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Jerry Seinfeld Intends
to Die Standing Up

New York Times, by Jonah Weiner

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Posted By:Drive, 12/20/2012 8:51:58 AM

Jerry Seinfeld began his commute after dinner, in no particular hurry. Around quarter to 8 on a drizzly Tuesday, he left his Manhattan home — a palatial duplex apartment with picture windows and a broad terrace overlooking Central Park — and made for a nearby garage. Due to tell jokes at a comedy club downtown, he decided to drive what he calls his “city car”: a 1998 Porsche 911 Carrera 4S. Stepping into the garage, he tugged a thick fabric cover from the car.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Poca Dot, 12/20/2012 9:14:48 AM     (No. 9075918)

I got to the second take and eh. It´s a humor I do not understand. He can stick to his online bubble, I´ll stick to mine

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Reply 2 - Posted by: donnaclaire, 12/20/2012 9:24:13 AM     (No. 9075929)

Ya mean that kid is 58? Guess time really does fly. I wish him well.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: zzzghy, 12/20/2012 9:50:12 AM     (No. 9075981)

Way too long. It´s only comedy; no biggie.

Seinfeld is just another of the myriad of "celebrities" who can -- or should -- thank their lucky stars they were at the right place at the right time. Having a cast of crackerjack comedic actors at the ready to juice up an otherwise dime-a-dozen sitcom didn´t hurt either.

There are plenty of wits and wags who post right here every day who are every bit as clever as Seinfeld; likely more, if you ask me.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: southernboy, 12/20/2012 9:56:32 AM     (No. 9075996)

Watch some of his reruns….some pretty slow stuff. I remember thinking he was entertaining to watch. Now…..not so much.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: secondtimelucky, 12/20/2012 10:15:01 AM     (No. 9076029)

I can´t think ´´it´s only comedy´´. Comedy is hard work. Seinfeld is really good at what he does and I can appreciate the talent. And I DO appreciate that he won´t work with blue material. He has the ability to make the mundane truly funny - Cosby did the same. When entertainers make it their business to advise or inform the rest of us about politics or morals, they lose me. When they entertain, I love ´em.

Sad. I used to love Bette Midler. Now, not so much. So many of them reach a point in their popularity where they seem to believe that their opinions are important to us.

Shut up and sing/dance/act/be funny...

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Reply 6 - Posted by: kanphil, 12/20/2012 10:16:10 AM     (No. 9076030)

I watched exactly one of his shows, then swore off. I didn´t find it funny at all, and his milieu is not mine. He´s city folks and I am not.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: bldrrepub, 12/20/2012 10:38:20 AM     (No. 9076079)

I respect him for still wanting to work and try new things. For an incredibly funny and heartwarming diversion, check out his Comedians in Cars getting coffee episode with Carl Reiner and Mel Brooks.

Three comedy giants eating dinner off TV trays watching "Jeopardy" talking about the early days of television. Incredible stuff.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: joew9, 12/20/2012 10:48:31 AM     (No. 9076098)

Living in New York city ain´t half bad when you have hundreds of millions of dollars.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: retCPO, 12/20/2012 11:24:45 AM     (No. 9076154)

The board may be flowing water, the pieces of smoke but as my balloon slowly lowers it is still important to get the little things right.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: OdinsAcolyte, 12/20/2012 11:30:23 AM     (No. 9076165)

A noble ambition. Me too.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: tank, 12/20/2012 1:28:51 PM     (No. 9076329)

Long article but worth the read. Thanks for posting. You have to appreciate how he approaches his work and the level of detail he reaches. I learned a little something here.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: thethirdruffian, 12/20/2012 1:40:05 PM     (No. 9076344)

GREAT taste in cars --- 1998 911, aka a "993"

IMHO, it´s the penultimate Porsche.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: JLoophole, 12/20/2012 1:48:09 PM     (No. 9076354)

Such an interesting read. I have never seen him in person but we appreciate his work ethic and his POV.

I am one of those who never really "got" Seinfeld when it was actually a weekly show, but once I started watching the reruns, I became a huge fan. It still astonishes me, the amount of storyline they managed to cram into just 23 minutes or whatever a 30 minute sitcom is. And I can´t count the number of times I have said, "Seinfeld" to my husband when something happens in real life just like it did on Seinfeld.

My favorite of all time is probably the one where Kramer runs the old theater and Jerry has to wear the thick glasses. Classic. I laugh just to think about it.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: placergolddigger, 12/20/2012 2:01:21 PM     (No. 9076374)

I said the Dingo ate your baby.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: BaseballFan, 12/20/2012 2:14:40 PM     (No. 9076397)


"And you want to be my latex salesman..."

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Reply 16 - Posted by: Me?Opinionated?Nah!, 12/20/2012 2:42:25 PM     (No. 9076446)

Yes, Seinfeld’s eponymous, phenomenally successful TV show was comparatively clean. Not blue. At least, not midnight or navy. But sky, powder or periwinkle, perhaps? Seems to me the “Dolores” episode deserved a rating somewhere betwixt a G and an X. And that one about Elaine and her saxophone playing boyfriend? I hear tell it made millions of viewers blush. Not that there’s anything wrong with that. Or is there?

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