A tale of comedy and tragedy, love and death
Mort Sahl was better at 90 than the rest of the comedians and the proof is on YouTube. I saw him live myself. Even after the show, he was still on fire.
Fantastic essay, Michael! I became obsessed by JFK as a young teen, but my interest in the assassination was “killed” by Oliver Stone’s ludicrous movie. I realized we’d never know who killed JFK and that it really didn’t matter in the end. We’ll never understand the Holocaust either, but, as with JFK, we have to ensure the actual facts are what people learn and not the fictional musings of directors and writers.
Maybe this is why I like Biden so much. He knows he'll never be a great speaker. He clearly plays along with the popular characterizations (footloose uncle, doddering grampy) while subverting them.
Chevy Biden falling again. Now that's entertainment. For the SNL ignorant: Chevy Chase fell quite a bit. Nowadays, not as much as Uncle Joe - America's Favorite Fool.