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Volbrigade/oU

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« on: February 16, 2021, 09:24:37 PM »
No, I’m not starting another political cartoon/meme/tweet thread. 

Though this is a good opportunity to say how much I appreciate them.  And, primarily, Dan’s and HK’s excellent work in providing the material, which is consistently excellent.  And also Gym’s and Tex’s and Jg’s, and anyone else’s.  But Dan and HK deserve the lion’s share of commendation.

Those thread alone are worth coming here for.  

In fact, they got me thinking — what has happened to humor in this country?  If it weren’t for the kind of Red State humor expressed in the stuff on this site — is there anyone doing anything funny?  I wonder if fuzzy or one of the other Godless whateverists can produce anything from their side that shows any sense of humor?  Fuzzy’s meme’s don’t count — smugness and flippancy are not really “humor” — they’re just “the basest coin there is.”

The Left has managed to twist itself into such a pretzel, in it’s never-ending effort to plunge its head ever deeper up its own ass, that they cannot dare indulge in the attempt to be humorous.  You cannot do so without the risk of offending SOMEBODY.  And that is cultural, cancelable suicide.  Unless its Red State or white people you're offending, of course.  For that, you get an Emmy.  An Emmy for being unfunny.  A grammy for being unmusical.  What a culture.

I remember when liberals used to often be amusing.  They weren’t afraid of pushing the envelope.  Now, “pushing the envelope” is entirely consistent of how graphically and inappropriately one can describe genitalia or bodily functions.  

David Letterman used to be genuinely funny.  Those skits where he took orders at Taco Bell, or whatever… using the little oriental guy as his marionette… how many Spider Men can fit inside a Dunking Donuts… good stuff.

But 911 and Bush derangement pushed him into political commentary.  And into being unwatchable, in short order.

I used to catch snippets of Colbert, because I had it on that channel to catch local weather at 11.  I’d walk into the room, and watch for a few minutes.  In fact, since I had stopped watching news, I could get a triangulation on the day’s political events — with the understanding that whatever he said about them was the opposite of the truth.

I can count on two fingers the number of times he said anything that actually made me laugh.  

As with the other late night talk show hacks, the audience doesn’t really laugh either.  As someone pointed out somewhere — they don’t laugh.  When one of those dweebs was bashing Trump -- which was their entire schtick -- they didn’t laugh.  They applauded.  In agreement.  

These are unfunny times.

Half of the country is imbecilically and neurotically and hatefully fearful of saying anything that is not “woke”, and sanctioned and approved by BLM, CRT, CNN, and facebook.  

It is only among Red State that anyone dares to actually be funny.  Because real humor is based in truth.  And the Left is bereft of, and allergic to, that commodity.

Pitiful, miserable little quislings…



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« Reply #1 on: February 16, 2021, 09:46:46 PM »
All correct, of course. 

These late night hacks are wimps.  Not just comedic wimps, but physical wimps.  Letterman had a presence, as did Leno, and Carson.  Colbert, Fallon, the chubby Brit...all gay, or might as well be. (Half a fag... a term I recently became familiar with and absolutely love.) I quit watching late night TV probably about the time I discovered the internet, and had an option, any option, to entertain myself elsewhere. 

Stand up comedy has disappeared since the onslaught of woke, cancel culture.  Toe the line, go easy, and you may survive.....but why?  May as well get canceled, otherwise you’re just canceling yourself.  No edge = no cares.  You’ll be dismissed and forgotten.  I figure any real stand up has gone totally underground, if it exists at all anymore. 

I do have a confession, and a guilty pleasure.  A well placed, contextually proper GIF can draw a belly laugh from me quite often.  Fuzz is pretty good at it.  So he has a bit if a funny bone for a leftist twit.  And, the Right has totally owned the meme war, and I’ve heard from a few intellectuals that I value, have become some of the most influential types of information happening in the now.  Quite fitting in the sound bite, tweet, Snapchat, texting culture that we’ve devolved into.  Yay.

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« Reply #2 on: February 16, 2021, 09:53:36 PM »
Thanks for the shout-out.

I'd much rather watch old re-runs of Johnny Carson or Jay Leno than what passes for "humor" on late night comedy shows nowadays...

