Making Tragedy Fun.

All it takes is a sense of humour and maybe a bunch of monkeys.

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J. Edgar Hoover hated Chaplin, calling him “dangerously progressive and amoral.”

Bully waiters, for instance, had always upset and frightened Chaplin, yet they became some of his best skits, especially in The Gold Rush.

When Chaplin was accused of un-American activities in the 50s, it was like being told he’d supported bully waiters.

We hire a guy like Trump because we can’t do it ourselves. Everything’s too overwhelming. We elect great finger-pointers instead.

Turn the sound down during a Trump speech and the man’s hysterically funny. Add a bunch of monkeys and he could get another term in office.

I did a poor imitation of Don Draper for 40 years before writing my first novel. I'm currently in the final stages of a children's book. Lucky me.

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