Buster Keaton 1929 Resolutions Comedy at Troynovant:
elevations into levity & happiness,
via hijinks & laughter;
listed by Title

These are reviews. You also may find some on-site humor lurking around Troynovant, perhaps in some essay sailing beyond the horizon, or in a satire with a point or a quiver-full.

Who among you can laugh and be elevated at the same time?
Friedrich Nietzsche
"On Reading and Writing"
Thus Spoke Zarathustra, 1.7  (1883)
translated by Walter Kaufmann
in The Portable Nietzsche

Absent-Minded Professor, The Robert Stevenson / Fred MacMurray, Keenan Wynn RW Franson
Accidental Tryst Natasha Boyd RW Franson
Adventures of Sally, The P. G. Wodehouse RW Franson
Allamagoosa Eric Frank Russell JM Franson
Asimov Laughs Again Isaac Asimov RW Franson
Augustus Mandrell series
  (the Commissions)
  1. Of All the Bloody Cheek
  2. Rather a Vicious Gentleman
  3. For Murder I Charge More
Frank McAuliffe RW Franson

Bellwether Connie Willis RW Franson
Big Store, The Marx Brothers RW Franson
Big Trouble in Little China Carpenter / Russell RW Franson
Blazing Saddles Mel Brooks RW Franson
Blott on the Landscape Tom Sharpe RW Franson
Brass God, The Keith Laumer RW Franson
Bread Overhead Fritz Leiber RW Franson
Bubba Ho-Tep Coscarelli / Campbell RW Franson

Calvin and Hobbes, The Complete
Bill Watterson RW Franson
Celebrated Jumping Frog
  of Calaveras County, The
Mark Twain RW Franson
Christmas in Connecticut Peter Godfrey / Barbara Stanwyck RW Franson
Cocoanuts, The Marx Brothers RW Franson

Dave Barry Is Not Making This Up Dave Barry RW Franson
Dave Barry's Book of Bad Songs Dave Barry RW Franson
Dentist, The W. C. Fields RW Franson
Derby Day Hal Roach / Our Gang RW Franson
Do You Wanna Date My Avatar Jed Whedon / Felicia Day; The Guild RW Franson
Donald's Ostrich
  [Donald Duck]
Disney / King RW Franson
Dreamland Clarence Budington Kelland RW Franson
Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog Whedon / Harris RW Franson

Electric House, The Buster Keaton RW Franson

Far Side, The Complete
Gary Larson RW Franson
Fatal Glass of Beer, The W. C. Fields RW Franson
Fawlty Towers, The Complete
John Cleese
  & Connie Booth
RW Franson
Fawlty Towers:  Fully Booked Morris Bright
  & Robert Ross
RW Franson
Fish Called Wanda, A Crichton / Cleese RW Franson
Fluttering Hearts James Parrott / Charley Chase, Oliver Hardy RW Franson
Freddy the Pig series Walter R. Brooks RW Franson

General, The Buster Keaton RW Franson
Ghost Goes West, The Rene Clair / Robert Donat RW Franson
Gnarly Man, The L. Sprague de Camp RW Franson
Golf Specialist, The W. C. Fields RW Franson
Grantchester Grind Tom Sharpe RW Franson

Hands Across the Table Mitchell Leisen / Carole Lombard, Fred MacMurray RW Franson
Harpo Speaks Harpo Marx
  & Rowland Barber
RW Franson
Homo Saps Eric Frank Russell RW Franson

It Started with Eve Henry Koster / Deanna Durbin, Laughton, Cummings RW Franson

Joyleg Avram Davidson
  & Ward Moore
RW Franson
Just Go With It Dennis Dugan / Jennifer Aniston, Adam Sandler RW Franson

Last Letter, The Fritz Leiber RW Franson
Let Your Mind Alone James Thurber RW Franson
Logic Named Joe, A Murray Leinster RW Franson
Lost in Translation Rosel George Brown RW Franson

  [as a failed science-fiction story]
William Shakespeare DL Franson
Macbeth Murder Mystery, The James Thurber RW Franson
Minimum Man, The Robert Sheckley RW Franson
Monty Python and the Holy Grail Monty Python S Farrell
Music Box, The Laurel and Hardy RW Franson
My Life and Hard Times James Thurber RW Franson

Ninotchka Ernst Lubitsch / Greta Garbo RW Franson
Now Inhale
  [the Towers of Hanoi game story]
Eric Frank Russell RW Franson

Office Space Mike Judge / Ron Livingston, Jennifer Aniston RW Franson
Oh! How I Hate to Get Up in the Morning Fleischer / Irving Berlin RW Franson
Olympic Champ, The (Goofy) Disney / Kinney RW Franson
Our Fair City Robert A. Heinlein RW Franson

Peace Offering, The Saki RW Franson
Penrod:  His Complete Story Booth Tarkington RW Franson
Pierre Menard, Author of the Quixote Jorge Luis Borges RW Franson
Pogo - Through the Wild Blue Wonder
  The Complete Syndicated Comic Strips, Volume 1
Walt Kelly RW Franson
Porterhouse Blue Tom Sharpe RW Franson
Princess Comes Across, The William K. Howard / Carole Lombard, Fred MacMurray RW Franson
Proud Robot, The
  (Robots Have No Tails)
Henry Kuttner RW Franson

Remarkable Rocket, The Oscar Wilde RW Franson
Keith Laumer RW Franson

Secret Life of Walter Mitty, The James Thurber RW Franson
Secret of the League, The Ernest Bramah RW Franson
Sir Tristram Goes West Eric Keown RW Franson
Space-Time for Springers Fritz Leiber WH Stoddard
Stolen White Elephant, The Mark Twain RW Franson

Telephonic Conversation, A Mark Twain RW Franson
Time for Delusion, The Donald L. Franson RW Franson
Topless in Ilium Wolcott Gibbs RW Franson
Torch Christopher Anvil RW Franson

Vanishing Private, The
  [Donald Duck]
Disney / King RW Franson

Way Out West Laurel and Hardy RW Franson
We Are Not Amused, Sir Guillaume Scott Farrell RW Franson
While You Were Sleeping Jon Turteltaub / Sandra Bullock RW Franson
Writings and Drawings James Thurber RW Franson
W.S.C. - A Cartoon Biography Fred Urquhart RW Franson

Yesterday Was Monday Theodore Sturgeon RW Franson
You Could Look It Up James Thurber RW Franson


Octavius [about Antony] to Lepidus:

You are too indulgent. Let's grant it is not
Amiss to tumble on the bed of Ptolemy,
To give a kingdom for a mirth, to sit
And keep the turn of tippling with a slave,
To reel the streets at noon, and stand the buffet
With knaves that smell of sweat. Say this becomes him —
As his composure must be rare indeed
Whom these things cannot blemish — yet must Antony
No way excuse his foils when we do bear
So great weight in his lightness.

William Shakespeare
Antony and Cleopatra, 1.4.16-25

When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro.
Hunter S. Thompson
"Fear and Loathing at the Super Bowl"
Rolling Stone #155, 28 February 1974
The Great Shark Hunt  (1979)

photo, top right:
Buster Keaton's uplifting
New Year's resolutions for 1929


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