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[–]5 Endorsed Contributorgekkozorz 94 points95 points  (18 children)

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Once again, it is demonstrated that the only people who are able preach our gospel are stand-up comics.

[–]PolegarVermelho 127 points128 points  (6 children)

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'If you want to tell people the truth, make them laugh, otherwise they'll kill you.' — Oscar Wilde

[–]17 Endorsed ContributorHumanSockPuppet 33 points34 points  (8 children)

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No one takes comedians seriously, so they are free to say whatever they want. That's why they can express such unpopular ideas: they sell it as entertainment.

[–]Gyaltso 31 points32 points  (7 children)

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No one takes comedians seriously?

I bet it's less about them getting "a pass" due to their profession, and more about their professional ability as a comedian to get an audience to understand and relate to them in a way that any truth is hilarious when put into such a brilliant performance.

[–]17 Endorsed ContributorHumanSockPuppet 40 points41 points  (5 children)

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I think of comedians as modern-day court jesters. They uniquely have the freedom to insult the king, but only because no one has to listen to them.

It gives them the freedom to say things that would otherwise disrupt the collaborative illusion of safety and fairness that is our society if spoken by someone in real power.

[–]hojoohojoo 0 points1 point  (0 children)

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Tell that to Andrew Dice Clay. The Cathedral crushed him when he got too popular.

[–]Dark triad expert: - http://illimitablemen.com/ - [3 Points]IllimitableMan 0 points1 point  (0 children)

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You've read 48 laws of power I see. Rather be the jester than the king any day. Waaaaaaay more freedom and way less responsibility.

[–]Gyaltso -5 points-4 points  (2 children)

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except comedians exist professionally because people want to listen to them. thats the big difference.

I also think, that for that reason they have much more influence and power than you seem to suspect.

[–]17 Endorsed ContributorHumanSockPuppet 16 points17 points  (1 child)

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I never said people didn't want to listen to jesters. I simply said that people didn't have to listen to them. Jesters wielded no formal authority.

Neither do comedians.

And yet both jesters and comedians provide a valuable function to our society. Entertaining us, and making us think.

[–]EducatedCavemen 0 points1 point  (0 children)

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But you have to admit that the Title of the profession has a heavy connotation that influences people to behave in such a way. Comedian = Funny/Laughs versus lets say, a Politician who has a job to be taken more seriously. If you hear a politician say this, can you imagine the shit storm the media will pull out of its ass? But lets say another comedian said this and he didn't have the "professional ability to get an audience to understand and relate to them in a way that any truth is hilarious when it can be put in such a brilliant and charming performance." They would talk shit about him for a day or two but at the end he will be seen just as a shitty comedian, "On other news! Senator Blahblahblah is a fucking sexist, misogynistic, racist, puppy killing piece of shit!".

[–]imgoingstag 7 points8 points  (0 children)

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Comedians are inception masters.

[–]dan_fletcher 2 points3 points  (0 children)

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In medieval times, only the court jester could tell the truth with impunity.

The more things change....

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    [–]EducatedCavemen 40 points41 points  (2 children)

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    After that ending, i wanted to see what he talking about. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CK4TUP0VKLY

    [–]ekjohnson9 14 points15 points  (0 children)

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    The short film lived up the the hype.

    [–]thebellmaker 10 points11 points  (0 children)

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    Thank you both for those links.

    [–][deleted] 9 points10 points  (0 children)

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    I did not see that end coming. Most hilarious, drawn out joke ever xD

    [–]1redpillbanana 2 points3 points  (0 children)

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    Great video. Impressive.

    [–]LegitAnswers 18 points19 points  (2 children)

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    Holy shit. Is this guy a comedian or a philosopher? Damn.

    [–]blazer123 4 points5 points  (0 children)

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    seriously, i can't believe people were just laughing at the truth he was speaking.

    [–]Swifthand 1 point2 points  (0 children)

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    Was George Carlin a comedian or a philosopher?

