Thursday, September 14, 2017

Quite revealing …

… John Cleese on Monty Python and Political Correctness. (Hat tip, Dave Lull.)

A very good interview. Not surpisingly, I don't agree with everything that's said (the interviewer seems happier with political correctness than I am), but one does get a good idea of who Cleese is. Like many smart people, he tends to overvalue smartness, which sometimes is not as smart as it seems. Take his remarks about coastal vs. heartland audiences. Those coastal audiences were also the ones who laughed at David Letterman's remarks, not because they were funny — they weren't — but because they thought that if they didn't laugh they would expose themselves as unhip.

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