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Thursday, January 21, 2010

Steve Martin: A little Ode, Fashioned

I put the comma there so you'd get it.

If you've never heard Steve's Comedy from the 70's, you owe it to yourself. This man filled arenas with tens of thousands of fans, and now he doesn't do standup any more. He unquestionably went out at the top of his game.

If he didn't seem like such a nice guy, you'd be envious of his wide talent. Author, actor, musician, comedian, meta-physicist; the list goes on. With his accomplishments he's earned the right to be a Jerk, but he's just this guy we know and love.

Now that decades have passed, new generations should discover his now 30-something year old works. Some treasure from the resting place of 'King Tut':

Stever Martin Quotes From Wikipedia
  • I like a woman with a head on her shoulders. I hate necks.
    • Comedy album A Wild and Crazy Guy

  • Now let's repeat the non-conformists' oath: I promise to be different! (audience repeats) I promise to be unique! (audience repeats) I promise not to repeat things other people say! (audience laughs, repeats) Good!
    • Comedy album A Wild and Crazy Guy

  • It's so hard to believe in anything anymore. I mean, it's like, religion, you really can't take it seriously, because it seems so mythological, it seems so arbitrary...but, on the other hand, science is just pure empiricism, and by virtue of its method, it excludes metaphysics. I guess I wouldn't believe in anything any more if it weren't for my lucky astrology mood watch.
    • Comedy album A Wild and Crazy Guy

  • I used to smoke marijuana. But I'll tell you something: I would only smoke it in the late evening. Oh, occasionally the early evening, but usually the late evening - or the mid-evening. Just the early evening, midevening and late evening. Occasionally, early afternoon, early mid-afternoon, or perhaps the late-midafternoon. Oh, sometimes the early-mid-late-early morning. . . But never at dusk! Never at dusk, I would never do that.
    • Comedy album A Wild and Crazy Guy
  • You know, a lot of people come to me and they say, "Steve, how can you be so !@#$ing funny?" There's a secret to it, it's no big deal. Before I go out, I put a slice of bologna in each of my shoes. So when I'm on stage, I feel funny.
    • Comedy album Let's Get Small
  • (Audience member): What's your mood watch say?
  • (Martin): Yeah, I remember when I had my first beer.
    • Comedy album A Wild and Crazy Guy

My Steve Martin Album Recommendations: (takes a few seconds to load and may contain the occasional potty word so, potentially NSFW)

See those ratings? 'Nuff said.

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