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The Un-Jerry: Actor Richard Paul

For those looking for a respite from politics, head over to the ongoing car wreck that is the back-and-forth between Reason's Nick Gillespie and former Web Editor Tim Cavanaugh over at Jewcy.

From Cavanaugh's latest bits:

Who will be the first editorial cartoonist to work the infamous picture of Jerry on the Heritage Island waterslide into a cartoon of him watersliding his way…into Heaven? And a more important question: Where will Richard Paul find acting work now? And the most important question of all: Why didn't I know that Richard Paul died nine years ago?

Leave Jerry Falwell to Heaven: I mourn for Richard Paul!

From Gillespie's reply:

Do you still remember the '90s, Tim? A time when you, like Emilio Estevez, could dream that your best work was still ahead of you? Or maybe just that your worst work was behind you? I don't know when the '90s started exactly-probably some time after Time's Karen Tumulty reported on George H.W. Bush buying those tube socks at J.C. Penney-but I know they ended definitively when Newt Gingrich took Wendy the Snapple Lady as his fifth wife.

More here.

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  1. Keep ’em coming, guys! I haven’t seen a battle of wits like this since Marty Allen met Norm Crosby! Take no prisoners!

  2. wait – is that actually michelle malkin in a cheerleader’s outfit or is this some kinda meta-prank i can’t wrap my wee head around?

  3. “Did you catch a glimpse of that girl on the corner? She has the world’s biggest _________.”

  4. The girl in the Chlamydia link is cute;
    http://www.cdc.gov/std/chlamydia/STDFact-Chlamydia.htm

  5. Ah yes the gay ol’ 90’s. It was a more innocent time. Al Gore had just invented the internet and America’s military was used against Americans.

  6. The girl in the Chlamydia link is cute;
    http://www.cdc.gov/std/chlamydia/STDFact-Chlamydia.htm

    If Uma Thurman had appeared in the “white hotel room” sequence near the end of 2001: A Space Odyssey, that is exactly what she would have looked like.

  7. Oh, and could someone please explain to me what the Jewcy thing is about exactly? My first impression is that Cavanaugh and Gillespie are playing a type of Mad Libs where all the blanks say “pop culture refrence.” But upon further reading, it seems to be a contest to see who can make the least amount of sense.

  8. Okay, everyone has forgotten Match Game. Fine. Then answer me this question, well, one: How come the picture of Richard Paul above is from the alternative universe where the South won the Civil War?

  9. Glad not to be alone in that thought.

    Sort of a “Bread and Circuses” version of Match Game

  10. Right, except without the Romans.

  11. Of course.

    Because what have the Romans ever done for *us*?

  12. It doesn’t get any better than Match Game ’75, I’m tellin’ ya.

  13. I wonder if Richard Dawson was on Match Game in the CSA universe? I sure hope so, because it wouldn’t have been as funny without him.

  14. …….[sound of needle scratching on a record]

    wait a sec. Match Game was supposed to be funny?

    Damn. Next you’ll tell me that Family Feud really wasn’t an allegory for wife-swapping rampant swinging with vague sexual overtones in the questions…

  15. It’s even funnier now. You should watch it. Half the people are drunk.

  16. Match Game was supposed to be funny?

    Um. I’m going to pretend I didn’t just read that. When I was a pre-teen I could come home from school and watch those boozy has-beens slurring their way through endless titillating double-entendres. Today’s teens get… Dr. Phil.

    PS. Yeah, that Dukes of Hazzard set was wacky. What were they thinking? Then again, this was a time when no one batted an eyelash at Gene Rayburn’s lecherous drooling nor his “Chinaman” routine…

  17. Brett Sommers and Charles Nelson Reilly made Match Game worth watching.

    Fanny Flagg also showed great wit on the show, so that I was not surprised when years latter she became a best selling novelist.

