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Re: The Adam Buxton Podcast Thread II: You're MAI WAIF now
« Reply #330 on: September 13, 2021, 10:49:06 PM »
No mention of the Tommy Tiernan one in between?! Come on, I'm relying on this thread to let me know when there's new ones as I'm too useless to keep track myself.

What listening service are you using?

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« Reply #331 on: September 14, 2021, 09:21:18 AM »
Player FM.

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« Reply #332 on: September 14, 2021, 10:41:01 AM »
I need to try and get back into Buxton appreciation mode.

I haven't listened to one for a while and started the Sarah Silverman one but had to stop during the intro as his tweeness was grinding my gears. I usually really like Adam but I feel like he's the living breathing embodiment of privilege, boomerism, and centristness. It wasn't anything he said but just his general manner was a bit grating. Hopefully I can get over my self and get back into it as I did really used to enjoy it.

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« Reply #333 on: September 14, 2021, 10:48:59 AM »
Had to cringe a bit at Sarah Silverman's suggestion that renaming the police "community guardians" would fix anything

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Re: The Adam Buxton Podcast Thread II: You're MAI WAIF now
« Reply #334 on: September 14, 2021, 11:22:10 AM »
I need to try and get back into Buxton appreciation mode.

I haven't listened to one for a while and started the Sarah Silverman one but had to stop during the intro as his tweeness was grinding my gears. I usually really like Adam but I feel like he's the living breathing embodiment of privilege, boomerism, and centristness. It wasn't anything he said but just his general manner was a bit grating. Hopefully I can get over my self and get back into it as I did really used to enjoy it.

Yeah, I found that too with this one but on the other hand, his cosyness has cheered me up a great deal when I've been in a terminal funk. Depends on mood, I guess.

He did say he was nervous during the interview and the editing was implied to be difficult (technical errors etc) - maybe he thought the finshed article came off worse than it did so he overcompensated with the intro.

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« Reply #335 on: September 15, 2021, 07:40:54 AM »
I liked the Tommy Tiernan episode, since no one has mentioned it yet. Nothing earth shattering, but they had a nice connection as two cheeky middle aged men with school age children. There was the inevitable cancel culture bit, which at least focused on concrete events in the guest's life this time. Probably it's hard to avoid when their wikipedia article has such a long "Controversies" section.

In a way it felt strange to have so much focus on Tiernan's television work, since I know him much more as a standup and podcaster. I've laughed harder at some of the stories on the Tommy Hector and Laurita show than any other podcast at this stage.
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Re: The Adam Buxton Podcast Thread II: You're MAI WAIF now
« Reply #336 on: September 15, 2021, 09:22:45 AM »
I liked the Tommy Tiernan episode, since no one has mentioned it yet. Nothing earth shattering, but they had a nice connection as two cheeky middle aged men with school age children. There was the inevitable cancel culture bit, which at least focused on concrete events in the guest's life this time. Probably it's hard to avoid when their wikipedia article has such a long "Controversies" section.

In a way it felt strange to have so much focus on Tiernan's television work, since I know him much more as a standup and podcaster. I've laughed harder at some of the stories on the Tommy Hector and Laurita show than any other podcast at this stage.

I'm about halfway through it and wasn't really familiar with Tiernan before (if Buckles hadn't mentioned he was the depressed priest in Father Ted I don't think I'd have even been able to picture what he looked like) so I wasn't aware of the holocaust controversy stuff but his take that even when it was happening he felt like it was nothing to do with him was simultaneously incredibly disingenuous and kind of true as well. Don't think I'd be quite so magnanimous if it had lost me an entire tour of the States though but fair enough.

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« Reply #337 on: September 15, 2021, 09:37:08 AM »
Had to cringe a bit at Sarah Silverman's suggestion that renaming the police "community guardians" would fix anything

Yeah, me too. But to her credit it was part of a broader point, which I think was probably correct. She was saying that calling the campaign "defund the police" was only partly accurate and is also aggressive to the point of being counterproductive. She was saying that we need to convert our enemies by appealing to them, not to alienate them further (which is counterproductive) or hope that we can crush them (which is impossible).

I used to go to a lot of Anarchist events. Because I don't have a pierced face, I was sometimes open to suspicion - either of being a nark or simply not being on side. There are more conservative-looking people than me in the world and they might even be sympathetic to "radical" or left-wing causes and we need them. The social barrier, even when it's just aesthetic, does strike me as a problem.

In the case of "defund the police," the idea is to reinvest in social projects proven to reduce crime at source instead of empowering police with military-style materiel and training. We could focus on the positive side of that instead of just a "fuck the police" attitude, which I get but probably isn't helpful beyond a sense or catharsis to people who already hate the rozzers.

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« Reply #338 on: September 15, 2021, 05:01:14 PM »
I'm about halfway through it and wasn't really familiar with Tiernan before (if Buckles hadn't mentioned he was the depressed priest in Father Ted I don't think I'd have even been able to picture what he looked like) so I wasn't aware of the holocaust controversy stuff but his take that even when it was happening he felt like it was nothing to do with him was simultaneously incredibly disingenuous and kind of true as well. Don't think I'd be quite so magnanimous if it had lost me an entire tour of the States though but fair enough.

