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Guru
02-07-2007, 11:12 PM
Anyone see this?

ON Showtime right now. This show is way over the top.

Jayhawkerman2001
02-07-2007, 11:26 PM
I dont have HBO, give me a quick rundown?

Phobia
02-07-2007, 11:28 PM
I dont have HBO, give me a quick rundown?

I don't either. Here goes:
Penn and Teller do something preposterous that only people with small minds will believe.

The end.

Guru
02-07-2007, 11:29 PM
I dont have HBO, give me a quick rundown?
Well, it is really stupid. And, you are looking at the wrong channel.

Phobia
02-07-2007, 11:31 PM
Well, it is really stupid. And, you are looking at the wrong channel.

I'd watch a Penn and Teller special this time of night on Cinemax. A little softcore action from those jokers has potential to be incredibly entertaining. I'll bet the fat one has nice breasts.

DaFace
02-07-2007, 11:32 PM
I actually enjoy the show. Some of their episodes are way out there, but many are pretty interesting. My favorite one has to be the one where they talked about how much bottled water is a crock of s**t.

jidar
02-07-2007, 11:34 PM
It's a good show.

for those who don't know, it has nothing to do with their magic act. It's them exposing dumb bullshit.

Guru
02-07-2007, 11:35 PM
I actually enjoy the show. Some of their episodes are way out there, but many are pretty interesting. My favorite one has to be the one where they talked about how much bottled water is a crock of s**t.

You mean it wasn't obvious?

DaFace
02-07-2007, 11:39 PM
You mean it wasn't obvious?

Well, it is, but some of the facts they dug up were pretty funny/interesting. Highlights:

-A couple major bottled water companies basically bottle tap water and sell it.
-The FDA has fewer health restrictions than the EPA, so bottled water has much more lenient restrictions on what harmful chemicals may be in there than tap water.
-People's perceptions of taste largely come from their perceptions of the brand.

That's about all I can remember. For what it's worth, though, here's a complete episode list:


1. 1- 1 24 Jan 03 Talking to the Dead
2. 1- 2 31 Jan 03 Alternative Medicine
3. 1- 3 7 Feb 03 Alien Abductions
4. 1- 4 14 Feb 03 End of the World
5. 1- 5 21 Feb 03 Second Hand Smoke / Baby Bullshit
6. 1- 6 28 Feb 03 Sex, Sex, Sex
7. 1- 7 7 Mar 03 Feng Shui / Bottled Water
8. 1- 8 14 Mar 03 Creationism
9. 1- 9 21 Mar 03 Self-Helpless
10. 1-10 28 Mar 03 ESP
11. 1-11 4 Apr 03 Eat This!
12. 1-12 11 Apr 03 Ouija Boards / Near Death Experiences
13. 1-13 18 Apr 03 Environmental Hysteria

Season 2

14. 2- 1 201 1 Apr 04 P.E.T.A.
15. 2- 2 202 8 Apr 04 Safety Hysteria
16. 2- 3 203 15 Apr 04 The Business of Love
17. 2- 4 204 22 Apr 04 War on Drugs
18. 2- 5 205 29 Apr 04 Recycling
19. 2- 6 211 6 May 04 The Bible: Fact or Fiction?
20. 2- 7 207 13 May 04 Yoga / Tantric Sex
21. 2- 8 208 20 May 04 Fountain of Youth
22. 2- 9 209 5 Aug 04 Death, Inc.
23. 2-10 206 12 Aug 04 Profanity
24. 2-11 210 19 Aug 04 12-Stepping
25. 2-12 212 26 Aug 04 Exercise vs. Genetics
26. 2-13 213 2 Sep 04 Hypnosis

Season 3

27. 3- 1 301 25 Apr 05 Circumcision
28. 3- 2 302 2 May 05 Family Values
29. 3- 3 303 9 May 05 Conspiracy Theories
30. 3- 4 304 16 May 05 Life Coaching
31. 3- 5 305 23 May 05 Holier Than Thou
32. 3- 6 306 30 May 05 College
33. 3- 7 307 13 Jun 05 Big Brother
34. 3- 8 308 20 Jun 05 Hair
35. 3- 9 309 27 Jun 05 Gun Control
36. 3-10 310 11 Jul 05 Ghost Busters
37. 3-11 311 18 Jul 05 Endangered Species
38. 3-12 312 25 Jul 05 Signs From Heaven
39. 3-13 313 1 Aug 05 The Best

