Meet a formerly wild and crazy guy

The renaissance man in action back when he was younger, circa 1977

“Just the other day.. I went home with this girl.. and she had the best pussy I have ever seen….

AW CMON!! I was talking about her cat! You people make me sick!

[pause]

That cat was the best fuck I ever had…”

…Steve Martin (admittedly paraphrased by yours truly from memory)

It seems to me like women are all a gaga over Steve Martin these days. Comedian, author, musician, actor, screenwriter, and all-around renaissance man.

Poop on that.

Over 30 years ago I knew a different Steve Martin. One that was cutting edge and on the fringes of good taste. One that told ribald jokes. Yeah!

Then he went all soft and started making movies like “Father of the Bride” and “Cheaper By the Dozen.” Ungh. Admittedly, though, I’ve never seen either one of those movies. You can always pinpoint when someone cutting edge goes soft and gains commercial success, i.e., sells out.

Did you know that Steve Martin was inducted as a “Disney Legend” in 2005? He started working at Disneyland at the age of 10 (after school, on weekends and during the summer). He did jobs like selling programs and dressing up like a cowboy and selling lasso ropes. Later he spent a lot of time hanging around “Merlin’s Magic Shop” in Fantasyland. He learned jokes and practiced magic and made balloon animals.

I guess his status as former employee is why Disney claims him as one of their own.

To celebrate the 50th anniversary of Disneyland, Martin even appeared as a “co-star” with Donald Duck in a movie called, “Disneyland: The First 50 Magical Years.” I can’t help but wonder if he got second billing to a cartoon duck.

I wonder if Disneyland has the joke that started this post enshrined somewhere for all of the kiddies to see?

This post is basically a PSA. I just wanted all of the women in the world to know a little something about Martin’s earlier comedy stylings. Let us not forget the type of comedy he relied upon to make it to the big time. You know, back when he was really cool.

Now Martin has a new softer and gentler kind of comedy he usually employs. Here’s a recent example where he shows off his “atheist hymnal.” It’s cute but not quite like the old days.

7 responses

  1. The Jerk is one of my all-time favorite movies. Love that opening joke. A classic!

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    1. Damn. The opposite effect than intended. 🙂

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  2. We had at least one Martin album in the 70s and for some reason, I always remember his story about the girlfriend who took singing lessons and “He was a real pervert! He told her to sing from her diaphragm!” I thought that was SO GROSS! Of course, I was only 6 or so and had it explained to me anyway…

    We also had Bill Cosby records WAY the fuck before he was Dr. Huxtable. He was one nasty mfer.

    Of all the 70s comedians (of my youth), I liked Carlin and Pryor the best.

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    1. I loved the Bill Cosby albums. Chicken Heart FTW! 🙂

      The diaphragm joke was a classic.

      To keep things topical, here’s a little Christmas story of mine featuring Steve Martin.

      One year, under the tree, there was a gift with my name on it. Due to the shape and size it could only be an LP. Two weeks before Christmas, when everyone was asleep, I sneaked under that tree and ever-so-carefully peeled back the scotch tape one by one with military precision. I then unwrapped the gift just enough to make a slit in the plastic and slide the album out. It was a Steve Martin album! I promptly recorded it to cassette tape. Then I carefully reassembled the gift even laying the tape down where it had been before. No one ever suspected a thing!

      On Christmas morning I acted surprised even though by then I had already memorized the whole thing. 🙂

      Yes, I was naughty. I’ve received nothing but coal ever since that Christmas. True story.

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      1. I never got anything “good” enough to be curious about (sock, underpants) but my MOTHER is notorious for unwrapping and re-wrapping. Referring back to Martin, my parents did NOT care for him at all (back then). Too blue.

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  3. OH, The Jerk is absolutely one of my favorites of all time! I’ve always loved Steve Martin, follow him on the twitter-thing, he’s still funny, although he’s not quite as blue as he used to be.

    Carlin, Martin, Cosby, all big faves with the stand up, along with Eddie Murphy’s old stuff, Eddie Izzard, and Steven Wright. Loved Jim Carrey when he was doing stand-up too. Eesh, Now I feel all old and crap again.

    Thanks a lot. poop.

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  4. It is good that he is so versatile, but I do miss the way he just careened through everything at the beginning.

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