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PBSSaturday, September 21st, 2019 at 7:00pm
Compared to Richard Pryor, no one is funny.
Even Mel Brooks says that "Blazing Saddles" couldn't be made nowadays. The world is just too PC. I believe Pryor was a script writer on this movie. He was good and his LPs of his monologues were just side-splitting.
Do people have to have the same kinda humor these days? I love Dark Humor where someone else may cringe. To each their own and i will alway love Richard Pryor and his movies with Gene Wilder.. They made a hillarious team! 😹
Every one of my favorite comedians besides Chapelle is in Harlem Knights. Richard Pryor, Eddie Murphy and Red Foxx are genius
Is PBS still relevant ?
It depends on the thickness of one's skin, and the ability to consume his comedy within its context. If you have these, yes. He is still funny.
First concert movie. Still love it.
NObody will ever top Pryor!!! I'm so sorry we didn't get to see him in Blazing Saddles, but at least we got to laugh at his words in it!!! "Excuse me while I whip this out" is the funniest movie line ever. Ever......Thanks, Richard!!! 🙂 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HgRE6BPhN2I
You can’t do comedy anymore—that’s the problem. Everyone takes themselves too seriously. Make a “bad” joke and you’ll get “cancelled” (because now human beings exist, or don’t, according to our personal preferences or ‘comfort levels.’) Best you can get these days—I mean, what passes the PC censors—is satire, and that only of the mob-sanctioned style...no surprises, just the same old critiques presented with enough slight variations to make it seem different than last night. Comedy is about surprise. Comedy is a form of education. What we have now is not comedy—it’s a tired, humorless script.
I loved his pointed, personal humor....he references his comedy to his everyday life.....but he dwells on big subjects..and lets us laugh.....he is saying....isn't this ridiculous....but understood it was the ability to make fun of oneself that opened his comedy to a white audience.......he was a trailblazer....and also a pantheist...could imitatate animals and was uniquely funny....best, ellen streger
He was an angry man with a large chip on his shoulder!
Pryor was certainly one of the best ever, but unfortunately I wouldn't call him THE best because he allowed depression and drug abuse to seriously damage his material and especially his performance quality towards the end of his career. There are times during his better performances in the 70's where he absolutely proves himself to be the funniest human ever, but many of his later routines sounded like mumbling and repeating "mutherfukker" over and over
Been a fan of Evelyn from the Internets and her self-deprecating sense of humor for a few years now.
Live At The Sunset Strip.
Red foxx is funny as hell also
Sadly the Humor Police have taken over !
Well done as always ladies.
Yes Kev on Stage is hilarious
Dave Chappell is awesome and Tracy Morgan!!
It´s tough being funny when everything is offensive.
Comedy was muffled and almost extinct from political correctness.
Paul Mooney is funny
Funny. Intelligent. Good stuff.
PBSSaturday, September 21st, 2019 at 6:00pm
Read the science. The time is now, if it is not already too late. We can consume less energy and still live well . Live lightly. Live simply so that our children may live.
Maybe we, as Americans, the biggest consumer of energy per capita, should reduce our consumption of power. We could consume half the energy we do now and still maintain a very high standard of living.
Not difficult, impossible. Wind and solar is not a replacement for oil. There needs to be an adequate equal replacement for oil.
We have been wasting our time on solar and wind when the true answer was right in front of us in the form of Nuclear Power!
We flew to the Moon and Back and now look at what we are capable of - There is always a way!! New Technologies are being developed right now. The Climate Movement has begun and the Whole World will have to Act. Adapt or Perish
The immediate problem is not renewable energy. It’s too much carbon in the atmosphere. Nuclear power can provide carbon-free energy (as much as anything is “carbon free”) while we work on the transition to renewables.
Absolutely foolishness. Every source of “renewable” energy mentioned requires “fossil fuels “ to be used. So much so, it would have been more efficient to just use the “fossil fuels” as fuel.
Welcome to planet earth 😉 Many people, and presumably most of your readers, already know most of these talking points. What we want to know is how to accelerate the implementation of wind, solar, etc. to get as close as we can to these targets. The article said nothing about the growth of wind, in Texas, Oklahoma, etc. And what rate of increase it would take to reach 20% to replace nuclear or the much higher target of replacing fossil fuels...
And not a very good idea since fossil fuels were made by the earth and are needed to sustain the earth.
Transitioning large producers, large grid delivery, big bureaucracy would be difficult, yes. But think smaller, smaller renewable producers, smaller area grids, individual energy capture systems. Big is our downfall, smaller just might save us.
Not as difficult as transitioning back to the Stone Age!
Even more difficult will be when our planet can no longer support us.
I see right through this headline PBS, right to the orange puppet who suggested you write it. If the political “climate” were different this headline may read a little more positively. Be true to your roots!!!
