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Tuesday, January 07, 2020

Ricky Gervais delivered a glorious kick in the globes to Hollywood's woke virtue-signalling hypocrites - and exposed them as a bunch of shameless two-faced charlatans. They'd come to slap each other's backs and feel virtuous about themselves. Very, very virtuous. The world's biggest stars - not least in their own mirrors - flocked to Sunday night's Golden Globes to show us all how woke, worthy and wonderful they are. And, of course, to attack their go-to punchbag President Trump. Meat was even banned from their dinner tables to illustrate just how much these kind-hearted celebrities care about the environment. 'See, we're saving the planet!' was the proud collective message, spoken by multi-millionaire actors and actresses who'd flown to Los Angeles in their private jets and been driven to the Beverly Hilton Hotel in stretch limousines...

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Yesterday Nulli posted highlights on the Nooner but I thought this deserved its own thread.

It was a phenomenal monologue and very much deserved.

#1 | Posted by JeffJ at 2020-01-07 08:25 AM | Reply | Funny: 1

His biggest attacks were against those that ignored the sexual predators in their midst like Trump.

He attacked the rich that virtue signal they care about people of color while being a very white group like the GOP.

He attacked corporations that use Chinese sweatshops to make their products like Trump.

Yes very much deserved.

#2 | Posted by bored at 2020-01-07 08:37 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

--but I thought this deserved its own thread.

Definitely. It's the kind of cultural news that gets buried on the retort by the Trump-obsessed.

#3 | Posted by nullifidian at 2020-01-07 08:46 AM | Reply

Only person shown laughing: Adam Driver, former marine. Probably enjoys a good roasting

#4 | Posted by GOnoles92 at 2020-01-07 08:54 AM | Reply

#2 | POSTED BY BORED

Include yourself in the roasting.

#5 | Posted by JeffJ at 2020-01-07 08:55 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Best line:

"You know nothing about the real world. Most of you spent less time in school than Greta Thunberg."

#6 | Posted by nullifidian at 2020-01-07 09:10 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Best line:

That was a great line, no doubt.

However, I don't think it was the best line. I felt this was the best line:

'A movie where people survive by acting like they don't see a thing. Sort of like working for Harvey Weinstein.'

#7 | Posted by JeffJ at 2020-01-07 09:22 AM | Reply | Funny: 1

Who?

#8 | Posted by LauraMohr at 2020-01-07 09:35 AM | Reply

Is this the thread where people who normally claim celebrities need to keep their mouths shut and stick to acting, praise a celebrity for what they said?

Yep. Sure is.

Carry on.

#9 | Posted by ClownShack at 2020-01-07 09:43 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 3

Doesn't know the difference between a comedic monologue and actresses and actors flying private jets to a climate summit and scolding average Americans for their carbon footprint.

#10 | Posted by visitor_ at 2020-01-07 11:14 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

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Looks like Bored and Clownshack are more than a little butt-hurt over the Monologue, I guess it cut a little too close to the bone.

#11 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2020-01-07 11:41 AM | Reply

... Clownshack are more than a little butt-hurt over the Monologue

Citation necessary.

I get it. You want attention from me. So you resort to lying.

#12 | Posted by ClownShack at 2020-01-07 12:00 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

The level of Hollywood ass chap over the monologue is, in my opinion, best evidenced by comments from a local DC entertainment reporter and movie critic named Kevin McCarthy. When asked the next morning about the monologue, McCarthy, who could cite every dress worn by every actress and quote the acceptance speeches, said "oh, I don't know, I wasn't listening."

Dude pretended like it didn't even happen...

#13 | Posted by MUSTANG at 2020-01-07 12:32 PM | Reply | Funny: 1 | Newsworthy 2

"How the ---- can teasing huge corporations, and the richest, most privileged people in the world be considered right wing?"
- Ricky Gervais on twitter, 01/06/20

#14 | Posted by schifferbrains at 2020-01-07 01:14 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 3

I did not watch the Awards show. I have never heard the monologue. In fact, the only two lines of the monologue I am now familiar with are the two mentioned above.

