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September 12, 2013

Jim Bailey: The world of entertainment goes from one end to the other

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Situations in the movie lend themselves to plenty of humor on their own. But the film’s producers apparently were caught up in the notion that the number of laughs generated are in direct proportion to the quantity of four-letter words in the dialogue. Throw in some pseudo-incestuous French kissing for good measure. And it’s telling that the nearest thing the movie has to a Goody Two-Shoes character is a stripper, played by Jennifer Aniston, who draws the line at being urged to go further than lap dances with the customers.

The trend carries through with comedians who seemingly can’t tell a joke without making it more than a tad off-color. Hope must be turning over in his grave.

But it’s possible. Attend just about any Southern gospel music concert these days, for instance, and you’ll catch some real humor that didn’t have its genesis in the bathroom.

But be careful. You just might also pick up some constructive ideas on what life is all about in the process. And it doesn’t include twerking.

Jim Bailey’s column appears on Thursday. He can be reached by email at jameshenrybailey@earthlink.net.

 

 

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