Invoice Maher bent minds Friday night time … with the premise firms and organizations have hidden behind previous photographs of who they as soon as have been … altering every little thing however their identify.
The “Actual Time” host ticked off some fairly simple examples … TLC was once about studying … now, “My Teen Is Pregnant and So Am I.” But it is nonetheless referred to as TLC.
A&E was once about arts — now, “Psychic Youngsters.”
The Historical past Channel presents nothing historic anymore, and MTV has nothing to do with music.
As Invoice says, “You may have a petting zoo and switch it right into a bondage dungeon, however you gotta change the signal!”
And, then there’s Playboy, and Invoice harkens again to the ‘ol days when it was a “whack-off magazine” for straight guys. Now, the lady are gone and the mags gone in each which path.
And, then there’s the Sports activities Illustrated Swimsuit Subject … and right here he drops a line you will simply must hearken to yourselves.
Two extra. Weight Watchers, which he says was once a membership for individuals to drop some weight. Now, he says, regardless of the actual fact weight problems is linked to a slew of significant ailments, it is recast as physique positivity. The corporate’s now ashamed of its identify, he says, so it is now simply WW and individuals who discuss weight reduction are slammed.
And, lastly — and perhaps most ominous — the ACLU. The “L” stands for liberty, and the previous ACLU was once about defending free speech, irrespective of how offensive. Now the ACLU has turned its again on its calling, and cautions it is going to NOT struggle for speech that’s offensive to marginalized teams or speech “opposite to its values.” As Invoice says, “Free speech is a extra vital worth than by no means being offended.”