Thread: God I love Bullsh**!
August 15th, 2004, 12:40 PM #1
God I love Bullsh**!
Yes that title is ironic on many levels. But nevermind that. This thread is about the greatest show to dawn the boob tube in many years; Penn & Teller's newest show, Bullsh**!
And for at least the current time being, you don't even need Showtime to see it. It's being broadcast over Winamp's Internet TV thingy. Here's the url you can plug into Winamp 5 to watch the shows.
(don't click on these, instead copy one of them, goto Winamp, hit CTRL+L, and paste it.)
The servers are often full. Set the playback mode in Winamp to repeat then it will continue to attempt to connect until it finally does.
If you got a decent net connection then the video really isn't very bad at all. See it on my desktop.
P & T take on many great issues and expose them for what they are, Bullsh**. Things like the Bible, psychics, Feng Shui, bottled water, well here, read the list of topics for yourselves. Then watch the show!
Talking to the Dead
Second Hand Smoke
End Of The World
Sex, Sex, Sex
Near Death Experiences
The Business of Love
War on Drugs
Yoga, Tantric Sex, Etc.
Fountain of Youth
August 15th, 2004, 12:47 PM #2
Kinda pricy..reckon it can downloaded somewhere ???http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JOtab0BKOGY
The Nation which forgets it's defenders will itself be forgotten
You cannot make peace with dictators. You have to destroy them–wipe them out!
August 15th, 2004, 01:05 PM #3
Um....I just told you exactly how to watch it with Winamp....for free. That's kinda the whole purpose of this post.
August 15th, 2004, 01:15 PM #4
ide say thats a WIDE variety of subjects to be able to prove as BS... considering they are just penn & teller.... not scientists, doctors, religious experts, etc......
shows like that piss me off.....super skeptics piss me off
August 15th, 2004, 01:21 PM #5
You must be pissed off a lot. That's too bad.
A lot of people don't enjoy thinking (and some aren't capable), and for them skepticism is certainly not the way to go. Personally I have no choice but to be a skeptic. I couldn't honestly live with myself otherwise.
August 15th, 2004, 01:24 PM #6
They may not be scholars, but they do interview scholars and experts during the show. The show is downright funny, entertaining, informative, and really gives you an alternate side to a story you thought you already knew.
August 15th, 2004, 01:27 PM #7Originally Posted by ajna_star
August 15th, 2004, 01:41 PM #8
i didnt say skeptics... i said super skeptics.. ie: someone who will present biased research in the face overwhelming proof otherwise.
writing off such vast subjects as the ones covered, because of a penn & teller show... well...
August 15th, 2004, 01:52 PM #9
How do you know they "wrote the subjects off"?
For me, I just hate it when people speak like that they have some knowledge on a subject (or a show) but the obvious truth is they don't have a clue as to what they are talking about. Have you seen the show? (he asked already knowing the answer) Because if you had you'd realize they haven't necessarily written-off all those subjects (although most of them are simply bullsh**, any dolt will tell you that) plus you'd also realize they are not "super skeptics", whatever the hell those are. Sounds to me your "super skeptics" are just plain ol idiots. And as such I wouldn't consider them skeptics at all. Being skeptical is using one's cognitive power of reasoning to analyze a subject and come to a reasonable stance on that subject considering all the proof (overwhelming or not.)
August 15th, 2004, 01:55 PM #10
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Is it just me, or is ajna_star beginning to sound like a bit of a "super skepetic"?
August 15th, 2004, 01:58 PM #11
ok... i can give you the perfect example. the 1st subject covered in the show... yoga
ive been practicing yoga for 5+ years now, and have done in-depth research into its history and culture.
they mention yoga only being streching.... well, this is absolutly untrue. most american yoga classes include meditation and breathing exercise. which do bring peace & joy to peoples lives.
ANY research into the history of yoga would show that the streching and postures, were just a way to prep the body for extended periods of meditation. and in its lesser value, the poses are design to stimulate certain glands, nerve plexuses, and organs in the body...
if they would have just sat down and TRIED it... they would have seen the positive benefits it brings. if they would have done ANYYYY research into the subject they would have seen what they were saying is completely untrue.
so yea, this show is garbage.
August 15th, 2004, 02:09 PM #12
Oh I see. It hit a little too close to home. Maybe they plan on saving "meditation" for a future show. LOL. No worries. It's no great loss. You don't seem to be skeptic material anyways. Enjoy your stretching.
August 15th, 2004, 02:30 PM #13Originally Posted by OuTpaTienT
p&t are obviously harping on a lot of stuff they are not trying. ...IMO the best way to see if something works or not, is to TRY it....they are not even researching some of the subjects in DEPTH....how can you invalidate such large subjects, with a 20 minute interview with 3 or 4 people.... in reality, you cant.
btw, i dont do the stretching lol
August 15th, 2004, 05:16 PM #14
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Just some advice to OuT and ajna star:
OuT: Don't get upset if someone doesnt like your favourite shows. We all have different taste. Fighting about things that are subjective, especially things such as whether a TV Show is good or not really makes little sense if you go too far. 2 of my best friends do it all the time and it drives me nuts, it all starts out okay, but ends up being just Bullsh**!
ajna star: perhaps watch more than 1 episode then formulate an opnion.
I'm in the process of watching more than one show, then ill post back, either ill iike it, or i wont, both will be fine.
August 15th, 2004, 05:16 PM #15
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Perhaps you should also have warned everyone that the shows arent kosher.
August 15th, 2004, 05:34 PM #16Perhaps you should also have warned everyone that the shows arent kosher.
You can't fix stupidity.
August 15th, 2004, 05:45 PM #17Originally Posted by ClubMed
Originally Posted by ClubMed
August 15th, 2004, 06:04 PM #18
i dont understand why its your favorite show if your so into critial thinking and 'true skepticism'..... they are only giving a very very limited viewpoint on each subjects that i watched. any intelligent person who looks a little deeper into most of the subjects covered would see that...
August 15th, 2004, 06:09 PM #19
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Fight nice, children. Really.
Penn and Teller are awesome. Definitely going to have to check this out when I get my connection back.
August 15th, 2004, 06:55 PM #20
Just seeing the name shows me it's not worth watching.
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