Magic Jewball

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When the glorious sunset of your heart is fading

Filed under : TV
On January 16, 2012
At 5:30 pm
Comments : 5

I am terrible at comforting people. People have actually told me this, and I believe them. I am not good at finding the right thing to say. But I am good at making people laugh. I like to think this is just as helpful. Please don’t disillusion me.

I have a signature to my posts on another site and sometimes people ask me where it’s from. Additionally, my network at home is called “Super Karate Monkey Death Car” and sometimes guests staying over and using my WiFi ask me why it’s called that. The answer to both is this sketch. I offer it in a selfish way, so that I could edit the scenes together (they are on YouTube but the sound and picture are really bad) and watch them from any computer whenever I felt low. If you are feeling low, I really have little that is comforting to say. But I do have this. And the promise that if you don’t laugh, I will buy you a beer.*

*seriously, you will get no beer.

There is no set up to this, it’s all explained within the first few lines. Some trivia:
1. The actor is Stephen Root, who also did the voice of Hank Hill’s boss in King of the Hill. He is genius in this show.
2. Off in the corner with Stephen Root at the beginning is the star of the show, Dave Foley, who is one of my idols. I could write a whole post about Dave Foley, but instead you can just read this.
3. Yes, that’s Ron Jeremy in the audience. They told the story of why he appeared there in the commentary of the Newsradio DVD’s but I can’t remember what it is. But come on, Ron Jeremy. (That comma is superfluous, isn’t it? Rimshot!)

So without any further ado, Jimmy James, CEO of Jimmy James Incorporated, will now read from his book, Jimmy James: Macho Business Donkey Wrestler.


I guess the lesson is, some day, the Super Karate Monkey Death Car will park in your space. But today, you can laugh and laugh.


5 Comments for this post

  1. Alex says:

    “If you are feeling low, I really have little that is comforting to say. But I do have this. And the promise that if you don’t laugh, I will buy you a beer.”

    You will not have to buy me a beer.

    Even if you had intended to follow through on that promise, you would not have to buy me a beer.


  2. sarrpon says:

    Great show. Great bit.

  3. Becca says:

    I am glad, Alex, because you were on my list for this video.

    Indeed and indeed, Sarp.

  4. Elena says:

    Good thing you don’t have to buy me a beer because I don’t even like beer. Unamerican, I know. I had wondered wehre you got that signature quote from. Reminds me of a time my sister was watching a hockey game in a restaurant, where the sound was off and it had close captioning. It said “Chemo therapy is not playing tonight”. Chemo therapy meaning Finnish player Kimo Timonen. Though it was apropos because Kimo visited my niece when she was getting chemo in a Nashville children’s hospital, when he played for the Predators.
    And yes, making people laugh is just as important, if not more so, that being good at comforting.

  5. Becca says:

    I would be happy to sub in wine, but I think you don’t drink, if I recall.

    Kimo Timonen – Chemotherapy is hilarious.

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