MASH – The Book by Richard Hooker

MASH
The Book by Richard Hooker

It was a long time ago when I read one of the many scenes in the book that made me laugh so hard I was crying. This time was at 3:00am with everyone else in the house sound asleep.

As I tried not to laugh so loud and wake the household… that just made everything funnier.

Some of the funniest scenes in the book never made it into the movie. Censorship was an issue then as it is today. The movie was politically incorrect then and today it is still Marvelously Politically Incorrect with new Incorrectnesses as new generations of control freaks add new stupidity to the old and well established stupidity.

The book is a classic in its ability to offend the self righteous who lack a sense of humor and the wit to know their dreams and schemes suck.

I don’t know if it’s possible to be self-righteous with a sense of humor.

Give yourself a checkup. Read or reread the book.

There are many people I respect and disagree with who have a great sense of humor and are not afraid to laugh at themselves or their beliefs.

Then there are the others who inherited their sense of humor from the Spanish Inquisitioners who physically and mentally abuse those who don’t think like they do.

Read this today. Read when and where laughter is allowed.

In the theatre of your mind and rate the funniest scenes that never made it into the movie. (Theatre is a correct spelling and the preferred spelling back when I was involved with local, live stage productions and Showboat Melodrama Productions. No throwing beer cans at the cast was allowed. Peanut shells were acceptable.) 

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There are very few books I read more than once. This is one of them.

As you watch the movie, take the time to imagine the scenes in book that weren’t included.

There’s more than one book. The first MASH Book is “No Contest” the best.

I became fond of the characters and enjoyed their ongoing stories. The continuing series is great if you like the characters and seeing how they manage in an insane world.

I prefer rereading MASH and other books that make me think, ask questions, and imagining my world without politics, bureaucrats, and petty tyrants as a much better use of time.

Stress kills. Why keep up with the world of politics and be alerted to every disaster and personal tragedy on the planet multiple times each day?

There is a saying, that what you focus on expands. What do you choose to help expand?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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And then there was the much Love And Laughter with the TV Series:

 

Laugh, Love, & Be Blessed.