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What topics shoud Penn and Teller cover in season 6?

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    Father_Time89

    [41]Apr 13, 2008
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    There are two other topics I think they should cover:

    1.Music Piracy

    Because it would be cool seeing Penn and teller look and act like pirates (if only for the opening bit). And because I would LOVE to see them take on the RIAA and all their lies and BS (their legal tactics are something to be despised by all).

    2. Airport security.

    I read somewhere that Penn really wanted to do a show on airport security but because you can't film airport security he says they couldn't make it work for TV. I'd like to see thme try anyway and hopefully they could get it to work because I'd like to see what they have to say about it (and of course the jokes they can make about the 'no bomb jokes' rule have the potential to be really funny).

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    Juddlebug

    [42]Apr 17, 2008
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    I may be mistaken,but I thought they did a very recent show on National security that covered airport security...Either way,that would be cool to see.
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    Father_Time89

    [43]Apr 17, 2008
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    Juddlebug wrote:

    I could honestly see the sex offender episode becoming one of the most watched,talked about events in television for a long time if it happened,and I could also see it doing some good,assuming that the audience was more critically thinking and intellectually honest than the majority of the hysterical herd public.


    Well there wasn't a huge outcry over the Bible one so...

    Although even if I can still see this as being incredibally EPIC. Especially considering all the stuff they have to work with (like those onlie public list of 'sex offenders').
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    Juddlebug

    [44]Apr 24, 2008
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    This is true.

    Overall,I think society is starting to SLOWLY become more intellectually honest and more disenchanted with the information it's receiving from the corporate media.
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    Juddlebug

    [45]Apr 24, 2008
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    Too bad our leaders are still so pathetically,intellectually malnourished.
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    W4R3Z-4-L1F3

    [46]Apr 28, 2008
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    Ok two (or three) things that I would really like to see: Scientology and other cults + Ben Stein's movie Expelled which is just a big lie from the beginning till the end.
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    Father_Time89

    [47]May 4, 2008
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    You know if Penn and Teller want to continue to bash religion then there's one topic they could do that they haven't covered yet (in fact now that I think about it, I'm surprised they chose to do exorcism before this one). It's the modern day 'mircale' of

    Faith Healing.

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    MTraen

    [48]May 6, 2008
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    Penn Jillette gave a radio interview this morning in which he briefly spoke about the show and its renewal this year. He mentioned that one of the upcoming topics is dolphins (specifically, whether they are actually smarter than humans). He joked, "Dolphins: technically, a mammal, morally, a fish." It sounds like things are shaping up for another funny, lighthearted season.
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    Juddlebug

    [49]May 8, 2008
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    W4R3Z-4-L1F3 wrote:
    Ok two (or three) things that I would really like to see: Scientology and other cults + Ben Stein's movie Expelled which is just a big lie from the beginning till the end.


    Man, Somebody has GOT to do an expose on Ben Stein's stupid movie, I don't care who it is! Anything that actually equates Darwinism with the holocaust cannot be left unscathed. P&T need to rip pious Ben and his friends a new anal cavity for that!
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    JamieMcBain

    [50]May 13, 2008
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    Telemarketing, if it hasn't been done all ready.
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    Father_Time89

    [51]May 14, 2008
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    What's there to call BS on involving telemarketing? We all know it's annoying and we all don't like it but a lot of advertisements are annoying. Unless you mean those do-not call lists but I haven't heard anything about them in a long time so it may be an old issue. Anyway according to wikipedia there will be 10 episodes the first will be the war on pornography (which is serious BS) and the second being new age medicine (I guess it will be a continuation of the new age and alternative medicine shows they've all ready done, so I guess we can expect more hippie bashing). Add to that the dolphin episode and we have 7 left. So which seven do you think should/will be there?
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    Father_Time89

    [52]May 14, 2008
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    Speaking of Seven I wonder if they can pull off an episode regarding the seven deadly sins (although it will be tough to convince people that wrath isn't a sin when they've done a death penalty episode bashing the eye for an eye concept).

    ... I can dream can't I.

    Edited on 05/14/2008 10:18pm
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    Father_Time89

    [53]May 14, 2008
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    My Seven (out of those mentioned here)

    1. Video games cause real violence

    2. Peadophile and Sex offender laws

    3. Music Piracy

    4. Islam

    5. Faith Healing

    6. Expelled

    7. Airport Security.

    I guess we'll see what Penn and teller plan to do when we see the opening to the war on pornography episode (although I wonder if My mama told me will be back).

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    varulfic

    [54]May 21, 2008
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    Scientology.

    Hell, one is almost not enough. They should make a two-parter.

