Remember Yakov Smirnoff? What about Gallagher? Carrot Top?
I am none of the above.
Anywhoarethey, they’re style of comedy is so outdated it’s almost funny in a non-funny way… like a Laffy Taffy riddle… or a terrible Knock-Knock joke. (I guess ironic is the word I’m looking for.)
So I feel the same about this old knee-slapper:
Black people are like ____, and white people are like ____.
For example, take a listen to Tracy Morgan (above) as Tracy Jordan on 30 Rock by clicking here for an example.
So why this post, why now? I’ve come up with a version of this joke. Here we go…
Black people are all like UMBRELLA -ELLA -ELLA:
…and white people are all like PARA- PARA- PARADISE:
Their skin tones don't match.
My sister was recently listening to this song on Sirius XM and it suddenly occurred to her that Coldplay’s front man, Chris Martin, kinda sounds like Randy Newman.
Here’s the song in question, Everything’s Not Lost:
Now here’s Randy Newman’s Losing You (ha!) from Toy Story 3:
My concern over her revelation is that the two will be forever connected in my mind, like that picture above. Just like when I realized Shakira sings a lot like Kermit the Frog…
Their skin tones don't match, either.
(SNES not included)
Mario Paint, a staple of the Super Nintendo, was a pretty pointless, but very entertaining gimmick game, like pretty much most of Nintendo’s products through the years. Gotta love ’em nonetheless!
Anywario, there’s an app floating around on the TripleDoubleU that imitates the old composer portion of Mario Paint, and what would the world be coming to if nerds fans out there didn’t create their own masterpieces! Well, at least covert other people’s songs into Mario Paint versions. Some highlights:
Some other good ones:
What is Love? by Haddaway
Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen
Take On Me by A-Ha
More options here.