Friday, March 30, 2012

Friday Funny: Downers Grove

Laima and I live in Downers Grove, which is a western suburb of Chicago. It’s a good place to live, nothing overly exciting, but a safe, generally friendly locale which has pretty much all you’d want in a small town, only it’s surrounded by other suburbs.

I was kind of searching around on YouTube and came across a video of Emo Phillips singing a song about Downers Grove. Pretty funny, but maybe you have to live here.

Emo Philips is an American entertainer and comedian born in the Chicago suburb of Downers Grove. Much of his standup comedy stems from the use of paraprosdokians (a figure of speech in which the latter part of a sentence or phrase is surprising or unexpected in a way that causes the reader or listener to reframe or reinterpret the first part) and garden path sentences spoken in a wandering falsetto tone of voice and a confused, childlike delivery of his material to produce the intended comic timing in a manner invoking the 'wisdom of children' or the idiot savant. (From Wikipedia.)


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2 comments:

  1. I always thought that Emo Phillips was a member of the great Canadian conspiracy to invade the US one person at a time - him, Neil Young, Dan Akroyd, Shania Twain and many others.

    Learned something new today.

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  2. I think the tenderloins part is my favorite! Awesome.

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