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    Default Ricky Gervais Takes No Prisoners At Golden Globes

    friend just sent me this. a must see. Ricky starts just a little bit slow but picks up steam as he goes along.

    nothing is sacred. he slays everyone in the room. a beautifully brutal destruction of hollywood and all its players..with nothing held back. swinging from the hip every time. this dude just doesn't give a f#ck. it's exquisite.

    way to go Ricky. A+. this really belongs in the 'myths and legends' section.

    it's something like 8 mins long:
    Mod note from Bill: this video appears to have been taken down. The other available versions are audio only: there may have been a copyright issue with some of the images.

    Here's the next best I could find:



    But here's a non-YouTube full video version, uploaded to the server.

    http://projectavalon.net/Ricky_Gervais_2020_Golden_Globes.mp4

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    This was fantastic!

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    Default Re: Ricky Gervais Takes No Prisoners At Golden Globes

    So good. I love the shots of nervous laughter in the room

    The video in the original post is not available in my country, and maybe not anywhere outside the US. So here's an alternate link.

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    I'm wowed!

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    Normally I could give a rat's patootie about these type shows, but knowing this comic genius was hosting I did record this one. Can't wait to watch it all.
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    Looking Back on Ricky Gervais' Most Shocking Golden Globes Moments
    Author: Zach Seemayer‍
    December 31, 2019
    https://www.wfaa.com/article/enterta...f-c905e92870c4

    (Article from just before this year's G.G. show)

    "Ricky Gervais is, without question, one of the most controversial Golden Globes hosts of all time, making jokes that offend the stars being honored, insult the organization behind the show, and generally turn the night into a polarizing roast.

    So, for this year's ceremony, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association asked the acerbic comic to return for the fifth time, and they're already banking on his unpredictability to attract viewers. NBC's promo for the 77th annual Golden Globes even features Gervais spraying the cameras with champagne as a narrator promises, "As usual, we have no idea what he's going to do!"

    Recently, Gervais sat down for an episode of The Graham Norton Show

    ...and revealed that the producers really don't know what he's going to do. When Norton asked about whether they approve Gervais' script, the comic explained, "When I do [the show], I say, 'I'm gonna say what I want, I don't have to rehearse,' and they say, 'That's fine.' But I do have to tell a lawyer [the jokes] just before I go on."

    "People ask, 'Why do you go to so much trouble to offend people?' and I say, 'It's no trouble. It's easy," Gervais added with a laugh.

    In a statement released in November, announcing that he'd be returning for the fifth time as host, Gervais said it would be the last time, and implied that would make it an event to remember. "Once again, they've made me an offer I canít refuse. But this is the very last time Iím doing this, which could make for a fun evening," he said, ominously.

    So how insane could it really get? In preparation for Gervais' return, we're taking a look back at the most controversial, offensive, biting, often hilarious and downright brutal jokes from his four previous appearances, to get a good sense of what we have in store for the British comic's Golden Globes swan song.


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    2010

    For the 67th Annual Golden Globes, Gervais was tapped to serve as host after the ceremony had gone unhosted for the previous six decades -- save for one year in 1995 when John Larroquette and Janine Turner became the show's first-ever hosts, after which the show went back to having no emcee for another 15 years.

    Without any set expectations -- or an understanding of what was about to befall Hollywood on one of the industry's most fun evenings -- Gervais hit the stage and truly shocked the world with his brand of take-no-prisoners comedy.

    Totally unafraid of mocking celebrities right to their face, Gervais brought the same kind of biting, often painfully awkward, fearless comedic sensibilities to the ceremony that he pioneered in his sitcoms The Office and Extras. And, honestly, a lot of people weren't down with it.

    Gervais Kicks Things Off With Genital Humor

    Gervais set the tone with his monologue, in which he mocked Hollywood's love for plastic surgery and made everyone think about his own anatomy.

    "Looking at all the wonderful faces here today reminds me of the great work thatís been done this year -- by cosmetic surgeons," Gervais joked. "I've had some work done, too. Iíve had a penis reduction. Just got the one now. And it is very tiny. But then so are my hands, so when Iím holding it it looks pretty big."