PBS - Most of the PBS reporters are to young to remember the moments and days after the 1979 TMI accident ... the vehicles traveling through the streets with loudspeakers blaring ... "Leave the area immediately. Stay off the streets. Keep your windows closed". It was like a war zone after the air raid sirens went off. Street were empty. Yes, It may be difficult replacing the electricity that nuclear power plants put out, but one by one as these Plants are shut down ... our society will find a way to generate the electricity we need. And of course conservation will be a part of all this. Yes, We can live in the USA without Nuclear Power.
Going to the moon in less than 10 years was difficult, this might be hard but not impossible with some co-operation from governments.
People don't like change. Especially people who are invested in the status quo. When Ford first came out with the automobile, people were reluctant to believe in it. When the Wright brothers first took flight, people were skeptical. Time marches on, and so does innovation, whether people like it or not.
There is nothing wrong with an 'all of the above' approach as we cut down on use of fossil fuels, which are finite sources. Mankind survived before the internal combustion engine was invented. No, life was not a luxurious as we have now become accustomed, but humans lived and roamed the earth for many thousands of years. I prefer to be an optimist that we will get to the future as better people and better stewards of the earth than we are now. The alternative is that the earth will return to a natural state with no humans, as we will die off from our own misuse of the planet.
Because using 'only' renewable energy is a pipe dream? Because we can build as many windmills as we have room for, but since the wind doesn't always blow there has to be some way to store the energy...and mining the materials to build batteries is far from 'green'? Because fearmongering and ignorance rule the day when it comes to the real solution, nuclear energy?
We'll never be able to ultimately transfer to renewable sources, but if we can get down to 10% or less of our current oil consumption, our future will look bright.
Difficult does not equal impossible. Going to the moon with the computing power of a TI-30 calculator was difficult too, but we did it.
We are capable of doing this. If we’d have invested into renewables all these years as opposed to supplementing fossil fuel, we’d all likely have free energy at this point.Invest in renewable, tax carbon to invest in carbon harvesting.
I don't think anyone is expecting to flip a switch and transfer. But we have to make the move towards renewables. This isn't an option. Our current oil resources is finite. As renewables become more common place, prices will drop. And the technology will explode for it.
We are both stewards & destoyers of this planet & life on it. Time to decide which side we are going to be on.
The sooner we transition, the better. Ohio passed a House Bill that forces the consumers to pay for the production as well as the later use of energy from fossil fuels. The owner now has his hands in both of the consumers pockets. Of course, the plant owner gets all of the profits. Past time for this filthy fossil fuel to close down.
If you never begin, then you never arrive. We have already begun and we will eventually arrive.
PBSSaturday, September 21st, 2019 at 5:00pm
I am really enjoying this series!! Thank you PBS and Ken Burns!
Awesome series, learning so much!! Thank you Ken Burns and PBS 😊
Excellent series! Thanks Ken Burns! 👍👏💗
💗 I love this series 💞 Thank you Ken Burns
I'm an old rock and roll guy, but I do have a couple of thousand country songs in my library; this series is great!
This series takes me back to being a kid again. Listening to the radio and watching tv in Chicago. Lulabelle and Scottie
Absolutely stunning! You’ve really outdone yourself this time, Ken Burns! ❤️👏🏻
Fantastic series! I have sooo many ear worms!!
This documentary is awesome, thanks Ken Burns and PBS!
Wonderful series another masterpiece from Ken Burns.
Excellent show! I can’t wait for the rest of the episodes next week!
This is a great series!
this documentary is fantastic. I like most kinds of music, not a fan of rap, the songs that they play in the episodes are remind me that I do like country music. Besides I love listening to Peter Coyote. I have coyotes in my neighborhood, too bad that a Peter won't show up!
Ken Burns never disappoints! I was raised on country music. Great series!
An amazing journey!
What a gift. Thank you PBS.
Bill Malone who is featured in Country Music and served as an advisor to Ken Burns will be a presenter at the Southeast Wisconsin Festival of Books on Nov. 2 at UWM at Waukesha. Sewibookfest.com
Ken Burns is the BEST !
Watch till the end!!
PBSSaturday, September 21st, 2019 at 3:00pm
This was a beautiful program, the music, the photography, all the information it was a great learning experience.
We watched this last night on PBS! Wonderful Program, now waiting for the next one!
Sorry, adore the show; loved the Four Seasons comparison to the poem and nature, the different types & making of violins, and the performances by the artists!
I so enjoyed this program! Looking forward to the next one.
I enjoyed this music and the whole performance . it was wonderful. I wish my granddaughter continued learning and playing this. I would loved to see him in concert .
I happened to catch this wonderful program last night. Can’t wait for the next one!!!
