New Ruleâ€¦ Stop calling it a â€śperfect stormâ€ť when two bad things happen at the same time. Sometimes itâ€™s just some crap happening at the same time as some other crap. Letâ€™s go back to what we used to call it before that movie about George Clooney and his epic struggle to kill more tuna: Shit happens.
Bill Maher is like Loretta Castorini slapping Ronny Cammareri across the face, yelling â€śSnap out of itâ€ť. I believe thatâ€™s his role in this media addicted world we live in. Unfortunately here in Canada (Or perhaps in Quebec only) we canâ€™t get his show â€śReal Time with Bill Maherâ€ť shown on the air. No station has picked it up and they should. So Canadian fans of Politically Incorrect like myself must scour the webâ€™s political web sites to get snippets of his hilarious show (and I just wont take the time to Torrent them on to my computer, nor do I have the diskspace). And itâ€™s while watching one of those snippets that I heard he had a new book out called New Rules.
Having never read his other books, I took a chance. But itâ€™s an easy read that I got down in a little more than one evening. So itâ€™s not a big time killer, but itâ€™s time well wasted for the laughs it brings. Iâ€™m talking uncontrollable-disturb-the-apartment-building-neighbors laughter. The guy just cracks me up. He takes no prisoners and goes straight for the kill with this compilation of his best (and probably rawest) New Rules segment from his show.
New Ruleâ€¦ Congressional sing-alongs of â€śGod Bless Americaâ€ť are the cheapest form of political pandering. We get it. Youâ€™re on our side. Now get back to work. Those lobbyists in your office arenâ€™t going to blow themselves.
Bill Maher leaves no stones unturned and doesnâ€™t shy away from controversy (but we all know that, heâ€™s the only one that got fired for the 9/11 debacle). Heâ€™s just as vicious with the republicans/conservatives as he is with the democrats/liberals. Pulls no punches on any organization. Kicks religionâ€™s ass around. Beats the mainstream media over the head with its own arm. He does all this with a common sense approach to the Tao of DUH! He elevates sarcasm and cynicism to a whole new level.