02 May 2013

Most of My Facebook Friends

Humor 27 Comments

This is great.

27 Responses to “Most of My Facebook Friends”

  1. Major_Freedom says:

    I wonder what intellectual works the writer(s) of this scene were influenced by.

  2. Collin says:

    This is a Charlie Chaplin Movie.

  3. Collin says:

    from wikipedia
    “One of the minor annoyances in modern life is a revolution.” Due to a revolution in his country, King Igor Shahdov (Charlie Chaplin) comes to New York City with almost no money, his securities having been stolen by his own Prime Minister. He tries to contact the Atomic Energy Commission with his ideas for using atomic power to create a utopia.

    At a dinner party, some of which is televised live (unbeknownst to him,) he reveals he’s had some experience in the theater. He’s approached to do TV commercials but doesn’t like the idea. Later, he does make a few commercials in order to get some money.

    Invited to speak at a progressive school, he meets Rupert Macabee (Michael Chaplin), editor of the school paper, a ten-year-old historian who gives him a stern anarchist lecture. Although Rupert himself says he distrusts all forms of government, his parents are communists. Shahdov is subsequently suspected as a communist himself and has to face one of Joseph McCarthy’s hearings. He is cleared of all charges and decides to join his estranged queen in Paris for a reconciliation. But Rupert’s parents are jailed, and authorities force the child to reveal the names of his parents’ friends.

    • LV Agorist says:

      Funny, I was thinking that the king sounded like Chaplin from his film The Great Dictator (mostly from the energy behind the final speech). Then I read the comments… 😛

  4. Sean says:

    Here is another silent comedy star doing a political film, Buster Keaton doing an adaptation of The Overcoat by Gogol. This is the end where he gives a nice speech and makes himself the enemy of Homeland Security. The good part starts at about 1:50. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PRBrPBcLhoQ

  5. Yosef says:

    So most of your facebook friends are obnoxious children speaking stock phrases in borrowed voices, misunderstanding history while their friends pull pointless pranks?

    • Bob Murphy says:

      Yosef, you really should try to rent a sense of humor. I was mocking my Facebook friends with this post.

    • Z says:


    • Collin says:

      Yosef would rather the have young people playing Angry birds and obeying their public school teacher

      • Yosef says:

        I would rather young people not sound like street corner demagogues.

        Also, Angry Birds is about destroying structures, wouldn’t I be against that?

        • Anonymous says:

          The little kid is being used to mock adults who sound like that. Bob Roddis say, or Major-Freedom. (Assuming Major_Freedom is an adult)

  6. Sam says:

    Ha, that’s great… This is from “A King in New York,” the final movie written/directed by/starring Charlie Chaplin. It was made in England after he was barred from re-entering the US due to suspected communist sympathies.

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  8. Yancey Ward says:

    That kid died in Leavenworth.

  9. Warren says:

    Awesome. It would have been mind blowing had he brought up free-market currency.

    • joe says:

      It would have been mind blowing if the kid realized he’d be working in a shoe factor or coal mine for 2 cents a day if it was not for the child labor laws.

      • Joel Poindexter says:

        Don’t you mean he’d be dead from poisoned food, exploding consumer products, a large industrial accident, or some other cliche about the woeful state of humanity without a coercive government?

        • Robert Fellner says:

          Joel is right. I live in Mexico and everyday I buy my food from the roadside vendor, who is most assuredly unlicensed. There’s not a day that goes by that I don’t find at least one razor blade in my oranges. God knows why I keep buying from him, but hey I’m just a fictional character in the fairy tale used to justify the State, so who needs this story to be logically consistent in any way!

          • Warren says:

            A free razor blade with every purchase? Why would you change vendors?

            Not that you could change after being caught in his evil capitalist web.His marketing efforts are too strong, your feeble consumer willpower is no match for him.

          • Richie says:

            Luckily the roadside vendor has a road to be a vendor, because without the State, roads would not exist!

  10. P.S. Huff says:

    “The Roman Empire collapsed with the assassination of Caesar.”

    Someone needs to hand that kid a better history book…

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