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capseeboy

Social climber
portland, oregon
Topic Author's Original Post - Nov 30, 2018 - 10:35am PT
Apu is dead...we have killed him!

Does being politically correct take itself too seriously?

Is the PC movement blocking freedom of speech?

Is people being so offended just a sign of their/our world being so out of their control?
ground_up

Trad climber
mt. hood /baja
Nov 30, 2018 - 10:39am PT
Humor only dies when you let it. The lubricant of life.
Gary

Social climber
Desolation Basin, Calif.
Nov 30, 2018 - 10:40am PT
APU has their very own stop on the Gold Line. What are you complaining about?
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Nov 30, 2018 - 10:42am PT
Swedes get along just fine without it.
capseeboy

Social climber
portland, oregon
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 30, 2018 - 10:43am PT
Gary, That's funny.
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Nov 30, 2018 - 05:18pm PT
HermitMaster

Social climber
my abode
Nov 30, 2018 - 05:26pm PT
capseeboy

Social climber
portland, oregon
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 30, 2018 - 06:43pm PT
I always loved Apu. My stereotype of East Indians is they are really intelligent. Maybe Hari Kondabolu suffers from an inferiority complex, or his numbers were falling, or he didn't have anything more important to do, or he's trolling. Odd thing a comedian being upset and not wallowing in parody.

Another stereotype of mine use to be thinking alcoholics are ugly. Latter I felt the label, alcoholic, really doesn't say anything about the person e g are they loving, mean spirited, kind, lost, ambitious. Statistically most of them hold jobs and some have been great writers. Mankind has been using intoxicants for eons. Then I started thinking how just about anything we 'wallow in' is intoxicating e g emotions, sports, anger, climbing, etc.

Winston Churchill: never trust a man who doesn't drink. aka truth serum. Ha Ha
Yury

Mountain climber
T.O.
Nov 30, 2018 - 07:55pm PT
capseeboy:
Is people being so offended just a sign of their/our world being so out of their control?
It has nothing to do with people.
It's about being a target of progressive's attack pack.

I already gave up trying to understand their logic and predicting the next victim.
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Nov 30, 2018 - 08:33pm PT
Humour died with Lenny Bruce.
Bad Climber

Trad climber
The Lawless Border Regions
Nov 30, 2018 - 08:37pm PT
Seinfeld and Chris Rock will no longer perform on college campuses because the PC snowflakes can't handle it. That's some kind of humor death, methinks.

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Fritz

Social climber
Choss Creek, ID
Nov 30, 2018 - 08:49pm PT
I had to Google his opening statement to understand the Portland mental angst that has seized the poor fellow who started this thread.

https://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/tv/news/apu-leaving-simpsons-racial-controversy-adi-shankar-matt-groening-a8604156.html


Sooo-sad, although I do now remember apu from the few episodes of the Simpsons I watched.

I suspect a more-correct thread-title would be:
The Day humor died on Fox.

Fuk Fox & the conservative pinheads who watch it.
originalpmac

Mountain climber
Timbers of Fennario
Nov 30, 2018 - 08:57pm PT
Doug Stanhope is brilliant. Saw a guy have a seizure at his show once. His response was, "If I stopped my set everytime somebody had a medical emergency I would never get anything done." Everyone laughed. Except the guy convulsing and being dragged out by his armpits.

I'll miss Apu, but I haven't seen a new episode in sometime. I guess they said it was black face for voice. Dr. Hebert is voiced by a white guy, nobody cares.
Kalimon

Social climber
Ridgway, CO
Nov 30, 2018 - 09:35pm PT
Those guys are old. And their schtick tired out long ago. Their humor died of natural causes I'm afraid.

DMT is quite right . . . these guys were/are funny but for chrissakes lets freshen things up!

Humor is a funny thing for the neurotic and obsessive monkey that is the Homosapien. Let it never fade away.
originalpmac

Mountain climber
Timbers of Fennario
Nov 30, 2018 - 10:31pm PT
Speaking as of herpes... What, did I hit a sore spot?

