Clint Eastwood recently said that we were living in what he called the “pussy generation” – an overly PC era of “walking on eggshells” and an inadvertent pitch for Kanye West’s next album title. As he puts it, the world’s definition of what’s considered racist has changed since his childhood – an apparent jaw-dropping revelation for the 86-year-old millionaire. But it isn’t only Space Cowboy who’s harping on the times. There’s a whole slew of old, straight, white comedians also complaining that people can’t take a joke anymore – as evidenced by a new documentary called Can We Take A Joke?

That’s right, guys. Even comedy innovators like Jim Norton, Gilbert Gottfried, Adam Carolla, Penn Jillette, and Lisa Lampanelli are speaking out about this totally new, in-no-way-indicative-of-the-natural-progression-of-society problem that’s never before plagued a nation. How else would you explain that the parrot from Aladdin isn’t knocking it out of the park anymore?

And it’s more than comedians from 20 years ago who are feeling the sting of PC-fascism, as many people on Reddit have also taken to reminiscing about the good ol’ days when shows like The Simpsons and King Of The Hill totally “nailed” the outrageous outrage culture that society has devolved into.

6 Racist Things That ‘Non-Racist'People Always Say

What happened, happened once. So now it’s best
in memory— […] Love’s
merciless, the way it travels in
and keeps emitting light. Beside the stove
we ate an orange. And there were purple flowers
on the table. And we still had hours.
—  Kim Addonizio, from “Stolen Moments,” What Is This Thing Called Love: Poems (W. W. Norton & Company, 2005)                          
You must never feel badly about making mistakes … as long as you take the trouble to learn from them. For you often learn more by being wrong for the right reasons than you do by being right for the wrong reasons.
—  The Phantom Tollbooth by Norton Juster
IN THEIR SIGHTS Idris Elba, Aidan Turner and Tom Hiddleston all on studio bosses’ final hitlist to be the next James Bond: Boss Barbara Broccoli is also meeting Happy Valley star James Norton and Billy Elliot actor Jamie Bell

Written by Dan Wootton, Bizarre Editor. 8/30/2016

FILM bosses have drawn up an official shortlist of actors to be the next James Bond if Daniel Craig goes through with his threat to quit.

Luther star Idris Elba, 43, has made the cut, as has Michael Fassbender, 39.

Also in the running are Fast and Furious star Luke Evans, 37, Sons of Anarchy’s Charlie Hunnam, 36, Poldark’s Aidan Turner, 33, and Tom Hiddleston, 35.

Key players at studio MGM think Elba has the gravitas, talent and box office appeal.

A source at the movie company revealed: “To get anyone to take over from Daniel will be a tough job.

“There will be a lot of trepidation about a new Bond, but Idris’ talent and proven appeal gives executives a lot of heart.

“Idris may be a little older than the other candidates but he looks like he is still in his 30s.

“MGM are confident that they are in a pretty strong place with a raft of talent available.”

Idris insists he has not been approached and last month claimed he was “too old” to play James Bond.

Daniel Craig has threatened to quit after telling film bosses he was done playing 007 after a decade

EON Productions franchise boss Barbara Broccoli is also meeting actors, including Happy Valley star James Norton, 31, and Billy Elliot actor Jamie Bell, 30, who are not on MGM’s list.

The source went on: “While the MGM executives have an idea, Barbara makes the ultimate decision on the role.

“Once Barbara decides who she wants to direct, then the audition process will be vital.”

Craig, 48, has still not committed to a fifth movie with insiders suggesting he told film bosses he is “done” after a decade as 007.


Thoughts everyone? Who would you rather see as James Bond.

Answer 11, Ask 11!

Tagged by the utterly lovely @aprilskyforever - thank you!

1. If you could have dinner with 5 celebrities, you can choose both dead and living, who would you invite and what would you eat?

Petra Mede, Mel Giedroyc, Jennifer Saunders, Rosalind Franklin and Graham Norton. If I’m cooking, we would probably have tomato soup followed by stew and dumplings followed by raspberry fool.

2. What movie can you watch again and again without finding it boring?

The Nightmare Before Christmas, hence why it’s my favourite.

3. One thing in your life that you regret not doing, even though you had the chance?

I’m not sure. Maybe a summer programme I got offered once.

4. Your favourite time of the year?

Autumn, when the Eurovision announcements start, the Great British Bake Off is ending, and the air is crisp.

