Buster Keaton (October 4, 1895 – February 1, 1966), “The Great Stone Face”
A man famous for directing and acting in silent films, his deadpan expression, physical comedy, and, featured above, his stunt performance. This man did all his own stunts, and they are amazing.
Objectively the greatest physical comedian to ever live.
Sneak peek at Tuesday’s keynote
Baby lying cat
While I applaud his creativity, I’m a little concerned about the subject matter of my son’s latest writing project.
Imagine the baby that would result from a night of passion between Ebenezer Scrooge (before the spirits changed his ways) and Mr. Krabs from Spongebob. Now imagine that baby grew up and married the baby that would result from a night of passion between Yzma from the Emperor’s New Groove and Mr. Burns from the Simpsons. Now imagine the newlyweds had a baby of their own, and that baby was raised aboard a Ferengi Starship, where she was tutored in empathy and compassion by Lord Voldemort. Now imagine that baby grew up and someone told her that any opinions she might have or conclusions she might reach are based on objective logic and reason, and that anyone who disagrees with her is simply being irrational. Now multiply that person’s greed and heartlessness by 100 and you’ll begin to see something that comes close to resembling Ayn Rand.
In honor of my 5 year college reunion from Columbia U, I’m posting one of my favorite “comics” I did as an undergraduate student: Where’s Waldo? Columbia Edition - featuring our gorgeous campus. It appeared in the campus pub The Blue and White in 2006. Check out the lower right hand corner for the search list and see if you can find “The Olsen twins looking for blow,” among other things.