I think Tiernan decided to live and work in Ireland over the past decade or more, and has pretty much disappeared from UK consciousness. He is massive here though.

The holocaust comments, I honestly never really understood what he was getting at. Such a weird and stark thing to read in print. They have to exist in some context, and maybe that recording is still out there. The argument that it was part of a specific improvised moment of a specific performance that was trying to make a point about how art and comedy is interpreted maybe makes the most sense. I can't blame people for getting inflamed when they were presented with them in the media.

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Re: The Adam Buxton Podcast Thread II: You're MAI WAIF now
« Reply #339 on: September 15, 2021, 05:17:08 PM »
I can't blame people for getting inflamed when they were presented with them in the media.

Even completely shorn of context by a media with a destructive agenda?

The episode of Stewart Lee's Comedy Vehicle about context is absolutely essential viewing when it comes to making sense of these situations.

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« Reply #340 on: September 15, 2021, 05:24:57 PM »
Even completely shorn of context by a media with a destructive agenda?

The episode of Stewart Lee's Comedy Vehicle about context is absolutely essential viewing when it comes to making sense of these situations.

well I think that's what I meant to say -- I can't really blame the spokesman for the Holocaust Education Trust who gets presented with a single line of transcript and asked what he thinks. It's the reporters doing the asking that are whipping up the reaction.

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« Reply #341 on: September 16, 2021, 08:35:22 AM »
I think Tiernan decided to live and work in Ireland over the past decade or more, and has pretty much disappeared from UK consciousness. He is massive here though.

When I lived in Canada, I was surprised and delighted to see him billed on the chalkboard outside a pretty regular comedy club. That's living the dream in a way. He's not playing the O2 or any of that shit. He's working steadily, all over the world for all we know. I think that's cool.

For those who don't know him beyond Ted, he's also in Derry Girls by the way.

I can't say I loved his Buckles episode. Regarding the Holocaust material, I was initially impressed by his defense that he comes from a culture with a bleak sense of humour; cultural relativity and all that. But then I realised even Jim Davidson could say that if he wanted to, he being from a culture of racist old bastards. All this might have just resulted from Buckles' line of questioning though: TT seemed pretty chilled out about it and I don't think he has a particular anti-woke axe to grind.

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« Reply #342 on: September 16, 2021, 09:12:09 AM »
It must be pretty old hat to him now too as it happened in 2009.

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« Reply #343 on: September 16, 2021, 09:24:04 AM »
The section on that controversy on his Wikipedia page reminded me that I don't rate his comedy but I dislike everyone[1] mentioned in that section far more than I do Tiernan
 1. Alan Shatter because of my deep-seated antisemitism

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« Reply #344 on: September 16, 2021, 05:00:03 PM »
Buxton has replaced mentioning Bowie in every podcast with mentioning cancel culture instead. Great stuff.

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« Reply #345 on: September 16, 2021, 06:21:38 PM »
Buxton has replaced mentioning Bowie in every podcast with mentioning cancel culture instead. Great stuff.

Probably terrified of Bowie getting cancelled. Probably wouldn't be too difficult to do.

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« Reply #346 on: September 17, 2021, 04:10:59 PM »
Did he, a 51 year old man, really only just realise that Viagra ads are aimed at older men because they're more likely to suffer with erectile dysfunction? Never mind just knowing it anyway, how can someone into comedy not have noticed it's the punchline to half the jokes about old men.

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« Reply #347 on: September 17, 2021, 05:29:44 PM »
He's working steadily, all over the world for all we know.

Tiernan was still touring Australia every couple of years in the last decade, too.

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« Reply #348 on: September 17, 2021, 05:38:55 PM »
Did he, a 51 year old man, really only just realise that Viagra ads are aimed at older men because they're more likely to suffer with erectile dysfunction? Never mind just knowing it anyway, how can someone into comedy not have noticed it's the punchline to half the jokes about old men.

that wasnt the point - the old blokes aren't suffering from erectile dysfunction its just a natural decrease in your libido as you get older. Some people have a genuine medical need for viagra however there isn't enough money in that so they try and shame the older blokes that they should be shagging more

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« Reply #349 on: Yesterday at 02:00:53 PM »
Georgia Pritchett one up yesterday. I'd not heard of her but I've seen some stuff she's written so looking forward to this.

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« Reply #350 on: Yesterday at 02:30:02 PM »
that wasnt the point - the old blokes aren't suffering from erectile dysfunction its just a natural decrease in your libido as you get older. Some people have a genuine medical need for viagra however there isn't enough money in that so they try and shame the older blokes that they should be shagging more

Does viagra even work like that? I'm afraid if I took it, I'd just have a six-hour boner and no idea what I was going to do with it. Especially if it turned out my wife wasn't in the mood either... I mean, I don't have any trouble getting it up whenever I want to, which is about five or six times a year. Asking for a friend, obviously.

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« Reply #351 on: Yesterday at 02:39:11 PM »
I'd just have a six-hour boner and no idea what I was going to do with it.

Go down the high street

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« Reply #352 on: Yesterday at 04:05:37 PM »
Viagra doesn't give you an instant erection, it lets you get and maintain one. You still need to be aroused and the refactory period after ejaculation still applies

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« Reply #353 on: Yesterday at 04:40:47 PM »
phwoar, imo

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