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Funt Solo

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Re: Thought Police: Are we allowed to query 'woke'?
« Reply #360 on: 16 December, 2021, 06:47:35 PM »
I don't think it diminishes his back catalogue, and there's a poetic irony in a man who once lampooned establishment figures becoming a lampoonable establishment figure. He could just stop saying silly things, if he wanted to - we'd all start remembering the nice things about him almost immediately.

There are a lot of comedians who seem worried that an (entirely imaginary) cancel culture will stop them from telling jokes - but I don't see much evidence of it.
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Re: Thought Police: Are we allowed to query 'woke'?
« Reply #361 on: 16 December, 2021, 06:56:41 PM »
It says a lot when a comedian gets all grumpy about not being able to continue with racist and sexist jokes while retaining the same level of popularity.

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Re: Thought Police: Are we allowed to query 'woke'?
« Reply #362 on: 16 December, 2021, 06:58:43 PM »
Is John Cleese quite active on twitter? I bet he is.
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Re: Thought Police: Are we allowed to query 'woke'?
« Reply #363 on: 16 December, 2021, 07:12:49 PM »
Is John Cleese quite active on twitter? I bet he is.

He is. (The article published by the Beeb was in response to him firing a broadside via Twatter.)
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Re: Thought Police: Are we allowed to query 'woke'?
« Reply #364 on: 01 January, 2022, 05:05:08 PM »
Cleese, another silly old man who can't accept that he isn't relevant anymore. Does he have another ex-wife to pay off?

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Re: Thought Police: Are we allowed to query 'woke'?
« Reply #365 on: 01 January, 2022, 05:34:56 PM »
No.
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Re: Thought Police: Are we allowed to query 'woke'?
« Reply #366 on: 12 January, 2022, 04:34:22 PM »
Yes.

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Re: Thought Police: Are we allowed to query 'woke'?
« Reply #367 on: 12 January, 2022, 06:45:25 PM »
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Re: Thought Police: Are we allowed to query 'woke'?
« Reply #369 on: 16 February, 2022, 09:01:10 AM »
Is it just me or does this look like a very apt image to describe post-Brexit Britain's struggle for international relevance?  8-/

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Re: Thought Police: Are we allowed to query 'woke'?
« Reply #370 on: 16 February, 2022, 08:49:08 PM »
Is it just me or does this look like a very apt image to describe post-Brexit Britain's struggle for international relevance?  8-/

Imagine the big guy has a touch of appendicitis.  There isn't a chance of the big guy even budging when the little guy pushes him, but it does really hurt that appendix.  That appendix?  That's my country, that is.  </half-pissed tortured analogy>
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Re: Thought Police: Are we allowed to query 'woke'?
« Reply #371 on: 04 April, 2022, 06:46:21 AM »
Aside from the conflict in Ukraine, one other issue that seems to rumble on in certain parts of the 'media-sphere' is the issue of trans-athletes.  The coverage of the American swimmer seems to be pretty incessant and now a cyclist has been added to the ranks of media targets.

One thought does occur with all the brouhaha, the media seems obsessed with those who have transitioned to female.  Yet there seems to be little coverage of those who transition to male, either in sport or elsewhere.  I wonder why ...

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Re: Thought Police: Are we allowed to query 'woke'?
« Reply #372 on: 04 April, 2022, 10:07:33 AM »
Aside from the conflict in Ukraine, one other issue that seems to rumble on in certain parts of the 'media-sphere' is the issue of trans-athletes.  The coverage of the American swimmer seems to be pretty incessant and now a cyclist has been added to the ranks of media targets.

One thought does occur with all the brouhaha, the media seems obsessed with those who have transitioned to female.  Yet there seems to be little coverage of those who transition to male, either in sport or elsewhere.  I wonder why ...

If you go back upthread a few pages you'll find a BBC article on just that topic. Warning; it's a grim read

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Re: Thought Police: Are we allowed to query 'woke'?
« Reply #373 on: 04 April, 2022, 04:06:39 PM »
Is that the one about the study into alleged issues some lesbians have with those who have transitioned to female?  You're right, it was a grim and somewhat bizarre one and pretty effectively discredited.

However I'm still curious as to the opposite direction of travel .... female to male ...

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« Reply #374 on: 04 April, 2022, 05:29:46 PM »
Oh yeah it was. I got mixed up thought it was female to male.