How Come No One Ever Wrote A Zen and the Art of Groundhog's Day?

Farewell, Harold Ramis, comedy super-genius and philosopher of a generation.

“Most people wrongly assume it’s the serious art that teaches us about the Real Meaning of Life — dark films, serious poetry, boring documentaries, heavy-handed religions. But I posit the opposite: Everything you need to know about what it means to be alive can be found in comedy, particularly of this kind. Comedians are far better prophets because they are deeply flawed, but at least in their quest for laughter to blot out the horrible, they transcend the plodding omniscience of philosophers and gurus to go for the jokes.”

 

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