Yet liberal obsessed right-wingers seem to think all of us are on pins and needles because of what Ricky Gervais said on TV? lol. Get a life people. Nobody cares.

#15 | Posted by moder8 at 2020-01-07 01:53 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

It most certainly appears that the monologue angered wealthy Hollywood liberals.

Which means that it's important to pathetic, partisan hacks like nulli, jeffy, roc, etc.

Good find, patriots.

#16 | Posted by Angrydad at 2020-01-07 02:08 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

#15 Clearly, someone cares. YOU don't care, but you aren't everybody.

#17 | Posted by MUSTANG at 2020-01-07 02:09 PM | Reply

Clearly, someone cares.

Seems mostly to be conservatives who are counting this as some sort of win. A pwning of the libs, if you will.

I didn't watch the awards. But I love Gervais. He's pretty f'n hilarious.

I'm sure he was scoldingly delightful to watch. He would be a great roast master.

#18 | Posted by ClownShack at 2020-01-07 02:13 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Behind all the tinsel and glitter is the real tinsel and glitter.

#19 | Posted by HeliumRat at 2020-01-07 02:27 PM | Reply

Authorities Investigating Dangerous Breach In Hollywood Bubble

HOLLYWOOD, CA--Authorities say they are investigating the circumstances which led to a dangerous tear in Hollywood's protective bubble that keeps celebrities from encountering the festering disgust everyone outside of Hollywood has for them.

Security experts say the breach caused celebrities to encounter opinions from the real world for the very first time. Hollywood's bubble has been carefully constructed over several decades, keeping the fragile, easily spooked celebs from having to face what life might be like without millions of dollars and constant, sycophantic praise.

The guy with the funny accent was up there saying something about people not caring about our opinions," said Brad Pitt. "It is sad when people are so deluded like that. I hope Ricky gets the help he needs."

#20 | Posted by nullifidian at 2020-01-07 02:46 PM | Reply

Hey Jeff,

Just a heads up. Nulli's #20 is also from the BabylonBee.

Here's the link: babylonbee.com

#21 | Posted by ClownShack at 2020-01-07 02:58 PM | Reply

I thought it was funny.

#22 | Posted by rstybeach11 at 2020-01-07 03:02 PM | Reply

Definitely. It's the kind of cultural news that gets buried on the retort by the Trump-obsessed.

#3 | POSTED BY NULLIFIDIAN

LOL normally all you have is sneers for celebrities who speak out.

When they're criticizing your brain dead, toxic worldview you think they should shut up because nobody cares what they think. Now all of a sudden it's "cultural news".

You really are a pathetic sad sack.

#23 | Posted by jpw at 2020-01-07 04:26 PM | Reply

Nobody cares.

#15 | POSTED BY MODER8 AT 2020-01-07 01:53 PM | FLAG:

Then you're in a bubble. It's made front page news, morning news, and viral memes.

#24 | Posted by sitzkrieg at 2020-01-07 05:17 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

Even Time is covering "Tom Hanks Face" meme.

#25 | Posted by sitzkrieg at 2020-01-07 05:27 PM | Reply

Now all of a sudden it's "cultural news"....

#23 | POSTED BY JPW

It actually is. See #24 and #25. Or pop over to RealclearPolitics and you'll see multiple outlets covering this.

#26 | Posted by JeffJ at 2020-01-07 06:04 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

--It actually is.

Yes it is.

"Peggy Noonan's unusually (even for her) peripatetic end-of-year Wall Street Journal column (Warren Zevon and impeachment??) ends with speculation about whether the "wokerati" at the core of "cancel culture" are going to get their comeuppance sometime this decade: "Everyone with an honest mind hates them. Someone will finally move effectively against them. Who? How? That will be a story of the '20s, and a good one."

Maybe Ricky Gervais has fired the first big shot at the progressive fortress, though Dave Chappelle's comments about "the alphabet people" in his Netflix comedy "Sticks and Stones" also upset all the right people. The climax of his monologue at the Golden Globe Awards the other night--his admonition not to make political speeches"reminded me of Paddy Chayevsky's similar plea at the Academy Awards back in the late 1970s:

www.powerlineblog.com

#27 | Posted by nullifidian at 2020-01-07 06:18 PM | Reply

It actually is. See #24 and #25. Or pop over to RealclearPolitics and you'll see multiple outlets covering this.

