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  1. Sep 2018
    1. They should be given every right in the world, and anybody who wants to hurt them is bad.

      The classic ending which on the surface states the view the public's version of itself demands, said to undercut what the speaker has just actually said. The challenge I have with Norm is what is his own intention with it? And to me that's what makes him interesting.

      See, "He's a good man," in reference to president of NBC, who had just fired him:


    2. Because stand-up is a form and to subvert something, you have to do it perfectly first. I remember somebody showed me a talk show with “subversion” in it — the guy chainsawed his desk. It was so stupid. Why did you build a desk in the first place if you were only going to chainsaw it? Don’t have a fucking desk! You just want little drops of subversion. Letterman in the ‘80s would be 90 percent a great talk show and then 10 percent subversion. If you get to 30 percent subversion, you’re in Andy Kaufman land. If you get to 70 percent, you’re a guy on the streets screaming at people. What are you trying to subvert anyway? Entertaining people? It’s absurd.

      James Joyce: Dubliners precedes Finnegan's Wake.

    1. Because that’s just how we did it because we were men and this was our little terms of endearment. When I got mixed up with actors, I started doing that with them and they took it very personally because that’s not the way they operate. They’re more womanish, you know? So it wasn’t my fault! (l

      Norm Sexism