I have to admit, I've the Supreme Court on my mind today -- though I suspect that's been fairly clear. But I also think that having a bit of comedy would be really a very good thing. Happily, I thought of a way to combine the two.
This is Peter Cook portraying his character the Misty Mr. Wisty, who sits on a park bench and ruminates on all the great matters of the world. He created the character of E.L. Wisty for the stage review Beyond the Fringe and expanded on the good fellow later on his TV series.
Here, he explains why he'd much rather have been a judge than a coal miner.
For reasons I don't understand, the film jumps in about the middle. That aside, this version is slightly different than the one I have on record from Beyond the Fringe, which he did about 20 years earlier. And bizarrely, the part that's different -- which comes along at about 2:30 -- is remarkably and eerily timely. I did not post it for that reason. I did it for the reason as stated above. I wanted a good laugh. Sometimes, though, kismet just works out that way. Which is the point of kismet.
If you'd like to hear the original version, that's a minute or so longer, here it is --
Robert J. Elisberg is a political commentator, screenwriter, novelist, tech writer and also some other things that I just tend to keep forgetting.
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