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September 2, 2011

Tears for a Clown


I do not know whether in the balance of existence Jerry Lewis is an evil man or a good one.
I do not know whether he has had talent in the traditional sense or for doing what almost no one else could accomplish. What I do know is that, even if he is an impolitic, impolite, annoying bastard, Jerry has literally done more with his star power than all the other personalities of modern Hollywood combined, and I want him to go out on top. He has earned as much. -- Taki's Magazine

Posted by Vanderleun at September 2, 2011 11:18 PM. This is an entry on the sideblog of American Digest: Check it out.

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He may be good. He may be evil. But, he is not funny, and his movies were not funny.

Posted by: Fat Man at September 3, 2011 7:15 AM

Karma is no respecter of persons. He should use this as an occasion to join the rest of us and get over himself.

Posted by: Gagdad Bob at September 3, 2011 8:40 AM

The MDA Telethon without Jerry Lewis? Now that IS lame.

Posted by: BlogDog at September 3, 2011 10:08 AM

It seems to me that should they ever cure Muscular Dystrophy, they would continue to have telethons for it, anyway.

Posted by: Jewel at September 3, 2011 1:17 PM

Used to love him as a kid, he grew stale as I matured. Saw him once in person, a few years ago when he gave a talk in Georgia (in a Baptist church, oddly enough). He came across as a real inconsiderate person, an un-warm, un-friendly, un-decent person.

Posted by: OldFert at September 3, 2011 6:00 PM

That's because you're not French. The French, they know humor, they know everything, just ask them.

Posted by: Peccable at September 4, 2011 4:09 AM

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