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From Smart to Dumb & Dumber to Smarter

Everyone thinks they know ‘Dumb & Dumber.’ It was an absurdly goofy movie from the ’90s. Case closed.

But that masterpiece was so much more.

Without diving into my veritable dissertation on the aforementioned comedic classic, it’s best to briefly let Jeff Daniels (“Harry Dunne”) give us fresh insight into the very real barriers he faced for wanting to act in…a comedic movie.

In some strange way, we have to be dumb–or perhaps a more polite combination of being humble with an eagerness to learn and try things–before we can genuinely realize if we are indeed smart in some cases.

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He Lost the Battle & Saw the Wars

Kelsey Grammer is the quintessential sitcom actor. But the crazy thing is that Kelsey Grammer was not that far off from not being a beloved TV star, as revealed in a recent chat with Conan O’Brien.

Whoa.

Speaking as a Kelsey Grammer fan, I’m not quite sure if the role of the smuggling badass named Han Solo would have been right for the actor best known as Frasier Crane. On the other hand, Mr. Grammer is a brilliant actor with a wide-range of talent (ie – Boss on Starz several years back).

I’ll need a few more (par)secs to decide.

David Spade’s Middle Seat Observations

Wherever David Spade is being David Spade is where you want to be. Unless it’s Macy’s or a Southwest flight.

David Spade’s conversational comedic timing and delivery are why he is a legitimate SNL legend. His punchlines are cleverly disguised for a hilarious impact that works like the Energizer bunny.

Or like the unrestricted turnstile ticket sales strategy for any Southwest flight. Either one keeps going and going and going.

Speaking of which…

Happy Monday!

In this crazy journey called life, we discover things about ourselves. We learn about love, we learn about heartache, we learn about success and defeat, and we learn about people. And really, is there a better person to learn about the greatest gift in life than Larry David?

What’s that old adage? Oh yes, truth in comedy.

Have a Better Week Than Last Week.