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With all the madness going on right now, the best release possible is to laugh it off for the pure stupidity that it is. Which, also happens to be a great way to keep you sanity in place.

The other day I was thinking, are we now heading to a place where something funny is going to be claimed as 'hate speech'?

 

I remember in the 70's and 80's how comedians and sitcoms on TV programs were allowed to say anything so long as it was funny. And now, we are almost at the tipping point of the flip side of that coin where you wont be able to say anything without being deemed a hate crime terrorist.

 

It also brought to mind the scene in 1984 film where they were all wearing grey and too scared to speak or even look at each other in the eye for fear of a connection and a slap from the overlords.

 

Today I was musing about the trend for grey home/ office interiors and clothing which has been going on for some years now and I am left wondering again....are they training us to accept the greyness of life to come?

 

Time to break out the Hawaiian shirts in rebellion!

 

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15 hours ago, RobinJ said:

With all the madness going on right now, the best release possible is to laugh it off for the pure stupidity that it is. Which, also happens to be a great way to keep you sanity in place.

The other day I was thinking, are we now heading to a place where something funny is going to be claimed as 'hate speech'?

 

I remember in the 70's and 80's how comedians and sitcoms on TV programs were allowed to say anything so long as it was funny. And now, we are almost at the tipping point of the flip side of that coin where you wont be able to say anything without being deemed a hate crime terrorist.

 

It also brought to mind the scene in 1984 film where they were all wearing grey and too scared to speak or even look at each other in the eye for fear of a connection and a slap from the overlords.

 

Today I was musing about the trend for grey home/ office interiors and clothing which has been going on for some years now and I am left wondering again....are they training us to accept the greyness of life to come?

 

Time to break out the Hawaiian shirts in rebellion!

 

 

I reckon your onto something here, they seem to have turned all our best comedians into game show hosts & comedians are now limited to what they can joke about, making comedy these days so very unfunny & drab. But who needs comedians when we have these clowns.🥳 

 

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We really are heading into an era of everything being a hate speech crime and everything fun being illegal, just like 1984, with a touch of Soylent Green 

 

These entities are so deranged they will try to bring an end to anything that even remotely smacks of freedom and fun.

Already we have seen the banning of travel; banning the simple pleasure of finding a green space to sit in and contemplate; the pleasure of a random chat with a stranger removed with 'social' distancing; psychological breakdowns due to mask mandates; enforced food changes via lockdowns and media promotion etc

There was even a time where they tried to blame covid on animals and stop pet ownership. I wonder when the shock will come to all those politicians who have pushed this crap on humanity? How long before the penny drops for them and they realise they too have been had?

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On 5/21/2022 at 2:22 PM, RobinJ said:

We really are heading into an era of everything being a hate speech crime and everything fun being illegal, just like 1984, with a touch of Soylent Green 

 

These entities are so deranged they will try to bring an end to anything that even remotely smacks of freedom and fun.

Already we have seen the banning of travel; banning the simple pleasure of finding a green space to sit in and contemplate; the pleasure of a random chat with a stranger removed with 'social' distancing; psychological breakdowns due to mask mandates; enforced food changes via lockdowns and media promotion etc

There was even a time where they tried to blame covid on animals and stop pet ownership. I wonder when the shock will come to all those politicians who have pushed this crap on humanity? How long before the penny drops for them and they realise they too have been had?

 

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Joe Lycett asked to explain comedy show joke to police

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Comedian Joe Lycett has said an audience member complained to police about a joke in one of his shows.

In an Instagram post he wrote: "To be fair to them the fuzz were very nice about it all but felt they had a duty to investigate."

Lycett, 33, who is from Birmingham, said he was asked to explain the context of the joke in a statement and the case was now closed.

He said the joke would remain in his routine.

Mr Lycett added he considered it "one of the best I've ever written" and hoped the police were "charmed and hopefully amused" by his response.

"The tour continues until September, unless I am jailed," he wrote.

From: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-birmingham-61882384

 

Unfortunately, the BBC fails to share this joke with everyone, probably in case someone else gets offended by it. 🤪

 

I don't find Joe Lycett that funny myself, so the joke was probably crap anyway.

 

But in all seriousness, who pays money to go to a comedy show, and then complains to the police because they didn't like one of the jokes?

 

To save anyone going to Instagram, here's what he posted (in full):

 

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So someone came to my tour show a few weeks back and was offended by one of the jokes. And their perfectly understandable response to this was… to call the fucking police.

To be fair to them the fuzz were very nice about it all but felt they had a duty to investigate. This involved me writing a statement explaining the context of the joke for them; I particularly enjoyed putting the words ‘giant donkey dick’ into a message to a police detective.

Charmed, and hopefully amused, the rozzers have since closed the matter. You’ll be pleased to know that the joke - which I consider to be one of the best I’ve ever written - remains firmly and proudly in the show.

The tour continues until September, unless I am jailed.

 

I bet the person who reported this joke to the police is also someone who complains when the police don't attend to 'real crimes' such as burglaries etc.

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