We are not ordinarily a classical music family . This series however was highly informative and a listening and visual delight .
This program was wonderful and exciting to see about violins and how long it takes to get the sound that you want after they are built. The music was lovely.
The shoots of Venice & scenery in Italy was amazingly! Thank you for all of us who will never see it!! So enjoyed it! 😎
Saw it, loved it!
It was a fantastic program, not just the music but all the info shared.
This was so fun and interesting! History, beautiful music, kind people! Thank you for this show!
This was surprising, beautiful, informative. Loved the violin history stuff. Well worth watching.
It was great but the volume of the dialogue seemed significantly lower than the music.
Wonderful Beautiful Program!!! Can't wait for the next episode.
We watched it and loved it. Always loved Vivaldi!
This was wonderful. Can’t wait for the Bach episode next week!
I saw this program last night and it was wonderful!
Loved the shots of Venice, the food and, of course, Vivaldi!
watched this last night....great show, very informative with beautiful music.
Vivaldi, my favorite! Wonderful show! His music lifts me above the fray. ❤️
loved it, thank you PBS
Saw it last night. So very beautiful and informative, as enjoyable.
It was WONDERful!
This episode was so beautiful!
PBSSaturday, September 21st, 2019 at 1:00pm
Hard to believe that 40 prisoners require prison staff of 1,500!
And many Seniors lack quality care and nourishment while the Republicans continue to fill the bank accounts of their rich friends...immoral
Bet your American dollar its a for-profit prison. The private prison industry doesn't have to have credibility especially if it means housing innocent people that will never be taken to trial.
We have this facility at Naval Station Guantanamo built to house terrorist prisoners. I understand it only has 40 inmates at present. Why not use it for the incarceration of some real bad people crossing our borders illegally. Instead of handing them back only to have them return to kill and misuse our fellow Americans? Just a thought. Mike
I'd love to see the breakdown of those costs.
Might be time to shut that shitshow down and put the inmates in one of our supermax prisons on the west coast. But that would save money and interrupt whatever corruption is occurring, it would be a reasonable thing to do, so it will never happen.
Keep the prison. Trump spends 10 times more for his golf pleasure. Wait, let us put Trump in the Cuba detention. We would save so much of the taxpayers money. He certainly has no right to occupy the White House. Trump is the ultimate curse on our republic and lives.
Soooo, tell me again about all the credible, useful intelligence we are now getting from prisoners who have been tortured and held without trial, for what, 15 years?
40 prisoners, 1800 military personnel, 300+ "assistants". I wonder why it costs so much.
17 terrorists prisoners were released by Obama days before he sent Iran 1.7 billion dollars............ That should have helped right ?
oh the price of 'security' and 'protection' keeps rising because We the People do not revolt against the bourgeoisie (the capitalist class who own most of society's wealth and means of production) that continues to fund and support these outdated facilities.
It’s a for-profit business. And guess who is paying the cost. That’s right. Us. The taxpayers
Because no one checks on it and the privet company keeps cashing in
So has the price of golf . Trumpgolfcount.com
Mot as if the guards are trained any better, they eat better then most Americans and have cable free health care,think we need to put there butts to work.
I remember a particular person promising to close GITMO. But then again, he also promised to end the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Holy Crap! Follow the money on this one too. These guys are using taxpayer money, every which way they can, for illicot self-gains. It seems they are doing "everything they can imagine, as though they'll never get caught. CATCH THEM! HOLD THIER FEET TO THE FIRE!
Exactly how many detainees is worth that much money? Not 40, for sure. This is a money pit that is making someone a lot. It's not worth it. Our own criminals don't get this kind of money thrown at them.
A good place to laundry money?
Keep them OFF US soil and legal jurisdiction. Trump and McConnell belong there.
The cost of closing it would be in lives
Pretty bad when they get better health care then Americans
We sure know how to burn cash.
Shouldn't have been that much during the Obama Regime. He allowed terrorists to walk free.
The money is just another trump scam. I’d like to see the breakdown of the costs also.
PBSSaturday, September 21st, 2019 at 11:00am
This looks delicious! Thanks for posting OPTIONS! ❤️
I love shisho leaves especially in tempura.
I love a raw steak, so raw you can still hear it mooing... don’t even use steak sauce... On a side note, this stuffed eggplant looks good I might make it for the family for Sunday dinner...
You don't need meat for this to be a main dish. Come on, PBS - you know better than that.
Meat does not need to be added to any dish to make it “hearty and filling”. Wouldn’t have expected a comment like this on a PBS post.
Looks good to me.
Plant based— not! No meat, please.
Exactly adding meat makes it perfect.
Don’t introduce meat! Bad for environment and supports cruelty
Meat's not necessary!😋
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