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Boudin blanc

Since: 6.1.02
From: Brooklyn, NY

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#1 Posted on
Bill Maher's new book. Actually, don't buy it and just sit and read it in the Barnes & Noble cafe for an hour like I did.

Bill Maher + 4 other people on TV = painful to watch. "But REALLY Joe, isn't this REALLY just about the war on drugs? I mean, people smoke pot and get really hungry. That's worth BILLIONS of dollars and THOUSANDS of lives?" (insert "Bill Maher gives the "c'mon, aren't I right?" face and repeat 20 times. Call that one episode of "Politically Incorrect.")

HOWEVER, Bill Maher not pretending to have to give time to 4 other people's opinion and just going off in a fairly organized way about something other than legalizing pot = genius. Go check it out.

Also he's right about 98% of the stuff he writes about.

(edited by MoeGates on 2.12.02 1315)

Expressing myself EVERY day - but especially on July 22, 2002!
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Since: 28.4.02
From: Pittsburgh, PA

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He's coming back on TV this February -- he's gonna be on HBO in Dennis Miller's old time slot, live and for an hour. They don't have a title or a format yet, but they don't expect it to be all that different from "Politically Incorrect". That is most definitely a good thing.

"Of course the people don't want war ...but, after all, it is the leaders of the country who determine the policy, and it is always a simple matter to drag the people along, whether it is a democracy, or a fascist dictatorship, or a parliament or a communist dictatorship ... voice or no voice, the people can always be brought to the bidding of the leaders. That is easy. All you have to do is to tell them they are being attacked, and denounce the pacifists for lack of patriotism and exposing the country to danger."
----------Hermann Goering, one of the original Nazis at his Nuremberg trial in 1946
Boudin blanc

Since: 6.1.02
From: Brooklyn, NY

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#3 Posted on
They should do it Dennis Miller style. Give him ample time to get his rants off his chest so he doesn't have to interupt with complete non-sequiters to deliver the line he came up with last Thursday. Then have an interview with 1 person, so he can just argue with them, with no pretenses of pretending to have 4 people argue with each other when in reality it's him arguing with one other person.

Skip the "give funny captions to pictures" part though. That's a Miller thing. Get another gimmick segment.

Expressing myself EVERY day - but especially on July 22, 2002!

Since: 2.1.02
From: Michigan

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#4 Posted on
I really like Maher, and had no idea he had a book out (which looks damn funny) or was getting a slot on HBO. I hug you guys.

And you get commemorative POGS!
Brian P. Dermody

Since: 20.9.02
From: New York, NY

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#5 Posted on
We've got a collective thumbs down verdict at our office for this one. But we're all a bunch of snobby New York humor jockeys anyway.

Personally, I think it's good to have a voice of dissent out there, no matter who's in charge. I just wish the hammer didn't fall on us comedians whenever there's a war on. So I give him points for politicking, I just didn't think it was very funny.

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Can I say that I don't like some of this news about Arnold, and think that this even perhaps makes him a fundamentally *bad* candidate, but that I'M GOING TO VOTE FOR HIM ANYWAY just to piss off Gray Davis and the hypocritical sleazeballs who didn't care ...
- DMC, New CA Field Poll (2003)
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