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Penn & Teller B.S.

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by Mot45acp, Jan 7, 2006.

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  1. Sheldon J

    Sheldon J Member

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    That episode was aired back last July,

    so when I went to Vegas in September I went to see their show. Penn N Teller stop and talk to every one after the show so I questioned them a length about this eppisode. Teller who is not as short as he looks on stage is a very articulate individual and related about how Penn and himself put a great deal of effort into that episode and how strongly they felt about the US constitution and the second amendment. Penn was dittos on this and is one tall guy at 6’6” (m 6’4”) both are real decent people and I’m proud to have had the opportunity to have met and talked with them.:D
     
  2. GunnySkox

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    Earlier in the thread, someone made a passing complaint about the harsh language that proliferates in Penn and Teller's BS. Two things:

    A) If you watch the first episode of the first season, Penn explains the basic concept of the show. Paraphrasing: "Y'see, if you call people liars or quacks or thieves, they can sue the hell out of you for slander or libel... But calling them c**ks**kers or m*****f**kers *he shrugs* no problem!"

    B) Talking @#$% about @#$%$#@#$s is ##$%' funny! :D

    ~GnSx
    P.S.~ I don't intend anyone any offense by this, I'm just cracking wise for a laugh and to explain why there might seem to be a greater than normal proliferaiton of profanity in the program.

    P.P.S~ Owned! Alliteration bonus points!
     
  3. Peet

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    Dihydrogen Monoxide

    I can't believe no one has posted this.

    The original DHMO website: http://www.dhmo.org/

    I first saw this about five or six years ago when my lil bro pulled it on the family. You could clearly see the left-center-right split by our reactions. It seems to be a spoof that separates thinking v.s. non-thinking (feeling!) folks: i.e. the lefty/sane split...
     
  4. 45Broomhandle

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    MY ERROR...

    obm IS QUITE CORRECT. I WAS MISTAKEN AND I APOLOGIZE TO ALL LIBERTARIANS. I'm so accustomed to hearing left-wingers in the public media claiming to be Libertarians that I've become brainwashed. That being said, following the dictionary definition, I would also have to consider myself a Libertarian as well. Stupidly I never bothered to look it up. :banghead:

    [​IMG]
     
  5. IndianaDean

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    I've been watching P&T: BS since it first came on. The environmentalist episode was great, along with the ones where they exposed magnetic therapy. My favorite episode was a different one however.
     
  6. slide

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    the secret episode?
     
  7. Carl N. Brown

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    Showtime is advertising a P&T BS episode early Wed morning.
    Anyone know which one it is (my cable info did not display
    details)?
     
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    Nevada

    Even our local celebrities are pro-freedom.
     
  9. dmftoy1

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    From what I can see there are shows on Wednesday at 12:30am, 3:30am, 10:00pm, and 10:30pm on Showtime, ShoW, Sho2, and Sho2 respectively. (Directtv). The topics are Signs from Heaven (first 2), Circumcision, and Family Values.

    Have a good one,
    Dave
     
  10. Sheldon J

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    That's so old

    that it is amost new again, they even did a session on it on some tv gag show.:evil:
     
  11. ZeroX

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    I love this show. The PETA and environmental hysteria episodes have been fun (haven't got to Gun Control yet). I found this link where you can watch streaming videos of every episode (in the order of their airing) 24/7. Just copy and paste the link below into a media player like Windows Media Player or Winamp.

    http://38.113.141.19:8010;stream.nsv
     
  12. c_yeager

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    They cuss so much cause its kinda funny, and Penn and Teller are all about being kinda funny. I love the show, and the swearing is a part of it. I agree that it limits the audience a bit.

    That reminds me that one of the best shows they have done was actually about swearing/cencorship, it came after the whole Janet Jackson thing. The woman they had on who was on the anti-swearing side might have been the single dumbest human being I have ever seen.
     
