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Do you view Penn and Teller's media appeal didactic or dictatorial?

Asked by mee_ouch (656points) August 15th, 2008

Are they the “independent arbitrators” of our era? Do they have more fans than foes?

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Sueanne_Tremendous's avatar

This question makes my head hurt. I like Penn and Teller as entertainment. Nothing more.

mee_ouch's avatar

Great answer….It hurt mine posting it! Sorry to confuse….I’m a bit of a ‘left-fielder’.

lrk's avatar

I think they’re a very good devil’s advocate, and they serve a needed purpose. I’m not certain I agree with all of their conclusions (though, most of the time I do—I am fairly libertarian-leaning), but they always provide useful discourse.

@Suzanne, are you familiar with their show Bullshit!?

crunchaweezy's avatar

Yes. Bullshit! is hands down the best show on Showtime.

mee_ouch's avatar

Irk and crunchaweezy…..Here, here!!!!

Sueanne_Tremendous's avatar

@irk: yes. I have seen quite a few episodes. As I said, I view it as entertainment. I don’t really know, or care, if Penn Gillette really believes in what he espouses in his shows. I love the entertainment value of what he says and does. Much like Howard Stern. Howard is a master of tweaking emotions, but I do not believe he is like that in real life. Whether he is or not matters not at all. I love Howard for the entertainment.

mrjadkins's avatar

And Howard being released on Sirius to be more free is an absolute pure joy for his fans as well, Sueanne!

mee_ouch's avatar

Sueanne, Mrj… I couldn’t agree with you more!

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