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2014-05-13 12:35:44 PM  
We need Louis Farrakhan parenting advice.
 
2014-05-13 02:01:03 PM  
I hope it doesn't involve raping their pets
 
2014-05-13 02:09:35 PM  
Slow news day, apparently.
 
2014-05-13 02:09:57 PM  
Alright, I give up. After clicking "Temporarily allow all scripts on this page" three times I still don't see a video. Does anyone have a link that isn't buried under five thousand advertiser scripts?
 
2014-05-13 02:12:09 PM  

Mentalpatient87: Alright, I give up. After clicking "Temporarily allow all scripts on this page" three times I still don't see a video. Does anyone have a link that isn't buried under five thousand advertiser scripts?


I had that problem too. It's on many other sites. nbc.com for one

http://www.nbc.com/the-tonight-show/segments/5821
 
2014-05-13 02:13:13 PM  
I love Louie CK's stand up, but I have been underwhelmed with his show lately. It's just getting a little too "artsey" for me. I like it better when it was...well...funny.
 
2014-05-13 02:17:00 PM  
That one isn't working, either. All scripts allowed and all I'm seeing is a starry background. Maybe I need to switch to Chrome finally..
 
2014-05-13 02:19:25 PM  
That was very......................underwhelming.
 
2014-05-13 02:25:03 PM  
Best advice my dad ever gave me:

"Beat your kids twice a day. If you don't know why...they do."
 
2014-05-13 02:28:19 PM  

Sin_City_Superhero: Best advice my dad ever gave me:

"Beat your kids twice a day. If you don't know why...they do."


Mine:

No drugs, no crime, and for god's sake don't knock up the town whore.
 
2014-05-13 02:29:46 PM  

Mentalpatient87: That one isn't working, either. All scripts allowed and all I'm seeing is a starry background. Maybe I need to switch to Chrome finally..


Do you use Firefox? All I run is AdBlockPlus.
Video played no problem.
It may have had ads, but I didn't see them.

/bonus: ABP blocks the ads on Pandora. Nothing but music for an hour.
 
2014-05-13 02:32:59 PM  

Witty_Retort: Do you use Firefox? All I run is AdBlockPlus.
Video played no problem.


ABP and NoScript. Which I find necessary due to my Stumble button addiction...

Witty_Retort: /bonus: ABP blocks the ads on Pandora. Nothing but music for an hour.


So that's why I never get ads on desktop! And here I was thinking Pandora was just being cool..
 
2014-05-13 02:35:48 PM  
So what was the advice?
 
2014-05-13 02:38:40 PM  

Babbs: I love Louie CK's stand up, but I have been underwhelmed with his show lately. It's just getting a little too "artsey" for me. I like it better when it was...well...funny.


Dude, how did you not like his new episodes, his show has always been "artsy" as well.
 
2014-05-13 02:41:26 PM  

Mentalpatient87: Witty_Retort: Do you use Firefox? All I run is AdBlockPlus.
Video played no problem.

ABP and NoScript. Which I find necessary due to my Stumble button addiction...


IDK then. I just hate Chrome. Maybe I've been using FF too long and wish not to change.

Space Station Wagon: So what was the advice?


Really young kids aren't worth worrying about. You put them down, ignore them, and when you come back they'll be in the same spot.
 
2014-05-13 02:45:51 PM  

TheJoe03: Babbs: I love Louie CK's stand up, but I have been underwhelmed with his show lately. It's just getting a little too "artsey" for me. I like it better when it was...well...funny.

Dude, how did you not like his new episodes, his show has always been "artsy" as well.


It's pretty much a series of short films, which is one thing I love about it. But honestly, I'm not even sure I'd call it a comedy.

I'm kind of curious how some of the "Lena Dunham is too fat for tv" people have reconciled this with their love of Louie (because I do think there's a lot of crossover there, actually), particularly after "So Did the Fat Lady" aired.
 
2014-05-13 03:02:04 PM  
someonelse:
I'm kind of curious how some of the "Lena Dunham is too fat for tv" people have reconciled this with their love of Louie (because I do think there's a lot of crossover there, actually), particularly after "So Did the Fat Lady" aired.

I haven't seen the latest episodes but does Louis CK get naked a lot?
 
2014-05-13 03:15:50 PM  
I just sat my son down and explained to him that I don't have bail money.
 
2014-05-13 03:18:41 PM  

someonelse: TheJoe03: Babbs: I love Louie CK's stand up, but I have been underwhelmed with his show lately. It's just getting a little too "artsey" for me. I like it better when it was...well...funny.

Dude, how did you not like his new episodes, his show has always been "artsy" as well.

It's pretty much a series of short films, which is one thing I love about it. But honestly, I'm not even sure I'd call it a comedy.

I'm kind of curious how some of the "Lena Dunham is too fat for tv" people have reconciled this with their love of Louie (because I do think there's a lot of crossover there, actually), particularly after "So Did the Fat Lady" aired.


Lena Dunham is too unfunny for TV and they're both too fat for people to want to see them naked. Not sure why you think there's much of a crossover appeal between the two.
 
