Saturday, November 06, 2010

Bill Maher fails at life. Again.

Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert are more popular and talented at a genre of TV comedy Bill Maher likes to think he created. On some level, America's 2nd favorite vaccination conspiracy theorist knows this...

...and he ain't happy about it.

17 comments:

RarestRX said...

Bob,

I can't believe you made me watch that.

Not cool. Too much time and effort to Fisk that, but I got one word for him:

Projection.

Here is what we consider funny on the Conservative side, you'll dig it:

http://iowahawk.typepad.com/iowahawk/2010/10/beltway-adventure.html

:D

Arturo said...

Hey Bob,
hace you seen a clip of the Maher show with Zack Galifianakis showing up to talk about Prop 19? It's GOLDEN.
Check it out:
http://www.youtube.co/watch?v=Q3P1mQzBxmg

Arturo said...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZRyLbsW3wZE&feature=related

This one's a better link

ZAENGO said...

Bill needs to do the whole world a big favor and just drop dead. i am sick and fucking tired of his smartass, faux clever, self-entitled, dickweed attitude. Hey Bill, i got news for you. youre not "clever", youre not "funny", youre not the "smart man's jon stewart". Youre a dick. A big fat sleazy mean spirited dick. Please, please, for the love of god PLEASE, FUCK OFF.


Oh yeah, and Religulous fuckin sucked.

Euler d'Moogle said...

I really don't mean to rant here, and I'll try and keep this as civil as I can, but the problem here is that Side A can only look at Side B's idiots and not look or listen to what Side B's reasonable people are saying. And Vice Versa.

It has been said that if you don't vote Democrat, you don't have a heart. It has also been said if you don't vote Republican, you don't have a brain. Is it too much to ask to not only have a heart and a brain but courage as well? Then we don't need to see the wizard.

mirage said...

Uh, seriously which part of this rant makes bill fail at life? Was it because Bill had no good jokes at all during it, cause that I can see, but the argument itself doesn't fall apart from a gentle breeze. George Carlin was way better at making a point with humor than anyone alive today, so could Bill Hicks, hell Cosby in his prime had more to say about the decay of family life in one show than all of today's pop psychology combined.

Adam said...

Yeah, I don't even need to watch it. If you want to understand how much I do not like this man just compare it to the feelings that arise in you when I say the words 'Ann Coulter'. I'm not a fan of hers by any means, but the level of revulsion most left-of-center people feel for her is exactly how I feel about this elitist bag of hot air.

John Berry said...

Maybe Colbert and Stewart should have used clips of Maher instead of Olbermann. :P

Benfea said...

Ugh. Is this more of that vaccine-autism crap? I don't want to even watch it.

white templar said...

Euler, you are what the 'sanity' rally was about. Thank you.

A Tribe Called Helloween said...

Enh, Bill later made a blog post clarifying his vaccination statements, saying that if you are going overseas to a third world country, then of course you should get a shot, but if you're aren't, then no you shouldn't.

A Tribe Called Helloween said...

Also, you make it seem like he tore Jon and Stephen a new asshole. He didn't. He kept it pretty respectful of them and mainly challenged the idea behind the rally. The fact that both sides just aren't going to meet middle ground anymore. Kind of like what you did with your recent Obama post.

Whostone said...

Ok, so Maher's a nut for the whole vaccination thing, but his "rant" about Stewart/Colbert and false equivalency...wasn't exactly "fail" worthy.

a.k.a.A.M.V.P said...

I don't know enough about Mr. Maher to side with him, but this clip didn't seem that out of bounds. Granted, the one sided stance does seem a little over the top, but I can understand why someone in his position would be like that; it doesn't seem that different from Obama's take on the Republicans in his car metaphor (which was cheesy when he first said it and then just unwieldy when he tried to keep it going at other speeches). Also, it seems like Maher actually agrees with you at one point, specifically the point you made in your "What is best in life" post just recently. Again, I can't say that I like Maher; in fact, I'm more inclined to say that I'd dislike him even if I did have a good understanding of him. But in this particular case, I don't really see a major problem.

sniffits said...

I always get mixed feelings around people like Bill Maher (or any Right wing equivalent) because it's like asking two people who's right and getting both to answer "me!" It's an exercise in hilarious (if irritating) futility as each side claims they are better and the other side is crazy.

News flash: From my little hill, ya'll look equally crazy to me.

I used to know a guy like him. Staunch Atheist. He spent hours explaining how stupid anyone with religious beliefs was, not once realizing how closed-minded, bigoted and stupid he sounded. It would have been funny if it weren't so sad to watch.

The Dude said...

I don't understand what your problem is with what he's saying. Didn't you just say a little bit ago that the reason nothing is getting done is because the Democrats are trying to be too bipartisant? Is maher misrepresenting the rally's message? I didn't see it so I don't know.

Do you not like Maher in general, cause I thought you guys had simmilar points of view. I remeber a while ago you posted a campain ad from a democrat that was anti-relious-fundemenatlism. I belive you said that even though it wasn't really a good ad, it at least proved that there was a democrat that had balls, which is something Bill Maher wants as well. You both think that Obama needs to be tougher if he wants to get anything done (he says that Obama needs a bit of George Bush's determination).

He may not be the funniest commentator in the world, but I think he is at least he isn't just a comedian like Stewart or Colbert. True they do tend to get their point across, but Bill has an entire show discussing issues that Stewart and Colbert quickly glance over.

It's true I'm not the smartest guy in the world, but Bill Maher makes sense to me and so do you, so where exactly am I wrong?

Sophie said...

I´ve seen worse. So have you guys.