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Edit: That's a funny meme up above. The picture of that obviously triggered chick with the whites of her eyes always cracks me up. I vote democratic, but the triggered, PC, that's not/never funny crowd are the worst. People need to lighten the fvck up. Jordan Peterson has some good points about the gubmnt controlling language. And fvck the commies.
Bad Climber

Trad climber
The Lawless Border Regions
Dec 1, 2018 - 07:07am PT
@DMT et al.: Yeah, old f*cks, but the little babies can't even handle their brand of humor. That's the point. Let that settle in for a minute. College students CAN'T HANDLE effin' Jerry Seinfeld! We are soooo doomed.

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capseeboy

Social climber
portland, oregon
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 1, 2018 - 09:24am PT
Apu is dead...we have killed him.
God is dead...we have killed him.

Humor is what happens to someone else, tragedy is what happens to me.

Yes, I am a poor fellow, even pathetic---ha ha, it's funny even to me.

That I thought climbing defined who I am---comically flawed.

Mel Brooks previously said he wouldn't be able to make Blazing Saddles today because people would find it offensive. He said he made it to smash racism in the face.

Hipsters don't smile. Neither do supermodels. Causes wrinkles.

What do rightist and leftist have in common? They can't agree.

capseeboy

Social climber
portland, oregon
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 1, 2018 - 10:49am PT
Bracket comments by Capseeboy. TradMaria: The initial strategy of leftism is political correctness.[ or subversion from the power elite] Truth is killed because it is in direct conflict with the fantasies of any Marxist-utopic cult. [ or itís killed by the Tyranny of the minority Fascists born of the Tyranny of the majority democracy] Once the government/movement gets control of speech and what a person can freely say, with out fear of persecution, then irony and therefor humor dies soon after. At least it dies in the light of day anyway[agree].

Of course this only lasts so long - when the Marxist movement [subversive Fascists] and the state become incompetent and corrupt as they always do - the killing of everyone who is a problem quickly starts [Hitler, Stalin]. Arguments over whether chicks with dicks should be taking a sh#t next to your daughter seem silly when you donít have anything to eat; so all the old concerns disappear when society is faced with real problems living under an authoritarian and elitist rule that gives up all pretense of fairness and justice [agree].
The laws of nature soon take over once again much like when any system fails. The first to go are the dullards, deviants, weaklings and demented old idiots [disagree, the deviants will control through AI, IT, propaganda, robots]; ironically any of the useful victim coalition used in the creation of a fantasy world filled with free stuff and no responsibility [notice how the tech stuff is already almost free---control through entertainment and divisive propaganda; your use of the word irony is lost on me, which is funny. Free stuff in free boxes all over PDX from people who canít afford rent anymore, or from people that already have too much stuff, and need to upgrade to better stuff because there old stuff doesnít make them happy anymore---this is ironic.]
You know, most of the crowd that still spews on Supertopo day in and day out.[this is irony at itís best, because your implicitly including yourself, very funny and good parody!]

Thinking of it all - thatís pretty darn hilarious
Humor always survives in the end it seems.
limpingcrab

Trad climber
the middle of CA
Dec 1, 2018 - 10:52am PT
Is people being so offended just a sign of their/our world being so out of their control?

I think itís the opposite, people struggling to get by donít have the time or energy to worry about dumb stuff. Someoneís life has to be pretty easy (or boring) to watch a TV show and take the time to protest it.
FRUMY

Trad climber
Bishop,CA
Dec 1, 2018 - 10:58am PT
Clearly this person has never watch me do almost anything.

capseeboy

Social climber
portland, oregon
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 1, 2018 - 11:16am PT
I think itís the opposite, people struggling to get by donít have the time or energy to worry about dumb stuff. Your life has to be pretty easy (or boring) to watch a TV show and take the time to protest it.

Very Funny!

You forgot Old and Useless.
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Dec 1, 2018 - 11:19am PT
Flag is at half-mast today. How appropriate, eh?
Bad Climber

Trad climber
The Lawless Border Regions
Dec 1, 2018 - 11:31am PT
I'm with you DMT re. blaming youth. It's (being unable to handle actual comedy with any edge) the fault of their nearly psychotic professors and helicopter parents. But at some point, the young too-easily-triggered youth are gonna have to own that sh*t. Bring back Andrew Dice Clay!