#26 | Posted by JeffJ

Just as multiple outlets have covered tirades by other Hollywood award winners that were sneered at by Nullischitian and other righties.

Wiggle all you wish, you're not getting away from the fact that it's a standard position switch because something you agree with is being said.

#28 | Posted by jpw at 2020-01-07 06:23 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Wiggle all you wish, you're not getting away from the fact that it's a standard position switch because something you agree with is being said.

#28 | POSTED BY JPW

Political commentary and cultural commentary are not necessarily the same thing.

Gervais wasn't commenting on the complexities of global geopolitics, he was commenting specifically on the twisted and hypocritical culture that Hollywood has fostered and he does so as one with inside up-front knowledge of it.

You are equating apples and oranges.

#29 | Posted by JeffJ at 2020-01-07 06:26 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

"When the emperor parades before his subjects in his new "clothes", no one dares to say that they do not see any suit of clothes on him for fear that they will be seen as stupid. Finally a child cries out, "But he isn't wearing anything at all!"

That's Gervais. And people are laughing.

#30 | Posted by nullifidian at 2020-01-07 06:33 PM | Reply

That's Gervais. And people are laughing.
#30 | POSTED BY NULLI

Was this the first time you've heard Ricky Gervais?

Must be.

#31 | Posted by ClownShack at 2020-01-07 06:35 PM | Reply

#29 | POSTED BY JEFFJ

Actually. For any and all of you who have ever muttered "celebrities should shut up", like you and Nulli have. To then praise Gervais. Is the definition of hypocrisy.

Face it.

#32 | Posted by ClownShack at 2020-01-07 06:42 PM | Reply

You are equating apples and oranges.

#29 | Posted by JeffJ

LOL *wiggle wiggle wiggle*

Nullischitian responds to EVERY reported statement from a Hollywood librul with the same derision.

Stop trying to defend the indefensible. You're sinking into the cesspool Nulli already dwells in.

#33 | Posted by jpw at 2020-01-07 06:43 PM | Reply

--For any and all of you who have ever muttered "celebrities should shut up", like you and Nulli have. To then praise Gervais. Is the definition of hypocrisy.

Hey stupid, this was a celebrity telling the hypocritical, woke celebrities to shut up. Praising Gervais isn't hypocritical in the slightest, dummy.

#34 | Posted by nullifidian at 2020-01-07 06:48 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Was this the first time you've heard Ricky Gervais?

Yes and no.

I'm terrible with celebrity names but I immediately recognized him from the Night at the Museum movies.

Nullischitian responds to EVERY reported statement from a Hollywood librul with the same derision.

Stop trying to defend the indefensible. You're sinking into the cesspool Nulli already dwells in.

#33 | POSTED BY JPW

Again, understand the difference between these hypocritical celebrities virtue-signaling and pontificating about subjects they no next-to-nothing about and an insider calling out his own industry.

Your equivalence is really bad on this thread.

#35 | Posted by JeffJ at 2020-01-07 06:57 PM | Reply

"subjects they no next-to-nothing about"

Not really the case.

#36 | Posted by snoofy at 2020-01-07 07:00 PM | Reply

--Was this the first time you've heard Ricky Gervais?

I saw The Office years ago. What's your point?

#37 | Posted by nullifidian at 2020-01-07 07:00 PM | Reply

It's funny how when Ricky Gervais said Hollywood is racist it's not even in the news, but when Chris Rock said Hollywood is racist some white people took umbrage.

#38 | Posted by snoofy at 2020-01-07 07:05 PM | Reply

Hey stupid, this was a celebrity telling the hypocritical, woke celebrities to shut up. Praising Gervais isn't hypocritical in the slightest, dummy.
#34 | POSTED BY NULLI

Of course it is, hypocrite.

The only difference between Gervais and any other celebrity is you agree with him.

You're a full blown hypocrite.

