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Posted by: Dave the Atheist ( )
Date: February 19, 2021 02:54PM


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Posted by: knotheadusc ( )
Date: February 19, 2021 02:59PM

Carlin is God.

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Posted by: elderolddog ( )
Date: February 19, 2021 04:53PM

I watched a Johnny Carson show with George and Richard Pryor as the guests. They hung out a lot in NYC when they were starting out.

That's all... Just wanted to get this in, that two of the best ever used to hang out. Can you imagine what it would have been like to be there?

If The Cat and I ever get together, Imma sell tickets...

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Posted by: Void K. Packer ( )
Date: February 21, 2021 09:43PM

I'm pretty sure elderolddog is one of the words that can't be said on public broadcast.

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Posted by: elderolddog ( )
Date: February 21, 2021 09:48PM

But ... if you can get me to say it backward, I disappear!

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Posted by: Lot's Wife ( )
Date: February 21, 2021 09:58PM

Didn't Electric Light Orchestra do an album that started with something like that? If I recall correctly, it went:

"The music is reversible but EOD is not. Turn back, turn back, turn back."

ELO, EOD: is there something you are trying to tell us?

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Posted by: elderolddog ( )
Date: February 21, 2021 10:09PM

Kazoo bands abounded in my youth, but they were all mechanical; not one was electric.

I don't really tell people things. I just point at things and verbally gawk.

I am ... The Cat Gawker!

Not a lot of fun but it pays well.

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Posted by: Lot's Wife ( )
Date: February 21, 2021 10:14PM

Wait--

Are you the hulking presence that put Gawker out of business?*









*You can look it up.

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Posted by: librarian ( )
Date: February 20, 2021 06:28PM

Thanks Dave, I needed that. Dear George, my favorite atheist, may he keep us laughing forever.

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Posted by: schrodingerscat ( )
Date: February 20, 2021 07:09PM

He was the greatest.
The Mark Twain of my generation.
America has a great, long tradition of political satirists, who have served as our greatest social critics. That tradition continues with guys like Jon Stewart, Dave Chapell, Colbert and Maher, pointing out the absurdities of society and politics and especially religious douchebags (bigots).
That’s the great thing about America. In a lot of other countries guys like them would get locked up for good.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 02/20/2021 07:10PM by schrodingerscat.

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Posted by: Soft Machine ( )
Date: February 21, 2021 01:14PM

It's one of those things Americans like to say: "That’s the great thing about America. In a lot of other countries guys like them would get locked up for good."

This is true concerning many less-developed countries. Not so true about COMPARABLE countries... Feeling better than Haiti, for example, doesn't procure much of a buzz...

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Posted by: schrodingerscat ( )
Date: February 21, 2021 03:52PM

Soft Machine Wrote:
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> It's one of those things Americans like to say:
> "That’s the great thing about America. In a lot
> of other countries guys like them would get locked
> up for good."
>
> This is true concerning many less-developed
> countries. Not so true about COMPARABLE
> countries... Feeling better than Haiti, for
> example, doesn't procure much of a buzz...
John Oliver has a weekly broadcast on HBO, Called, “Last Week Tonight” which is banned in Great Britain, which passed a law against speaking evil of the House of the Lord’s Anointed, for instance.

https://www.google.com/amp/s/theweek.com/speedreads-amp/778214/john-oliver-fiendish-plan-around-britains-censorship-satirical-use-parliament-footage

God Fuck the Queen!
And the rest of the monarchy!



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Posted by: Soft Machine ( )
Date: February 21, 2021 04:58PM

And your point is... ?

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Posted by: schrodingerscat ( )
Date: February 21, 2021 07:57PM

Soft Machine Wrote:
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> And your point is... ?
...not obvious?
It ain’t just 3rd world shitholes that censor comedians.
And Thank God Particle for freedom of speech.

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Posted by: elderolddog ( )
Date: February 21, 2021 08:15PM

Do you also have brown eyes, Tom?

You can tell when The Cat is sincere: his language gets 'real, man; telling it like it is...'.

That's how real men prove their points.

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Posted by: elderolddog ( )
Date: February 21, 2021 08:45PM

I think The Cat uses famous people's quotations as a means for proving up his 'adequacy'; a sort of "look what I can do!"

I very much enjoyed George Carlin, although he never got a dime out of me. Is that germane? I don't know. But he did things (how many, I don't know...) for money. Like so many of us, he had to make a living.

The Carlin quotation The Cat featured is from a book published in 2004, titled "When Will Jesus Bring the Pork Chops? In order to publish the book, he had to have pages full of print. In other to have pages full of print, he had to write stuff. Was all of it 100% gold?

I don't think the quotation The Cat is hanging his hat on rates that high.

    “Political correctness is America's
    newest form of intolerance, and it is
    especially pernicious because it comes
    disguised as tolerance. It presents
    itself as fairness, yet attempts to
    restrict and control people's language
    with strict codes and rigid rules. I'm
    not sure that's the way to fight dis-
    crimination. I'm not sure silencing
    people or forcing them to alter their
    speech is the best method for solving
    problems that go much deeper than speech.”

