Humor Hilarity HiJinks

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Humor Hilarity HiJinks 


A few weeks ago I was reading an announcement of a new book by Jerry Seinfeld.  I have long appreciated his humor.  Like many things in life, humor is subjective.   I understand his style may not be the right fit for everyone. 


I was a bit intrigued but not yet ready to make that purchase.  I instead went on a search of previous books he had written.  I found Sein Language written in the 1990s. 


This would have been the time of his namesake television show which introduced him and many of his phrases to a wider audience.  Yada Yada Yada.  Regifting.  The low talker.  Many others.  I reserved a copy from the library along with two other books by humorists I have enjoyed over the years.


Apparently I had humor on my mind as David Sedaris was also one of my choices. He is an essayist and a clever writer I first heard on This American Life on National Public Radio.  Witty.  Quirky.  Another good fit for me but I remain well aware that he is not for everyone. 


There was also a book written by comedian Chelsea Handler. The uniqueness yet similarity in writing from all three led me to my choices and in a roundabout way, the underlying theme in this post. 


Halloween is rapidly approaching.  Spooky.  Frightening.  All sorts of hijinks.  It's never been a favorite holiday of mine. Even as a kid although I did like and still enjoy the creativity. 


Like humor, the appeal of Halloween, and the related novelty of the day, is "lost" on me - definitely not the right fit.


As for the books, I am still laughing to myself while occasionally chortling and enjoying the stories told.  And there's nothing wrong with that


The image in this post is from can stock photo.   

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Michael Jacobs


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Comments (33)

Mike McCann - Nebraska Farm Land Broker
Mike McCann - Broker, Mach1 Realty Farmland Broker-Auctioneer Serving Rural Nebraska - Kearney, NE
Farm Land For Sale 308-627-3700 or 800-241-3940

When the Seinfeld show was on I did not like it and my wife watched alone.  Years later I watched a few re-runs and now have loved it for over a decade.  I guess I was not in the right frame of mind back then!!   

“What is this obsession people have with books? They put them in their houses—like they’re trophies. What do you need it for after you read it?” – Jerry

Oct 29, 2020 07:14 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Mike McCann - Nebraska Farm Land Broker - you were not alone.  As I understand it, the show did not have a good initial reception by the audience.  His observation about books is yet another classic.  

Oct 29, 2020 07:25 AM
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Hi Michael- not a day goes by when I don't laugh or make someone else laugh. Much as I tried, I never got Seinfeld. That's ok. 

Oct 29, 2020 09:12 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Kathy Streib - laughter is good and when it occurs on a daily basis, that's even better.  I know your feelings on Seinfeld - and that's more than okay.  

Oct 29, 2020 09:16 AM
Sharon Lee
Sharon Lee's Virtual Assistance - Jonesborough, TN
Retired and loving life

Michael-Laughter is the best medicine.  I was told once I had a dry sense of humor. Whatever that means.  Lot of comedies now that are on now I think are dumb not funny but maybe I am old and don't appreciate today's comedy.  Seinfeld isn't a favorite but give me a I love Lucy rerun and those to me were great.  Halloween isn't a favorite holiday but lots of folks decorate as much as they do for Christmas.  

Oct 29, 2020 10:07 AM
Rocky Dickerson
Realty One Group - Las Vegas, NV
Superior Service!

Good morning Michael Jacobs and here I thought you were going to share some of your set from Saturday night at the Comedy Store.

Oct 29, 2020 10:15 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Sharon Lee - comedy is an art - practiced but never perfect  or perfected.  Always a work in progress. 

I Love Lucy was definitely a classic.  And in many ways.  I can easily name an episode with just a snippet of a clip shown.  There are so many comedy moments in those episodes.  

Rocky Dickerson - I give a lot of credit to anyone who can stand up in front of audience(comprised of people who have likely exceeded the two drink minimum) and try out a comedy bit. 

Funny you should mention The Comedy Store, it was there, at the club's location in La Jolla where I saw Robin Williams perform long before his success on Mork & Mindy and all that followed.  A genius.  

Oct 29, 2020 10:31 AM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Hi Michael:

I never watched his show but certainly am familiar with some of his humor and his famous lines. What I've heard was pretty good..better than that from some other comedians I've heard over the years.


Oct 29, 2020 07:50 PM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Jeff Dowler, CRS - "art" is so subjective, isn't it?

Oct 29, 2020 08:11 PM
James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR
Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results

Morning Michael.

My kind of book is a spy, military novel, or reading about those people we are not supposed to know about.  

Oct 30, 2020 12:17 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

James Dray - and you share much of that in your daily posts.  

Oct 30, 2020 04:30 AM
Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD
ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors - Camas, WA
REALTORS® in Clark County, WA

Bernie is a huge Sedaris fan, I like him too, but haven't read all of his books. We both like Seiefeld and Chealsea Chandler, admittedly she can be a bit outrageous for some. As for Halloween, I enjoy it when I'm around kids, otherwise..nada. Or is that yada, yada, yada.  Happy Friday, Michael. 

Oct 30, 2020 07:31 AM
Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty
Waves Realty - Melbourne, FL
Florida Space Coast Homes

I love Seinfeld. I am not much of a reader of humor (I prefer to read non-fiction documentaries) but I love to watch it live. I feel like facial expressions and physical comedy does not (for me) translate.

Oct 30, 2020 09:36 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD - maybe it's Nada Nada Nada.  

Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty - these three books are not necessarily books on humor but humorous books.  If that makes sense?  

Oct 30, 2020 09:49 AM
Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, CRB, Phoenix Broker
HomeSmart Real Estate BR030809000 - Phoenix, AZ

I remember so many of the Seinfield lines....yadayadayada which use still. Low talker....we know a guy like that. And the whole regifting thing. Hilarious show. Anything that makes me laugh is fun.....Thanks Michael!

Oct 30, 2020 01:19 PM
Chris Ann Cleland
Long and Foster REALTORS®, Gainesville, VA - Bristow, VA
Associate Broker, Bristow, VA

When we lose our sense of humor, we are done for.  Glad you are enjoying some musings by witty authors.

Oct 30, 2020 02:35 PM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, CRS, Broker, Instructor - I tend to use Seinfeldian phrases sparingly or to myself - because, well, not everyone "gets" them.  Now that I know you are a "junkie" who uses them with glee and expertise, I will try to remember to use them with abandon when we communicate.   

Chris Ann Cleland - I agree with you about losing ones sense of humor.  It may not be as well-known as the five basic senses but that doesn't mean it's insignificant.  At least in my opinion.  

Oct 30, 2020 07:01 PM
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Good Saturday morning, Michael.

Take care and be safe. We have a chilly but beautiful day in Maryland.

Oct 31, 2020 08:57 AM
Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
New Hampshire Home Stager

Comedy is always my first choice when it comes to tv.

I was and still am a Seinfield fan. 

Have you watched any of his Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee series? I really enjoy it.

Nov 02, 2020 11:24 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Sharon Tara - I am not sure if Seinfeld is my all-time favorite but it's certainly in the top five(or better).  I don't have premium cable but have seen some episodes of Comedians In Cars...  but I am not a regular watcher.  

Nov 02, 2020 01:58 PM