Tag Archives: Steve Martin

Ain’t That Rich?

29 Jan

In dire economic times, professionals may employ downright crazy strategies to save (steal) money.

A penny saved is worth five to fifteen in the slammer.

According to the Associated Press, 1-24-12:

“A former dentist in Massachusetts has pleaded guilty to Medicaid fraud for using paper clips instead of stainless steel posts in root canals. Authorities say instead of stainless steel posts for root canals, he used sections of paper clips — which can cause pain and even infection — in an effort to save money.”

Root canal is bad enough… without your endodontist cutting (no pun, ouch) corners in such a tawdry fashion. Instead…

Couldn’t he have just cancelled some of those swanky magazine subscriptions in his office?

Or sell the flat screen TV in the waiting room? Not necessary!  Nobody’s looking at it. Everybody has their head up focused on their cell phones.

Maybe cut down on the annoying muzak in the examining rooms? Man, we’re nervous enough.

Wax his own damn moustache?

This won't hurt a bit!

Not pick up the tab for his perky, big boobed receptionist’s weekly manicures?

Engage in some serious extreme couponing like everyone else?

Oy, I wonder…  Did he also recycle the bloody gauze from patients’ mouths?

Did he instruct his patients to bring their own water to rinse?

Stock up on his instruments from this guy?

If you’d like to indulge your paranoia over dentists, check these entertaining gems out:

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Follow the Funny – Video

16 Mar

Twitter’s 140 character limit demands a specific, concise form of comedy writing that is demonstrated in the one-liner, epigram and aphorism.

Comedians and comedy writers are skilled at this form. My video homage:

Steve Martin elevates Twitter to an art form with clever and playful humor that is often surreal, and also has fun with the “live time” nature of Twitter as an element in the humor.

Wendy Liebman tweets one-liners that are pure gold. Follow her if you want a quick laugh.

Stephen Colbert (and his writers) consistently cover pop culture and politics in an entertaining way.

Joan Rivers interacts well with fans, promotes tirelessly, drops amusing one-liners, conducts live commentaries on her WeTV show “Joan & Melissa: Joan Knows best” as it airs, and shares photos as she performs and makes media appearances.

Mo Rocca tweets witty and timely comments on news and people and his segments from the CBS Sunday Morning TV show.

Steve Martin on his Twitter followers:

Follow The Funny

9 Mar

My homage to comedians on Twitter:

Steve Martin on his Twitter Followers:

http://youtu.be/mpYqv2JgV3M

Steve Martin & Oscar

28 Feb

COME BACK 2012!

If you didn’t get any laughs (and who did?) at the Oscars this year, check this video out! It’s worth it…



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