Was Johnny Carson Republican or Democrat?  Who knew?  He's make fun of people on both sides of the aisle, many times within 30 seconds of one another.  Today?  Only Republicans can be made fun of.  Democrats are off limits.  So rather than being humorous about Republican miscues nowadays, they are many times not funny but simply vicious.

Decorum has definitely gone downhill....

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« Reply #3 on: February 17, 2021, 12:05:15 AM »
“Half a fag”.  Definitely stealing that one.  ( ^ ;


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I do have a confession, and a guilty pleasure.  A well placed, contextually proper GIF can draw a belly laugh from me quite often.  Fuzz is pretty good at it.  So he has a bit if a funny bone for a leftist twit. 


“Gifs”, not “memes”.  My bad. 

And yeah.  They can be pretty amusing.  Especially the first 7 or 8 times (LOL -- I need a gif...)

I think fuzz would be content to be just a good ol’ 70s or 80s era liberal.  Irritating, wrong — but not unlikeable.  Like Cincy, he is unable -- unwilling -- to see, to admit, how things have changed.  How horribly, dangerously, destructively wrong the old liberalism has… “evolved”.  

Another topic.  I came across this quote recently, though, that sort of speaks to it:

“Deep-seated preferences cannot be argued about.  You cannot argue a man into liking a glass of beer.”  — Oliver Wendell Holmes


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I'd much rather watch old re-runs of Johnny Carson or Jay Leno than what passes for "humor" on late night comedy shows nowadays...

Was Johnny Carson Republican or Democrat?  Who knew?  He's make fun of people on both sides of the aisle, many times within 30 seconds of one another.

Exactly.

Those guys were comic pros.  They didn’t want to alienate half their audience.  And they exuded a sort of genuine good-heartedness.  A rare comedy these days.

It doesn’t exist among the Left anymore.  Colbert, his mentor Stewart, and company:

political ideologues masquerading as comedians.  Stewart quit his masquerade.  Colbert is quitting his.

I was a Letterman man.  So I missed out on Leno.

I got suggestions for his “Headlines” segment on YouTube:

Absolutely hysterical.



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« Reply #4 on: February 17, 2021, 12:35:27 AM »
I was up late studying and saw Letterman's first show. I think he replaced Tom Snyder. With only 3 channels and nothing else on, I watched and got hooked. I loved the stupid pet and human tricks and his top 10 lists. 

I stopped watching after he became political and I never really watched anyone else, except for Carson re-runs. 

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« Reply #7 on: February 17, 2021, 10:09:22 AM »
No, I’m not starting another political cartoon/meme/tweet thread.
Thank you

They broke the mold with Carson. Leno was ok. 

I occasionally watched one of the others in years gone by if they had a guest I was interested in but that was rare. Todays late night host are a joke in comparison to Johnny (I occasionally watch reruns and he is still as good as he was in years gone by) .  
President Harry S. Truman said: “The fundamental basis of this nation’s laws was given to Moses on the Mount.  The fundamental basis of our Bill of Rights comes from the teachings…  If we don't have the proper fundamental moral background, we will finally wind up with a totalitarian government which does not believe in rights for anybody except the state.”

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« Reply #11 on: February 18, 2021, 01:06:27 PM »
President Harry S. Truman said: “The fundamental basis of this nation’s laws was given to Moses on the Mount.  The fundamental basis of our Bill of Rights comes from the teachings…  If we don't have the proper fundamental moral background, we will finally wind up with a totalitarian government which does not believe in rights for anybody except the state.”

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« Reply #12 on: February 18, 2021, 02:48:20 PM »
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President Harry S. Truman said: “The fundamental basis of this nation’s laws was given to Moses on the Mount.  The fundamental basis of our Bill of Rights comes from the teachings…  If we don't have the proper fundamental moral background, we will finally wind up with a totalitarian government which does not believe in rights for anybody except the state.”

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President Harry S. Truman said: “The fundamental basis of this nation’s laws was given to Moses on the Mount.  The fundamental basis of our Bill of Rights comes from the teachings…  If we don't have the proper fundamental moral background, we will finally wind up with a totalitarian government which does not believe in rights for anybody except the state.”

 

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