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American stand-up comedian, social critic, satirist, and musician, William Melvin Hicks, and his thoughts on:

Being Smart

Children are smarter than any of us. Know how I know that? I don’t know one child with a full time job and children.

Music

Music is a great energizer. It’s a language everybody knows.

Advocacy

If you’re so pro-life, do me a favour: don’t lock arms and block medical clinics. If you’re so pro-life, lock arms and block cemeteries.

Community

I get a kick out of being an outsider constantly. It allows me to be creative.

Media

Watching television is like taking black spray paint to your third eye.

Inspiration

If you don’t think drugs have done good things for us, then take all of your records, tapes and CD’s and burn them.

The next big thing

Listen, the next revolution is gonna be a revolution of ideas.

Clergy

Women priests. Great, great. Now there’s priests of both sexes I don’t listen to.

Enablement

We are the facilitators of our own creative evolution.

Comedy

It’s always funny until someone gets hurt. Then it’s just hilarious.

Smoking

I’m not really a heavy smoker any more. I only get through two lighters a day now.

America

People in the United Kingdom and outside the United States share my bemusement with the United States that America doesn’t share with itself.

Bliss

I left in love, in laughter, and in truth, and wherever truth, love and laughter abide, I am there in spirit.

Enlightenment

As long as one person lives in darkness then it seems to be a responsibility to tell other people.

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Stand-up comedian George Carlin gives a sobering performance about the ignorant situation of America, education, and the need for critical thinking.

Rest in peace Mr. Carlin.

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This is already common knowledge by this time:

The parody is highlighted because it is actually very close to real life–some of it literal.

Maybe the Republican goofs are a set-up–for the Democrats to win. It’s a set-up! It has to be!

Here’s more life imitating art:

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This is making some noise in the Manila entertainment buzz. Filipinos demand apology for racial slurs done in a BBC show.

Watch:

Seriously, any form of racism is definitely deplorable, however it is a fine line between true discrimination and entertainment. Perhaps what hits Filipinos hard is the stereotype portrayed: that of a Filipina maid, which is a very real occupation for a lot of Filipinas. Not all Filipinos are maids, but there are a lot. 

The Filipinoweb writes:

Now, I know it’s a comedy show but man, that’s just so mean. It’s way below the belt.. These Pinays work hard for their money, leaving their kids and family behind… sometimes, they get abused, tortured, some even die… their bodies returned to the Philippines in boxes. Do you think that’s funny?

In reality, the Filipina maid is just one stereotype out of hundreds that we have come accustomed to: similar to Irish drunkards, dry Brits, overpatriotic but dumb Americans, Colombian drug dealers, smelly Indians, and money-greedy Jews.

Another (albeit lighter) take on Asian stereotypes, courtesy of Russell Peters:

More here and here.

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