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It’s a little difficult to believe that a pie in the face used to be a pinnacle of hilarity, isn’t it?

 



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Posted - September 10

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  • 38716
    I still think it's funny. Funnier than the pervasive toilet and sex humor we see and hear.
      September 10, 2021 9:35 AM MDT
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  • 44855

     

      Thank you for your perspective, and that’s a good point. Do you think pie in the face is one of the utmost funniest things in comedy? (By the way, I just realized how much I miss slapstick.)
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      September 10, 2021 3:27 PM MDT
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  • 38716
    I do. Some of the best were shown on 'The Three Stooges'.
      September 10, 2021 4:24 PM MDT
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  • 19114
    I like everything you both said here.  :)
      September 10, 2021 6:48 PM MDT
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  • 7102
    Different people. Way different times, my friend.
      September 10, 2021 6:50 PM MDT
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  • 19114
    Yeah, I was thinking about it after reading your question and before seeing your video clips/gifs - - and those are EXCELLENT pie-in-the-faces moments! Ha!

    Pretty funny to me!
    :)


    Epitome of humor? I don't know - - but still pretty funny for me.  :)


    This post was edited by WelbyQuentin at September 11, 2021 7:08 AM MDT
      September 10, 2021 6:50 PM MDT
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  • 3773
    The one in the middle is actually kind of funny.
      September 10, 2021 7:20 PM MDT
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  • 13185
    It's better than put downs, but facepies are on the same level as pratfalls. The Marx Brothers were far funnier than the Stooges.

    Give me the surreal humour of Monty Python, the Goodies and Robin Williams, well-done parody, or the innuendo-loaded 70s Britcoms. Put a little effort into it.
      September 10, 2021 7:52 PM MDT
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  • 11643
    Was about 15 or so years ago that our Canadian Prime Minister Jean Cretien got pie faced by a protester. He took it pretty good though and the 'hit man'  got off pretty lightly.

      September 11, 2021 1:39 AM MDT
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  • 9768
    Canada. That figures, eh.
      September 11, 2021 4:36 AM MDT
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  • 44855

     

      (He took it pretty good well, though, and the . . . )


    Missing two commas.

      September 11, 2021 10:16 PM MDT
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  • 15327
    It would still be funny based on the recipient.  I came name a few in the district who need a pie in the face.
      September 11, 2021 6:37 AM MDT
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  • 44855

     


     The District of Columbia, right?
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      September 11, 2021 1:02 PM MDT
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  • 15327
    Yes sir.
      September 11, 2021 7:30 PM MDT
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  • 44855

     

      (Comma after the word “Yes”.)

      September 11, 2021 10:14 PM MDT
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  • 15327
    Nope.  There is an exception for informal prose or dialogue, which includes conversational.  There is another that says when yes sir is used like I just used it and kids use it when addressing parents.    This is covered in entry 5.47 of The Chicago Manual of Style (14th ed.), but I just read it here:  https://www.deareditor.com/2015/05/re-the-missing-comma-in-yes-sir-totally-bugs/ 

    Commas are hard and my two best friends in law school and I had many conversations about them.  They had grammar checker on their computers and it was wrong very very often.  I spent a career writing letters for the president of my company to sign so I lived with a secretary handbook and a grammar book on my desk.  Anyway, thanks for the brain workout.   
      September 12, 2021 7:19 PM MDT
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  • 44855

     

      (Comma after the word “Yes”.)

      September 12, 2021 9:39 PM MDT
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  • 15327
    No sir.
      September 13, 2021 12:49 AM MDT
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  • 463
    Physical comedy is a lost art.

      September 12, 2021 6:15 AM MDT
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