Tag Archives: slapstick

Fools-Day

In honor of April Fool’s, and to all the world’s wise fool mystics, beautiful innocents, and cliff-diving dreamers: To marvel dumbly, and trespass, with a sense of the infinite backlighting a wink– this, the way of the Fool, or sacred … Continue reading

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Classic Equation

A brief history of humbleness through fool’s prey– the meaning of pie.

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Laurel and Hardy in Paris

We’ll always have Paris,                                   Stanny, to tag with kerosene and meringue– (cue the “Dance of the Cuckoos” as the pie-in-the-face revolution begins with … Continue reading

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Fools Rush In

To all those wise, beautiful fools who have brought the medicine of joy and laughter to life, I salute you:   Slapstick’s trinity, a monotheistic gag– Salvation’s last laugh.   Genius, in trespassing, has its necessary fools– Supreme gag order. … Continue reading

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Chaplin, Keaton

Men, who took the fall, to keep the world in stitches– Clowning achievement.   (Film still from Limelight, the only film in which Chaplin and Keaton appeared together).    

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Literacy

Survivors bible, How to Fall and Get Back Up– In slapstick we trust.      

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Formula

Tragedy plus pie equals comedy’s soft touch– Suffer fools gladly.

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Pie

Life is sad, gags help to alleviate tension– Enlightenment, fast.

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Trinity

Slapstick’s trinity, a monotheistic gag– Salvation’s last laugh.

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