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Yury

Mountain climber
T.O.
Dec 1, 2018 - 04:53pm PT
Today I did a bit of shopping with my wife and was amazed by the number of Christmas songs that were played everywhere.

We all know that everything related to Christmas is offensive to any non-Christian and as a result to any progressive liberal.
The first attack on Christmas almost succeeded in elimination of "Merry Christmas" greeting.
For a few years the only acceptable greeting was "Season greetings!".
However "Merry Christmas" survived and is slowly recovering.

Next obvious targets are Christmas songs and movies.
When do you believe progressives would launch an attack on them?
capseeboy

Social climber
portland, oregon
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 1, 2018 - 05:25pm PT
Baby it's cold outside---banned!
Wow, that's really cold! It's from a time in the past that doesn't reflect our current environment. Men don't want sex anymore? Now that's funny!

Past Environment (PE), Current Environment (CE).

PE, boy's play with plastic guns. CE, boy's kill millions of CGI.
PE, boys ask woman out. CE, virtual sex and internet porn are safer.
PE, you said hello to children. CE, child taught to fear people.
PE, you played doctor. CE, I'm reporting your pervert child.
PE, you used your imagination. CE, you use your smart phone.
PE, you asked people questions. CE, your invalidated for no smart phone.
PE, you looked at your environment. CE, look at your smartphone.
PE, you had historical context. CE, history is invalidated.
PE, you weren't being monitored . CE, you are being monitored.

HA HA!
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Dec 1, 2018 - 06:21pm PT
And dey gabe it all to Jebus. :0)
skywalker1

Trad climber
co
Dec 1, 2018 - 09:22pm PT
Christmas songs suck!!! I've been listening to the same s&#t for too many years. They need to be updated.

S....
Ksolem

Trad climber
Monrovia, California
Dec 1, 2018 - 09:42pm PT
Doug Stanhope is brilliant. Saw a guy have a seizure at his show once. His response was, "If I stopped my set everytime somebody had a medical emergency I would never get anything done." Everyone laughed. Except the guy convulsing and being dragged out by his armpits.

You saw that and thought it was funny?

I don't suppose you've ever had a convulsive seizure, so you don't know the sheer terror of it. As a person with epilepsy I can tell you that making a joke of it is on the same level as Trump's sick joke about the crippled man.

I love humor, my friends will tell you I'm a bit of a crack up myself. But there are lines. And although those lines are a voluntary thing, there is such a thing as discretion. For example it's cool to imitate and make fun of Trump for ridiculing a disabled person, but it wasn't cool of Trump to do it in the first place.
skywalker1

Trad climber
co
Dec 2, 2018 - 01:45am PT
joking around is one of the best ways to determine if someone is friend or foe.

+1

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clinker

Trad climber
Santa Cruz, California
Dec 2, 2018 - 03:28am PT
Homor is a litmus test of individual freedom of expression. Watch the list of exemptions, sensitivities, and prohibitions of humor grow and know that your liberty is eroding and being sanctioned.

We are being educated to march a certain way.

What is it called, when individual expression has become the chattel of opinion?









(Almost forgot, what else is new?)
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Dec 2, 2018 - 03:53am PT
That is not why his skin is yellow. Still a medical mystery.
Happiegrrrl2

Trad climber
Dec 2, 2018 - 05:13am PT

However "Merry Christmas" survived and is slowly recovering.

A friend of mine who is Jewish has sometimes posted examples and memories from her life where "Christianity was assumed." I can't remember any off hand, but her point was usually how, as a kid of 4, 8, 10, whatever, it seemed "off" to be assumed to comply simply because "that's what everyone else is."

A philosophical exercise: This year,every time you get a "Merry Christmas," imagine they have said "Ramadan Mubarak" instead, or "May God bless you as you celebrate the Festival of Lights."

Sure, it's not the time of year for Ramadan, but Hanukah does begin tonight at sundown, if it's too great a stretch to imagine being wished well for a holiday you don't participate in at the wrong time of year.

Just go with it, and feel the feelings, if you can be honest with yourself. Listen to the questions you're hearing in your mind.

That's how it can be, for those who aren't Christian.