    Porque no los dos?

    [–]GM3d6 26 points27 points  (1 child)

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    Wow. That was good.

    [–]robesta 7 points8 points  (0 children)

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    Amazing.

    [–]christiefrontdrive 19 points20 points  (3 children)

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    Whole Reg D Hunter show. Fucking hilarious.

    [–]NGGYUNGLYDNGRAADY 2 points3 points  (2 children)

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    Blocked in my country. Any mirrors?

    [–]Uberawr 0 points1 point  (1 child)

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    You can use a browser addon/extension called Hola to unblock it

    [–]NGGYUNGLYDNGRAADY 0 points1 point  (0 children)

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    On mobile. No dice. Thanks though

    [–]zoganshero 14 points15 points  (2 children)

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    And now I have to watch everything I can find from this guy, there goes my saturday night. thanks.

    [–]gotsickfromweed 10 points11 points  (0 children)

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    [–]zeus450[S] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

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    [–]jakethesnake76 10 points11 points  (2 children)

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    This dude almost comes of like Patrice O'Neal..Awso..thanx..

    [–]1redpillbanana 8 points9 points  (1 child)

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    I'm even more impressed with this guy than Patrice. He's like the 20-years-older version of Patrice.

    [–]jakethesnake76 1 point2 points  (0 children)

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    http://youtu.be/QCCUCVAosJU This dude shows no fear..

    [–]Sufferix 14 points15 points  (11 children)

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    Faggot is my favorite word. It sounds even better when you pair it with fucking. People get so mad though.

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      [–]WhatTehFuck 2 points3 points  (0 children)

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      Great story. +1

      [–]SiickNastikillr 0 points1 point  (2 children)

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      I must say, you are the best troll I have seen on this subreddit so far. I hope you don't get banned for it, just because it's a little amusing to watch.

      [–]HitlersCow -2 points-1 points  (0 children)

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      TRP doesn't care if you're gay.

      While it is most certainly a troll (and a damn good one!), it might not be.

      [–][deleted] 2 points3 points  (1 child)

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      the other day there was a discussion about it in /r/mma because some Brazilian fighter called Anthony Pettis a faggot in some video of him and his friends partying... some fuckers wanted this guy's head roll even though he's one of the p4p's... they wanted the UFC to somehow PUNISH him. What many people from English speaking countries don't understand is just how differently this word is being used in other parts of the world. What I understand by "faggot" in this context is "woosy" or "coward", and it has nothing to do with taking it up the butt.

      [–]Sufferix 5 points6 points  (0 children)

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      I think most normative people in the US believe it to be the South Park definition. An obnoxious ass person. All the non-normative people, want to be victims and believe that anyone cares about purposefully offending them.

      [–]watersign 2 points3 points  (0 children)

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      its important to use this word to keep people in line. if one of your boys is acting like a faggot you need to tell them

      [–]DudeZoltan -1 points0 points  (1 child)

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      [–]1redpillbanana 7 points8 points  (5 children)

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      I haven't even finished watching and I'm super-impressed by this guy.

      "...the reason it seemed like that, is because instead of listening to me with your hearing and your intellect, you're listening to me with your feelings."

      Also, "social cuckolding" is a phenomenon I see all the time and I'm glad there's actually a term for it. This episode of The Boondocks that was discussed yesterday is a perfect example:

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MWr6iGt24pk

      [–]Hatorader 2 points3 points  (4 children)

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      Can someone write a thread on what to do when your girlfriend "socially cuckolds" you? My girlfriend has done it to me a couple times and I didn't know what do besides get pissed and tell her to not do that shit anymore.

      [–]WhiteE350 15 points16 points  (3 children)

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      Give her cab money and leave. Thats what I did last time I had a girl dragging me around a nightclub chatting it up with all her guy friends. Actions do speak louder than words. I would rather walk out of a club alone with my head held high than walk out after the girl I came with blew me off and flirted with every guy in the place.

