Dirty Daddy: The Chronicles of a Family Man Turned Filthy by Bob Saget

By Bob Saget

Hundreds of thousands of audience be aware of and love Bob Saget from his function because the sweetly neurotic father at the destroy hit Full House, and because the fascinating wisecracking host of America's Funniest domestic Videos. after which there are the legions of enthusiasts who can't get sufficient of his scatological, out-of-his-mind stand-up workouts, comedy specials, and outrageously profane performances in such indicates as HBO's Entourage and the hit documentary The Aristocrats.

In his daring and wildly enjoyable publishing debut, he keeps to embody his darkish part and offers readers the booklet they've got lengthy been ready for—hilarious and sometimes soiled. Bob believes there's a time and a spot for dirt. From his never-before-heard tales of what fairly went on behind the curtain of 2 of the main winning relatives indicates of all instances, with co-stars like John Stamos and Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen, to his stories of mythical neighbors and associates like Rodney Dangerfield, Richard Pryor, Don Rickles, and different convey company legends, Saget opens up approximately a few of his own reports with lifestyles and loss of life, his profession, and his attractiveness for in poor health humor—all together with his hugely unique mixture of silliness, vulgarity, humor and center, and all framed by means of a guy who loves being humorous chiefly else.

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There are two important points about the mutiny scene. First, viewed from a Platonic perspective Dunson is clearly a “thymotic” man, someone whose values reflect the dominance 48 RED RIVER AND THE RIGHT TO RULE To view this image, please refer to the print version of this book. 14 in his soul not of desire and appetite (he is shown to reject the pull of the erotic, and he is not driven by appetite, clearly seeing himself more as an emperor than as a businessman) or of reason (he is impulsive, seeks no compromise, and is often, by the standards of prudence, clearly “wrong”) but of thymos, spiritedness, the will to achieve distinction and status, to be and to be known to be the doer of great deeds, subject to rage when he feels slighted or disrespected.

5 However, it is not as if the epic and mythic dimensions of the enterprise are simply ironized—that would be going too far. But Howard Hawks, the director, and Borden Chase, the screenwriter, do not simply adopt or unqualifiedly encourage us to adopt Tom’s view (or the “Texan” view or the “conventional” view). ” The uncertainty or unsettledness about perspective or point of view is immediately and strikingly apparent. 30 RED RIVER AND THE RIGHT TO RULE To view this image, please refer to the print version of this book.

In the fi rst dialogue of the fi lm, the confrontation between Tom and the wagon train leader, we are thrown into a complicated political issue that will return as the core of the drama itself, and it clearly 32 RED RIVER AND THE RIGHT TO RULE To view this image, please refer to the print version of this book. 3 foreshadows the Civil War to come. Dunson announces that he is leaving the train before they reach their goal, and the question that is posed is a complicated one: Just what had Tom Dunson “consented” to do by joining the train in St.

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