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.
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.
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.”
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):