On Bill Maher of the Eternal Smirk. Myra Breckenridge shares her thoughts

“Bill Maher” When will this ‘Once Rebel’, now just the comic voice of a collapsed Neo-Liberalism, and its Con-Man-in-Chief Obama & the utterly loathsome Hillary, retire to the Comedy Old Folks Home? Like that other un-funny ‘Comic’ Jerry Seinfeld. It makes you almost long for the days of all those Borscht Belt graduates, like Myron Cohen, Jackie E.  Leonard, Sam Levenson. Not to forget the contributions to the Comic Art of Mort Sahl, Shelley Berman, Jonathan Winters, Mike Nichols and Elaine May, and Tom Lehrer, and the redoubtable Lenny Bruce!
‘Bill of Eternal Smirk’, just like Bob Hope! Both got rich and became ‘Stars’ of a medium that trades in Mediocrity, allied to a necessary political conformity!

Sincerely yours,

Myra Breckenridge

P. S. As the reader can tell, I had spent too much time in front of that Black & White screen, in the 1950’s and ’60.  And in darkened Movie Theaters, Parker Tyler was my muse. I’ve since freed myself from the salacious biography/fiction written by Gore Vidal, to live in Studio City. Near the once enchanted back-lots of Hollywood , now turned into Shopping Malls and parking garages, with the rest of the wanna-be Actors/Starlets that those Talent Agents passed by! To riff on Nietzsche ‘I am Eternal’ 

Yours,

M.B.        

About stephenkmacksd

Rootless cosmopolitan,down at heels intellectual;would be writer. 'Polemic is a discourse of conflict, whose effect depends on a delicate balance between the requirements of truth and the enticements of anger, the duty to argue and the zest to inflame. Its rhetoric allows, even enforces, a certain figurative licence. Like epitaphs in Johnson’s adage, it is not under oath.' https://www.lrb.co.uk/v15/n20/perry-anderson/diary
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