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originally posted by: intrepid
The really great comedians are teachers as well as comics. The HAVE to have their finger on the pulse or they don't last. Imagine the pressure of bringing sanity to an insane world for the people. What a frickin burden. And after YEARS, 40 for Robin, have you achieved anything in your own mind? I could post him at the Met in 86 about guns. Almost 30 years later and it's still apt. Maybe he didn't see it that way.
originally posted by: Krazysh0t
a reply to: randyvs
Just preempting a discussion. Don't worry. I didn't mean anything with the implications. The reason I said that is a holdover from the thread that I originally posted that article in since it had severe religious overtones and made me a bit upset. As they told me in the Army when yelling at the whole unit, "You know if this comment is directed at you."
The life of a comic can be best summed up by the poem that was carried by Chris Farley at all times. It read:
As I stumble through this life,
help me to create more laughter than tears,
dispense more cheer than gloom,
spread more cheer than despair.
Never let me become so indifferent,
that I will fail to see the wonders in the eyes of a child,
or the twinkle in the eyes of the aged.
Never let me forget that my total effort is to cheer people,
make them happy, and forget momentarily,
all the unpleasantness in their lives.
And in my final moment,
may I hear You whisper:
“When you made My people smile,
you made Me smile.”