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Jack Benny–Videos

Posted on February 21, 2010. Filed under: Blogroll, Comedy, Communications, Culture, Education, Entertainment, liberty, Life, Links, Medicine, People, Philosophy, Quotations, Rants, Raves, Video, Wisdom | Tags: , , , , , |


“Everything good that happened to me happened by accident. I was not filled with ambition nor fired by a drive toward a clear-cut goal. I never knew exactly where I was going.”

Rochester’s on strike too

What kind of man was Jack Benny


Jack Benny Buys A Watch

Jack Benny Part 1

Jack Benny Part 2

How Jack Benny found Mary Livingston

Marilyn Monroe on Jack Benny Show 1953

Jack Benny–The Suit

Jack Benny Show / Casting Call

Jack Benny Show / Fred Allen

Jack Benny Show / Don Wilson

Jack Benny Show / Four OClock


Jack Benny Show / The Casting Call

Jack Benny Show / Christmas Shopping

Jack Benny–Rental

Jack Benny Show / Burglars

Jack Benny Show / Murderers


Jack Benny Show / New Years


Jack Benny–Goldie


Jack Benny Dannny Thomas

Jack Benny Parodies An Entire TV Season

Jack Benny–Bogart



Jack Gives Johnny Carson Advice 1955

Jack Benny vs. Groucho 1955

Jack Benny, Mel Blanc Johnny Carson 1974

Jack Benny–Hillbillies


Jack Benny Kills Mel Blanc


Jack Benny–Liberace 


Jack Benny – Mel Blanc Classic Routine

“Age is strictly a case of mind over matter. If you don’t mind, it doesn’t matter. “

Background Articles and Video

Jack Benny

“..Jack Benny (February 14, 1894 – December 26, 1974), born Benjamin Kubelsky[1] was an American comedian, vaudevillian, and actor for radio, television, and film. Widely recognized as one of the leading American entertainers of the 20th century, Benny played the role of someone comically “tight” with his money, insisting on remaining 39 years old despite his actual age, and often playing the violin badly.

Benny was known for his comic timing and his ability to get laughs with either a pregnant pause or a single expression, such as his signature exasperated “Well!” His radio and television programs, tremendously popular in the 1930s, 1940s, 1950s, and 1960s were a foundational influence on the situation comedy. Dean Martin, on the celebrity roast for Johnny Carson in November 1973, introduced Benny as “the Satchel Paige of the world of comedy.” …”

Jack Benny

What’s My Line Jack Benny

Jack Benny Interview Part 1

Jack Benny Interview Part 2

Benny and his fan


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Sam Kinison–Videos

Posted on February 21, 2010. Filed under: Blogroll, Comedy, Communications, Culture, Economics, Entertainment, Fiscal Policy, Investments, Law, liberty, Life, Links, media, Monetary Policy, People, Philosophy, Politics, Quotations, Rants, Raves, Religion, Reviews, Video, Wisdom | Tags: , , , |

Sam Kinison-Wild Thing (Official Music Video)

Sam Kinison on The Tonight Show w/ Johnny Carson

Sam Kinison Sings On The Tonight Show 1989

Sam Kinison – HBO special

Sam Kinison on In Living Color




Sam Kinison on British TV

Sam Kinison New Years Eve Special 1988/89 pt. 1

Sam Kinison New Years Eve Special 1988/89 pt. 2

Sam Kinison – The Homeless

Sam Kinison and Olivia Newton-John on the 1990 Grammy Awards

Sam Kinison – Manson

Sam Kinison – The Honeymoon Killer

Sam Kinison – Jerry Lewis Telethon


Vintage Sam Kinison

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Sam Kinison – Great, Rare Standup

Sam Kinison on The Arsenio Hall Show

Sam Kinison Family Entertainment (part 1)

Sam Kinison Family Entertainment (part 2)

Sam Kinison Family Entertainment (part 3)

Sam Kinison Family Entertainment (part 4)

Sam Kinison Family Entertainment (part 5)