#39 | Posted by ClownShack at 2020-01-07 07:06 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

Again, understand the difference
#35 | POSTED BY JEFFJ

Oh. I get it.

Usually you disagree with celebrities. So they should shut up.

But. This time you agree with one. So it's different.

#40 | Posted by ClownShack at 2020-01-07 07:08 PM | Reply

"subjects they no next-to-nothing about"
---
Not really the case.

#36 | POSTED BY SNOOFY

Sure it is. Comparatively so at the very least.

Gervais was offering commentary about something he has firsthand knowledge of.

I find it interesting that in lieu of challenging what he actually said, certain lefties are instead trying to use false-equivalencies to try and shut up those who are lauding what he said.

Your whataboutism is noted. Now, do any of you dispute his commentary?

#41 | Posted by JeffJ at 2020-01-07 07:10 PM | Reply

Oh. I get it.

No, you clearly don't.

Usually you disagree with celebrities. So they should shut up.

I've never called for celebrities to "shut up." This straw man sets up the one that follows:

But. This time you agree with one. So it's different.

#40 | POSTED BY CLOWNSHACK

I am not going to argue for a position I haven't taken.

#42 | Posted by JeffJ at 2020-01-07 07:12 PM | Reply

Of course it is, hypocrite.

The only difference between Gervais and any other celebrity is you agree with him.

You're a full blown hypocrite.

#39 | Posted by ClownShack

Of course that idiot is going to deny it.

That's why I hate the hypocrisy argument.

9/10 you're a hypocrite yourself when you use it.

And Nulli is falling into that large proportion on this very thread.

#43 | Posted by jpw at 2020-01-07 07:40 PM | Reply

"How the ---- can teasing huge corporations, and the richest, most privileged people in the world be considered right wing?"
- Ricky Gervais on twitter, 01/06/20

Because, in their minds, it trolls the libs.
Apple = Libs.
Hollywood = Libs.

#44 | Posted by snoofy at 2020-01-07 08:34 PM | Reply

Gervais repeatedly says he doesn't care what people think, is going to call it as he sees it and proceeds to do just that and Hollywood, Clown, JPW and Snoofy get their manties in a wad.

Precious.

#45 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2020-01-07 08:47 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

The only thing I've seen this turd in is the Night at the Museum movies.
So he has Ben Stiller to thank for his "success"? LOL.

I find it highly ironic that the racist (R)tards are supporting this foreigner.
Maybe we should check his papers to see if he is here legally? No?

#46 | Posted by aborted_monson at 2020-01-07 08:56 PM | Reply

#46 | Posted by aborted_monson

Just damn, son.

Educate yourself just a little.

#47 | Posted by Angrydad at 2020-01-07 09:32 PM | Reply

#5 Why? I loved the monologue. I am not a Hollywood elite. I don't support sexual predators. I don't earn money using Chinese sweatshops.

I think Gervais pointed out the hypocrisy of the elite who pretend to care about their supporters, like Trump, or virtue signal (protect US workers) while hiring illegal immigrants and outsourcing manufacturing, like Trump. Don't tell other people to follow values you won't, seems like a variation on the golden rule.

The fact that he criticized this abhorrent behavior exhibited by the Hollywood elite audience doesn't change the accuracy of the message. Unless you are an identity politics partisan cultist.

#48 | Posted by bored at 2020-01-07 09:46 PM | Reply

#46/#47

AND IT'S ON! TROLL V TROLL!

#49 | Posted by MUSTANG at 2020-01-07 10:17 PM | Reply

#45 you're particularly stupid lately in lame attempts to be insulting.

I found his monologue hilarious and accurate.

I find certain posters sudden justifications for caring about celebrity opinions laughably transparent.

#50 | Posted by jpw at 2020-01-08 04:48 AM | Reply

Gervais was funny, period. I totally loved it. Comedy is comedy and roasts are roasts. Surprisingly, he didn't have a crack about the menu: no meat allowed. I still love Hollywood, but man, they are going a bit nuts.

#51 | Posted by CrisisStills at 2020-01-08 05:09 AM | Reply

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