Wednesday, January 22, 2020


Comedian Lewis Black had a few things to say about dry counties at his Hattiesburg show last week.  Enjoy.


Not a fucking prude, but... said...

Another stand up that thinks you can't tell a funny story unless every third word is fuck.

Kinda like the crazy bitch in Walmart posted a couple of days ago - her stitch was found to be obnoxious, but we think this is funny.

Not a prude - use the f word often. But don't think it is a necessary part of speech, such that it has to be in every sentence, much less twice or more.

Anonymous said...

He's absolutely correct, but why couldn't he make his point without all the foul language? I remember when comedians were roll-on-the-floor funny without their limited four letter vocabulary.

Again, I agree with his point. Why are we still living in the dark ages? Local option has outlived its original purpose. Bootleggers didn't want legalized alcohol in Mississippi, but if it was coming they wanted dry pockets around the state so they could continue to ply their trade. With the number of wet counties and wet towns within the boundaries of dry counties bootlegging is pretty much a bygone thing. Don't feed me the religious aspect argument. I see many (and I mean many) of those professing to despise alcohol in church on Sunday dining out the rest of the week and guess what...most are enjoying a cocktail or glass or wine or beer with their meal. I seldom have alcohol touch my lips, but that doesn't mean it should be criminal in limited areas when it is (or can be) legal in the entire boundaries of Mississippi.

Anonymous said...

I see many (and I mean many) of those professing to despise alcohol in church on Sunday dining out the rest of the week and guess what...most are enjoying a cocktail or glass or wine or beer with their meal.

What church? Name it or BS.

Anonymous said...

I hope the Walthall County "powers that be" watched that . . .

Dry counties cultivate drunk driving.

It's exactly one beer from the Pike County line into Tylertown.
One and a half beers from the Marion County line into Tylertown.
Two full beers up state Hwy 27 from Washington Parish, Louisiana into Tylertown.
( That's If one is behind a log truck on that two lane "highway").

But what do I know.

Anonymous said...

Forgot to add, I agree this dude could have avoided the F-Word while still making his point.

In all honesty, some of these Walthall County/Tylertown "Holy than Though" types have almost forced me off the the road Sunday afternoons.

They have got to make it to "The Line" to pick a couple of cases of Budweiser, and then speed home to watch the Saints game.

Anonymous said...

"What church? Name it or BS."

Well, that's an easy question.

Tylertown Baptist is the first church that comes to mind.
Tylertown Methodist is riding in the same charter bus to Biloxi.

I'll refrain from saying anything "conventions" at the Beau Rivage.

And what is your next question ?

Anonymous said...

I can purchase 18 shots of Tito’s (albeit at a premium) at any restaurant in Flowood and drive them home all warm and cozy in my belly, but I can’t buy them in a bottle, drive them home and put them in my belly there

Anonymous said...

What a shiteater.

Anonymous said...

He’s a well-known and successful stand up comedian folks, it’s all part of his act. It’s ok if you only like g rated stuff or Christian comedy or whatever, but you’ve also got to realize that knowing people are getting offended at the language just makes it funnier for the fans who buy his tickets.

Anonymous said...

Mississippi needs to get out of the liquor business and let the free market work its magic. Dry counties and dry "judicial districts" are nuts. I cant buy a bottle of wine in Raymond, Terry, or Utica - I have go to Clinton or Jackson. Crazy neighbors complained about Gibbes Steak House in Learned and now we can't enjoy wine with our steak.

Anonymous said...

Tiresome and boring. I couldn't finish it. I really don't understand why comedians think every other sentence has to have a "bad word" in it. This kind of thing was transgressive and edgy sixty years ago; now it shows laziness or a lack of talent. The prohibition laws in Mississippi are ridiculous. They are easy to ridicule. But to use all of this language in scorn would seem to indicate that somebody has an unhealthy obsession with having alcohol in his house. It really is not an issue in dry counties to have alcohol in one's home--people do it all the time. The comedian is incorrect to say that the State cannot legislate what you have in your house. It certainly can and does legislate what you can legally have in your possession, any time or any place. This thing was childish.

Anonymous said...

“Profanity is the common crutch of the conversational cripple.”

Anonymous said...

Lewis Black is a comedic treasure. You dirt dumb hicks have probably never been out of Mississippi, and still hate "yankees". You have no idea what it's like to live in New York, and yeah, everybody knows - you have no desire to....that's why Mississippi is at the bottom of every performance have zero experience outside your farm except knowing your backwards ass counties and hypocrite churches. Your government is in absolute shambles, the most corrupt in the nation. Black just captures the anger and frustration of many New Yorkers about THEIR city's obvious shortcomings. His shtick is meant to be childishly vulgar....and hilarious. The Jim Crow blue laws in Mississippi are from the stone most things Mississippi....and its citizens keep voting for the same racist morons who keep it that way. Look at your state flag for fuck's sake....WHY and how in the crippling fuck do you justify keeping it?

Anonymous said...

@5:56 - because it drives people like you crazy, rofl

Anonymous said...

And yet here you are on JACKSON Jambalaya. Not Brooklyn, Manhattan, or Williamsburg. JACKSON. I've got more stamps on my passport than you. I've visited more shitholes from Marakesh to Manila.

NYC is a den of rats feeding on each other. It isn't special. And Lewis Black is yet another unfunny "comic" promoted by an unfunny comedic industry.

Anonymous said...

You need some neosporin for that butthurt?

Anonymous said...

As a prior DOR employee, the ABC Commission should be abolished. If you actually went into the warehouse in Gluckstadt and saw the pools of booze on the floor that the workers carelessly fling around or place on forklift fork (Not on a pallet on a forklift, just on the forklift tong and allowed to fall and break) you would be appalled.

Not to even talk about security. All the warehouse workers were "searched" which meant that a baton was pressed against their leg and run up and down to make sure no bottles were on their person. Didn't help that bottles of Crown Royal were found behind the warehouse on the railroad tracks, some of them broken, slipped through a vent.

Also when I had started years ago a rollout I was never questioned or searched when bringing in a backpack. Anyone could have slipped a bottle or three in and no one would have been the wiser. In fact, one time when we were doing some network troubleshooting with the handheld scanners someone put a bottle in a box and forgot to take it out. When we got back to DOR we were unsure if someone had intentionally slipped some cheap whiskey out until a coworker who was on site mentioned that it was one of the test bottles they were using and one of the ABC guys forgot to put back on the rack.

Anonymous said...

I remember when I lived in Clinton in the 90s we had to drive a few miles to Jackson to buy beer on Sundays. There was even a gas station on Highway 80 that put out a sign announcing that it was the first store where cold beer was available on Sundays.

Anonymous said...

Comedians who had great material learned years ago that they could spice up their act for the adult night club demographic by punctuating every statement with vulgarity. George Carlin, Richard Pryor etc. had talent and great material and basically refined the genre. They were funny even when they could not use foul language. Since then hacks without much material or talent toss around vulgarity because they aren't particularly funny in the first place. This guy found a subject that could spawn good comedic material if he was really funny. He has good reason to decry a non-alcoholic venue. You
need to be drunk to enjoy his show. He made a point, but he wasn't very funny.

Anonymous said...

You know what’s hilarious about this thread? The same snowflakes who gasp and clutch their pearls at four letter words have the nerve to call others snowflakes for not liking their dumb, racist jokes (or their traitorous state flag).

Get over yourselves.

Anonymous said...

Lenny Bruce's crucifiction paid for the sins of all comedians who have followed him.

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