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Today, my favorite film comedian/auteur turned 82. He happens to have written, directed and acted in my all-time favorite comedy, "Blazing Saddles" and I owe him many thanks for cracking me up for so may years.

"Look, I don't want to wax philosophic, but I will say that if you're alive you've got to flap your arms and legs, you've got to jump around a lot, for life is the very opposite of death, and therefore you must at very least think noisy and colorfully, or you're not alive."

Mel Brooks

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I'm with you. Every time I see his face, I break out in a smile. "Blazing Saddles" was a riot!

Such a talent, he always goes for the guffaw, sometimes it falls flat, but he usually hits the mark.
~ some other great Mel Brooks Quotes:
"Tragedy is when I cut my finger.
Comedy is when you fall into an open sewer and die."

"If presidents can't do it to their wives, they do it to their country."

"He who hesitates is poor."


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