Hard to beat this one....

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  1. swiveltung

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    Did you see his Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee episode? It's interesting to hear Martin discuss why he stopped performing.
     
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    I just cannot see anything funny or entertaining about that bit. We all have our own tastes in comedians and styles. Never thought he was funny. Chevy Chase even worse
     
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    I agree about Chevy Chase for the most part... I cannot agree about Steve Martin.
     
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    I watched this recently and thought, "People found this funny?" It just seems so dorky nowadays.
     
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    phillistine! blasphemer!
     
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    "Let's Get Small" was hilarious!
     
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    I always just assumed that during that time everybody was so high on coke and ludes and whatever else that they didn't know what was happening.
     
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    There was a whole King Tut craze going on back then because a bunch of treasures from his tomb went on display, traveling around to various museums in the US for the first time ever. I saw it in LA and that stuff was amazing to see in person. My mom dragged all four of us to see it and I'm glad she did. Anyway, I've met Steve and he was very gracious and a funny dude. Chevy Chase (who I've also met) is a real asshole, but not Steve Martin.
     
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    And a damned decent banjo player, iirc.
     
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    When I was a kid I found him hilarious on some John Denver special when his hair was still brown. Had a butterfly on his nose, played banjo, and sang nonsense like "Be obsequious and have your knees removed..."
     
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    I got to see that in San Francisco with my grandmother. The exhibit really was impressive in person, even for a kid like me.
     
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    I missed the boat about the King Tut exhibit in the USA, but I saw it later on in a museum in Egypt.

    The pyramids are kind of a disappointment, because you always assume they're out in the desert, but they're right on the edge of Cairo.
     
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    That's where I saw it -- the national museum in Cairo, where it was sort of stuffed back in a corner. I wasn't disappointed in the pyramids at all, but did you know that there's a golf course just under the bluff that the pyramids are on top of? I've got a picture of myself on the golf course with the tops of the pyramids in the background. Crappy course, but they did have one cool thing -- the golf club hats were fezes.
     
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    I was there in the early 90s, and didn't notice a golf course. I assume that's newer than when I visited.
     
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    It was.

    I think he's probably right about his window closing. Interesting to hear him talk about dealing with depression, though he didn't really get into it other than mentioning it.

    That has to be a fairly high-risk occupation due to the pressure to make people laugh.
     
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    What impressed me the most was that chest with all the intricate inlays and gold filigree work all over it. the gold mask and the sarcophagus were cool too, but that chest was amazing. I think it was this one, but it's been almost 40 years...

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    I saw it in Seattle, with my parents. I was pretty young too, and had the same impression.
     
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    How old is that? Im always fascinated how they find and keep these artifacts in such good shape.
     

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