Oct 232014
 

Lenny Bruce

 
 
 
 

Topics:
00:07 Choice – or freedom of choice? Ottawa terrorist attack, it’s just right to prevent the threat to democracy, the way the world has been going lately, radicalized opinions, democracy’s objective is freedom, voter threats to Western civilization, trading freedom for security, growing dissatisfaction with government, we the people, John Macmurray, freedom-dignity-responsibility, Listen Little Man by Wilhelm Reich, two kinds of people, the emotional plague, voter distrust of each other, hope springs from understanding, confusing freedom of choice with choice
15:32 A plague on democracy: understanding vs belief, God, trickery in favour of truth, petty misdeeds, on the side of the persecutors, aiming at the truth, the public as dictator, rising from the mass into individuality, the process of individualization, democracy is no guarantee of freedom, Wilhelm Reich on humour, the joke’s on us
26:40 GUEST – Scott Williams-Oakes: October-Jest 2, London’s re-emerging comedy scene, for mature audiences, politically incorrect comedy, costume contest, comedy vs fear, the late great dead comedians, rise of social media, fake apologies, freedom of speech
41:24 Comedy is the fool’s occupation: Smothers Brothers, heroes of comedy, court jester, acting the fool, Lenny Bruce, breaking the obscenity envelope, Don Rickles, kernel of truth, too soon escape clause, cold war comedy, poking fun at sacred cows, All In The Family, Sanford and Son, Soap, late-night comedy 52:04 END

Oct 112013
 

Where the Heart is

 
 
 
 

Topics:
00:07 Kahn Game – Star Trek’s Parallel Uni Verse: Movie Review: Star Trek Into Darkness (2013), a Star Trek reincarnation, casting, Wrath of Kahn Two?, parallel themes, searching for the romantic Star Trek; [11:05] 2013 new TV show review: poor casting in Agent of SHIELD, looking for heroes, two thumbs up for The Crazy Ones, Robin Williams’ reputation is his challenge, beef with McDonald’s
17:10 Your Fall Season TV Guys: TV show review: no to The Goldbergs’ narration style, Mom’s edgy humour, Dads with Seth Green and Martin Mull, Super Fun Night’s zany chemistry works, campy Atlantis with Greek gods and minotaurs, Hello Ladies funny, Witches of East End worth a look, Sleepy Hollow enjoyable
29:40 Capitalism Is Where The Art Is: Movie Review: Where The Heart Is (1990), a celebration of art and capitalism, profit and loss, adversity and failure, art, beauty, plot overview, Roger Ebert’s 1.5 out of 4 unreasonable criticism of reasonable characters, romantic art, light and truth
53:21 End Program: TV cancellations, sudden endings to favourite TV shows, binge watching in self defense, time invested in Under the Dome, Lucky Seven cancelled, two (what?s) up for Masters of Sex, writers ‘ strike block: Moonlight, Drive, Eastwick, Invasion, Back To You 1:00:02 END

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Dec 222011
 

 
 
 
 

It’s A Not-So-Wonderful Life – When Lived For Others
Those Daring Thumbnails Of Poetry: Limericks
– Just Right is the name of our show,
– And for this year, it’s now time to go.
—– We trust you’ll return
—– In the new year, to learn
– About freedom, about life, and what’s so.