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A tribute, of sorts, to the dark poet.

Post by TmcMistress »

Is there a point to my act? I would say there is. The world is like a ride at an amusement park. And when you choose to go on it, you think it's real, 'cause that's how powerful our minds are; and the ride goes up and down, round and round, it has thrills and chills and it's very brightly colored, and it's very loud. And it's fun, for a while. Some people have been on the ride for a long time, and they begin to question, "Is this real? Or is this just a ride?"

And other people have remembered. And they come back to us and they say, "Hey! Don't worry, don't be afraid, ever, because... this is just a ride." And we... kill those people. "Shut him up! We have a lot invested in this ride! Shut him up! Look at my big bank account! And my family! This has to be real!"

It's just a ride. But we always kill those 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. And we can change it, anytime we want. It's only a choice. No effort, no work, no job, no savings of money; a choice. A choice, right now, between fear and love.

The eyes of fear want you to put bigger locks on your door, buy guns, close yourself off; the eyes of love, instead, see all of us as one. Here's what we can do to change the world, right now, to a better ride; take all that money we spend on weapons and defense each year, and instead spend it feeding, clothing, and educating the poor of the world which it would many times over, not one human being excluded, and we can explore space, together, forever. Both inner and outer. Forever. In peace.

-Bill Hicks

(just because something like this needs to be repeated from time to time.)
"What about a dance club that only let in deaf people? It would really only need flashing lights, so they'd save a lot of money on music." - Dresden Codak
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Post by zennon »

Hicks is a legend, glad to see he's not forgotten.
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"If anyone here is in advertising or marketing....kill yourselves!" :thumbsup:
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Post by James C »

I was lucky enough to see him live during his winter '92 tour. He played Sheffield Uni.

The man was a genius, way ahead of his time and his years.

"Go back to bed, America, your government has figured out how it all transpired. Go back to bed America, your goverment is in control. Here, here's American Gladiators. Watch this, shut up, go back to bed America, here is American Gladiators, here is 56 channels of it! Watch these pituitary retards bang their * skulls together and congratulate you on the living in the land of freedom. Here you go America - you are free to do what well tell you! You are free to do what we tell you!"
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Post by Ravenmoon »

Yep, bill & carlin on the money as always :!:

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Post by jonjo »

Hicks woke me up. Particularly when he was giving out information about WACO well before the internet was available. It sowed the seeds for me to
investigate what was not being reported in this world.

Perhaps the only celebrity death that truly saddened me.

I have a friend in Edinburgh who saw him at The Fringe and still has the ticket stub, Im so jealous.
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Post by simplesimon »

I was already "waking up" when I first saw Bill Hicks's act (on video, never saw him live). I was thinking about everything, political, geo-political, and personal, and re-assessing everything I thought I believed. One conclusion I came to is that most peoples' actions (when it counts) are motivated by love or fear. I thought at the time it was quite a profound realisation, and a day later I saw Hicks for the first time. Made me very happy.

A couple of years ago I saw "Slight Return" the one-man Bill Hicks tribute act by Chas Early (in Hicks's character) at the Bloomsbury Theatre. I was disappointed on the whole, especially as he parroted some official memes about "terrorism", Al-CIA-DUH etc.

Towards the end, he asked rhetorically "911... Jeez... I wonder what Bill would have had to say about 911?"

I shouted out "He'd be telling us it was an inside job!"

Chas Early said in character "Dude, that's the wierdest heckle I ever had - tell you what, let's talk about that after the show..."

I didn't bother trying of course. It's just what comedians say sometimes to keep a certain type of heckler quiet. My girlfriend heard some of the audience talking about it on the way out though, so maybe not a total waste of time.

I think (hope) Bill Hicks would snort with derision at being called a saint, as I've seen on this forum. (I think) he was down on gun rights, which I support, and a bit too keen on pornography for my liking, which from a libertarian perspective I can't argue with, but anyway.

It's possible to interpret some of what he said as promoting globalism - and he did get MSM time, which justifies being at least a little wary, imo. But I prefer to think he was well intentioned and deeply compassionate, and definitely the greatest comedian-commentator of our generation. I doubt we'll see another fit to lick his boots.
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