2014-05-13 03:20:25 PM  

browntimmy: someonelse:
I'm kind of curious how some of the "Lena Dunham is too fat for tv" people have reconciled this with their love of Louie (because I do think there's a lot of crossover there, actually), particularly after "So Did the Fat Lady" aired.

I haven't seen the latest episodes but does Louis CK get naked a lot?


I only recall him being visibly naked in the doctor episode with Gervais.
 
2014-05-13 03:39:42 PM  

someonelse: TheJoe03: Babbs: I love Louie CK's stand up, but I have been underwhelmed with his show lately. It's just getting a little too "artsey" for me. I like it better when it was...well...funny.

Dude, how did you not like his new episodes, his show has always been "artsy" as well.

It's pretty much a series of short films, which is one thing I love about it. But honestly, I'm not even sure I'd call it a comedy.


I just started watching it this season and I find it oddly compelling. I enjoy it a lot, but don't remember laughing out loud even once.

The "fat girl" episode last night was actually charming, not what I expected from him, but even the GF said "Hey, let's put this on the schedule, I like it."
 
2014-05-13 03:42:27 PM  
I love Louis C.K. and that interview was funny but how the f*ck many greenlit headlines are just obvious ads now?
 
2014-05-13 03:44:48 PM  
A comedian talking about their children and their funny anitics...always  hilarious.
 
2014-05-13 04:10:32 PM  

weirdneighbour: A comedian talking about their children and their funny anitics...always  hilarious.


He didn't talk about any antics. In fact his point in the clip was that babies are free of antics. They just lie there, poop, and sleep. So other than that, you're dead on.
 
2014-05-13 04:10:44 PM  

Mentalpatient87: That one isn't working, either. All scripts allowed and all I'm seeing is a starry background. Maybe I need to switch to Chrome finally..


Paraphrasing:

[Banter about Louie's last appearance -- someone told Louie that his appearance was cancelled because Jimmy was dead...]

Jimmy: You're raising two little girls in NYC. Any advice?
Louie: How old is yours?
Jimmy: 9.5 months.
Louie: At that age, you don't have to do anything. She's still at an age where when you leave her in a room, she'll still be there a few minutes later. Focus on what you have to do now, which is nothing. She eats, poops, falls asleep, cries. You don't have to do anything right now. Save your energy for when you have to do something.

Underwhelming, to say the least.
 
2014-05-13 04:13:40 PM  

TheJoe03: someonelse: TheJoe03: Babbs: I love Louie CK's stand up, but I have been underwhelmed with his show lately. It's just getting a little too "artsey" for me. I like it better when it was...well...funny.

Dude, how did you not like his new episodes, his show has always been "artsy" as well.

It's pretty much a series of short films, which is one thing I love about it. But honestly, I'm not even sure I'd call it a comedy.

I'm kind of curious how some of the "Lena Dunham is too fat for tv" people have reconciled this with their love of Louie (because I do think there's a lot of crossover there, actually), particularly after "So Did the Fat Lady" aired.

Lena Dunham is too unfunny for TV and they're both too fat for people to want to see them naked. Not sure why you think there's much of a crossover appeal between the two.


 I said crossover between people who complain about Lena Dunham being too fat but love Louie. Not crossover appeal. Although he apparently loves her show and she his, according to their respective twitterings.
 
2014-05-13 04:53:47 PM  

someonelse: TheJoe03: someonelse: TheJoe03: Babbs: I love Louie CK's stand up, but I have been underwhelmed with his show lately. It's just getting a little too "artsey" for me. I like it better when it was...well...funny.

Dude, how did you not like his new episodes, his show has always been "artsy" as well.

It's pretty much a series of short films, which is one thing I love about it. But honestly, I'm not even sure I'd call it a comedy.

I'm kind of curious how some of the "Lena Dunham is too fat for tv" people have reconciled this with their love of Louie (because I do think there's a lot of crossover there, actually), particularly after "So Did the Fat Lady" aired.

Lena Dunham is too unfunny for TV and they're both too fat for people to want to see them naked. Not sure why you think there's much of a crossover appeal between the two.

 I said crossover between people who complain about Lena Dunham being too fat but love Louie. Not crossover appeal. Although he apparently loves her show and she his, according to their respective twitterings.


This argument makes no sense. Louie doesn't feature Louis naked at all (except for the early episode with Ricky Gervais as his doctor, so it made sense in the context of the story), whereas Girls features naked Lena Dunham often enough that I get to hear about it on the internets all the time. How is this the same situation in any way? I don't think Lena is fat - she isn't Hollywood waif thin, to be sure, but she's not the gross cow people make her out to be - but there's no comparison between people who judge Lena as fat and people who like Louie. It's apples and oranges.
 
2014-05-13 05:11:28 PM  
I've enjoyed this new season of Louie very much so far. Last night's "Fat Lady" episode was really well written, charming and honest. I didn't even realize that she'd said "fark" until I thought about it this morning. That's the first time I can think where that's happened on a non-premium cable network during prime time. It was so appropriate to the scene that it didn't even register with me. Fantastic writing.
 
