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    Cancellations

    Butler comes across well there I think. good at deconstructing the assumptions in questions. the interviewer a bit annoying in bringing up jk Rowling repeatedly. This framing was good
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    Psychedelic drugs

    Peter Thiel funded Compass Pathways now worth $1bn from shroom trials https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-09-18/-magic-mushroom-company-moves-toward-mainstream-in-nasdaq-ipo?fbclid=IwAR1hWyMbT8fkWkt-sAxpNgI9dvq3VOpz8A-gQtD5eQ76mHNJzDnz8OfqmbY
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    Do good comedies have to be about losers?

    Strange relationship, a disgusting dishonest distortion
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    Do good comedies have to be about losers?

    The problem is comedy, that power dynamic, the role of the comedian and the expectation of the audience... makes me feel awful, horrible setup
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    Do good comedies have to be about losers?

    It’s the pressure release valve, leveller, restores balance. deflate the pomp or blow up the misery. things are getting too stiff and fixed we need to free up some energy
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    Do good comedies have to be about losers?

    It’s been stated many times here but There’s absolutely nothing more tragic and exhausting than someone who’s bound up in Being Funny though I think our weariness with on the nose comedy is reflected in more slow stuff like the trip, the office with no jokes just characters, Louis, ‘dramedy’ etc
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    Do good comedies have to be about losers?

    It’s the only good thing about being depressed and anxious. if you can trudge through and process some of it you get very slightly funnier
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    Do good comedies have to be about losers?

    Americans are wired differently on this
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    Do good comedies have to be about losers?

    I need bleakness, deep embarrassment, cruelty, delusions of grandeur
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    Do good comedies have to be about losers?

    I think so yes. Losers you can see a little of yourself in. Because it’s pain relief, transmutation.
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    wake up lads its time to talk about sin

    not at all, really great post thank you, a thoughtful response (made me feel guilty!) to my drunk belligerence imagining you and Danny L getting wound up.
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    wake up lads its time to talk about sin

    It's interesting to posit total transparency, some sort of shameless / shameful singularity where we know everything about each other. I think if russia published everyones internet histories as psychological warfare it might actually shift us to a higher plane
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    wake up lads its time to talk about sin

    guilt is fundamental in terms of group cohesion but not having it, or very little of it can reap great rewards (psychopaths)
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    wake up lads its time to talk about sin

    because of what you said about love in your OP. morality is inherently oppositional and prescriptive and therefore must exclude something and involve a punishment reward system. like we were saying on another thread, consciousness requires dichotomy, natural / unnatural etc... an idea of how...
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