Saturday, March 10

Fuck You, Mr. Mort



Peter Bergman 1939-2012

9 comments:

R. Porrofatto said...

No one really beats the reaper.
Saw an obit somewhere calling FST one of the "forerunners" of SNL, which to me is kind of like saying that Beyond the Fringe begat MADtv or that Peter Sellers is a precursor to Adam Sandler. But I'm just being prickly because the best minds of a generation are dying off.

JMC said...

Thank you, Mr Riley. They were (to R Porrofatto) our Goons, and to surreal laughter our Beatles, perhaps best listened to in a darkened room, in the '70s...

Anonymous said...

OK, I'll bite. This guy is either someone who fronted a late-1950's Indianapolis children's television program, or a Republican politician who promoted Reagan but got his tit caught in a wringer somewhere.

cavjam said...

All I can go is goddam. You know how you wait for one more Vonnegut book and then you hear and all you can go is goddam? Or one more Townes Van Zandt song? All I can go is goddam. Here's hoping there's a Firesign Basement Tapes equivalent now to come to the fore. In the world of smart funny, he and FT were pretty much it. He sure made my world happier.

heydave said...

In my mind, the flags at Commie Martyrs High are at half mast.

Fiddlin' Bill said...

Isn't that Jack Kerouac just to the right of Mort? Sure looks like him to me.

Fiddlin' Bill said...

Errr, Mr. Bergman. Sorry. There's a nice hat tip to Bergman in Charlie Pierce's review of Game Change too.

lloyd stool said...

What is reaity???

David in NYC said...

Whatever you do, don't take off your shoes! Jobs is on the way!!

I haz a sad.

RIP Peter Bergman