April 18, 2017

“Uber anti-snowflake”: Don Rickles fired insults like an AK-47 shoots bullets

David MenziesMission Specialist

Last week comedy giant, Don Rickles passed away. He lived a long life, passing away at 90 but we could surely use more jesters like him. Fearless, politically incorrect and unapologetic, he was the uber anti-snowflake.

Watch as I show you why if Don Rickles were a young comedian just starting out today, he wouldn’t even be allowed to set foot on campus to do a show.

Compared to the rank and file of Generation Snowflake, Rickles was a sun going super-nova embracing a take-no-prisoners approach to comedy.

Everything was fair game for Rickles, be it race, religion, nationality - all he cared about was making people laugh and if that meant employing tactics of comedic shock and awe, then so be it.

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commented 2017-04-18 20:39:38 -0400
Thanks David. I doubt there will be anyone to adapt mainstream to the way we were formed
commented 2017-04-18 17:50:13 -0400
commented 2017-04-18 17:10:06 -0400
Loved Don and he will be missed by a lot of us. Not the snowflakes who most likely have never heard of him and if they did, would most probably have made him the poster child for everything wrong with our society. I’m a french Canadian living on the West coast and have heard some great french jokes in my time, and it never crossed my mind to think of it as racist. It was all in good fun. These snowflakes and crybabies need to get a grip, and start living in the real world. Adversitys that we face in life and conquer at a young age, was and is what makes us strong. It is unforgivable that our teaching institutions and way too many left leaning parents have completely disarmed these kids of the tools they need to adapt to society as it is and not the way they want it.
commented 2017-04-18 14:27:06 -0400
I can just imagine Don coming face to face with antifa twerps, he would have them crying and slashing their wrists in no time.
Elton Braun i am surprised the snowflakes have not tried to have Blazing Saddles erased from history.
commented 2017-04-18 13:59:07 -0400
Don was an absolute classic. Loved him on those Dean Martin roasts. I like recommending Mel Brooks’ classic Blazing Saddles to people who have never seen it just to see their reaction. No blasphemy or f-bombs but of course nowadays the n-word trumps everything else. Complete shock and awe. Never get away with it now.
commented 2017-04-18 12:53:21 -0400
We have the “hurt feelings” culture now. The slightest offense sends these crybabies into a tail spin. I think most of these people are mentally disturbed. People who can take a joke and laugh at themselves, are in fact the normal ones. Don Rickles was a treasure. RIP!
commented 2017-04-18 12:23:44 -0400
I loved Don Rickles, and yearn for bygone years where political INNCORRECTNESS ruled the day and people could discern and separate comedy from hate and malice. An example would be ethnic jokes, we all took our lumps but could laugh at ourselves as well as others in an innocent way and end up the better for it. Now you don’t dare open your mouth.
commented 2017-04-18 12:14:56 -0400
Nice tribute Menzoid.
When I was younger I guess never realized how important it was for Don Rickles to be able to ‘express’ his particular comic truths. I couldn’t help myself witnessing his outlandish acerbity and scandalous bullying, that he really applied to his paid victims in some of his movie roles, I’ve never seen live Vegas stuff…
Watching him was like slowing down to ogle a car wreck…
Maybe some good Angel will fund a Don Rickles retrospective of his body of work oriented to the problem on most institutions of higher learning today and tour North American campuses with it.
I can’t help but think Mr. Rickles would enjoy that.
commented 2017-04-18 11:47:40 -0400
Yes, God bless Mr. Warmth, may he rest in peace. I watched your video then I went over to YouTube and treated myself to a ten minute segment of Don Rickles and Buddy Hackett on the Tonight Show. Boy, they don’t make ‘em like that anymore. I know Cleese and Seinfelt have complained about political correctness stifling comedy and it’s our great loss.