2014-05-13 05:42:48 PM  

Welfare Peanut Butter: someonelse: TheJoe03: someonelse: TheJoe03: Babbs: I love Louie CK's stand up, but I have been underwhelmed with his show lately. It's just getting a little too "artsey" for me. I like it better when it was...well...funny.

Dude, how did you not like his new episodes, his show has always been "artsy" as well.

It's pretty much a series of short films, which is one thing I love about it. But honestly, I'm not even sure I'd call it a comedy.

I'm kind of curious how some of the "Lena Dunham is too fat for tv" people have reconciled this with their love of Louie (because I do think there's a lot of crossover there, actually), particularly after "So Did the Fat Lady" aired.

Lena Dunham is too unfunny for TV and they're both too fat for people to want to see them naked. Not sure why you think there's much of a crossover appeal between the two.

 I said crossover between people who complain about Lena Dunham being too fat but love Louie. Not crossover appeal. Although he apparently loves her show and she his, according to their respective twitterings.

This argument makes no sense. Louie doesn't feature Louis naked at all (except for the early episode with Ricky Gervais as his doctor, so it made sense in the context of the story), whereas Girls features naked Lena Dunham often enough that I get to hear about it on the internets all the time. How is this the same situation in any way? I don't think Lena is fat - she isn't Hollywood waif thin, to be sure, but she's not the gross cow people make her out to be - but there's no comparison between people who judge Lena as fat and people who like Louie. It's apples and oranges.


First of all, I'm not making a specific argument, per se. But I think it's a fair point of discussion anyway. Louie is on basic cable, so no, he hasn't been nude. But you can't deny that a major source of the show's comedy, pathos, etc., is his blubbery gross unappealing body, and how he tries, with limited success, to meet women. He (Louis CK) goes out of his way to portray Louie as physically unappealing by having his gut hanging over his jeans. But he's also a sympathetic character (although he pushes the limit of this deliberately), and we as viewers are invested in his fate.
 
2014-05-13 10:06:36 PM  
Dual invisible blow jobs!
 
2014-05-14 04:51:47 AM  

someonelse: Welfare Peanut Butter: someonelse: TheJoe03: someonelse: TheJoe03: Babbs: I love Louie CK's stand up, but I have been underwhelmed with his show lately. It's just getting a little too "artsey" for me. I like it better when it was...well...funny.

Dude, how did you not like his new episodes, his show has always been "artsy" as well.

It's pretty much a series of short films, which is one thing I love about it. But honestly, I'm not even sure I'd call it a comedy.

I'm kind of curious how some of the "Lena Dunham is too fat for tv" people have reconciled this with their love of Louie (because I do think there's a lot of crossover there, actually), particularly after "So Did the Fat Lady" aired.

Lena Dunham is too unfunny for TV and they're both too fat for people to want to see them naked. Not sure why you think there's much of a crossover appeal between the two.

 I said crossover between people who complain about Lena Dunham being too fat but love Louie. Not crossover appeal. Although he apparently loves her show and she his, according to their respective twitterings.

This argument makes no sense. Louie doesn't feature Louis naked at all (except for the early episode with Ricky Gervais as his doctor, so it made sense in the context of the story), whereas Girls features naked Lena Dunham often enough that I get to hear about it on the internets all the time. How is this the same situation in any way? I don't think Lena is fat - she isn't Hollywood waif thin, to be sure, but she's not the gross cow people make her out to be - but there's no comparison between people who judge Lena as fat and people who like Louie. It's apples and oranges.

First of all, I'm not making a specific argument, per se. But I think it's a fair point of discussion anyway. Louie is on basic cable, so no, he hasn't been nude. But you can't deny that a major source of the show's comedy, pathos, etc., is his blubbery gross unappealing body, and how he tries, with limited success, to meet women. ...


You wanted to know how they justify saying she's fat and loving Louis. Your question was just answered: Louis keeps his clothes on and he calls himself fat and disgusting. Lena Dunham, on the other hand, strips to say, "Even with my supposed flaws, I am beautiful, too!" The two of them have a very different schtick, so there is no hypocrisy in saying "Lena is too fat, but Louis is fine."

Is it a dick move to say that shiat to Ms. Dunham? Absolutely, but it isn't hypocritical.

Oh, and you are either being naive or disingenuous if you aren't acknowledging that there are clearly different standards for men and women on television.
 
2014-05-14 08:37:16 AM  
The three big  rules in our house,No cops, No blood, No fire.
 
2014-05-14 08:44:09 AM  
I dunno. Louis' material is too resonantly "urban dirtbag" to ever take his advice seriously.
 
2014-05-14 11:32:55 AM  

eldritch2k4: Oh, and you are either being naive or disingenuous if you aren't acknowledging that there are clearly different standards for men and women on television.


"He's not being a hypocrite, and hypocrisy is the norm."

Someone is being naive or disingenuous, but I don't think it is him.
 
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