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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!

BAd
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.

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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.

BAd
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.
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