    He Pokes Fun at Anglina Jolie's Adoptions

    ďActors arenít just loved here in Hollywood, they are loved the world over. You could be in the third world and get a glimpse of a Hollywood star and it could make you feel a little bit better," Gervais said. "You could be a little Asian child with no possessions and no money. But you could see a picture of Angelina Jolie and youíd think, 'Mommy!'"

    He Starts His Public Comedic Feud With Mel Gibson

    One of Gervais' recurring targets of his harshest jokes during his multiple hosting gigs has been Mel Gibson -- who was famously arrested for a DUI in 2006, where he made anti-semitic comments to the arresting officer. Gibson was considered to be essentially a blacklisted pariah in 2010, but Gervais didn't miss a chance to get in some digs.

    "I hope I havenít offended anyone. Itís not my fault," Gervais said toward the end of the show, holding up his glass of beer. "I like a drink as much as the next man. Unless the next man is Mel Gibson."


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    2011

    Despite some of the pushback from celebrities and concerns that Gervais' material as host was too raunchy or mean, he returned in 2011, and even said during his opening monologue, referring to the show's producers when they asked him back, "I warned 'em!" It was a warning that went unheeded -- and led to even more shocking one-liners that became ingrained in Golden Globes history.

    Gervais Takes Aim at Scientology

    If there's one Hollywood organization it's safe to say most public figures are wary of offending, it's the Church of Scientology. But that didn't stop Gervais from making jokes about the organization -- as well as a pointed joked about the rumors sexual orientations of several prominent actors, whom he left unnamed.

    ďAlso not nominated, I Love You Phillip Morris. Jim Carrey and Ewan McGregor, two heterosexual actors pretending to be gay. So the complete opposite of some famous Scientologists, then," Gervais quipped, adding, "My lawyers helped with that joke.Ē

    He Takes On Charlie Sheen

    In 2011, in the midst of Charlie Sheen's infamous "Winning/Tiger's Blood/Warlock" era, Gervais turned to reports of his behavior to lambaste the controversial sitcom star.

    "Itís going to be a night of partying and heavy drinking -- or, as Charlie Sheen calls it, breakfast." Gervais said. "Wow, so letís get this straight, so what he did was, he picked up a porn star, paid her to have dinner with him, introduced her to his ex-wife -- as you do -- went to a hotel, got drunk, got naked, trashed the place while she was locked in a cupboard, and that was a Monday. What does he do New Yearís Eve?"

    Gervais Mocks Hugh Hefner's Marriage

    "Talking of the walking dead, congratulations to Hugh Hefner, who is getting married at age 84 to 24-year-old beauty Crystal Harris," Gervais said. "When asked why she was marrying him, she said, 'He lied about his age. He told me he was 94.'"

    "Just don't look at it when you touch it," Gervais added, to audible groans of awkward discomfort from the audience.

    He Rips Into The Tourist, Accuses HFPA of Taking Bribes


    When The Tourist was nominated for three Golden Globes, despite being critically panned and generally dismissed, Gervais didn't miss an opportunity to both mock the film, it's stars -- Johnny Depp and Angelina Jolie, both of whom earned Golden Globe noms themselves for their performances in the movie -- as well as the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, claiming they nominated them just to have a chance to hang out with the famous stars.

    "It was a big year for 3-D movies. Toy Story, Despicable Me, Tron. It seemed like everything this year was three-dimensional. Except the characters in The Tourist," Gervais siad. "I already feel bad about that joke. I tell you what, Iím jumping on the bandwagon, because I havenít even seen The Tourist. Who has? But it must be good because itís nominated, so shut up, OK?"

    "And Iíd like to crush this ridiculous rumor that the only reason The Tourist was nominated was so that the foreign press of could hang out with Johnny Depp and Angelina Jolie," he added. "That was not the only reason -- they also accepted bribes."

    He Goes After the Women of Sex In The City

    "There were a lot of big films that didnít get nominated this year. Nothing for Sex and the City 2. No, I was sure the Golden Globe for special effects would go to the team that airbrushed that poster. Great job," Gervais said. "Girls, we know how old you are. I saw one of you in an episode of Bonanza."


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    2012

    Gervais returned for his third year in a row, and this time he was reportedly warned to tone down his offensive remarks -- which he seemed to take as a suggestion to simply insult stars who weren't actually in the room. Then, after seemingly getting bored of that, he began to go off-script -- or at least his promise to behave -- and really dug into the stars. However, this time around, most of them were seemingly prepared for the shock value, and the general audible gasps didn't resonate as loudly, and the jokes didn't land with as much punch. But not for lack of trying.

