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False advertising

By o-din

3 months ago

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#14 3 months ago

There's a sign over at the Coney Island Wonder Wheel claiming it's the largest Ferris wheel in the world.

I've learned not to let stuff like this keep me up at night.

#28 3 months ago
Quoted from Taxman:

Makes me think about the scene from Animal House with his hands full of toilet paper.
I wonder if you can even get the un-cut classic movies anymore. Imagine the heads exploding these days if the original Blazing Saddles was shown in public. (how's that for the continued derailment)

Why do people ALWAYS say this about blazing saddles?

I saw it “in public” two years ago. If you consider in front of 2,500 people at radio city in progressive NYC “in public.” There were no protests nor did any of us get in trouble on Facebook when we posted about being there. Heads did not “explode,” except in laughter.

Blazing saddles is not racist, it’s funny. It never was racist. Most people understand this.

Yes the language is extremely offensive, but the entire point of the movie is that the people using that language and espousing those views are absolute morons. And, in the end most see the error of their ways.

The movie isn’t funny because it’s 2 hours of “the N word,” and if that’s why you like it you are completely missing point.

Moral of the story: nobody is going to upset with you for laughing at Blazing Saddles, it’s not banned, and the fact that all that is true doesn’t mean we should encouraged to use similar language out of context and in our daily 2019 life.

#33 3 months ago
Quoted from Taxman:

Because you couldn't make that movie or most of Mel Brooks comedy these days. If you see it on TV or buy (most) versions these days they are edited. Heck, they edit Radios for Guns in E.T.
You are correct. Mel was a master of using words to shock but not be insulting.

You probably couldn’t make it today...but it’s not being scrubbed from history.

Mel was at the screening I attended, it was amazing.

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