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    palpatine19

    [55]May 22, 2008
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    1. Music/Movie/TV downloading

    2. America's stance on nudity (Janet Jackson Super Bowl reaction)

    3. Heath Care system

    4. Violence in video games

    5. Scientology

    6. Marijuana leads to harder drugs

    7. The Kennedy Curse

    8. Gas shortages, Oil prices

    9. Political campaign races

    10. Jihad

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    barkbarkdiedie

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    Global Warming. The myths and propaganda behind both sides.
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    Teranef

    [58]May 30, 2008
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    They're dedicating an episode to dolphins? That's a BS waste . . . if they do anything covering that they should just bash the disney-esque view of animals being all good and saintly; people thinking animals ONLY kill for food, etc. and anti-gay people saying things like "It's not natural, you don't see animals doing it." (yeah it is and yeah you do). Dolphins have been documented raping other dolphins, chimpanzees go to "war" and kill each other, a number of animals will kill a female's young so the female will be in heat sooner, people get mauled by deer to the point that they're considered a threat in national parks on the same level as bears, the whole view of animals being all cute, fuzzy and nice is BS.

    That'd be cool if they covered that. If they did it'd be nice if they covered in general how humans aren't quite as unique as we think we are in both positive and negative respects but I can't expect that from Penn&Teller in a million years as they're too ignorant and dispassionate about the animal kingdom. I'd just as soon expect them to make an episode saying sex is over-rated and everyone makes a bigger fuss about it then its worth in the same vain as the hair, fountain of youth and pet love episodes. Although, I would indeed love to see an episode bashing the disney-fied view of the animal kingdom.

    Anyway, other dream episodes

    1. Indescent exposure (Basically the attitude toward nudity, Janet Jackson's incident, public nudity being considered criminal, etc.)

    2. Sex offender laws (This NEEDS to be attacked, it's long overdue for eposure as the BS it is, people get filed for sexual harassment just because they accidentally touched a paranoid person's breast)

    3. Media causing violence (People blaming rock music, video games, horror movies, etc. for violent crime) and media violence signifying moral decay

    4. Over-protectiveness of children (Including Christians trying to ban Harry Potter books and Halloween because they think the former leads to satanism and because the latter is Pagan, Parents trying to get movies censored/banned for the slightest things that might be slightly offensive, etc.)

    5. Sexual innuendo/subliminal messages (sex obsession annoys me in general, sex offender laws covers part of it and the other part is people seeing phallic symbols and secret messages everywhere they look)

    They should also do an episode on the prison system. We are releasing thousands of con-men & women back onto the streets each year who are only made even more dangerous by their years of confinement and by being forced to join prison gangs. And on top of that they often have insufficient money and no place to stay and are even more likely to resort to crime.

    Other episodes they should do but I am not as much as I want them to do the previously listed episodes

    1. Curses (The Burmuda Triangle, famous curses like Mummy curses, movie curses (Poltergeist, Exorcist), Kiluea curse)

    2. Faith healing

    3. Alien Contact (I know they already had an aliens episode but they should at some point cover crop circles, Roswell, cattle mutilations, and other things blamed on alien visitation)

    4. Spontaneous Human Combustion (not sure if they consider it big enough for a full episode but they should cover it)

    5. Fashion (A sort of meeting of the episodes The Best and The Fountain of Youth)

    And maybe one on dream interpretation, since I already suggested an episode on subliminal messages and this is a related form of reading way too much into things then what's actually there. Interprete your own dreams for yourself but other people telling you "And this symbolizes your problems in your life and it represented how they're overtaking you and you need to handle them" is BS

    Edited on 06/24/2008 1:07am
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    YHuntressEarth

    [59]Jun 1, 2008
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    Here's a few I'd like to see...

    -The Culture War: To prove to the likes of O'Riley and Mike "I Refuse to Let My Kids Grow-Up" Medved that America was not some sappy episode of Leave It to Beaver before the "evil" 60's came in. And that change happens for better or for worse. Bonus points if they go for the anti-feminist crusaders (usually rich, pampered women who have servants and nannies to do their dirty work) and show that women's lives were not so great in the good ol' days.

    -Sex Offenders: I so agree with the previous posters.

    -Enemy Hysteria: After the whole Racheal Ray scarf fiasco, those people that peddle of fear to the point they see terrorists behind every tree need to be put in their place.

    -Expelled:I lost all respect for Ben Stein when he pulled this crap, Martin Luther (founder of Luthranism) was just as much of an influence on Hitler's thinking as eugenics was.

    -Political Correctness:Even a left-leaning person like myself was sick of the bombardment with the "Blame Whitey" rhetoric that was told in my school. They could prove that almost every natationality was treated horribly in America's past and the key is not blame, but hope and the willingness to go on.

    -Christian Nation:The truth behind the popular claim by fundementalist Christians. Anyone who is familiar with the Neo-Classical movment will know better.

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    Father_Time89

    [60]Jun 4, 2008
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    "Marijuana leads to harder drugs"

    See the episode War on Drugs.

    Anyway they all ready said they won't do scientology and regarding nudty, watch the show breast hysteria where they cover that (sort of). The first episode of season 6 will be (according to wikipedia) the war on pornography so they'll probably dwell further.

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