Sam Kinison on Rock Hudson, then owns a heckler


Background Articles and Videos

Sam Kinison interview (1/9) Steve Dahl & Garry Meier

Sam Kinison interview (2/9) Steve Dahl & Garry Meier

Sam Kinison interview (3/9) Steve Dahl & Garry Meier

Sam Kinison interview (4/9) Steve Dahl & Garry Meier

Sam Kinison interview (5/9) Steve Dahl & Garry Meier

Sam Kinison interview (6/9) Steve Dahl & Garry Meier

Sam Kinison interview (7/9) Steve Dahl & Garry Meier

Sam Kinison interview (8/9) Steve Dahl & Garry Meier

Sam Kinison interview (9/9) Steve Dahl & Garry Meier

Howard Stern- Sam Kinison vs Bobcat Goldthwait 1988 Part 1

Howard Stern- Sam Kinison vs Bobcat Goldthwait 1988 Part 2

Howard Stern- Sam Kinison vs Bobcat Goldthwait 1988 Part 3

Sam Kinison’s “Accident” on Howard Stern – Part 1 of 2

Sam Kinison’s “Accident” on Howard Stern – Part 2 of 2

Sam Kinison vs Jessica Hahn (1/5)

Sam Kinison vs Jessica Hahn (2/5)

Sam Kinison vs Jessica Hahn (3/5)

Sam Kinison vs Jessica Hahn (4/5)

Sam Kinison vs Jessica Hahn (5/5)


Point of View
By Mark Evanier

“…Funny? Not really. Not at first.

As I would later learn, Sam Kinison was not one of those comics who could hop on a stage and have you laughing from the first word. He needed time, which is why those who later knew him only from his bits on Letterman or Saturday Night Live wondered what the fuss was. Six minutes of Kinison was a bore.

But half an hour…well, that was something else.

He also needed to be seen live, in a club…and not just because laundering/bleeping him for network TV obliterated half his vocabulary. No, you had to see him live for the same reason that you have to see any good death-defier live. When you see a guy juggling chain saws on TV, there’s no sense of danger: You know he’s taped, you know he’s thousands of miles away, you know they wouldn’t be running the show if the juggler had slipped and taken off his thumb. In person, when you see it live, there’s a slight tension — maybe we’re about to witness a guy kill himself, right before our eyes — that you don’t get on TV.

That’s exactly why you had to see Sam Kinison live.

And, that night, we did. Better, we saw Sam Kinison live before he made it, before his act was about his success…back when it was still about how miserable his life was. This may sound cruel but I have never laughed so hard in my life.

And it was a good laugh because it was about something: Kinison was pacing the stage, angrily telling all about the latest in a long procession of women who had taken — not necessarily in order of difficulty of replacement — his records, his money, his time and his heart. He talked about how he’d fallen for it again; how, time after time, he’d made the same, stupid mistake to think this was it, this was The One and how it had all suddenly done a Jekyll/Hyde on him and he was in hell once again, less furious at the woman who had put him there than he was at his own stupidity for falling for it the umpteenth time.

And then there was the scream…that scream that, for a time after Sam hit, every impressionist, professional or amateur, tried to duplicate without success. They tried but they couldn’t do it…because, well, to them, it was just a scream. To Sam, it was something primal, coming not from his throat but from deep down in that small part of his soul that was so empty, it gave the scream that extra echo, that extra reverb. A genuine howl of pain it was, and he used it in the most effective manner…not to make statements but simply to punctuate them. …”

Sam Kinison

Sam Kinison

“…Samuel Burl “Sam” Kinison (December 8, 1953 – April 10, 1992) was an American stand-up comedian and actor. Kinison was known for his intense, harsh humor. A former revival-style preacher, he performed stand-up routines that were most often characterized by an intense style, similar to revival preachers, punctuated by his trademark scream.

Born in Yakima, Washington, Kinison was the son of Marie and Samuel Kinison, Pentecostal preachers.[1] His father pastored several churches around the country, receiving little income. Sam later attended high school in East Peoria, Illinois. He also lived in Tulsa, Oklahoma for a while with his parents. He followed in his father’s footsteps as a Pentecostal preacher before becoming a comedian. Recordings of his sermons reveal that he used a “fire and brimstone” style, punctuated with shouts similar to the ones he would later use in his stand-up routines. He attended Pinecrest Bible Training Center in Salisbury Center, New York.[2] After he and his first wife were divorced, he abandoned preaching and took up comedy as a profession.

