In Praise Of Silly, Or, Saturday Morning at 9:15am


I’m a fan of the serious. Life is short. It’s important to pay attention, to consider, and having considered, to feel gratitude.

On the other hand, do not underestimate silly. It’s possible that laughter is our closest encounter with immortality. Second to all things related to carrying on the species, of course. But oh, the silly.

I was reading As Time Goes By, Ronni Bennet’s wonderful blog on aging, which I highly recommend. Ronni posted this video. You may have seen it already, I had not.

How the British corned the market on silly I do not know, but apparently Malcom Hardee was one of the greats of British alternative comedy. The sort that makes you feel smarter for laughing, not dumber. Even laughing out loud, by yourself, on a Saturday morning.

Have a wonderful weekend.

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21 Comments

  • 02/12/11
    10:05 am

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    Valentine Hayes said...

    Finally, a little show for the ladies! Happy Valentine’s!

  • 02/12/11
    10:23 am

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    quintessence said...

    Very silly indeed!! But definitely warrants a chuckle at the very least!!

  • 02/12/11
    10:24 am

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    Susan Tiner said...

    Thank you for the introduction to As Times Goes By. It’s wonderful!

  • 02/12/11
    10:39 am

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    Lori said...

    LOL Since you read my blog you know I can be pretty serious…but I agree laughter is great…it is great for our souls…I try to laugh every day and watching this sure helps…I will check out her blog when I have time. Happy weekend!

  • 02/12/11
    10:48 am

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    hostessofthehumblebungalow said...

    This popped a little fun in my morning of domestics
    thanks Lisa!

  • 02/12/11
    11:12 am

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    Jody Brettkelly said...

    Yes I miss all the wonderful silliness of British humour…was there for 15 years and you’re right they have cornered the market. Though Flight of the Conchord (Kiwi) is pretty hilarious too!

  • 02/12/11
    11:34 am

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    Sydney Shop Girl said...

    Just what I needed to read this morning!

    Take care, LPC and thank you.

    SSG xxx

  • 02/12/11
    12:48 pm

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    The Preppy Princess said...

    Oh my goodness, what a hoot, utterly ideal for this Saturday afternoon!

    Thank you Miss LPC!
    tp

  • 02/12/11
    1:14 pm

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    belle de ville said...

    Wonderful, it made me LOL!

  • 02/12/11
    3:00 pm

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    Charlotte said...

    Python-esque.

  • 02/12/11
    3:22 pm

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    Preppy 101 said...

    Thank you for my daily laugh out loud moment! xoxo

  • 02/12/11
    4:29 pm

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    the gardeners cottage said...

    too funny. very benny hill. and i’m all for silly these days for sure.

    xo
    janet

  • 02/13/11
    8:05 am

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    Lisa said...

    Valentine – I hadn’t even thought of that:). Nice job.

    quintessence – hehehe.

    Susan – You’re welcome. I have really enjoyed reading it.

    Lori – I bet you have some laughter round your way with those cute littles.

    Hostess – My pleasure.

    Jody – I have heard so much talk of Flight of the Conchord. One day I will have to actually take a look.

  • 02/13/11
    8:10 am

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    Lisa said...

    SSG – You’re welcome. You take care too.

    TPP – Glad you liked it.

    Belle – Oh good!

    Charlotte – I agree.

    Preppy 101 – You’re very welcome.

    Janet – I never did watch Benny Hill. Something else to catch up on.

  • 02/13/11
    8:56 am

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    metscan said...

    Well, seems that I did not ” get ” this at all. However, I noticed, that these guys did not have round bellies! Thank you anyways for posting this :)

  • 02/13/11
    9:25 am

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    arlene said...

    silly?? it was precious! and I love it! I laughed out loud (lots). My poor dog thought I’d gone bonkers! had to come over just to make sure I was OK!
    thanks for sharing
    hugs

  • 02/13/11
    5:31 pm

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    Terri said...

    How wonderful! Tried to share it with DH when he heard me laughing…he was not quite so tickled.

  • 02/14/11
    2:20 am

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    Sarah (Semi Expat) said...

    So love this – have seen it before in England when it first was shown but it never fails to make me smile and laught out loud!! Thank you… xx

  • 02/14/11
    5:05 am

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    Ida Morel said...

    Had to smile,have never seen it before..typical ‘silly billy’ British humour..did you notice that the women laughed but the men not so much!!!
    Benny Hill urrrrrrgh,not my type!

    Loved Judy Dench in the series ‘As time goes by’ now that was good British humour…well that is my opinion…tend to be on the serious side myself! Ida

  • 02/14/11
    9:46 am

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    Lara in Long Beach said...

    While I was never a fan of Benny Hill (too much female objectifying for my tastes), I was a huge fan of Monty Python. This tickled my funny bone much the same way. Nice to start the day of business on Valentine’s morning!

  • 02/15/11
    1:09 pm

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    Lisa said...

    mette – Next time maybe:). Humor is often culturally bound.

    arlene – Ha! So glad you liked it.

    Terri – :).

    Sarah – I imagine it was huge in England.

    Ida – I do love Dame Judy in everything.

    Lara – I’d agree that this is from the school of Monty Python.

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