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Re: Morning Metaverse
May 3, 2021, 22:30
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Re: Morning Metaverse May 3, 2021, 22:30
May 3, 2021, 22:30
 
Maher is ok but Al Franken speaks the truth.

https://youtu.be/FCfPQIOK4nU
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Re: Morning Metaverse
May 3, 2021, 19:37
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May 3, 2021, 19:37
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Maher's been the posterboy for "crank boomer" memes for a decade now, not sure why he keeps being brought up outside of residences.
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Re: Morning Metaverse
May 3, 2021, 19:21
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Re: Morning Metaverse May 3, 2021, 19:21
May 3, 2021, 19:21
 
Great show, great person, his opinion, move along.
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Re: Morning Metaverse
May 3, 2021, 18:42
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Re: Morning Metaverse May 3, 2021, 18:42
May 3, 2021, 18:42
 
I'm willing to bet that Bill Maher doesn't watch his own show. So in that way he isn't wasting his time.

It certainly isn't a waste of his time to MAKE the show. It's how he makes an income.

It isn't a waste of time for people that MAKE Twitch videos as long as there are people that are willing to watch them.

It certainly is a waste of time for people that watch the Twitch videos.
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May 3, 2021, 16:53
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May 3, 2021, 16:53
 
HorrorScope wrote on May 3, 2021, 15:25:
I like Bill and there is not one person on Earth that I just agree with 100% and my mind changes a lot to.

Twitch like any entertainment is the same waste of time.
It's entertainment.
His show has some educational value, but it can be looked at by many as a waste of time.
Fiction based movies his employer runs... all a waste of time.
So yeah he's right, then again he works for a company where most of it is a waste of time.
Yeah, so.
We don't live in a 100% production world and I think most are happy with that.

Was just gonna' say the same thing, Twitch is a waste of time...exactly like talk shows. If you enjoy it, who gives a shit? Like John Lennon said, 'Enjoying wasting time isn't time wasted.'
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Re: Morning Metaverse
May 3, 2021, 15:25
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May 3, 2021, 15:25
 
I like Bill and there is not one person on Earth that I just agree with 100% and my mind changes a lot to.

Twitch like any entertainment is the same waste of time.
It's entertainment.
His show has some educational value, but it can be looked at by many as a waste of time.
Fiction based movies his employer runs... all a waste of time.
So yeah he's right, then again he works for a company where most of it is a waste of time.
Yeah, so.
We don't live in a 100% production world and I think most are happy with that.
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Re: Morning Metaverse
May 3, 2021, 15:22
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May 3, 2021, 15:22
 
I like Bill Maher. He can definitely come off as an arrogant ass sometimes, but I appreciate that he pours scorn on both sides where it is warranted.

It was good to see him call out crypto currency and hypocrites like Musk last week too.
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Re: Morning Metaverse
May 3, 2021, 15:12
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May 3, 2021, 15:12
 
Why would Trump be allowed back on? He broke every ToS they had, and they only allowed it to continue under the pretense he was using it as an official channel of government information. Now that he's not President, there is absolutely no reason to let him back on any social media, especially after his seditious coup killed people and he's still pushing those same lies that rile up his domestic terrorists. It's like asking if Al Qaeda should be allowed back on social media.
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May 3, 2021, 15:01
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May 3, 2021, 15:01
 
ColoradoHoudini wrote on May 3, 2021, 14:40:
Bodolza wrote on May 3, 2021, 13:27:
I agree that it's become an echo chamber, but I don't think that was Bill's choice. He's been having a harder and harder time getting mainstream conservatives on his show since Trump took over the party. Primarily because the Republicans have moved so far into looneyvile that they're unable to actually have any sort of political conversation anymore without outright fabrication and lying, and they know Bill won't allow that on his show. Honest conversation is all down-side for mainstream Republicans, so they won't come on the show. That just leaves the "RINO"s, who tend to side with the Democrats these days more than their own party.