    Gervais Goes After Royal Families, The Oscars and Eddie Murphy All At Once

    The English comic has also used his platform at the Golden Globes to essentially trash the Golden Globes, or at least knock them down a peg. This time around, he did so with a decent comparison between the Royal Family and the Kardashian Family, and mocked Eddie Murphy's 2007 storm-off after losing the Oscar for Best Supporting Actor.

    "For any of you who don't know, the Golden Globes are just like the Oscars, but without all that esteem," Gervais joked. "The Golden Globes are to the Oscars what Kim Kardashian is to Kate Middleton: A bit louder, a bit trashier, a bit drunker and more easily bought -- allegedly. Nothingís been proved."

    "But who needs the Oscars? Not me. And not Eddie Murphy," Gervais continued. "He walked out on them. And good for him! But when the man who said 'yes' to Norbit says 'no' to you, you know you're in trouble."

    He Pokes Fun at Natalie Portman's Decision to Be a Mom

    Sometimes, Gervais' comments can just be flat-out insults. Other times, he uses bitter, biting irony to make self-effacing jokes intended to make him sound like a heartless monster. Although some didn't get that he was being ironic when he took a fake swipe at Natalie Portman starting her family.

    "Last year, our next presenter won both the Golden Globe and the Oscar for her work in Black Swan. This year, she took some time out to have a baby. Consequently, sheís been nominated for nothing. Really pathetic," Gervais joked. "But she learned that valuable lesson you all already knew -- never put family first. Please welcome the very foolish Natalie Portman."

    He Also Attacked Hollywood's Sweetheart Colin Firth

    Everybody loves Colin Firth, and that's exactly why Gervais' over-the-top joke about Firth's secret dark side really worked -- as long as you understood the point of the gag.

    ďHe's also swooned over by women. I donít see it. Good luck to him. Ö What you donít know about Colin Firth is heís very racist. I mean, really nasty stuff. Iíve also seen him punch a little blind kitten," Gervais deadpanned. "Please welcome the evil Colin Firth."

    His Off-the-Cuff Joke About Spanish Accents Gets Censored, Labeled as Racist

    Gervais' low point, according to many critics, came when he seemingly mocked Antonio Banderas and Salma Hayek, who were presenting at the show. The comic, who spent most of the night with a drink in his hand, was accused of making a racist remark, and because he dropped a swear in, most of the joke was censored anyway.

    "They're probably very interesting," Gervais said. "I wouldn't know because I can't understand a f**king word they're saying."


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    2016

    After three years of the affable, charming and (mostly) friendly hosting antics from the incomparable duo of Amy Poehler and Tina Fey, the HFPA turned once more to the acidic wit of Gervais -- which had proven to be a ratings boon for the awards show in the past -- and the British comic came out swinging. His fourth time as host proved to perhaps be his most controversial, and it was met with the most outspoken push back from the celebs in the audience and in critics' reviews the next day.

    Gervais Sets the Tone Right Off the Bat

    The comedian kicked things off with exactly the kind of satirical abuse people expected, amped up to 11, telling the star-studded audience, "Shh. Shut up, you disgusting, pill-popping, sexually deviant scum."

    Gervais Jokes About Caitlyn Jenner's Transition and a Fatal Car Accident

    Six months before the 73rd Golden Globes aired in January 2016, Caitlyn Jenner introduced herself to the world with a cover appearance and lengthy interview in Vanity Fair. The reveal came just a few months after Jenner was involved in a multi-car accident that resulted in the death of a 69-year-old woman. Prosecutors formally declined to press charges against Jenner in September 2015, but the high-profile news stories provided Gervais with the material for one of his most controversial jokes of the night.

    "I'm going to be nice tonight. Iíve changed -- not as much as Bruce Jenner. Obviously. Now Caitlyn Jenner, of course," Gervais said. "What a year sheís had! She became a role model for trans-people everywhere, showing great bravery in breaking down barriers and destroying stereotypes. She didnít do a lot for women drivers. But you canít have everything, can ya? Not at the same time."

