Tag Archives: Blazing Saddles

Wearing America Down

Sometimes Mel Brooks is useful. Sometimes Blazing Saddles is useful. Sometimes Madeline Kahn as Lili von Shtupp – the “Teutonic Titwillow” – is useful. There she is singing I’m Tired (badly) to a saloon full of raucous loutish cowboys in … Continue reading

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When America Must Fail

America patted itself on the back when we elected our first black president in 2008 – we were finally a post-racial society, and we could finally talk about other things. It was like Blazing Saddles – the hip new black … Continue reading

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When Monday Morning Rolls Around

Things always look different on Monday morning. That’s when you actually remember the weekend. You might have a new large and regrettable tattoo to jog your memory, which will be hard to explain, probably not. Still, the weekend was great, … Continue reading

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Sanity, Humor and Pious Baloney

There are our cultural touchstones – all those clever things Samuel Johnson said so well – and those many devastating quips from Oscar Wilde – and some like Lord Chesterfield or La Rochefoucauld – and Mark Twain was no slouch … Continue reading

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