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Ben Cantrick
  Date: 2006-09-17 22:46
  Subject:   [Digg] Penn & Teller "Bullshit!", most episodes, on Google video.
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Someone put up a nearly complete list of P&T B! episodes on Google Video here:

http://bullshitlinks.blogspot.com/

And I found one ep on the list that I hadn't seen before: "Profanity"

This has just got to be my favorite episode of Penn & Teller's "Bullshit!" ever. It opens up with Penn telling us that Houdini dedicated the last few years of his life to debunking "Humbug." Now, "humbug" was a rude word back then. In fact "humbug" was considered so profane in Hoidini's time that the modern day equivalent would be - you guessed it - "bullshit!"

The episode gets a lot more fun from there, including a shockingly hilarious demonstration on a poor, innocent chihuahua of how context is much more important than language, and some jaw-droppingly ignorant people who are willing to claim on-camera that the First Amendment does NOT protect an individual's right to use profanity, or other speech that may shock or offend.


I'm all for people deciding what they want and how people are allowed to act in private spaces they own. In fact, I see that as a pre-condition for real freedom. But, I also have the same freedom. I also get to decide what I consider acceptable, or not, for me. And, as it were, to "change the channel" when something offends my values.
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Ben Cantrick
  User: mackys
  Date: 2006-09-17 23:21 (UTC)
  Subject:   In other amusing video on the web nooz...
Steven Colbert is so very, very white...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zt4qV-0Elcs

(Not that there's anything WRONG with that!)
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Jon
  User: j_b
  Date: 2006-09-17 23:52 (UTC)
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Saw that link ... I haven't gotten to watch most of the eps of this show ... I watched the one on circumcision. Wow.

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Ben Cantrick
  User: mackys
  Date: 2006-09-18 00:04 (UTC)
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I am not sure I can watch a show where the main topic is about how people saw off parts of baby's penises with razor-sharp knives.

I take that back. I am absolutely sure I DON'T want to watch said episode. ;]

Going to have to learn about that issue eventually. But not right now. Hell no.
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Ashfae: a book is a version of the world
  User: ashfae
  Date: 2006-09-18 13:21 (UTC)
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I've seen that episode, and oh did I love it. Woo!
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