Season 4

40. 4- 1 401 3 Apr 06 Boy Scouts
41. 4- 2 402 10 Apr 06 Prostitution
42. 4- 3 403 17 Apr 06 The Death Penalty
43. 4- 4 404 24 Apr 06 Cryptozoology
44. 4- 5 405 1 May 06 Ground Zero
45. 4- 6 406 8 May 06 Pet Love
46. 4- 7 407 15 May 06 Reparations
47. 4- 8 408 22 May 06 Manners
48. 4- 9 409 29 May 06 Numbers
49. 4-10 410 5 Jun 06 Abstinence

Guru
02-07-2007, 11:41 PM
Tonights episode was about reparation to the bl... african americans.

Jenson71
02-07-2007, 11:42 PM
What'd they say about the Boy Scouts?

ChiefFan31
02-08-2007, 12:59 AM
Tonights episode was about reparation to the bl... african americans.

Reparations. There is an ingenious idea.

That way they can continue feeling like they are owed something for bad things that happened well before their lifetimes and they can keep not doing what it takes to succeed in life.

They = welfare and the like.


I have never really watched Penn and Teller for whatever reason. Would be kind of nice to see them ripping on silly ideas and things such as bottled water.

PETA- that would be a good one.

FDS
02-08-2007, 01:03 AM
They will need to pay the red man, before they pay the black and yellow men.

PBJ FirstDownSamie PBJ

ChiefFan31
02-08-2007, 01:13 AM
They will need to pay the red man, before they pay the black and yellow men.

PBJ FirstDownSamie PBJ

Good point. What we did was far worse.

I took several American Indian studies courses in JC years ago. Real interesting classes, probably my favorite.

Pants
02-08-2007, 01:30 AM
My roommate has Seasons 1 and 2 on DVD. I've seen them all, some are pretty interesting, some are stupid. What pisses me off is that they bullshit through some of the episodes themselves to either emphasize their point or make the show more interesting, it's ironic but not funny.

OnTheWarpath58
02-08-2007, 07:04 AM
The episodes on Life Coaching, PETA and Gun Control were pretty good.

BigRedChief
02-08-2007, 07:16 AM
What'd they say about the Boy Scouts?That the Mormons had taken control of the leadership and thats why the ban on Homosexuals started. Which is true but it was really funny. Most of the time they are making fun of people taking theirselfs so seriously but in reality they are friking hypocrites

TrickyNicky
02-08-2007, 07:25 AM
I've seen the first and second seasons. Pretty interesting and funny show. My favorite was definitely recycling.

DaFace
02-08-2007, 07:34 AM
My roommate has Seasons 1 and 2 on DVD. I've seen them all, some are pretty interesting, some are stupid. What pisses me off is that they bullshit through some of the episodes themselves to either emphasize their point or make the show more interesting, it's ironic but not funny.

Definitely. You have to take a lot of their episodes with a grain of salt because they (admittedly) are VERY biased and make no attempt to present both sides of an argument. Sometimes that's OK, but sometimes they make it look like an issue is cut and dry when there's really a lot to it.

boogblaster
02-08-2007, 08:18 AM
Tell a lie long enough it becomes a truth ....

Baby Lee
02-08-2007, 08:42 AM
Only seen a few when SHO had free weekends over the years, but my main criticism is when they substitute LOUD VOICES!!! and cursing for a solid case for their position.

F'rinstance - their [well, Penn's] entire take on the issue of gay marriage would be something like . . .

"There are some f##ckers who f#cking want to stand in the f#cking way of two people getting f#cking married . . . that's patent Bullshit!!!! . . . Point made!!! Next subject"

Gee, thanks for the insight.

Adept Havelock
02-08-2007, 09:05 AM
It's very entertaining, but far from an in-depth analysis of the issue under discussion. Granted, if you are relying on Penn & Teller for such things, you probably have bigger issues.