TV is a medium. but on rare occasions it is well-done, and actually worth watching .

 

One of the best dates I had (which actually led to a very long relationship of four dates, well, for a good Seinfeld fan it seemed long ) was when I made a girl blow her ice tea threw her nose just by saying: Boy, these pretzels are makin' me thirsty!

 

 

You cant sell news stories that have data and cautious predictions. Where is the panic? Where is the impending doom? C'mon people , give me something to work with here…

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..and as I was a yuppy marketing and advertising executive for the better part
of a decade, I am not really impressed with stories of selling your soul to the devil...

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Seinfeld - Woody's younger brother

The sea was angry that day, my friends -
like an old man trying to send back soup in a deli."
 

When I was younger, as dinosaurs roamed the upper east side and civilization was tucked neatly in its cradle, there was a Seinfeld rule for dating. If she doesn’t like Seinfeld? Say you saw somebody you know outside and that you just need to jump out for a second to say hi, and disappear… it was that simple.

One of the best dates I had (which actually led to a very long relationship of four dates, well, for a good Seinfeld fan it seemed long ) was when I made a girl blow her ice tea threw her nose just by saying: Boy, these pretzels are makin' me thirsty!

If you don’t know the quote, just move on to the next article and come back after you purchased all the DVD's and watched them all twice. Seinfeld was the barometer . are you smart enough to know how silly you are? Are you neurotic enough to adopt a George attitude at work?

 
 


Do you ever get down on your knees and thank God you know me and have access to my dementia? – George Costanza
 

People who don’t like Seinfeld are just….well…. republicans? I don’t know. It's not even just the factor of having a sense of humor as a sign of intelligence. It's Seinfeld. It's the celebration of the flawed, the admission of humanity , on all its quirks, deviations, insecurities, the games we play. And it WAS hilarious.

I think I know most of Seinfeld's episodes by heart. At least the two three key phrases from each episode. It was an obsession for a while, and yes I did try George's tactics in several occasions and the results were almost as catastrophic as on TV. I was so proud. Being self destructive was never so much fun (at least not until I tried the Keith Richard's diet)

When she threw that toupee out the window, it was the best thing that ever happened to me. I feel like my old self again. Neurotic, paranoid, totally inadequate, completely insecure. It's a pleasure.
Now, I am not the only one who got the Seinfeld bug, as his success showed, but the really funny thing is that by the end of the series there were books, real books, you know, by serious people, explaining the existentialist philosophy of Seinfeld and analyzing each of the characters as some sort of base form for different ways to look at the world as though they were at least four Taoist masters creating a Sienfeldism Zen school of thought.

 
 
Do you realize in the entire history of western civilization no one has successfully accomplished the Roommate Switch? In the Middle Ages you could get locked up for even suggesting it.
 

Kramer with his happy go lucky approach to the world , making crazy schemes and avoiding responsibility like he never even saw it, Elaine who just wants everything she wants the way she wants it and now, but in a sophisticated new yorkian way, not a LA la land spoiled princess way, jerry who was the real Taoist monk but looking at the world through twisted lenses that somehow seemed to fit him and his needs,  and last and very much least George, the eternal loser, not an amateur loser, a professional one, a master of doing the wrong thing, saying the wrong thing, and just generally being wrong. As a way of life. If you can call that a life.

 
 
I thought you were happy-go-lucky.
No, no, no, I'm not happy, I'm not lucky, and I don't go. If anything, I'm sad-stop-unlucky."
 

Great show, amazing actors, and all the non philosophical Taoist show about nothing. A true gem in the history of sitcoms. But you don’t have to believe me. I am an addict. I will just finish with the immortal words of…

 
NO SOUP FOR YOU! COME BACK, ONE YEAR!
 

Pretzels http://youtu.be/DRaLpHoZA8E
Compilation http://youtu.be/PaPxSsK6ZQA
George http://youtu.be/1gjxnxKmaVQ
Elaine http://youtu.be/QGxPLws7PCo
Kramer http://youtu.be/bU6m5UqLx9M
Breakup http://youtu.be/lOW5hbMEU7E
the best http://youtu.be/6pUywTZbjHU