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I could live with a world where the Head Political Correctness Censor in Charge would be Richard Pryor.

 
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  1. songbird says:

    Richard Pryor could be pretty funny, but I’ve never understood how Whoopi Goldberg got famous. Rent-seeking, maybe – that is how she got her gig on Star Trek.

    • Agree: NickG
    • Replies: @PiltdownMan
    , @slumber_j
    , @Lot
  2. I’d even take Pryor in the White House over a Kamala, Hillary or Barry.

  3. BB753 says:

    Marlon Brando was very fond of Richard Pryor too. Perhaps too much.

    • LOL: JohnnyWalker123
    • Replies: @Sam Malone
  4. njguy73 says:

    I’ve posted this before, but Pryor’s bit on jails is must-see comedy.

  5. “When Richard Pryor got an advance screening of Animal House to make sure it wasn’t that offensive, he told Landis, et al. it was hilarious and that they shouldn’t change a thing.”

    In the one scene at the night club, a bunch of white cucks hand their white women over to big tough black guys out of fear (or Landis’ fantasy, who knows). What black censor , from any PC era, is going to have a problem with that???

    • Agree: songbird
  6. Arclight says:

    People can enjoy Pryor, Chappelle, and Rock despite having very different political views because those guys don’t hate their fellow citizens and are able to poke fun at just about anyone. Frankly, I’d say the same about Key & Peele – their show was one of the most entertaining things I ever saw on Comedy Central.

    TNC on the other hand is a black nerd tormented by tougher black kids and his father who takes out his humiliation on white people…which is actually a decent gig because there are so many white ethnomasochists willing to provide him with a lucrative career. Which of course makes him hate whites all the more, although he’ll take their money and adulation. Unfortunately he actually seems to believe he is some kind of intellectual heavyweight, as opposed to a useful totem for white progressives.

    • Replies: @Desiderius
    , @Abe
  7. @Thin-Skinned Masta-Beta

    Pryor was funny. Hillary? Barry? No.

  8. @songbird

    …but I’ve never understood how Whoopi Goldberg got famous.

    She was an early adoptee mascot of the SJW-SWPL female alliance, who, of course, have no real sense of humor. But she was black, had dreads and a funny faux Jewish name, which was enough.

    • Replies: @Mishra
    , @Harry Baldwin
  9. @Thin-Skinned Masta-Beta

    I’d even take Pryor in the White House over a Kamala, Hillary or Barry.

    Your comment requires this mandatory response.

  10. syonredux says:

    Can you be Politically Correct and Funny? The Psychology of Humor

    Well this video, while rendering, took on all new meaning following the firing of Rosanne Barr from ABC after a series of Tweets, so I guess that means it’s as important a time as any to discuss the subject of comedy and political correctness. Can you be PC and funny or is there something about humor that requires offensiveness? I answer these questions with research and data from benign violations theory and a variety of research on humor in this latest installment the psychology of humor.

  11. syonredux says:

    Richard Pryor: “Thank God we got penitentiaries”

  12. @Roderick Spode

    Charming comic.
    He’d have been a natural.
    He’d have my vote.

    Can’t imagine he could have screwed up Trayvon, Baltimore, Ferguson, Arab Spring, Egypt, Libya & Syria any worse than the other guy did.

    Sure he had a drug problem, but handlers would have kept a lid on it perhaps even better than were Hillary elected.

    • Replies: @AndrewR
  13. @syonredux

    Thanks for the share.

    So many worthwhile lectures hiding in that giant youtube haystack.

  14. Anonymous[118] • Disclaimer says:

    If Richard Pryor were alive today, he’d be a PC enforcer. Guarantee it.

    He wouldn’t be funny anymore, but legions of liberals would applause at the right spots. I guess like the kids cheered for Mao.

    • Replies: @Harry Baldwin
    , @Corvinus
  15. Mishra says:
    @PiltdownMan

    And her first show on Broadway depicted her junkie alter-ego “Fontaine” ripping off rich white folks—so he could fly to Amsterdam and visit the Anne Frank house. Now that’s marketing.

  16. Pericles says:
    @syonredux

    Can you be PC and funny or is there something about humor that requires offensiveness? I answer these questions with research and data from benign violations theory and a variety of research on humor in this latest installment the psychology of humor.

    I didn’t watch the video but that’s mildly funny by not being funny at all.

    The answer is of course a resounding yes, and please do generously applaud this important piece of humor.

  17. AndrewR says:

    Sorry to break it to you, but Richard Pryor died in 2005, so he will not be filling that role, should it ever be created.

    The question is, since Pryor could not fill that role, on account of being dead, who would be the ideal person who could? Dave Chappelle? It admittedly seems unlikely he would accept that position, but I could be wrong.