      [–]GhostInTheRedPill 2 points3 points  (2 children)

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      Either that or start approaching hotter girls in the venue. Watch her run back to your side and provide you with even more social proof.

      [–]WhiteE350 2 points3 points  (1 child)

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      It was a cockfest and she was one of the hottest girls there. It was my fault for letting her drag my ass to a crappy club where I was getting those, I fucked her types of looks. I lasted about 20min. The straw that broke the camels back was when she went in to a vip section and the guy at the table gave me shit. The girl was really pissing me off all night being late and just weird I found out she was doing a bunch of blow and mooching off the guys at the club. Fuck it. Throw her in the gutter and go get another.

      [–]GhostInTheRedPill 1 point2 points  (0 children)

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      That does seem like a solid 'next' case. Girls and blow don't mix at all well.

      [–]ayjayred 3 points4 points  (3 children)

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      what was the last word he said? I replayed and replayed, and couldn't understand.

      [–]christiefrontdrive 10 points11 points  (1 child)

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      Faggotry.

      [–]ayjayred 1 point2 points  (0 children)

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      thanks.

      [–]Kronos6948 2 points3 points  (3 children)

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      Social cuckoldry has been going on in the states for ages as well. Hell, back in the 80's when hair bands were a thing, girls would have access to the band's tour bus, and their boyfriends would wait outside while the girls "got autographs" - which was basically them getting fucked in the bus.

      [–]trenchgun 3 points4 points  (2 children)

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      Except that your example is not social cuckolding, thats just cuckolding. Social cuckolding is when girl is flirting with other guys while his boyfriend is around.

      [–]Kronos6948 0 points1 point  (1 child)

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      Doesn't mean that social cuckolding wasn't a thing. If you think women over here in the states don't flirt with people of fame in front of their boyfriends, you're mistaken. Hell, how many times have we heard the whole "list of famous people it's ok to bang if I'm married" game that people play?

      [–]trenchgun 2 points3 points  (0 children)

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      I was not disagreeing about social cuckolding existing, just that your example was of real cuckolding, not social.

      [–][deleted] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

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      BAM!

      [–]randomdude600 1 point2 points  (0 children)

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      A good comedian must be part philosopher and part entertainer. Beyond slapstick humor the only way to keep an audiences attention is through creating tension, without a good understanding of societies philosophical undercurrents they wouldn't be able to keep people involved with their act

      [–]christiefrontdrive 4 points5 points  (0 children)

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      BOOM! He fucking nailed it.

      [–]SweetiePieJonas 3 points4 points  (1 child)

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      I've never seen this guy other than on episodes of QI. I assume he mainly tours in Britain?

      [–]TheToeSnail 4 points5 points  (0 children)

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      He goes on a lot of British panel shows. He's basically an American living in Britain, turned comedian.

      [–]Luckyluke23 3 points4 points  (1 child)

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      I love this. this guy is a good comidian. you should look him up

      [–]TheToeSnail 4 points5 points  (0 children)

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      Really? I thought he was a window washer. Thanks for the heads up.

      [–]AdmiralVonJackass 1 point2 points  (0 children)

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      God damn

      [–]heyyoman 1 point2 points  (0 children)

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      There it is.

      [–]BigSmeez 0 points1 point  (0 children)

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      That was awesome.

      [–]BroseppeVerdi 0 points1 point  (0 children)

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      Holy shit... how have I never heard of this guy before? That was amazing.

      [–]Kimjungillestt 0 points1 point  (0 children)

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      God damn that was good.

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      holy shit that was pretty good ...... that'll be my go to defense from that question

      [–]ytismylife 0 points1 point  (0 children)

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      This was brilliant.

      [–]mercuryg 0 points1 point  (0 children)

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      Yup.

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        [–]zeus450[S] 4 points5 points  (0 children)

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        What infuriates me is how Title IX demolished most collegiate sports; i.e. baseball. All in the name of "equality".