Dear Friends: The world lost a true comedic genius this past week when insult-comedy-legend Don "Mister Warmth" Rickles passed on to that all-star stand-up stage in the sky. He was truly a one-of-a-kind, and in every sense of the word. Everybody just loved him for how kindly he insulted you.
From the moment he insulted a front-row sitting Frank Sinatra with, "Make yourself at home, Frank. Hit somebody," Don Rickles catapulted to a multi-decade career as resident-insult-king of stage and screen, and in his greatest act of all, was universally loved for it. Because it wasn't an act. He was just that genuinely loveable. (And in a Sinatra side-note, I believe it was Henny Youngman, but don't quote me on that, who joked, "Frank Sinatra once saved my life. These five guys were beating me up, and Frank said, 'You can stop now'.")
So with the greatest of respect for the Ricklesian sense of humor and style of comedy, the following is a list of the top 50 or so insults we all commonly hear on a regular basis, and in no particular order, other than right off the cuff. And if you get the insults, you've got a sense of humor. If you don't get the insults, you're a dummy. And if you get insulted, you're a bigger dummy, dummy.