  18. AndrewR says:
    @syonredux

    Like Steve Sailer, I seldom listen to podcasts or “watch” videos consisting entirely of speech. (Yes, there is some animation in that video but it’s entirely non-essential, if not distracting. That “video” might as well be a Soundcloud file.) I can take in ideas through reading at a much higher rate than I can take in information through listening to a lecture at normal speaking tempo. So my point is that: I ain’t watching that whole video.

    But obviously, humor does not need to be offensive in order to be truly amusing. But perhaps the funniest humor does…

  19. AndrewR says:
    @Thin-Skinned Masta-Beta

    If I had an astoundingly anti-white [former] president, he would look like Barack Obama.

  20. slumber_j says:
    @songbird

    I would argue that she’s actually good in The Player, weirdly. But maybe that’s just great directing at work.

  21. Mr. Anon says:
    @Thin-Skinned Masta-Beta

    I’d even take Pryor in the White House over a Kamala, Hillary or Barry.

    Plus, Pryor is already “woke” on the tranny issue.

  22. @AndrewR

    It’s 2018. Technology exists that allows you to listen to podcasts at faster than original speed. It is close-minded of you to refuse to listen.

    • Replies: @AndrewR
  23. Pryor co-wrote Blazing Saddles.

  24. @PiltdownMan

    Sam Kinison said, “America doesn’t have the guts to admit that Whoopi Goldberg isn’t funny.”

    He is also quoted as having said of her career, “Whoopi Goldberg: a nation collectively decides not to hurt someone’s feelings.”

  25. @Anonymous

    I’m sure you’re right. Sarah Silverman was funny when she was being non-PC, now she’s an enthusiastic and unfunny PC enforcer.

    I recall seeing Pryor on the Carson show. He ventured a little into hate-whitey territory and Carson snapped, “I don’t believe in collective guilt.” Pryor backtracked comically fast, like one of his movie characters. In those days you didn’t want to get on the wrong side of Carson if you were a comedian.

  26. Lot says:
    @songbird

    She was good in Sister Act and Ghost.

    • Replies: @tsotha
  27. @Arclight

    His readers aren’t masochists, they’re narcissists.

  28. Corvinus says:
    @Anonymous

    Richard Pryor…race realist? A potential enforcer of PC? Let’s NOTICE some important things here. From his own words…

    “There’s a lot more hypocrisy than before. Racism has gone back underground.”

    “What I am for is justice for everyone, just like it says in the Constitution.”

    “I went to Zimbabwe. I know how white people feel in America now; relaxed! Cause when I heard the police car I knew they weren’t coming after me!”

    Now, he certainly would agree that people today are seemingly way too sensitive about race and culture.

    “I think that people should say what they feel. I mean, you know, I don’t give a (censored) if it’s racism or whatever ism it is. I mean, whatever, man. Just to be yourself is such a nice thing. I like to be accepted, you know, but usually in order to be accepted by white people, you have to compromise so much from your hello.”

    “The black groups that boycott certain films would do better to get the money together to make the films they want to see, or stay in church and leave us to our work.”

  29. syonredux says:
    @AndrewR

    Like Steve Sailer, I seldom listen to podcasts or “watch” videos consisting entirely of speech. (Yes, there is some animation in that video but it’s entirely non-essential, if not distracting. That “video” might as well be a Soundcloud file.) I can take in ideas through reading at a much higher rate than I can take in information through listening to a lecture at normal speaking tempo.

    I listen to this kind of thing while I’m driving; I can’t drive and read at the same time*.

    *Well, at least not safely……

    • Replies: @J.Ross
  30. tr says:
    @Thin-Skinned Masta-Beta

    “I’d even take Pryor in the White House over a Kamala, Hillary or Barry.”

    Provided he doesn’t burn it down doing home chemical extractions.

  31. Abe says: • Website
    @Arclight

    TNC on the other hand is a black nerd tormented by tougher black kids and his father who takes out his humiliation on white people…

    So true! One of the biggest follies in race relations (unfortunately still indulged in mild doses on occasion by our illustrious host) is that intellectually elite minorities, and especially intellectually elite minorities with social belonging issues (i.e. nerds and geeks) are some kind of vanguard that will help forge better overall racial understanding simply by virtue of their ability (thanks to more raw intellectual horsepower) to grok a lot of the same things whites do (fantasy literature, Star Trek, Whole Foods) and thus bridge the two worlds through much higher than normal cultural affinity to whites.

