Bill Hicks + Debate / Discussion
I'm sure a lot of you have heard of Bill Hicks. In my opinion, he's one of the best stand-up comedians who ever lived. There's a lot of depth, meaning, and truth in the things he says. I don't think one stand-up comedian deserves his own thread, but since a lot of his routines deal with religion, philosophy, and spirituality, there can be a lot of deep discussion here.
Just two rules:
1. No arguing. Only healthy debating. Shooting insults or other negative comments will not lead to anything.
2. I'm sure a lot of people may find his routines offensive. Try not to have a defensive reaction, though. Ask yourself questions. Keep questioning. You may agree or disagree, but ask yourself and LOOK.
That said, this is one of my favorites from him and I can truly connect to what he is saying:
Last edited by YoshiStar; 07-15-2012 at 06:46 PM.
Some other stuff if you guys are too lazy to click on related videos:
I watch this full thing about 2-3 times a week. Bill Hicks is my hero.
Bill Hicks has some great points, and he puts them through in a hilarious way.
I think him, Don Rickles, and George Carlin are some of the most intelligent comedians out there (I know I missed a few).
Everything is nothing and nothing is everything. And everything is one. Everything is everything, including nothing.
This quote really resonates with me:
"The world is like a ride in an amusement park, and when you choose to go on it you think it's real because that's how powerful our minds are. The ride goes up and down, around and around, it has thrills and chills, and it's very brightly colored, and it's very loud, and it's fun for a while. Many people have been on the ride a long time, and they begin to wonder, "Hey, is this real, or is this just a ride?" And other people have remembered, and they come back to us and say, "Hey, don't worry; don't be afraid, ever, because this is just a ride." And we … kill those people. "Shut him up! I've got a lot invested in this ride, shut him up! Look at my furrows of worry, look at my big bank account, and my family. This has to be real." It's just a ride. But we always kill the good guys who try and tell us that, you ever notice that? And let the demons run amok … But it doesn't matter, because it's just a ride" - Bill Hicks