America doesn't have Freedom of Speech.

This may be a bit silly (who, me?!?), but there are laws on the books that provide for charges and punishment for yelling "FIRE!!" in a crowded theater.

But technically, you can yell the N-word in a crowded theater. Many of us are just hoping that the urge/need to use that word disappears. Sort of like other words are disappearing. (Looking at you, Washington Football Team! I think ya did a good thing; would George agree or not? We can have opinions, but we can't really know.)

Society seems to be trying to curb the usage of hate speech. Is that a good thing or not? George offered up a not very nuanced quotation. He had to know that American doesn't have 'pure' Free Speech... I agree that you can't really legislate hatred out of existence.

Political correctness covers a lot more than just 'let's avoid using inflammatory words.' Not everyone agrees that Fairness is something to works towards, but enough people do so that steps have been taken in that direction. There's a lot of discussion about some of those attempts, like hiring & admission quotas, etc., etc. Not everyone is happy about how 'fairness' is trying to be enforced.

Nice quotation, great comedian. But I don't think The Cat can use him as a soapbox in this instance.

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Posted by: Lot's Wife ( )
Date: February 21, 2021 09:22PM

elderolddog Wrote:
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> (Looking at
> you, Washington Football Team! I think ya did a
> good thing; would George agree or not? We can
> have opinions, but we can't really know.)

I'm holding out for Washington Lamanites. Would that be politically correct?

I mean, it's said to be factually true and that should count for something.

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Posted by: schrodingerscat ( )
Date: February 22, 2021 02:26AM

Soft Machine Wrote:
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> And your point is... ?


Another comedian being censored for being a comedian, in a "COMPARABLE country", Canada.

A Supreme Court case focused on a comedy routine mocking a disabled teenager could help shape the limits of free speech — and humor — in Canada.

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/02/20/world/canada/canada-comedian-speech.html?

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Posted by: No Time to Diet ( )
Date: February 21, 2021 02:01PM

I've always wondered what a douchebag us exactly. I know a douche is the French for a shower, but why exactly would it be bad to call someone a shower bag?

Maybe someone could explain?

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Posted by: dagny ( )
Date: February 21, 2021 02:04PM

Umm. You might want to use Google. In the USA, it doesn't refer to showering usually.

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Posted by: Dave the Atheist ( )
Date: February 21, 2021 02:57PM


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Posted by: stillanon ( )
Date: February 21, 2021 08:55PM

Seriously? How old are you? I learned the term in 1975. I used to love watching the Summer's eve and Massengill tv commercials with my parents in the room. They would squirm like worms.

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Posted by: Jacko Mo Mo ( )
Date: February 21, 2021 03:00PM

Political correctness is fascism pretending to be manners. - George Carlin

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Posted by: schrodingerscat ( )
Date: February 21, 2021 03:34PM

“Political correctness is America's newest form of intolerance, and it is especially pernicious because it comes disguised as tolerance. It presents itself as fairness, yet attempts to restrict and control people's language with strict codes and rigid rules. I'm not sure that's the way to fight discrimination. I'm not sure silencing people or forcing them to alter their speech is the best method for solving problems that go much deeper than speech.” George Carlin,
When Will Jesus Bring the Pork Chops?

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Posted by: Dave the Atheist ( )
Date: February 21, 2021 08:29PM

Please define "political correctness".

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Posted by: schrodingerscat ( )
Date: February 21, 2021 11:38PM

Dave the Atheist Wrote:
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> Please define "political correctness".
What got Bill Maher fired from “Politically Incorrect”
Bill Maher is a lot like George Carlin, but not as intelligent, or funny.
George Carlin on “Politically Incorrect” is just as relevant today as it was 25 yrs ago.

https://youtu.be/MeWZjTMnUAA

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Posted by: Lot's Wife ( )
Date: February 21, 2021 11:52PM

Bill Maher is the Aristotle of our generation.

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Posted by: schrodingerscat ( )
Date: February 23, 2021 03:28PM

Lot's Wife Wrote:
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> Bill Maher is the Aristotle of our generation.

I had no idea Aristotle was a comedian. Wish I could have caught his stand up routine on the steps of the Acropolis.

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Posted by: Lot's Wife ( )
Date: February 23, 2021 03:30PM

Quite the opposite. Like Sam Harris, Bill Maher is a philosophical genius.

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Posted by: schrodingerscat ( )
Date: February 23, 2021 03:42PM

Lot's Wife Wrote:
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> Quite the opposite. Like Sam Harris, Bill Maher
> is a philosophical genius.

I don’t think anybody believes Maher is a philosopher or a genius, but Sam Harris qualifies on both accounts in my book.
Name an author who wrote a better response to 9-11 than End Of Faith or Letter To A Christian Nation.
The God Delusion comes pretty close, but not quite.

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Posted by: Dave the Atheist ( )
Date: February 23, 2021 10:59PM

Just remember that Bill Maher is friends with Ann Coulter.

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