Category Archives: Comedy

VIDEO: How to Have Mental Clarity in an Unclear World – Russell Brand

VIDEO: How to Have Mental Clarity in an Unclear World – Russell Brand

After Skool Video – July 20, 2021

Russell Brand is an English comedian, actor, radio host, writer, and activist. Brand has become known as a public activist and campaigner, and has spoken on a wide range of political and cultural issues, including wealth inequality, addiction, corporate capitalism, meditation, spirituality, mental health, the mainstream media and corruption. 

MUSIC: Thorns and Roses – Homage to my mother: Zepherina Martins – By Dave Martins + Video

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In the course of doing my column recently, I was reflecting on our tendency to see Guyana only through a negative lens, and I remembered a time in 2008, when I was living in Cayman, and had an exchange with a close Guyanese friend, George Jardim, living in America, who had sent me a couple emails on some matter in Guyana.

I don’t always keep emails, but for some reason I had kept my reply to him, and I was delighted when I ran into it recently, so long after I originally sent it to my company. It’s here as my topic for today, and I preface it with a “thank you” to George for originally nudging me into this one….thanks padna; you’re a resource.

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COMEDY: Steven Wright – an erudite comic and scientist – commentary

Steven Wright is the erudite comic and scientist who said:  

“I woke up one morning, discovered all of my stuff had been stolen and replaced by exact duplicates.”  

Here are some of his priceless statements:

  • 1 – I’d kill for a Nobel Peace Prize.
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  • 2 – Borrow money from pessimists — they don’t expect it back.
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  • 3 – Half the people you know are below average.
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  • 4 – 99% of lawyers give the rest a bad name.        
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COMEDY: Have a Laugh: “SIGNS OF THE TIMES”

  • * A sign on a Shoe Repair store in Vancouver reads:
  • We will heel you
  • We will save your sole
  • We will even dye for you.
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  • * A sign on a Blinds and Curtain truck:
  • “Blind man driving.”
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Aging – Keynote Speaker Fritz Coleman – very funny… two videos

VIDEO FOR SENIORS…..HILARIOUS…..TO BE ENJOYED BY ALL AGES

This entry was previously published on Guyanese Online on Sept, 12, 2014

Conference on Aging – Keynote Speaker Fritz Coleman

Published on May 30, 2014

Part Two – Senior Conference On Aging. Held at the First Church of the Nazarene of Pasadena. Keynote Speaker Fritz Coleman NBC4’s weathercaster is a Southern California broadcasting icon. NBS 4’s Weathercaster Plus standup comedian great weather report.            Continue reading

CULTURE: 18 Things You’ll Only Understand If You Grew Up In A Caribbean Household

Some people hoard books, Caribbean people hoard plastic bags. 

Ivy Richardson | BuzzFeed —-  A view from Jamaicans in the U.K. 

  1. Ginger and Lemon Tea Solves Everything. 

I can’t explain it but this beverage really is a cure for all. Sore throat? Ginger and lemon tea. Indigestion? Ginger and lemon tea. Broken ankle? You guessed – ginger and lemon tea. God knows the science behind it but the proof is in the pudding.

  1. No Party Is Ever Complete Without Wray And Nephew Rum. 

What do all Caribbean parties have in common? Good people, good music, good food, and Jamaica’s Wray and Nephew rum. There aren’t many things you can guarantee in this life, by Wray and Nephew making an appearance at a Caribbean get together is certainly one of them. Thank you for coming to my TED talk.            Continue reading

Ken Corsbie: The Caribbean’s Quintessential Theatre Celebrity – by Francis Quamina Farrier

 – by Francis Quamina Farrier

On March 27, Nations around the world, observed “World Theatre Day.” This annual event was established in 1962 by the International Theatre Institute (ITI) and supported by UNESCO. In this article, I am pleased to throw the spotlight on veteran Guyanese dramatist Ken Corsbie, who has been in the theatre arts for over seven decades.

Now in his early 90s, Ken Corsbie has been a member of the Theatre Guild of Guyana from its inception. However, his initial activities with theatre arts actually began at the Taitt’s Yard, now known as Cara Lodge on Quamina Street, previously Murray Street.        Continue reading

POLITICS: Comments on politicians that withstand the passage of time

We hang petty thieves and appoint the great ones to public office.

~Aesop, Greek slave & fable author

Those who are too smart to engage in politics are punished by being governed by those who are dumber.
~Plato, ancient Greek Philosopher

Politicians are the same all over. They promise to build a bridge even where there is no river.
~Nikita Khrushchev, Russian Soviet politician
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COMEDY: Brilliant Act – America’s Got Talent 2016 – by Tape Face – music video

COMEDY: Geography you can use – with Mr. Wood Jr. – Video