    He Makes Light of Catholic Church Sex Abuse Scandal and Roman Polanski

    "The excellent Spotlight has been nominated. Yeah. The Catholic Church are furious about the film as it exposes that 5 percent of all their priests have repeatedly molested children and been allowed to continue to work without punishment," Gervais explained. "Roman Polanski called it 'the best date movie ever.'"

    Gervais Makes a Good Point About the Gender-Based Pay Gap In Hollywood

    Around the time that Gervais hosted in 2016, calls to reform the disparity in pay between male and female actors had started to become a major issue being championed by some of the industry's biggest names. It makes his joke about the popularity of female-driven reboots all the more pointed and insightful.

    "All-female remakes are the big thing. Thereís a female remake of Ghostbusters. Thereís going to be a female remake of Oceanís 11," Gervais explained. "And this is brilliant for the studios because they get guaranteed box office results and they donít have to spend too much money on the cast."

    He Jokes About Using His Own Golden Globe as a Sex Toy

    "Remember if you do win tonight, no one cares about that award as much as you do. Donít get emotional, itís embarrassing. That award is, no offense, worthless. Itís a bit of metal some nice old confused journalists wanted to give you in person so they could meet you and have a selfie with you, okay? Thatís all it is!" Gervais said, "I've got three Golden Globes, myself. One's a doorstop, one I use to hit burglars with and one I keep by the bed to... doesn't matter why. It's mine! I won it fair and square. It's just the right shape and size... It's nothing."

    "So, to be clear, that was a joke about me shoving a Golden Globe, that I won, up my a**. And they asked me to host four times!" he added.

    He Makes Things Awkward for Matt Damon

    One of the most audible gasps of the night came when Gervais brought Damon out as a presenter and introduced him as "The only person Ben Affleck hasnít been unfaithful to."

    He Finally Shares the Stage With Mel Gibson

    After savaging Gibson multiple times during his times as host, Gervais finally had to share the stage with the controversial actor -- who was asked to come out and present a tribute to Mad Max: Fury Road, which was nominated for Best Picture.

    "Iím in the awkward position of having to introduce him again. Listen, Iím sure itís embarrassing for both of us. I blame NBC for this terrible situation. Mel blamesÖwe know who Mel blames," Gervais said. "Listen, I still feel a bit bad for it. Melís forgotten all about it apparently, thatís what drinking does. I want to say something nice about Mel before he comes out. So: Iíd rather have a drink with him in his hotel room tonight than with Bill Cosby."

    Gervais will take the stage for his fifth and (supposedly) final time when the 77th Annual Golden Globe Awards ceremony kicks off live coast-to-coast on NBC on Sunday, Jan. 5 from 5-8 p.m. PT/8-11 p.m. ET from The Beverly Hilton."

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    That was unbelievable. Thank Mike for posting it.

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    Agree these awards shows are as predictable as elections. The political bias is hardly tolerable. But Ricky Gervais makes is all tolerable. A laugh a minute because even though it is scripted by him, hopefully, he can say it without having to perform as a jokester, a comedian waiting for laughs. If you notice, he can say more in one paragraph and you find yourself laughing at multiple statements he just said. Very casually dropping the bombs.
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    Brilliant and savage from Ricky. This is front and centre mainstream now, and I really do wonder what dirt Gervais actually has on these freaks.

    He dressed the truth in sarcasm and humour, which is probably the only safe way to do it. Or maybe not so safe - I hope he protects himself, he upset a lot of powerful people in that monologue. A most telling (and subtle) line for me was how he told them, upon receiving a reward "to thank your God" then get off the stage etc. Your god? Hmm indeed. I doubt he'd use that wording unless 'their god' happened to be a quite different god to the one we all know...
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    Ricky Gervais trivialising rape and paedophilia by turning them into punchlines serves to take the heat off certain individuals, watch Gervais read from the script, as the actors contort their well-trained expressions right on cue.
    Okay people, places please. Lights, camera, action. Wheel out Gervais.... and the mewling herd gobbles it up as if they're witnessing something organic, whilst experts in human behaviour lay waste to their perception of reality.
    ..and cue the applause.