You mean people who appreciate the Bill of Rights? The Constitution as a whole? Freedom? Free speech? Removing censorship? Not entertaining every stupid woke culture idea? Wow.. scary thoughts!

I edited out what you said that will get you REMOVED, but he's not the one that sounds scorned.
Meanwhile, I don't think yo understand the Bill of Rights or Constitution if you think it's the extremely far right defending it. Trump never seemed to care much.

Sadly, some of you think the Constitution is solely the right to bear extremely powerful weapons and, for some reason, the right to say whatever you want without people thinking you're an ass for doing so. One of those is arguably in the Constitution, the other is not, but you guys keep coming back to it because you never bothered studying what our legal Freedom of Speech is.

Blue REMOVING you doesn't violate it, but you'll whine that it does.
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Re: Morning Metaverse
May 3, 2021, 13:27
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May 3, 2021, 13:27
 
I agree that it's become an echo chamber, but I don't think that was Bill's choice. He's been having a harder and harder time getting mainstream conservatives on his show since Trump took over the party. Primarily because the Republicans have moved so far into looneyvile that they're unable to actually have any sort of political conversation anymore without outright fabrication and lying, and they know Bill won't allow that on his show. Honest conversation is all down-side for mainstream Republicans, so they won't come on the show. That just leaves the "RINO"s, who tend to side with the Democrats these days more than their own party.
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Re: Morning Metaverse
May 3, 2021, 13:17
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May 3, 2021, 13:17
 
Bill Maher hasn't been entertaining in about 20 years, but it's not like he (or his writers) is/are wrong, Twitch is a complete waste of time.

Get off my grass, etc.
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Re: Morning Metaverse
May 3, 2021, 12:42
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Bent wrote on May 3, 2021, 12:37:
Eesh, Yahoo and AOL finally get out from under epically awful and disastrous Verizon.....and get bought by a dodgy private equity firm.
Yeah. As I said in the OotB section -- I don't know if that is good or bad news for my Yahoo mail account. I was already nervously waiting for Verizon to do something stupid, not sure how much the chances of that just changed...
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Re: Morning Metaverse
May 3, 2021, 12:40
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May 3, 2021, 12:40
 
Bill Maher occasionally has useful commentary, even an rare interesting insight -- but yeah, most of the time I get the feeling from him he is pushing too hard for a gag that isn't there. The effort of balancing humor and political commentary is a difficult one. And as time goes on Maher seems to miss the mark far more often than he used to...
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Re: Morning Metaverse
May 3, 2021, 12:37
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May 3, 2021, 12:37
 
Eesh, Yahoo and AOL finally get out from under epically awful and disastrous Verizon.....and get bought by a dodgy private equity firm.
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Re: Morning Metaverse
May 3, 2021, 12:28
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May 3, 2021, 12:28
 
Yeah I dunno why this is news. He's not a gamer, so he doesn't get Twitch. Hell, I'm a gamer and I don't get Twitch, but I know others do.

Besides, it's not like he actually writes these rants. I'm sure he agrees with the topics, but he has a room full of writers.

I don't watch him anymore because his show has become an echo chamber, but I do miss his old Politically Incorrect show. That was a better format, always with someone representing the left and the right, and usually a comic to add levity.
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Re: Morning Metaverse
May 3, 2021, 12:24
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May 3, 2021, 12:24
 
ldonyo wrote on May 3, 2021, 12:14:
Bill Maher is a caricature of his formerly funny self at this point. I'm surprised HBO still wants him around.

Yup, but I'm surprised this got so much ire. For one, he does say it's his opinion. For another, I highly doubt anyone watching Twitch watches Bill Maher. He's not some influential voice like Ebert was when he questioned if games could be art. This is just and old guy that doesn't understand new media, as the olds rarely do. (for the record, I don't understand the appeal of Twitch, either.)
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May 3, 2021, 12:14
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May 3, 2021, 12:14
 
Bill Maher is a caricature of his formerly funny self at this point. I'm surprised HBO still wants him around.
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