5. The best activity to do in autumn?

Hey this question links nicely! Wrap up warm, go for a walk in some woodland, see if you can spot any nature, maybe jump in some leaves, then go home and have coffee.

6. How long is the oldest active friendship you have? (i.e. of all the friends you have today, who have you known for the longest time?)

My best friend. I’ve known her since I was 4.

7. Which bed do you choose in a bunk bed if you can choose first? Answer for both two bed and three bed if you like!

Top bunk! Fun fact: most people usually request I go on top bunk, too. I’ve never slept in a 3 bed bunk, but I would still wanna go on top.

8. Which is you favourite way to travel? By car, train, boat, plane etc?

Car is always nice. But I like walking with friends too sometimes.

9. What are you afraid of?

Failure and dogs.

10. Your favourite social media?


11. Top 3 ice cream flavours?

Chocolate, Vanilla, Cookie dough.

My 11 questions are:

1) What is your favourite book that you studied in school?

2) What’s the prettiest book on your shelf?

3) If your significant other asked you to kill their worst enemy, would you?

4) Thoughts on evolution?

5) What languages are you learning?

6) Which celebrity is a legend in your opinion?

7) Are you attracted to similar people to yourself?

8) Can you dance?

9) What Hogwarts house would you be in?

10) What do you think is the weirdest Eurovision entry ever?

11) If you could do one perfect cosplay, who would it be of?

I tag:

@bordersofsalt @zlatasgravity @loicnottet @isilikesundaymorning @capostrophe @acatcalledmimi @troy-bolton-is-fergalicious @eurovision-everyday @fandomfishie @ignazioseyebrows @hawkeyesyellowblackbirds


James Norton attends the cocktail reception at Belstaff House, New Bond Street, on September 2, 2014 in London, celebrating the new Belstaff by Goodwood collection. Photos: Article from Absolutely Notting Hill, October 2014. At the event, with James: Jamie Campbell Bower, Robert Konjic and the Earl of March and Kinrara
Also in: The Tatler - Bystander, Mayfair, September 3, 2014; The Sloaney, September 3, 2014

@ajax-daughter-of-telamon tagged me to list 10 fictional characters I would kiss. This was a lot harder than I thought it would be and brought about Much Overthinking, but here it is in no order (and thanks for tagging me because I had fun):

And I would kiss Maul but you knew that. Although at times I would rather kiss (and hug) Kilindi because she might deserve it more.

Now I get to tag 10 people - of course feel free to skip it if you don’t want to do it: @kitty-kat-kat, @soul-candle, @ladyren, @smarsupial, @millicentthecat, @jaegervega, @celtic-romulan, @ayelet-catbutt, @hegodamask, @thesantacarla80svampiresn and anyone else who reads this all the way to the end and wants to do it - tag me so I can read your answers.

  • (about the dancers in the opening ceremony) ‘Oh, nice new trainers!’
  • (about the Netherlands) ‘Apparently he has put 1000 euros on himself to win. I hope he doesn’t need the money for tattoo removal because he’s lost it’
  • (again about Netherlands) ‘Does anyone find these guitarists marginally creepy?’
  • (about Italy pulling a vegetable out of nowhere) ‘I don’t know. I just don’t know’
  • (about Israel) ‘It comes with a giant hoop. Sometimes it lights up, sometimes it doesn’t. It’s temperamental like that.’
  • (about Israel) ‘Well that was tense. All those fireworks and all that hairspray. Never a good idea.’
  • (about Bulgaria’s outfit) ‘Maybe Bulgaria has poor street lighting. She has invested in some neon knee pads, which are useful for… gardening at night. I don’t know what she gets up to’
  • (about Germany) ‘There isn’t a single thing about this woman that doesn’t annoy me’
  • (about Poland) ‘Enjoy that smile.It’ll be the last one you see off him’
  • (about Australia being in eurovision) ‘One of the best things about Eurovision is that it defies logic. Let’s not try to explain it’
  • (about Cyprus) ‘From one of the best songs in the competition to… Cyprus. The band is called Minus One… Should probably call it Minus Five, it would be better.’
  • (about Cyprus) ‘The band are performing in cages. Not sure who is being protected; them or the audience.’
  • (about Lithuania) ‘Whatever happens, he’s got some new sneakers out of the competition’
  • (about Croatia) ‘I feel like the backing singers are in some sort of witness protection program’ 
  • (about Malta) ‘Not sure if that was the father that was lurking’