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    On IMDb, I just came across Penn and Teller: Bullshit!, a show where the duo debunk common myths and urban legends. Is this on in the US? It says so, but I haven't heard of it before now. Maybe it's syndicated. Anyone ever see it or hear of it?

    http://imdb.com/title/tt0346369/
    Recently, there was a reckoning. It occurred on November 4, 2014 across the United States. Voters, recognizing the failures of the current leadership and fearing their unchecked abuses of power, elected another party as the new majority. This is a first step toward preventing more damage and undoing some of the damage already done. Hopefully, this is as much as will be required.

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    Re: Penn Jillette on TV?

    Originally posted by Z'ha'dumDweller
    On IMDb, I just came across Penn and Teller: Bullshit!, a show where the duo debunk common myths and urban legends. Is this on in the US? It says so, but I haven't heard of it before now. Maybe it's syndicated. Anyone ever see it or hear of it?

    http://imdb.com/title/tt0346369/
    I don't know if it's on currently, but I know it was on ShowTime for some time. Here's the page from Sho.com:

    http://www.sho.com/site/ptbs/home.do

    I never watched it but perhaps I should have. I thought it was all about politics but it looks like the subjects are pretty varied.

    Jan
    "As empathy spreads, civilization spreads. As empathy contracts, civilization contracts...as we're seeing now.

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      Re: Re: Penn Jillette on TV?

      Originally posted by Jan
      I don't know if it's on currently, but I know it was on ShowTime for some time. Here's the page from Sho.com:

      http://www.sho.com/site/ptbs/home.do

      I never watched it but perhaps I should have. I thought it was all about politics but it looks like the subjects are pretty varied.

      Jan
      Showtime...that explains the expletive in the title.

      Penn is very Libertarian, so he is very left on some issues and very right on others. I saw him on FNC a few months ago talking about how he didn't like Michael Moore. He said something along the lines of "Moore makes me feel pretty Republican at times."
      Recently, there was a reckoning. It occurred on November 4, 2014 across the United States. Voters, recognizing the failures of the current leadership and fearing their unchecked abuses of power, elected another party as the new majority. This is a first step toward preventing more damage and undoing some of the damage already done. Hopefully, this is as much as will be required.

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        Re: Re: Re: Penn Jillette on TV?

        Originally posted by Z'ha'dumDweller
        Showtime...that explains the expletive in the title.

        Penn is very Libertarian, so he is very left on some issues and very right on others.
        Being Libertarian means being consistent about denying Big Brother of it's control over as much of my life as possible. Stay outta my pocketbook (right) AND stay outta my bedroom (left)... just stay out, big government. just wanted to set the record straight.

        I just recently dropped Showtime from my cable service... and this show was the only thing I regretted losing. (Sometimes QAF but not as consistently).

        You can buy season one of BS at any DVD store or order online. The premise is great, and is neither left or right biased, only truth biased.

        It posts the question... why? and the statement... prove it!

        Be you religious, new age, environmentalist, 'scientific' or whatever. It's Michael Moore's mission, but with a more straight to the issue format. No teasing, goofing or speculation... just to get a laugh, it's insightful... blunt and then blunt again.


        I am also a Libertarian (almost fully on board with the platform, except the foreign policy) and I have to say there are signs of a Libertarian message in BS... I guess but only in that it puts the responsibility of wisdom in the hands of the individual to acquire.

        Question everything, is its message, then do the right thing based on your proofs and the objective facts that you have discovered.

        That's more a hallmark of the scientific method than a political perspective.

        anyhow... sorry for the long post. go buy the show on dvd or rent if possible.

        It's intellegent, unapologetic and hey, it's Rebo and Zooty!!!

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          I thought the show was about skepticism... debunking stuff, nothing related to politics.
          Penn Jillete is a vocal and unapologetic skeptic (don't know about Teller he's too quiet).
          Getting this show was one of the few reasons I thought of getting Showtime, but I never did.
          Such... is the respect paid to science that the most absurd opinions may become current, provided they are expressed in language, the sound of which recalls some well-known scientific phrase
          James Clerk Maxwell (1831-79)

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Capt.Montoya
            I thought the show was about skepticism... debunking stuff, nothing related to politics.
            Correct.
            "Jan Schroeder is insane" - J. Michael Straczynski, March 2008

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