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So - did you get an initial reaction just from reading the above? No need to reply - this is just for yourself.


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And if so - What? Ya can't take a joke?

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This fear of life as we know it being demolished because of "PC" is just that - fear. Fear of not being the top dog. Fear that we may, at some point, endure a smidgeon of the oppression out status has foisted upon others since 'Merica was founded.

Bad Climber

Trad climber
The Lawless Border Regions
Dec 2, 2018 - 07:26am PT
Hey, Jim B. Thanks for that! Until this thread, I was unaware of Stanhope. Friggin' hilarious. Merry effin' Christmas. Harumph. Hanukkah, Ramalamadingdong, whatever.

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capseeboy

Social climber
portland, oregon
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 2, 2018 - 08:44am PT
Homer's yellow skin is caused from jaundice?

Childhood Catholic: Xmas filled with stress and disappointment.
Teenage Pot Head: Xmas bong hits.
Twenties: Bah Humbug!Consumerism Grinch.
Thirties: ???
Forties: What the hell, don't rain on peoples parade, fake it, goad people on! Ha HA!
Fifties: Likewise! ha ha.

Exchanging Pleasantries

Mourning; never, ever, good morning---too presumptuous.

Q: How are we today? A: It's a beautiful day.
Q: How's it going? A: It's a beautiful day (even if it's pissing--irony).
Q: How are you? A: Not sure (now they can really feign caring).
Q: How's it going? A:Oh, it's going. (smart ass punk).
Q: How's it going? A: It got up and left (old curmudgeon).
Q: How's it going? A: pretend your deaf (sign of really bad day, hipster, deafness, preoccupied with smartphone).
Q: How are you? A: Fist bump (invokes camaraderie)!
Q: How R U? A: OK (draw it out like Eeyore, invokes sympathy).

Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Dec 2, 2018 - 12:26pm PT
That's how it can be, for those who aren't Christian.

Like there would be humour in this country without Jews? Name me one good goy comedian
and Iíll give you 5 great Jewish ones.
limpingcrab

Trad climber
the middle of CA
Dec 2, 2018 - 05:14pm PT
A philosophical exercise: This year,every time you get a "Merry Christmas," imagine they have said "Ramadan Mubarak" instead, or "May God bless you as you celebrate the Festival of Lights."
I canít imagine, in my wildest dreams, that ever remotely bothering me. Itís also hard for me to understand how it would bother anyone. I guess I just donít understand being offended by someone whoís trying to be friendly.
7SacredPools

Trad climber
Ontario, Canada
Dec 2, 2018 - 05:27pm PT
Like there would be humour in this country without Jews? Name me one good goy comedian
and Iíll give you 5 great Jewish ones.

Off the top of my head I'd say that when it comes to delivering brilliant and/or funny social commentary these comics are among the best:

George Carlin
Doug Stanhope
Bill Hicks
Jim Jefferies
Chris Rock
Happiegrrrl2

Trad climber
Dec 2, 2018 - 06:15pm PT
TradMaria, reveling in their blissful ignorance.....

Happiegrrrl2

Trad climber
Dec 2, 2018 - 06:30pm PT
You're ignorant. Luckily there's a cure for that; however it would be up to you to seek out that help.

Islam is not a country; is it difficult for you to imagine an American being Muslim?



Happiegrrrl2

Trad climber
Dec 2, 2018 - 06:31pm PT
And, if you don't mind, stop with the vulgar harassment. It's much more telling of the type of person you are than saying anything about me.
Happiegrrrl2

Trad climber
Dec 2, 2018 - 06:52pm PT
When one has nothing else, they stoop to insults.

I'll be happy to let you have the last word if it's important to you. I'll not be responding further to your posts.

Trump

climber
Dec 2, 2018 - 06:55pm PT
Someone must be to blame, and it sure as hell isnít me! Weíll get to the bottom of whatís wrong with other people, one way or another. Me, I blame Obama.

My friend used to call it giving someone an affectionate hard time. To the extent that it lacks affection, itís probably not that funny.
WBraun

climber
Dec 2, 2018 - 07:07pm PT
Trump

You're a funny guy .....:-)
weezy

climber
Dec 2, 2018 - 07:11pm PT
It cracks me up when I go to see a doctor, and the assistant asks me, how are you doing?

