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Re: FSU, Toby Young, Eugenics & Wilmott.com

January 28th, 2022, 2:38 am

All three are enjoying the first amendment.
Exactly and the mediaverse is in a covefe about it too!
 
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Re: FSU, Toby Young, Eugenics & Wilmott.com

January 28th, 2022, 2:49 am

Wait - I think you just misspelled covfefe!

Now, if I had actually paid money for listening to music on any of my devices since the early 90’s I might have been in a position to boycott Spotify (just exercising my rights and all), but there are evidently some downsides to being a cheapskate with a penchant for music from the 70’s and 80’s.
 
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Re: FSU, Toby Young, Eugenics & Wilmott.com

January 28th, 2022, 3:25 am

Wait - I think you just misspelled covfefe!

Now, if I had actually paid money for listening to music on any of my devices since the early 90’s I might have been in a position to boycott Spotify (just exercising my rights and all), but there are evidently some downsides to being a cheapskate with a penchant for music from the 70’s and 80’s.
Haha!  Good catch - it has been awhile since I used that "word"!

Here is an article about the Spotify Ultimatum: Spotify Will Reportedly Remove Neil Young’s Music After Dispute Over Joe Rogan - Forbes January 26
 
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Re: FSU, Toby Young, Eugenics & Wilmott.com

January 28th, 2022, 5:17 pm

The first, and probably last, in a series of "Really Brilliant People Doing Things Which Will Soon Be Censored."
 
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Re: FSU, Toby Young, Eugenics & Wilmott.com

February 5th, 2022, 5:35 pm

Watch Jimmy Carr’s “His Dark Material” on Netflix before he is cancelled.
 
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Re: FSU, Toby Young, Eugenics & Wilmott.com

February 5th, 2022, 7:26 pm

I have enjoyed some of his deeply offensive jokes in the past. Not sure that I want to touch the current controversy directly, but in general I’m definitely against censorship of humor, even if offensive and in bad taste. Well, especially if offensive and in bad taste, I guess.
 
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Re: FSU, Toby Young, Eugenics & Wilmott.com

February 5th, 2022, 7:42 pm

I found this particular show a bit weak. He kept saying "the next joke is a career ender," but it never was. At least not to my standards. And "that" joke was no worse than anything any one of us might come up with.
 
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Re: FSU, Toby Young, Eugenics & Wilmott.com

February 5th, 2022, 7:52 pm

My personal favorite in the offensive and racist category. I was actually in the Bay Area at the time. From KTVU, immediately following the botched landing of an Asiana Airlines plane at San Francisco International:

https://youtu.be/CaOkTKfxu44
 
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Re: FSU, Toby Young, Eugenics & Wilmott.com

February 8th, 2022, 5:00 pm

Jimmy Carr seems to be doubling down!

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