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    Quote Posted by Stealthy Monk (here)
    Ricky Gervais trivialising rape and paedophilia by turning them into punchlines serves to take the heat off certain individuals, watch Gervais read from the script, as the actors contort their well-trained expressions right on cue.
    Okay people, places please. Lights, camera, action. Wheel out Gervais.... and the mewling herd gobbles it up as if they're witnessing something organic, whilst experts in human behaviour lay waste to their perception of reality.
    ..and cue the applause.


    historically the jester is the only one in the king's court who gets to tell the truth. it's because he is "below contempt". Gervais' art isn't in reading the cue cards or trivializing rape and pedophilia..it's in placing himself below contempt so he can properly pull off the jokes. besides, rape and pedophilia weren't the punchlines..the actors and directors and producers were the punchlines. you've missed the point entirely. you really think that guy from Apple was acting when called out on his Chinese sweatshops? have another look

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    Ricky Gervais trivialising rape and paedophilia by turning them into punchlines serves to take the heat off certain individuals, watch Gervais read from the script, as the actors contort their well-trained expressions right on cue.
    Okay people, places please. Lights, camera, action. Wheel out Gervais.... and the mewling herd gobbles it up as if they're witnessing something organic, whilst experts in human behaviour lay waste to their perception of reality.
    ..and cue the applause.
    You've touched upon what has been gnawing at me about his monologue. I get the feeling that it was and is a put-up job, for public consumption. What they hope to achieve by it is to have the public conclude that there is a movement afoot in the industry to clean house from the inside. I doubt that.

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    historically the jester is the only one in the king's court who gets to tell the truth. it's because he is "below contempt".
    The jester gets his paycheck from the king and is there for more than just simple entertainment. The king, like J. Edgar Hoover, has a COINTEL file on all the the lesser members of court. It's the jester's job to take this information, and at the appointed time, humiliate, demean and degrade the court members in various ways, to keep them all under control, all for the king.

    Victor Hugo illustrates how this works in his play Le roi s'amuse, which was set to music when it became Verdi's opera Rigoletto.


    One difference about how this is done in Hollywood. The king no longer sits visibly on the throne, but anonomously and quietly in a board room, where the jesters are summoned. Right now, Ricky Gervais is their favorite Rigoletto. And the mind control isn't just confined to the court room, but is broadcast internationally, for all those who tune in at the appointed hour for their programming.

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    Quote Posted by Mike (here)

    historically the jester is the only one in the king's court who gets to tell the truth. it's because he is "below contempt".
    The jester gets his paycheck from the king and is there for more than just simple entertainment. The king, like J. Edgar Hoover, has a COINTEL file on all the the lesser members of court. It's the jester's job to take this information, and at the appointed time, humiliate, demean and degrade the court members in various ways, to keep them all under control, all for the king.

    Victor Hugo illustrates how this works in his play Le roi s'amuse, which was set to music when it became Verdi's opera Rigoletto.


    One difference about how this is done in Hollywood. The king no longer sits visibly on the throne, but anonomously and quietly in a board room, where the jesters are summoned. Right now, Ricky Gervais is their favorite Rigoletto. And the mind control isn't just confined to the court room, but is broadcast internationally, for all those who tune in at the appointed hour for their programming.


    right, but sometimes he makes fun of the king. and if the king is displeased, he is hung.

    Gervais is doing a delicate dance here. i don't think any of us know exactly what kind of risk he is taking. sure, he has prepared material, but he's also riffing quite a bit as well (see the mel gibson bit from a few years ago)

    perhaps, on the top of the pyramid, there is a "king" who enjoys seeing his underlings get roasted. it's very possible.

    i'm not sure. recently we've seen Epstein get arrested; we're seeing R.Kelly about to go down. perhaps there is a benevolent group(s) on the inside that are making opportunities like this possible. perhaps they have enough leverage to let a guy like Gervais do his thing.

    who knows? it can be examined in many different ways
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    right, but sometimes he makes fun of the king. and if the king is displeased, he is hung.
    Yes, that's how it works in comic strips.




    Quote i'm not sure. recently we've seen Epstein get arrested;
    I think you meant Weinstein (similar name, similar vile charachters, easy to confuse). Yes, he is certainly a high level soldier in the MKULTRA army of Hollywood. But expendable. But he's not the kiing. I don't think any of us know who the real king is. In medieval times, the king might have allowed a bit of humor at his expense, just to show he's a good sport, but whoever or whatever runs the MK-Ultra Program that is "Hollywood", don't ever mention their name. I doubt Ricky Gervais even know's who that is.