    What bullpucky! Minority nerds’ greater cultural affinity seems to actually make them MORE resentful, and MORE alienated, as they spend MORE time swimming in a culture that, while fascinating, is also so obviously the creation and embodying the ethos of a people they can never fully belong to, that their fragile egos soon snap and they embrace SJWism with double the fury of someone whose hard upbringing might justify such feelings to some extent. And with their superior verbal skills (i.e. sophistry) they then are able to convince themselves and others of why their petty feelings of inferiority are really burning social justices issues for society to address.

    Besides Ta Genius Coates, just look at Junot Diaz. He is on (chair?) of the Pulitzer Prize Fiction committee despite having written only one (1!) novel in his whole not so illustrious career. He is such a nerd that in describing the emotional pits he fell in to as a result of childhood sexual abuse he actually quotes Gandalf; yet his delight in romping among the dragon and elf-infested fantasyscapes imagined by generations of North Sea roundheads in no way diminishes his self-serving hatred of the people those imagineers come from.

    • Replies: @PhysicistDave
  32. tsotha says:
    @Lot

    She was good in Sister Act and Ghost.

    Agreed. Goldberg entered the public consciousness as a comedian, but nobody would remember her without her film career. She won an Oscar for Ghost and got a nomination for The Color Purple.

  33. AndrewR says:
    @ScarletNumber

    Lmao how about citing some of this technology instead of grumpily insulting me. Or better yet, don’t. I don’t want to hear Alvin and the Chipmunks discussing serious topics.

  34. J.Ross says: • Website
    @AndrewR

    It should be an aphorism that the question of offensiveness must be set aside before humor is possible. This was accepted in English culture as a result of several events and largely did not happen in many other cultures.

  35. @Abe

    Abe wrote:

    Minority nerds’ greater cultural affinity seems to actually make them MORE resentful, and MORE alienated, as they spend MORE time swimming in a culture that, while fascinating, is also so obviously the creation and embodying the ethos of a people they can never fully belong to, that their fragile egos soon snap and they embrace SJWism with double the fury of someone whose hard upbringing might justify such feelings to some extent.

    You way over-generalize.

    The African-American linguist John McWhorter is brilliant, as nerdy as they come, and leans a bit to the Right (yes, not consistently — but he is his own man, not a blind SJW). Watch his Teaching Company videos or read his book Our Magnificent Bastard Tongue.

    Or the economist Tom Sowell who is a libertarian-leaning conservative. I met Dr. Sowell nearly forty years ago, a quiet, soft-spoken, courteous gentleman who fires up when he is talking about serious public issues.

    And, I’ve known similarly “nerdy” African-Americans in college (at Caltech) and at work who are just as sane as white nerds (okay, maybe a bit saner — some white nerds are pretty kooky).

    No, it’s not that smart African-Americans generally go nuts: the problem is that the MSM idolizes and sacralizes those who do go nuts. The MSM ignores the sane, productive black intellectuals.

  36. J.Ross says: • Website
    @syonredux

    I listen to Bill Cooper while cleaning constitutionally-protected man-portable formerly-Communist spring-loaded adult relaxation and security pipes. His explanation of 2001: A Space Odyssey (which uses Manly Hall’s universal symbolism) is great. I listen to Derb or lectures while washing dishes.

  37. You done landed on Mistah Gilmo’s property!

    There’s also the great “Thank god we got penitentiaries line”. He couldn’t say that today.

    I used to know those 1970s Pryor records by heart. They even had the N-word in the titles! Pryor was superior to Cosby and Carlin in so many ways. I’ve always found Carlin’s political incorrectness a tad faux.

  38. @tsotha

    Goldberg was sent from central casting to make white liberals swoon.

    • Replies: @BB753
  39. @tsotha

    Just remember, when she dies, the headline will start “Academy Award Winner Whoopi Goldberg” much like “Academy Award Winner Marisa Tomei”.

    Actually Goldberg is an EGOT winner, which is something I never would have guessed until I looked it up. Her Emmy is a daytime one, though.

  40. BB753 says:
    @Malcolm X-Lax

    Whoopy used to be the Magical Negress, so to speak. Both in her unfunny films and in Star Trek. As for The View, I don’t know exactly what her role is there. The token sassy Black woman?

  41. Maybe the Wayans family could take over the White House. At least it would be interesting.

  42. @BB753

    As fond as he was of Wally Cox, of all people, apparently.

    His close friendship with Marlon Brando was the subject of rumors. Brando told a journalist: “If Wally had been a woman, I would have married him and we would have lived happily ever after”,[7] and writer/editor Beauregard Houston-Montgomery has stated that while high on marijuana Brando confessed to him that Cox had been the love of his life.[8] However, two of Cox’s wives dismissed the suggestion that the love was more than platonic.[2]

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wally_Cox

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