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  1. Dave55

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    OpanaPointer I Point at Opana WW2|ORG Editor

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    Lewis made his fortune mocking people with disabilities.
     
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    Skipper Kommodore

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    Dave, please be so kind as to leave a sentence to explain the link. This allows members to decide whether to follow it or not. Not to mention that if the links dies, it leaves no way to find out what this was about.
     
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    I totally agree. Even as a child, I felt uncomfortable watching him perform and still cannot fathom why people found him funny.
     
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    OpanaPointer I Point at Opana WW2|ORG Editor

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    Being embarrassed at someone's behaviour isn't humor to me. I guess I'm weird that way.
     
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    I guess we can be weird together. The worst must be going to a hypnotist show where people actually volunteer to be hypnotised for laughs though they are unaware of their own performance. Why???
     
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    The thing that bothers me is the story line of the movie. Who in their right mind would think anyone would go to a movie like this?

    I never liked his movies (or him) much. The only one I like never gets played. "Way Way Out " with great cast of Dick Shawn at his peak, Anita Ekberg and Connie Stevens.

    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0061173/

    A guy I worked with in the eighties had a son with muscular dystrophy and he said Lewis did a lot of good work for the cause.
     
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    A few seconds of feeble fame.
     
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    formerjughead The Cooler King

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    I concur. The irony of him being the spokesman for the "March of Dimes" was never lost on me

    "The Day the Clown Cried" in the context it does not interest me; however, "Jakob the Liar" was not a bad film at all. I wonder if there is some factual basis for this movie.
     
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    I thought he was funny, especially during his early movies with Dean Martin. That's just the way things were back then. Pre-PC. Funny. Haha.
     
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    When he came on TV I ran for the dial, the off switch, or the exit.
     
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    Good for you. I laughed my ass off at every movie he was in when they were on TV. He was great, and the original Mr. Funnyman. Haha, ha, and haha some more.
     
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    I saw a clip of Lewis when he was working with Martin. He did have talent, but he reminds me of Jim Carrey: a little bit goes a very, very long way.
     
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    Obnoxious, irritating, embarassing are the terms I would use to describe his attempts at being funny. Trust me I got a fortune cookie the other day that said I had a keen sense of humor.

    Terry, I've at least liked a few of Carrey's works so he's a long way above Lewis IMO.
     
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    HA!
     
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    A-58 Cool Dude

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    Maybe now that he's gone, we may get to see this film and judge for ourselves. He indicated it wouldn't be shown while he was alive.
     
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    A complex man not easily dismissed...we shouldn't judge his former behaviour or words any more than we should our forefather's...that was then this is now...certainly plenty of Americans AT THE TIME loved him...should we judge them too?
     
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    I don't care how I am judged. I've always thought that he was funny, his routines, his movies, sketches on other shows. All funny. Ha ha ha.
     
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