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Gnome Ofthe Diabase

climber
Out Of Bed
Dec 2, 2018 - 07:17pm PT
seemz like it'll fit in just fine here

Sir, my ideas on what is the puppet-construct used to stupefy the masses, from the 1st century.
Has no bearing on my opinion that you showed a lack of taste,
when adding a long-dead well known to be a not "nice" person, of little talent, when it came to rock drummers,
to the thread meant to honor contributing members of our society who have died, recently (I see others were adding long dead musicians as well as you)
Also that, now, you have seen fit to delete that same post has me thinking it is not a bad thing that you feel that "If that is the way you feel then I think it would be the best thing to disassociate my self from you".

Don't forget to post your favorite video of Jesus Christ,? If I did, you and others would not be amused



separate your self from me? eh? we are as far apart in so many ways that disassociation only scratches the surface.


I could help here,
for those with a decoder ring, this will fine tune.

if'n you,are Axel? -say that

If you are some stooge trolling old climbers?


But if the stoke you profess is real & true, from a place where you want to progress?
then well Come out & admit that you don't know what you are getting yourself into

but to throw a
"this is who I am, look at how sicko & unconventional the path to a wannabe great YoYo, that I have taken is (& am still on)"


Get in Line.

you have taken a no less radical path to the vertical
than anyone else here,
we all got called

from there to where
is not the journey.

Get in line.
Larry Nelson

Social climber
Dec 3, 2018 - 07:27am PT
The history of the Jews:

"They tried to kill us, we won, let's eat."
capseeboy

Social climber
portland, oregon
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 3, 2018 - 08:50am PT
Jean Shepherd--Nixon In Hell https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A1HysD2ATNc

Free stuff with your subscription to:
AARP, Sierra Club...

Instant cash back when you buy...new truck...

I can't save you any money unless you come see me today.

Difference between a cult and religion: cult has too few members.

Difference between Democrats and Republicans: Not their bank accounts.

Best way to divert people from real issues: divide and conquer.

Best way to steal money: own a bank.

Sir, your here today before me accused of beating your wife, how do you plead?

Someone told me that you threw me under the bus.
Who said that?
I'm not telling you.

Sign this and we won't invade you.

Best way to validate your attacking someone: tell a big lie about them---Hitler. WMD! WMD!---USA.

Best way to control people: 1984 or Chrome Yellow? Both. LOL.

Treat others as you would want to be treated? Rather presumptuous position. How do you know how they want to be treated? Ask them.
Trump

climber
Dec 3, 2018 - 08:52am PT
Lol wbraun! Iím working on it, anyway. At least Iíve managed to become better able to believe it about you :-)
originalpmac

Mountain climber
Timbers of Fennario
Dec 3, 2018 - 10:45am PT
KSolem, the guy that had a seizure was a Stanhope fan. He probably gets it. And he was fine and came back into the show. I disn't think his seizure was funny, it was Doug's take on it that was. And I have seen, and helped a friend having a seizure. We had a nervous, albeit partly from relief, laugh about it afterwards.
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Dec 3, 2018 - 03:42pm PT
It surely lives on the Taco!


Is Cmac trying to tell me something?

I gotta admit they look like theyíre having more fun than I did
when I took La Femme and her mum on a Holland America cruise.
If only they didnít play that euro-techno!
capseeboy

Social climber
portland, oregon
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 6, 2018 - 02:52pm PT
By Chris Willman: End the War on ĎBaby, Itís Cold Outsideí! Itís Feminist ó Really

Taken maybe a smidgeon more seriously than its creator intended, ďBaby, Itís Cold OutsideĒ is the story of a woman doing battle ó not with a guy who wonít take no for an answer, but with the expectations of a society that wonít take yes for an answer.

https://variety.com/2018/music/news/baby-its-cold-outside-song-war-1203080834/
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Dec 6, 2018 - 03:04pm PT
DMT, donít edit my missives out of context, sir. The operative werds were ďand her mumí.
It was totally worth it in order to see Kittlitzís Murrelets in Glacier Bay!
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