The cost of the fun police… Individuality, comedy and laughter.

Observations of a Middle-Aged Dragon with a Tattoo:

The cost of the fun police… Individuality, comedy and laughter.

Bring back Mae West: I believe in censorship. After all, I made a fortune out of it.

Don’t get me wrong I think minimizing racism, misogyny and bullying is very good. But we are becoming so sensitive that we can’t seem to laugh at ourselves. With social platforms beaming peoples’ quips and thoughts instantaneously to sooo many people rather than this allowing people to experience all forms of opinions and become more broadminded. Instead we have seen the general populous become so sensitive and seemingly always on the look out to be offended about ANY thing. No longer can we laugh at ourselves or be a little forgiving to a scathing wit.

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If Dorothy Parker was around now she would have been sued out of town and sacked from many jobs. Her comment about Katherine Hepburn in her early acting days; like “She runs the gamut of emotions from A to B,” got published and were applauded and considered worthwhile. Dorothy Parker was an American writer and poet best known for her caustic wit, wisecracks, and sharp eye for 20th century urban foibles.

Did Katherine Hepburn shrink and cower under the weight of such observations, did she sue Parker? Did she ask for Parker’s head and get her sacked? NO!! Instead she kept working at her craft to become the most Oscar awarded female actress EVER….

Even more best actress Oscar awards wins than the amazing Meryl Streep and despite what Donald Trump says – I’m with Robert De Niro who said at the Tony’s 2018: ‘Fuck Trump’ and got a standing ovation.

Despite what President Trump says Meryl’s an exceedingly talented actress, easily in the top 3 of the best Actress’ of our time. (Katherine Hepburn has 4, Meryl only 2 best actress awards and 1 for best supporting actress).

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Give Rosanne a second chance (is that a 50th chance..).

I think her rendition of the Star Spangled Banner at a US baseball game many years ago (1990), see the sadness here! It was more of a crime, than what she said on twitter. WAS the tweet really that bad…. The singing yes…. The tweet is something that should have been slapped down but let’s have a discussion about it and not summarily strike it down to be silenced and take away her livelihood (although I suspect she’s still got a few mil lying around). Hitler and Stalin used censorship, bullying and terror to stop freedom of speech…. Not nice guys.

 

AND YES surprise, surprise, I can,… NOT like Mr Trump and YES I still can also think that political correctness has run amok. People are less likely to have diverse opinions for fear that having them may offend. But aren’t we all individuals and isn’t it because of individuality that we have such amazing skills allowing us to innovate and create. If we all thought alike no innovation and creativity would exist….. Point: The Rosanne show, for many years was the only show on TV that reflected the struggles of the little people (there have been many of types of these shows). People actually watched and loved Rosanne for her wit, her scathing sarcasm and honesty about American life when you don’t have a squillion dollars. Couldn’t get that from the Cosby Show and I’m not being racist I’m looking at content and reality. But take Good Times now that was a show way ahead of its time. Not sugar-coating reality.

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I’ve got far tooooooo serious,

Bringing back the whimsy……Remembering the timeless MAE WEST:

The real beauty of Mae West: Definitely a woman before her time and the juice to prove it. How would political correctness deal with her today?

 Source: George Tiffin: All the Best Lines: An informal history of the movies in quotes, notes and anecdotes.

Mae West: 1893-1980. She was a child actor she found her way to vaudeville. In 1926 at the age of 33 she wrote, directed and starred in the Broadway play Sex.

Arrested on charges of obscenity, she served ten days in jail telling reporters she had worn silk underwear throughout her stay. At the age of 38 she signed a contract with Paramont. During her first film, Night After Night (1932), she insisted on rewriting many of her scenes, prompting her co-star George Raft to declare: ‘she stole everything but the cameras.’

Although a supporter of women’s liberation, she never declared herself a feminist and remained as famous for her sexual innuendo in real life as on screen. 

Many of her quotes and quips have stood the test of time.

When women go wrong, men go right after them.

When caught between two evils I generally pick the one I’ve never tried before.

When I’m good, I’m very good. But when I’m bad, I’m better.

Good girls go to heaven. Bad girls go everywhere else.

I used to be Snow White, but I drifted.

Ten men waiting for me at the door? Send one of them home, I’m tired.

A hard man is good to find.

I believe in censorship. After all, I made a fortune out of it.

I only like two kinds of men: domestic and foreign.

To err is human, but it feels divine.

Is that a gun in your pocket or are you must glad to see me?

Marriage is a great institution, but I’m not ready for an institution yet.

Sex is emotion in motion… love is what you make it and who you make it with.

Those who are easily shocked should be shocked more often.

I always save one boyfriend for a rainy day… ad another in case it doesn’t rain.

LONG LIVE the spirit of MAE!!!!

Bring some of that spirit back to your life. Dare you to…

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