    It was obvious that they filmed a weeks worth of shows in one day with a three martini lunch before Thursday and Friday’s shows. It sure made staying home sick better than going to classes.

  18. What I enjoy about watching Match Game reruns nowadays is how they make a big deal over some contestant winning TWO HUNDRED DOLLARS!!!!

    And of course, that wah-wah infested music in the show is just too fukkin’ groovy…

  19. Yeah, funky.

  20. Match Game (from the 70s) was always a favorite! 🙂

    “Today’s teens get… Dr. Phil”

    yes, but they have more drugs available, at least according to Faux News…

  21. In a better world Christopher Hitchens and Tim Cavanaugh have each other’s jobs.

  22. I agree, match game rocked. Finding out years later that Fannie Flagg played for the other team, destroyed hundreds of hours of preteen fantasies (and instantly spawned several even better adult ones). Richard Dawson was doing his best work (Family Feud was one long downhill slide). Charles Nelson Reilly was clever and funny with a hint of suave (remember, there were no homosexuals in the 70s) But I never did figure out who the heck Brett Sommers was, and how did she rate being a regular.

  23. Brett Somers was Jack Klugman’s wife and had done a lot of TV in her day. I remember Charles Nelson Reilly from some TV show in the early 70s (might’ve been a 60s’ show in syndication) and he did a bunch of guest star appearances. He’s still around, I think (was on the X-Files).

  24. Okay, everyone has forgotten Match Game. Fine. Then answer me this question, well, one: How come the picture of Richard Paul above is from the alternative universe where the South won the Civil War?

    “President John Wilkes Booth said: ‘That Abraham Lincoln fellow makes me so angry, I’d like to blank him in the head.'”

  25. Okay, so I’m not following the Gillespie/Cavanaugh thing. One question: Are they really at each others’ throats? Or is it a joke? Because if it’s a joke, I’ll start reading it. If it’s a slapfight, I’ll leave them to it and find other things to do.

  26. I think the overall message of the chlamydia picture is:

    Just think what kind of tail you could be hitting, if only you had chlamydia.
    Chlamydia. Ask for it by name.

  27. I remember Charles Nelson Reilly from some TV show in the early 70s (might’ve been a 60s’ show in syndication)

    Was it “Love American Style”? That sounds like the sort of thing he would have been involved with.

  28. Was it “Love American Style”? That sounds like the sort of thing he would have been involved with.

    I believe so. He was pretty funny, in the Paul Lynde mode.

    Stevo,

    What’s funny is that Bill Clinton was a president in both universes. Except in the CSA universe, he was married to Elizabeth Ward Gracen.

  29. Pro Lib,

    After researching the matter, I have discovered that I too would like to have intimate relations with Elizabeth Ward Gracen.

    Trivia: She was born two days after I was.

  30. Stevo,

    Sounds like you missed your chance. She’s one of the few women who looks good with a sword.

    The good news is that in the alternative universe, you were, in fact, Gene Rayburn.

  31. Stevo said: ‘Why did Elizabeth Ward Gracen have rough sex with Bill Clinton, when she would only have blank sex with me?’ ”

    Everyone fill out your answers and we’ll see if we have a match.

    KWANK doo, doo-doo dooten-doo … KWANK doo, doo-doo dooten-doo … KWANK doo, doo-doo dooten-doo …

    Brett, you almost done there? Charles, you? Ken Berry?

    KWANK doo, doo-doo dooten-doo … KWANK doo, doo-doo dooten-doo … KWANK doo, doo-doo dooten-doo …

    I believe we’re ready. What were your answers?

  32. “Cyber!”

  33. Gene, this question reminds me of Hogan’s Heroes. One time when Bob had disappeared from the set to do God knows what, I spent some time with Sigrid–who played Hilda. Oh, right. Anyway, thinking of all that reminded me of Bob, so my answer was–

    “Snuff” sex.

  34. “SAFE”

  35. “No”

  36. “No”

    I believe we have a match!

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