    We all wonder who assassinated JFK and Lennon. Who did 911. Who runs the secret space program. Who is behind the crimes of big pharma.

    We should also ask what people, or even, what entities, are behind Hollywood.

    I don't know who. Or what. But here's my best guess:
    http://projectcamelot.org/lang/en/an...script_en.html

    I have some other theories too, even flakier.

    But what I do know is that Hollywood has replaced fire and brimstone Christianity as the principal device to shame and demean human beings and make them powerless. For instance, one of the many, many, message in the script's subtext: "So you think you are a good mom, raising good kids, getting them into college? Well, look at Felicity Huffman, she is making license plates in Singsing now. And you too, soccer mom, are equally vile and corrupt. You can't do much good on this earth, so just be a lowly being. So don't think you can be a do gooder and thwart out corporate will." Nothing like telling the human race they are worthless and powerless. It helps to create a power vacuum that will be filled by corporations, political warlords, and other strange entities. In ancient times, people turned to the light of the night skies to see their future in the stars: clear, bright, strong, reliable (Sirius always rises on schedule), beautiful. Now at night, people gaze is turned horizontal to the light of the screen also to watch the stars, the Hollywood stars: they shine brightly one moment, but then fall the next. And the Fall is not is not pretty, like a meteor shower. The stars fall into acts of depravity, addiction, religious and cult mania, overeating, crime, emotional instability and all sorts of ugliness that keep people tuned into TMZ and reading the Hollywood Reporter. But the story has been always been the same, the Fall is the story that illustrates how worthless the human individual is.


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    You've touched upon what has been gnawing at me about his monologue. I get the feeling that it was and is a put-up job, for public consumption. What they hope to achieve by it is to have the public conclude that there is a movement afoot in the industry to clean house from the inside. I doubt that.

    Perhaps put up job, but is it possible it's by the Patriots to bring things to light to the general public.

    Here Gervais calls out Apple for their sweat shops and warns: If you do win an award don't get up here and give a political speech, we know what you're all about.




    And here he takes a shot at Harvey Weinstein - and when the crowd moans and groans, he says: Hey, you did it! (referring to knowing what's going on, but looking the other way. Imo, he's calling them out saying: Don't act all shocked, you knew what was going on and you chose to ignore it.

    Blessed are the cracked, for they are the ones who let in the light!

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    If you're a comedian and you have a large group of powerful people in front of you, and you are clear that some are pedo's and deviants, you can't just walk up to them with a wagging finger and announce their guilt with bellowing screams. You have to use jokes.

    A good joke will be just silly and clever enough to elicit laughs, but just serious enough to make one seriously consider something. It's a wonderful way to broach almost any topic. It's linguistic magic.

    Drift a little towards the silly and you might trivialize a serious topic; drift too far towards the serious and you risk offending or "outraging". It's an artful dance. Gervais is first and foremost a comedian and a performer. He was funny and he performed well. He walked the tightrope with aplomb. He did his job. As a wanna be comedian myself, that's how I judged his performance initially. I appreciated that he made many powerful people uncomfortable, but I never once suggested (or thought) that he had made any kind of dent in the top of the power structure, whatever one wishes to call that.

    We see some whistleblowers die under very suspicious circumstances, and some are seemingly left free to do their work. The ones that die appear to cross an invisible line that very few can tag and label. We don't know where that line is exactly. I think Gervais occasionally flirts with lines like that. Perhaps not lines that will result in death or bodily harm, but maybe lines that would destroy his career

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    If there was ever a movie about how the entertainment industry pimps out it stars and celebrities to mind control the public, to control the ebb and flow of the world's psychic energy, to make human beings think they are powerless and helpless so that corporate power is everything, it was Norman Jewison's "Rollerball."


    You do get to see the king, "Mr. Bartholomew", played by John Houseman. The jester here, is the game itself, Rollerball, which humiliates the players, showing them to be spectacular one moment, and then defeated and pathetic the next, to create a world of passive, compliant people who bend to the will of corporations. Mr. Bartholomew is more than just a entertainment mogul, but is a secret member of some Bilderberg like organization, hellbent on corporate power and killing the spirit of humanity. (Which is probably good for Dow-Jones ).

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