Open Thread 9 JAN 18 -- Snicker
A funny thing happened on the way to the forum. ( /ˈfɔːrəm/ = A meeting or assembly for the open discussion of subjects of public interest.) As we laugh at the comedy of errors which our society has become, I thought a bit of levity would be a welcome respite from some of the doom and gloom.
We were discussing the other night how back in the good old days, before political correctness became a thing, the comedians and their skits had way more funny social commentary. There were no sacred cows that couldn't be made fun of. Lenny Bruce, Joe Pyne, Richard Pryor, Rowan and Martin's Laugh In, Smothers Brothers, Fire Sign Theater, the original SNL crew...Aykroyd, Belushi, et. al., Mel Brooks, George Carlin,and Robin Williams -- to name a few were pushing the frontiers of network censorship. Such stalwarts as Walter Cronkite and Andy Rooney also were not afraid to speak their minds about the mindless, explaining to us they way things are without the BS. Gary Trudeau with his Doonesbury even made the rulers uncomfortable.
The freedom to laugh and make fun of the PTB is evaporating, strangely being replaced with very serious controls by essentially joyless psy-ops thick with fearful consequences. Therefore, to counter this lack of humor, may I suggest engaging in random acts of absurdity, amusement, buoyancy, facetiousness, festivity, fickleness, flightiness, flippancy, folly, foolishness, frivolity, giddiness, happiness, high spirits, hilarity, jocularity, laughs, lightheartedness, mirth, picnic, pleasantry, repartee, trifling, triviality, volatility, wit and all other forms of creative merriment.
The stage is set, the mike is live. Enjoy the day and express yourselves on this Open Thread. Peace