Nov. 9, 2021

Still No Abductions

by Dymitri Haraszewski (author's profile)

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A true comic genius has passed away... RIP, Norm MacDonald. If you like comedy, there's a good chance you liked Norm. I loved that guy. Anyone so fearless subtle is my kind of comedian. He just didn't seem to care much whether we got the joke or not- he knew it was funny, and that's all that really mattered.
I heard Seth Meyers tell a story that captured what I appreciated most about Norm's style. Seth said the first time he met him, Norm had a young school-aged son, and another SNL cast member asked him how fatherhood was going so far. Classically, in that gravelly, upbeat voice, he replied, "It's great. Still no abductions."
I dunno, maybe that won't tickle you like it did me, but I would hardly stop laughing as I imagined that scene. The vaguely dark, deadpan humor just gets me every time. Can I suggest you pull him up on Youtube or something, see if he doesn't crack you up, too?

Hey, since I'm in a jokey mood, here's one of my favorites. Feel free to groan.
*Three blondes walk into a bar. You'd think one of 'em would've seen it.*

Ba dum dum! Happy nothing special day.

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Julia711 Posted 6 months, 1 week ago. ✓ Mailed 5 months, 3 weeks ago   Favorite
Hi, Thanks for writing! I just finished your transcription! :)

tcalikyan Posted 6 months, 1 week ago. ✓ Mailed 5 months, 3 weeks ago   Favorite
The joke made me smile a bit. Thanks for writing!

egmess Posted 6 months, 1 week ago. ✓ Mailed 5 months, 3 weeks ago   Favorite
I've never heard of Norm MacDonald before, but I'll definitely be looking him up. Thanks for writing!

ellss13 Posted 6 months, 1 week ago. ✓ Mailed 5 months, 3 weeks ago   Favorite
Thanks for writing! I finished the transcription for your post. I'm a lifelong SNL fan and was really sad to hear about Norm MacDonald's passing, but agree that Seth Meyer's story was a good representation of his sense of humor and impact on comedy. I really enjoyed reading it and the joke you finished out with.

maddiem4 Posted 6 months, 1 week ago. ✓ Mailed 5 months, 3 weeks ago   Favorite
Thanks for writing! I finished the transcription for your post.

Dymitri Haraszewski Posted 3 months, 3 weeks ago.   Favorite
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