Almanac Life: State of mind? Or genuinely funny?

 

Last night the kids invited me to their movie night. In the loungeroom.

 

The movie: Johnny English – the third one I think. When Johnny is the only secret agent left.

 

Popcorn as starters. Then profiteroles.

 

Not sure if it is my state of mind, but I thought it was really funny.

 

And I’d like to mention this very funny line:

 

Ophelia Bhuletova: I’m not sure I’ve ever met a man quite like you, Basil.
Johnny English: Let me clear up the uncertainty for you. ….You haven’t.

 

Is Johnny English as funny as I found it?

 

About John Harms

JTH is a writer, publisher, speaker, historian. He is publisher and contributing editor of The Footy Almanac and footyalmanac.com.au. He has written columns and features for numerous publications. His books include Confessions of a Thirteenth Man, Memoirs of a Mug Punter, Loose Men Everywhere, Play On, The Pearl: Steve Renouf's Story and Life As I Know It (with Michelle Payne). He appears on ABCTV's Offsiders. He can be contacted [email protected] He is married to The Handicapper and has three kids - Theo13, Anna11, Evie9. He might not be the worst putter in the world but he's in the worst three. His ambition is to lunch for Australia.

Comments

  1. Watched some of that myself. I think Rowan Atkinson would be funny reading the news.

    Its a bit of a one trick pony, slap stick humour but it is funny.

    The number of genuinely funny people is reducing. Too many agendas and not enough jokes. Look up Billy Connolly telling the joke about running over the cat. Hope its on You Tube. Its one of those jokes that repeats on you. Days later! Like an Indian curry.

  2. JASON ANDREW TOPPIN says

    HERE IS WHAT I DUD LAST NIGHT I REQUESTED A SONG AFYWER 5PM TO BE PLAYED O GOOD NEWS RADIO BALLARAT I LADY CALLED ANN DARK PKLAYED FOR ME AND AFTER SHE PLAYED GIID NEWS BY MANBDISA ANNN SAOD “JASON A LOYAL LISTENERS OF OUR HAS OVERCIME SO MUCH HE HAS THAT GOOD NEWS”.
    TIDAY I REQUESTED FPOUR MORE SONGS BY MANDISA ONLY THE WPRLD ANTHONY PLAYED TYHAT ONE, BACK TON YOU AND BACK TI LIFE THE LADY WHO DID THE 9.15AM TIL 11AM SLOT PLAYED TH THOSE SONGS AND MONICA GREEEN PLYAED OVERCIMER ON HEER SLOT FROMM 2.30M AFTER HIGHWAY COMMUNITY.

  3. Haven’t seen it. Last night started watching Ken Burns Country Music on SBS. Fantastic. Highly recommend it.

  4. Andrew Starkie says

    Love Rowan Atkinson.

    I’ve watched all of Ken Burns’ docos. He is brilliant. Vietnam was superb abd thorough but gruelling.Have tried to watch Country Music on the sbs site but it always plays up.

  5. Ken Burns on Baseball (a social as much as sporting perspective – particularly around race); the American Civil War; Jazz and Prohibition all magnificent. You can stream some of them on different platforms. Baseball is on YouTube.

  6. Earl O'Neill says

    You bet, an hilarious line! The Johnny English flix are great fun.
    We found some old clips of Steve Martin on the Johnny Carson show. High time to revisit ‘Dead Men Don’t Wear Plaid’, ‘The Jerk’ and ‘The Man With Two Brains.’

  7. Rick Kane says

    High time indeed Earl. Don’t forget All of Me as well.

    Funny is as funny does. Laughing is both individual and collective, in as many patterns of demographic correlations as can be imagined. Every laugh and playtime with loved ones should be banked (and if only we could tally our account, now that would be capital worth its weight in gold) as the interest on it repays forever.

    Cheers

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