By Frank Cammuso,Hart Seely
Every every now and then, humorous writing in some way manages to maintain complete ownership of literary caliber. Please see Twain, Heller, Benchley, Parker, Frazier, Geng. And now please see Cammuso and Seely. if you are now not a few celebrity in our hyped, commodified, three-screen (movie, television, computer), celeb-ridden society, count number your benefits. simply because while you are, Cammuso and Seely will most likely get you in the end. They received Martha Stewart--they have her making plans gracious plans for her model of the Son of God's ultimate repast: "Jesus has indicated--against my larger wishes--that He intends to gird Himself with a towel and wash everybody's toes. So be it. yet previously, i will run his terry textile for 5 mins within the dryer, making it toasty and soft." They (fondly) postu-late how Phil Rizzuto may have written a routinely fractionated model of "Casey on the Bat": "'Fraud!' cried the maddened millions, and the echo murmured 'Fraud.' / hi there, Murcer! glance! Bea Arthur! did not she play Maude?" The Flintstones turn into the Clintstones, Quentin Tarantino directs the 3 Little Pigs, and Dr. Seuss collaborates poetically with Rod Serling.
Even whilst the ambitions of those items are of the instant, Cammuso and Seely's humor will undergo. what is extra evanescent than pop-music stardom? intercourse, might be, yet no longer a lot else. yet who will not chuckle, even years from now, as Cammuso and Seely--in "Six levels of Chuck Berry"--introduce many of the list industry's frequently interchangeable personages to one another: "Tanya, Enya. Enya, Shania. Shania, Mariah. Mariah, Wynonna. Wynonna, Fiona . . . " Nobody.
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