New Rule: The 'What Were You Thinking' Generation | Real Time With Bill Maher (Hbo)


And finally, new rule enough with revisiting things stop being surprised every time. You watch an old movie or TV show and find some ideas in it are old. A recent article by Molly Ronald got a lot of attention, because she revisited The Breakfast Club and her other eighties movies and found them troubling in the age of me - she said she was taken aback by the scope of the ugliness. Oh, please.

They were teen comedies, not snuff films. She said, it's hard for me to understand how John Hughes was. Able to write with so much sensitivity and also have such a glaring blind spot, no I, don't know, should we dig him up and yell at him?

You can't, you can't blame someone for not being waked 30 years before woke was a thing. I. Remember, the 80s being waked when you had too much cocaine, I think we should listen to Lisa Simpson who last week addressed the controversy around up whom an Indian character who runs a convenience store, because we all know, there's, no, such thing Lisa said, something that started. Decades ago and was applauded and inoffensive is now politically incorrect. What can you do exactly? What can you do labor us all degenerates for not already being who we would eventually become.

Twenty years ago, the joke's on friends were just funny. Now some Millennials some I applaud the same ones, but some find the jokes, sexist, transphobic and fat, shaming. Okay. But if you spend your time combing through old TV shows to identify stuff that by today's standards, looks bad you're. Not woke you're. Just.

A douche bag Obama was against gay marriage until his second term, but I don't think we need to pretend he never existed. You can't enjoy any music movies or TV from back when for any length of time before seeing something we just don't do anymore, but aren't, we adult enough to separate what we like about an old movie from what we don't. We can watch big as a movie about a kid who becomes an adult and not as a movie about a grown woman who , a 12-year-old, the most beloved and wholesome. Act in history is the Beatles, but even they wrote, she was just 17, you know, what I mean which today sounds a little Roy Moorish. They also say, I'd, rather, see you dead little girl than to be with another man and I used to be cruel to my woman I beat her gee.

If all you need is love, how come they kept threatening everybody? But that last lyric is from the song getting better, which is what we have been doing it's all you can do because every generation could be called D. What were you thinking. Generation in the early 1900s, heroine was a children's cough medicine in the 50s, amphetamines were sold to housewives as diet pills. We used to drive without seatbelts and drink while we were pregnant and litter indiscriminately, just throw out the window. We smoked on airplanes, we would board and enclosed aluminum tube with old people and children and asthmatics and light up a Chesterfield.

Furthermore, we had pageants where we paraded women in swimsuits and judge them on their appearance. Oh, wait. We. Still do that, yes, yes and that's. The point we're never finished evolving I hate to break it to you, but no matter how woke you think you are. You are tolerating things right now that will make you cringe in 25 years. Beauty, pageants mass, incarceration, putting our parents and old-age homes how we treat animals one day.

Your kids will grow up and ask you what's Facebook. And why were you on it all day, what's, a reality, TV star. And how did one become president? We can't believe people and old movies. Smoked, they won't believe we put the cell phone in our pocket next to our nuts.

I have a feeling young people. Look at the clothes. We wore in the 1980s and think, oh they had to be doing it as a goof. No, we thought we looked good.

Let me show you a jacket I used to wear. This is real, no I used to wear. It Is had it. No, you got turned, you got a stand-up a turn I believe me, finish I kept this as a reminder to all of us. Never again, looks like a villain in a Batman movie, I know, clothes, aren't as.

Important as racism or sexism, but it is the same principle. We didn't know what was wrong that's? What happens in societies? They lapse into groupthink. We all did this.

We walked the streets looking like this every day, and it went on for years and years. And no one said, anything we turned away, and we let it happen because we wanted our shoulders to look really, really big so let's chill out on busting balls for breaking rules that didn't exist at the time. The arc of history is long, but it bends away.

From Hammer pants, just remember in the 80s, there were two top hair, stylist, Vidal, Sassoon and voltage and don't. Even ask me about my mullet.

Dated : 03-Apr-2022

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