their magazine, one each for Europe, Latin America, Asia, and the United States. In the current issue, the three editions directed toward foreign audiences has a cover that shows a Taliban fighter with the headline, “Losing Afghanistan”. The United States edition’s headline is “My Life In Pictures”. It refers to a story about photographer Annie Leibovitz’s pictures of actress Angelina Jolie’s family. So you see, questions like, “Who’s your favorite Stooge?”, are important in this country.

That being said, feel free to vote for your favorite Stooge in the Comments section for this entry.


Blogger David Matthews said...

"Everyone with any comic sense at all knows that the best Stooge was Curly." I resemble that remark. Has to be Curly.

11:20 PM  

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