A Conversation for Sex - An Introduction

Milton Berle's Input

Post 1

Steve K.

Milton Berle (1908 - 2002) was one of America's great standup comedians, in the tradition of Groucho Marx, Martin & Lewis, etc. Late in his long career, he said (paraphrasing) "I don't understand why people say old folks don't enjoy sex. I still like sex. I especially like the one in the fall." smiley - sleepy


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Post 2

Mina

I'm not sure I get that. smiley - erm


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Post 3

Steve K.

Maybe I'm telling it wrong - Berle was a pro, after all ... smiley - erm


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Post 4

comicsimon

I'm assuming this guy was American and by "fall" he meant what we Brits would call Autumn?


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Post 5

comicsimon

Sorry, you did say he was American. Same question though...


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Post 6

Steve K.

Yup, "fall" = "autumn".

Now I understand the line, "Dying is easy. Comedy is hard."

There is a U.S. commercial with Jerry Seinfeld (another American standup comedian) telling jokes to a British audience. The punchline involves the seventh inning stretch, the crowd is deathly still. So he gets a little help, shows up in British golfing clothes and punch lines about "sticky wickets" and "curly sandwiches" (or similar). The crowd roared. Might have been American Express pitching their internationality?

smiley - earth


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