Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Rickles' Letters by Don Rickles

Rickles' book belongs in the toilet. Not that it’s complete crap, per se, it’s just not that funny. Was he ever funny or edgy? Anyone who could answer that is probably in a better place by now. He’s just mean and he gets away with lame jokes like, “Take off your mask, Halloween’s over.” And no one, I repeat no one, should read Rickles’ Letters cover-to-cover in one sitting as I did on the Metro today. It should be kept on the back of the stool for a No New Magazines Emergency - and that is it!

2 comments:

bev said...

I wonder if Don is going to come around and make a comment about your scathing review. Hmmm... Never did find him funny and yes, I remember him on comedy shows as I was growing up. Never got why people laughed.

Leigh said...

I saw him on some awards show not toooo far back and didn't get him. I felt like everyone just laughed because he was old and they felt bad for him!