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Lewis Black: The Flintstones is not a documentary.

A slightly longer version of the clip that used to be here. 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LGrlWOhtj3g

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Comment by Loren Miller on February 5, 2013 at 6:22pm

Moses was in de Nile about his costs
and Egypt Pharaoh
... or something like that.

Comment by rockytij on February 5, 2013 at 6:03pm

How does Moses make his tea?
Hebrews it.
Jew kiddin' me.
No, isreali how he does it.
Are you Syrias?
I cannan tell a lie.

Comment by Joseph P on February 5, 2013 at 5:31pm

That bag is made of linen and wool, woven together.

Comment by Loren Miller on February 5, 2013 at 5:28pm

Okay ... just WHAT does god have against bags? [and yes, I DO get the WBC reference!]

Comment by Joseph P on February 5, 2013 at 5:28pm

If we observe a victim of religion doctrine, and make a joke of it, how are we to be a source for enlightenment?

For one thing, mockery is a great way of shaming people for doing stupid things and getting them to cut that shit out.  That can lead to enlightenment.

It is not the observer of suffering to whom we should cater; it is the sufferer who needs the relief. Do you think the raping priest should be entertained, or the rape victim who should be empowered?

Actually, I have a few priest-molestation jokes in my routine.  I was raised Catholic, so it's topical.  The same thing applies there.  Abusing the Catholic church for the evils they commit is a good way to get it out there in the public consciousness.  Biting humor can be a good way to accomplish that.

Comment by Joseph P on February 5, 2013 at 5:21pm

Are we not more advanced as human beings than that?

Look around at the human race and see if you can ask that again with a straight face.

Comment by rockytij on February 5, 2013 at 5:03pm

Comment by rockytij on February 5, 2013 at 4:42pm

Joan, to each his/her own as far as comedy goes. I found the slap-fight staged and silly, but worth a chuckle given an invented/assumed context.  It didn't look to me like anyone was injured or harmed at all.  If you're looking for advanced concepts to yeild enlightenment, relieve suffering, or solve the ills of the world, perhaps this group isn't the place to look.

   The Jackass series of movies were moderately successful.  So, apparently, some percentage of people do find stupidity, pain, and injury to be entertaining.

    Again, if you were offended by the slap-fight gif, I apologize.

Comment by Joan Denoo on February 5, 2013 at 4:16pm

Being an observer of others' pain and using it as a comedy device just seems barbaric to me. Are we not more advanced as human beings than that? Release of whose suffering? 
If we observe a victim of religion doctrine, and make a joke of it, how are we to be a source for enlightenment? It is not the observer of suffering to whom we should cater; it is the sufferer who needs the relief. Do you think the raping priest should be entertained, or the rape victim who should be empowered?   

Comment by Joseph P on February 5, 2013 at 3:41pm

The emotional release from that suffering.

 

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