  13. ZeroX

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    Penn Jillette: [Penn explains why there is so much vulgarity on the show] You'll notice more obscentity than we usually use. That's not just because it's on Showtime, and we want to get some attention. It's also a legal matter. If one calls people liars and quacks, one can be sued and lose a lot of one's money. But "mother****ers" and "???????s" is pretty safe. If we said it was all scams, we could also be in trouble. But BULL****, oddly, is safe.So forgive all the bull**** language. We're trying to talk about the truth without spending the rest of our lives in court because of litigious mother****ers!
     
  14. BigRobT

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    I don't know what the uproar is about swearing. Obviously people haven't listen to a group of eighth graders lately. Granted, there are better ways to couch one's words, but vulgarities seem to be the "in" thing. I was a career Sailor and I'm sometimes flabbergasted!! t makes me angry that some channels that are NOT aired and available only on cable feek the need to bleep out certain words. It's just stupid. I can see abiding by FCC regs when they have to, (broadcast), but a cable only channel?? Come on, let's get real. Are we really that naive??

    I'll be looking for that P&T show via On Demand. I never saw the gun control one. I have seen the PeTA one.
     
  15. adaman04

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    It's saved to my desktop. A good watch I agree.
     
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    trying to get a hold of it right now. I had no idea that penn and teller were so active, i just assumed there were your average las vegas comedy act
     
  17. slide

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    The 'thing' about the swear words is that the shows can't be seen in any public venue where children are or even most adults. That needlessly limits the shows to late night cable where folks only stumble across it accidentally.

    Wouldn't it be wonderful if this show, less the idiotic f**k this or s**t that narratives was on instead of 60 Minutes? Yet it can't be because of the pointless wording. I really do mean pointless because it doesn't make any of their points.

    Penn either has no legal info or was joking if he said that if he calls someone full of bulls**t isn't not slander where if he said they are a liar it is.
     
  18. Soybomb

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    Its not late night cable, the season premier is like april 3rd at 7pm or something like that, its one of their best shows. If penn and teller wore bunny suits and sang kids songs there is no way the show could be on broadcast tv in place of 60 minutes. Even expanded cable is doubtful. You're talking about stations that are paid for with advertising dollars. Did you watch any of the shows dealing with the bible? How about the circumcision show? Or the one where they talked about what terrible things mother theresa and ghandi had done? You'd have a show boycotted and pulled in time. Being on premium cable is the only way the show can exist, even then I'm surprised sometimes at what showtime will let them do.
     
  19. Lobotomy Boy

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    I just watched all of season one at my cousin's ice-fishing "shack" on Lake of the Woods this weekend. It is enough to get me to subscribe to Showtime. I have to figure out how to get the gun control episode because I can't wait for it to come out on DVD.
     
  20. sithanas

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    If anyone downloaded the file from the torrent, would you mind climbing back on board as a seed for a sec? I'm 512kb (2 blocks) from finishing the file and no one has the two blocks I'm missing.

    Thanks.
     
  21. ATAShooter

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    They also did a trick where someone picks a card, puts it back into the deck... the deck is then put into a bracket made onto a football helment and he shoots the deck with a Python and the bullet stops at the card that was drawn.
     
  22. cdcmj

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    Penn and Teller, though performers, are extremley intelligent individuals who use intellect and common sense to prove their points. Best episode is about how recycling is BS. THese guys dont have an agenda and just tell it how it is-episode on the war on drugs is extremley convincing- Penn who talks, explicitly makes it known that he has never consumed alcohol or drugs, but his arguments appear as if they are from someone who has-once again, intellect and common sense.
     
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    If you get digital cable showtime makes the show available on their on-demans system, so you can catch the shows that you missed. I caught the whole first season like this when I was housesitting for my parents who have every cable feature imaginable.
     
  24. tenbase

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    I just noticed the gun store shown in this episode is the same one from this thread.
     
  25. Herself

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    double tap, please see next.
     
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