Sam Kinison began his career in Houston, Texas, where he performed in small clubs. It was not until his appearance on HBO’s Rodney Dangerfield’s Ninth Annual Young Comedians Special in the summer of 1984 that he became a well known comic. His appearance on the special is widely considered to be his breakthrough performance. Later, during Kinison’s appearance on Late Night with David Letterman, Letterman’s introduction of Kinison warned his audience: “Brace yourselves. I’m not kidding. Please welcome Sam Kinison.”

Kinison played on his former role as a Bible-preaching evangelist, taking satirical and sacrilegious shots at The Bible, Christianity and famous Christian evangelist scandals of his day. Kinison’s daring comedy helped shoot him to stardom. On several videos of his stand-up routines, a shot of his personalized license plate reveals the words “EX REV”.

Kinison made his big screen debut in Rodney Dangerfield’s 1986 film Back to School, playing a short-tempered professor.

Kinison was associated with the Los Angeles rock music scene and was occasionally accompanied by a touring band. He also gained a reputation as having a prodigious appetite for drugs and alcohol.[3]

In 1988, Kinison recorded a novelty version of The Troggs’ “Wild Thing”, which appeared on his album Have You Seen Me Lately? The record did not make the Billboard Hot 100, but the video was a hit on MTV, as it featured cameos of Rodney Dangerfield, as well as many well-known rock musicians, including Steven Tyler and Joe Perry from Aerosmith, Slash, Billy Idol, Steve Vai, Dweezil Zappa, Richie Sambora, and Tommy Lee, and a raunchy “roll on the mat” dance with Jessica Hahn. Also in 1988, Kinison appeared in the music video for the Bon Jovi single “Bad Medicine”.

Kinison appeared in the memorable episode “It’s a Bundyful Life: Part 2” (1989) of Married with Children, as Al Bundy’s guardian angel, who shows him what life would be like without him born (a take-off of It’s a Wonderful Life).

During one notable Tonight Show performance, he delivered what began as a straightforward version of Elvis Presley’s “Are You Lonesome Tonight?”, which descended into angry ranting during the spoken breakdown, and then segueing back into a straightforward sung ending.

Some of Kinison’s most spontaneous moments came during his frequent appearances on The Howard Stern Show. He made an angry phone call on-air to Bobcat Goldthwait, and he embarrassed comedienne Judy Tenuta to the point of driving her off the show. His most notorious stunt resulted in an on-air feud with Stern: he made an on-air promise to bring to the show members of the band Bon Jovi, with whom Stern was feuding, but they did not show up, nor did Kinison. Stern’s reaction was swift and vindictive, and Kinison eventually apologized, but not before comedian Gilbert Gottfried and Stern savaged an emotionally charged phone call between Stern and Kinison, in which both stars used the words “man” and “dude” so often that the playback was used as a bit on the show.

Stern and Kinison eventually made up and paired on Stern’s pay-per-view special, U.S. Open Sores. In the early-1990s, Stern purchased the movie rights to Kinison’s biography ‘reported[4] that HBO would make Brother Sam with Kinison being played by Dan Fogler.

In 1991, Kinison starred in the Fox Network TV show Charlie Hoover, in which he played the inner voice of the title character, appearing as a 12″ man. The show lasted only seven episodes before being canceled.

On April 10, 1992, six days after he married his girlfriend Malika Souiri, Sam Kinison was killed when his white 1989 Pontiac Turbo Trans Am was struck on U.S. Route 95, four miles (6 km) north of Interstate 40 and several miles west of Needles, California, by a pickup truck driven by a 17-year-old male who had been drinking alcohol.[5][6] His wife survived the accident. Kinison was later found to have traces of cocaine, prescription tranquilizers, and codeine in his bloodstream.[7]

Kinison is interred with family members at the Memorial Park Cemetery in Tulsa, Oklahoma. His grave marker includes an unattributed quote, “In another time and place he would have been called prophet.”[8]


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Glenn Beck Delivers Keynote Address At CPAC 2010–Conservative Political Action Conference–Vidoes

Posted on February 21, 2010. Filed under: Blogroll, Communications, Demographics, Economics, Education, Employment, Federal Government, Fiscal Policy, government, government spending, Law, liberty, Life, Links, Medicine, People, Philosophy, Politics, Programming, Rants, Raves, Regulations, Resources, Security, Taxes, Video, Wisdom | Tags: , , |

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