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SNL Cast Changes

ZOË RICE: Although I will miss Kristen Wiig, Jason Sudeikis, and Andy Samberg when they leave SNL, the show itself will probably only really miss one of them. Continue reading

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Quoting Shows As Humor

DANI ALEXIS RYSKAMP: I confess: I am the @danialexis behind the #AptSimpsonsQuote hashtag on Twitter. (Which has probably not been used since that conversation, I bet.) And I’m behind it because I have the questionable habit of quoting Simpsons episodes when they’re more apt – or at least more witty – than anything I might come up with myself.

HOWARD MEGDAL: It isn’t that a well-chosen quote, appropriate for the moment, can’t qualify as humor. But my fear is that for many, simply referencing something amusing from a film or TV program- or even something not-so-amusing- has become equivalent to wit. And not only does it cheapen wit itself, I’m really tired of hearing what are usually the same five movies and television shows.

DAVE TOMAR: My daily exploits are littered with D’oh!s and Woo-hoo!s. When things are going a-ok, everything’s coming up Milhouse. When life gives me lemons, I look it at it as crisitunity. When the world is invaded by a master race of giant space ants, I, for one, welcome our new insect overlords.

MOLLY SCHOEMANN: something I find to be an ominous sign of the times: fairly frequently when I get off a decent line, a bystander will laugh and then ask innocently, “What is that from?” The implication is that there is no original humor; there are no jokes made up and told on the spot– everything is recycled, verbatim, from movies, television, and stand-up comedy. I find this disheartening. Continue reading

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