Curmudgeon – (definition) A crusty, ill-tempered, and usually old man.
He’s usually the disgruntled “get off my lawn” guy masterfully portrayed by Clint Eastwood in the
dark comedy drama Gran Turino. (Also that one time he chastised an invisible chair he thought was President Obama for like 10 minutes , remember that crazy $hit?).
More comically, the curmudgeon is portrayed by Seinfeld co-creator Larry David in his everyday antagonistic mannerisms on splendid display throughout the legendary improv show “Curb Your Enthusiasm”, none of least being his refusal to give-up the wardrobe of an 8th grader.
“…Fracking.. I’m not smart enough to understand it. Here’s what I know…the greedy oil and gas…(begins ass-ripping)”
Dave found a way to make being senile or “stupid” as animal tricks intellectually funny. The likes of Jon Stewart and his heir apparent, Stephen Colbert owe their entire shtick and comedic identity to Dave. The spitballs of truth from the back of America’s classroom made him the old dude we hoped would never graduate, but at some point even Van Wilder gotta go. So, here we are! Dave is gone, LONG LIVE DAVE (unlike the life poisoned by water in fracking zones). Enjoy this sparring session: