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2021-04-14 8:07:26 AM  
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2021-04-14 8:49:33 AM  
That's actually kind of a dick move on John's part, since he did it to ridicule Hank Azaria's apology to the Indian-American community.

No matter how much money he had to give to his ex-wives, he's still an old white guy.
 
2021-04-14 8:55:32 AM  
When people are shooting fish in a barrel, you call the RSPCA.
 
2021-04-14 8:58:44 AM  
While we're at it, I would like to apologize to everyone here for giving decent Roman emperors a bad name.  I'm truly sorry if I have caused you any emotional anguish or intestinal gas.
 
2021-04-14 9:12:56 AM  

Farking Clown Shoes: That's actually kind of a dick move on John's part, since he did it to ridicule Hank Azaria's apology to the Indian-American community.

No matter how much money he had to give to his ex-wives, he's still an old white guy.


It's John Cleese. "Kind of a dick move" is his raison d'être. Anything else would be highly off brand and possibly a sign of dementia.
 
2021-04-14 9:13:26 AM  
Throw another one on the pile. Used to be funny, then decided to be a giant asshole. Go piss up a rope, John.
 
2021-04-14 9:14:57 AM  

JTtheCajun: Farking Clown Shoes: That's actually kind of a dick move on John's part, since he did it to ridicule Hank Azaria's apology to the Indian-American community.

No matter how much money he had to give to his ex-wives, he's still an old white guy.

It's John Cleese. "Kind of a dick move" is his raison d'être. Anything else would be highly off brand and possibly a sign of dementia.


I agree, but he's punching down, not up like he used to.
 
2021-04-14 9:17:29 AM  

Znuh: Throw another one on the pile. Used to be funny, then decided to be a giant asshole. Go piss up a rope, John.


John Cleese was always a bit of an ass. The difference is that back then he was protected by a lack of communication technology it kept dissemination of his actual nature largely unknown and the fact that he was able to be funny with a half-dozen other very funny people.

The difference today is that it is more on display then in the past.
 
2021-04-14 9:22:57 AM  

JTtheCajun: Farking Clown Shoes: That's actually kind of a dick move on John's part, since he did it to ridicule Hank Azaria's apology to the Indian-American community.

No matter how much money he had to give to his ex-wives, he's still an old white guy.

It's John Cleese. "Kind of a dick move" is his raison d'être. Anything else would be highly off brand and possibly a sign of dementia.


I am, however, a bit shocked he didn't take the chance to drive home a Dutch joke...
 
2021-04-14 9:23:38 AM  
Does he think Azaria would have needed to apologize if Azaria was Indian?

Cleese is England's Chevy Chase. Not funny for 30 years but still won't shut up or go away.
 
2021-04-14 9:24:18 AM  
rummonkey:

The difference today is that it is more on display then in the past.

Agreed. The thing is, he's punching down a lot more than up these days (as pointed out by Farking Clown Shoes). And right now, I've genuinely had enough.
 
2021-04-14 9:25:11 AM  

Farking Clown Shoes: That's actually kind of a dick move on John's part, since he did it to ridicule Hank Azaria's apology to the Indian-American community.

No matter how much money he had to give to his ex-wives, he's still an old white guy.


Can we stop saying this? Cleese has some retrograde ideas, but responding with ageist crap like this doesn't help. Bernie is an old, white guy, Tom Hanks is an old white guy, Dr. Fauci is an old white guy, Brice Springsteen is an old white guy--should they all be tossed in the trash because of their age? Getting older will happen to you, too.
 
2021-04-14 9:26:44 AM  

BorgiaGinz: Farking Clown Shoes: That's actually kind of a dick move on John's part, since he did it to ridicule Hank Azaria's apology to the Indian-American community.

No matter how much money he had to give to his ex-wives, he's still an old white guy.

Can we stop saying this? Cleese has some retrograde ideas, but responding with ageist crap like this doesn't help. Bernie is an old, white guy, Tom Hanks is an old white guy, Dr. Fauci is an old white guy, Brice Springsteen is an old white guy--should they all be tossed in the trash because of their age? Getting older will happen to you, too.


Sorry, I meant to say an old rich white guy (which is why I mentioned all the money he's given to his ex-wives). Finger malfunction. We're all fine now. How are you?
 
2021-04-14 9:27:29 AM  

Znuh: rummonkey:

The difference today is that it is more on display then in the past.

Agreed. The thing is, he's punching down a lot more than up these days (as pointed out by Farking Clown Shoes). And right now, I've genuinely had enough.


How is Cleese punching down by mocking Hank Azaria? He's not mocking Indians, he's mocking Azaria's over-the-top apology. Comedians can mock other comedians.
 
2021-04-14 9:30:08 AM  
Look on the plus side. All you "woke" idiots now have another opportunity to virtue signal. So you've got that going for you. Which is nice.
 
2021-04-14 9:30:15 AM  

BorgiaGinz: Farking Clown Shoes: That's actually kind of a dick move on John's part, since he did it to ridicule Hank Azaria's apology to the Indian-American community.

No matter how much money he had to give to his ex-wives, he's still an old white guy.

Can we stop saying this? Cleese has some retrograde ideas, but responding with ageist crap like this doesn't help. Bernie is an old, white guy, Tom Hanks is an old white guy, Dr. Fauci is an old white guy, Brice Springsteen is an old white guy--should they all be tossed in the trash because of their age? Getting older will happen to you, too.


No, we can't.
"Old white man" is the summary of a very common pattern of behaviours, and Sanders, and the others are the *exception* to that rule.
 
2021-04-14 9:34:25 AM  

WhippingBoi: Look on the plus side. All you "woke" idiots now have another opportunity to virtue signal. So you've got that going for you. Which is nice.


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2021-04-14 9:35:02 AM  

WhippingBoi: Look on the plus side. All you "woke" idiots now have another opportunity to virtue signal. So you've got that going for you. Which is nice.


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2021-04-14 9:35:23 AM  

danny_kay: BorgiaGinz: Farking Clown Shoes: That's actually kind of a dick move on John's part, since he did it to ridicule Hank Azaria's apology to the Indian-American community.

No matter how much money he had to give to his ex-wives, he's still an old white guy.

Can we stop saying this? Cleese has some retrograde ideas, but responding with ageist crap like this doesn't help. Bernie is an old, white guy, Tom Hanks is an old white guy, Dr. Fauci is an old white guy, Brice Springsteen is an old white guy--should they all be tossed in the trash because of their age? Getting older will happen to you, too.

No, we can't.
"Old white man" is the summary of a very common pattern of behaviours, and Sanders, and the others are the *exception* to that rule.


No, it's racist bullshiat. There is no white monopoly on old rich people ruining the world.
 
2021-04-14 9:36:05 AM  
So many directors, artists, actors.... I love their work, but best not to think about how they are in person.
 
2021-04-14 9:38:57 AM  

WhippingBoi: Look on the plus side. All you "woke" idiots now have another opportunity to virtue signal. So you've got that going for you. Which is nice.


But I'm already wearing my chastity belt.
 
2021-04-14 9:39:11 AM  
When he apologizes for Cletus I will take him seriously.
 
2021-04-14 9:43:06 AM  
You're better than this, John.  If you want to make fun of PC culture you can think of a more clever way to do it.  You sound like my dad on Facebook.
 
2021-04-14 9:43:27 AM  
oh, no. A guy who had a career in comedy despite never doing black face, or horrible misogynistic material said something and because he's old an white, he's evil. Let's dump on him.
 
2021-04-14 9:44:55 AM  
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2021-04-14 9:47:29 AM  
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2021-04-14 9:48:05 AM  

vudukungfu: oh, no. A guy who had a career in comedy despite never doing black face, or horrible misogynistic material said something and because he's old an white, he's evil. Let's dump on him.


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2021-04-14 9:49:12 AM  
Before you pile on Cleese, let's not forget that he was bringing the Mouse Problem to our attention long before most people dared to squeak its name.
 
2021-04-14 9:51:28 AM  

redsquid: danny_kay: BorgiaGinz: Farking Clown Shoes: That's actually kind of a dick move on John's part, since he did it to ridicule Hank Azaria's apology to the Indian-American community.

No matter how much money he had to give to his ex-wives, he's still an old white guy.

Can we stop saying this? Cleese has some retrograde ideas, but responding with ageist crap like this doesn't help. Bernie is an old, white guy, Tom Hanks is an old white guy, Dr. Fauci is an old white guy, Brice Springsteen is an old white guy--should they all be tossed in the trash because of their age? Getting older will happen to you, too.

No, we can't.
"Old white man" is the summary of a very common pattern of behaviours, and Sanders, and the others are the *exception* to that rule.

No, it's racist bullshiat. There is no white monopoly on old rich people ruining the world.


Of course there is.
Xi Jinping?
White.
Jair Bolsanaro?
White.
Robert Mugabe?
White.
Bill Cosby, Pol Pot, El Chapo?
All white guys.
 
2021-04-14 9:52:13 AM  

BorgiaGinz: vudukungfu: oh, no. A guy who had a career in comedy despite never doing black face, or horrible misogynistic material said something and because he's old an white, he's evil. Let's dump on him.

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oh, he just got canceled, then
 
2021-04-14 9:53:31 AM  
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2021-04-14 9:57:48 AM  

vudukungfu: BorgiaGinz: vudukungfu: oh, no. A guy who had a career in comedy despite never doing black face, or horrible misogynistic material said something and because he's old an white, he's evil. Let's dump on him.

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oh, he just got canceled, then


Hahahahaha

Yeah I'm sure he'll be cancelled just like all the other cancelled celebrities like, um, Michael Richards? And, um, Mel Gibson? No, even he came back. Gina Corano (sp?)? She's already gainfully employed again.

You'll have to help me out here, who's he in danger of being the next of?
 
2021-04-14 10:04:06 AM  
Also, lotta sensitive old white people in this thread. You'll be okay, the mean man's apology for playing an Indian doesn't mean white people have to do anything extra to make up for it
 
2021-04-14 10:04:37 AM  

danny_kay: No, we can't.
"Old white man" is the summary of a very common pattern of behaviours, and Sanders, and the others are the *exception* to that rule.


That does sound like it's coming awfully close to telling a black person that they're "one of the good coloreds."
 
2021-04-14 10:09:53 AM  

BorgiaGinz: Znuh: rummonkey:

The difference today is that it is more on display then in the past.

Agreed. The thing is, he's punching down a lot more than up these days (as pointed out by Farking Clown Shoes). And right now, I've genuinely had enough.

How is Cleese punching down by mocking Hank Azaria? He's not mocking Indians, he's mocking Azaria's over-the-top apology. Comedians can mock other comedians.


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2021-04-14 10:10:20 AM  

BorgiaGinz: Farking Clown Shoes: That's actually kind of a dick move on John's part, since he did it to ridicule Hank Azaria's apology to the Indian-American community.

No matter how much money he had to give to his ex-wives, he's still an old white guy.

Can we stop saying this? Cleese has some retrograde ideas, but responding with ageist crap like this doesn't help. Bernie is an old, white guy, Tom Hanks is an old white guy, Dr. Fauci is an old white guy, Brice Springsteen is an old white guy--should they all be tossed in the trash because of their age? Getting older will happen to you, too.


#notalloldwhiteguys
 
2021-04-14 10:12:24 AM  

Farking Clown Shoes: That's actually kind of a dick move on John's part, since he did it to ridicule Hank Azaria's apology to the Indian-American community.

No matter how much money he had to give to his ex-wives, he's still an old white guy.


Cleese is a douche. That won't prevent me from continuing to enjoy Monty Python or Fawlty Towers, but he's definitely a douche.
 
2021-04-14 10:15:56 AM  

Znuh: Throw another one on the pile. Used to be funny, then decided to be a giant asshole. Go piss up a rope, John.


"You can only be avant garde for so long before you become garde" - Anne Beatts, former SNL writer, current corpse.
 
2021-04-14 10:16:02 AM  

TDWCom29: Also, lotta sensitive old white people in this thread. You'll be okay, the mean man's apology for playing an Indian doesn't mean white people have to do anything extra to make up for it


And you will be old yourself some day.
 
2021-04-14 10:20:37 AM  

BorgiaGinz: TDWCom29: Also, lotta sensitive old white people in this thread. You'll be okay, the mean man's apology for playing an Indian doesn't mean white people have to do anything extra to make up for it

And you will be old yourself some day.


Haha, awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww

It'll all pass, like I said you'll be okay
 
2021-04-14 10:21:30 AM  
It's. . .

Not all that big a deal.
 
2021-04-14 10:23:51 AM  
It's not as though Monty Python has ever buried a sketch of one of their members in blackface.
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2021-04-14 10:24:25 AM  

TDWCom29: BorgiaGinz: TDWCom29: Also, lotta sensitive old white people in this thread. You'll be okay, the mean man's apology for playing an Indian doesn't mean white people have to do anything extra to make up for it

And you will be old yourself some day.

Haha, awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww

It'll all pass, like I said you'll be okay


Wow, you really are an asshole.
 
2021-04-14 10:27:29 AM  

Vermithrax Perjorative: BorgiaGinz: Farking Clown Shoes: That's actually kind of a dick move on John's part, since he did it to ridicule Hank Azaria's apology to the Indian-American community.

No matter how much money he had to give to his ex-wives, he's still an old white guy.

Can we stop saying this? Cleese has some retrograde ideas, but responding with ageist crap like this doesn't help. Bernie is an old, white guy, Tom Hanks is an old white guy, Dr. Fauci is an old white guy, Brice Springsteen is an old white guy--should they all be tossed in the trash because of their age? Getting older will happen to you, too.

#notalloldwhiteguys


I'm pretty sure if I live to be 100 I'll never give a shiat if someone else is called an old white man. Especially if they're saying some dumb old white man shiat.

Now if I get called an old white man? Depends on if I deserve it or not. Am I just walking down the street minding my own business and someone yells it at me? I might get offended. If I'm wearing the 2082 equivalent of a MAGA hat on my head? Then I probably deserve it

By the way "Old white man" is really more of a mindset than anything. Ted Cruz isn't (that) old or (that) white, but he's the oldest white man I can think of outside of their king. Hell, Nikki Haley is an old white man in a LOT of ways
 
2021-04-14 10:29:31 AM  

BorgiaGinz: TDWCom29: BorgiaGinz: TDWCom29: Also, lotta sensitive old white people in this thread. You'll be okay, the mean man's apology for playing an Indian doesn't mean white people have to do anything extra to make up for it

And you will be old yourself some day.

Haha, awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww

It'll all pass, like I said you'll be okay

Wow, you really are an asshole.


Well, yeah? Your point being? At least I'm not "crying about being an oppressed white" level of asshole
 
2021-04-14 10:33:16 AM  

TDWCom29: BorgiaGinz: TDWCom29: BorgiaGinz: TDWCom29: Also, lotta sensitive old white people in this thread. You'll be okay, the mean man's apology for playing an Indian doesn't mean white people have to do anything extra to make up for it

And you will be old yourself some day.

Haha, awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww

It'll all pass, like I said you'll be okay

Wow, you really are an asshole.

Well, yeah? Your point being? At least I'm not "crying about being an oppressed white" level of asshole


That's not my argument--I'm talking about ageism, the dismissal of old people as human beings, There's a reason why nursing homes got hammered by COVID--because creeps like you don't think older people's lives have any value.
 
2021-04-14 10:43:57 AM  

BorgiaGinz: TDWCom29: BorgiaGinz: TDWCom29: BorgiaGinz: TDWCom29: Also, lotta sensitive old white people in this thread. You'll be okay, the mean man's apology for playing an Indian doesn't mean white people have to do anything extra to make up for it

And you will be old yourself some day.

Haha, awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww

It'll all pass, like I said you'll be okay

Wow, you really are an asshole.

Well, yeah? Your point being? At least I'm not "crying about being an oppressed white" level of asshole

That's not my argument--I'm talking about ageism, the dismissal of old people as human beings, There's a reason why nursing homes got hammered by COVID--because creeps like you don't think older people's lives have any value.


Ah, that actually makes some sense. Though I still think your outrage is misguided in this case, but at least for a more noble reason. As I said up-thread, people aren't really attacking the age so much as the mindset. At least that's my takeaway
 
2021-04-14 10:45:42 AM  

Farking Clown Shoes: No matter how much money he had to give to his ex-wives,


Cleese's wife, Connie Booth, was not an natural blonde.  Google will be your friend for that NSFW search.
 
2021-04-14 10:48:23 AM  
It's at moments like this that I remind myself that while offense is constantly on offer, nobody is ever actually required to take it.  That, and it's bad for the complexion.  Makes me glad my own mechanism for being outraged is...shall we say...a bit fawlty.
 
2021-04-14 10:51:54 AM  

Boojum2k: It's. . .

Not all that big a deal.


NOT THAT BIG A DEAL?!?

You're not getting it, mate. That six foot five wanker made an Insensitive Joke™. Feelings were hurt.

You know what? Off you go! Off to the incinerator with you!
 
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