Penn & Teller: Bullsh*t! – Season 6

Penn & Teller: Bullsh*t! – Season 6

Entertaining as always: a mixed season, with some hits and some misfires. You’d think they’d have run out of good subject matter, but that’s not the case.

This season they tackle such evils as the war on porn, new age medicine, the “green” lifestyle, and sensitivity training.

Who else can hold up the collective American condition so effectively, yet be so entertaining?

As usual, they flay the incompetent non-thinkers. Hard to believe there are actually people out there with so few functioning neurons.

Only negative is I think the vulgarity is a bit over done, but hey, that’s their style. Quality of the transfer is good.

Opposes the movement to regulate pornography on the Internet and argues that it is attempting to restrict freedom of speech. Also rejects the notions that pornography can lead to addiction and aggression.

2. New Age Medicine. A skeptical look at New Age medicine, presenting evidence which suggests it does not work.

3. NASA. Argues that private industry would better finance NASA instead of taxpayer money. Also argues against sending a man to Mars due to the resources needed and the dangers involved.

4. Dolphins. Criticizes the New Age belief that dolphins possess evolutionary superiority, a unique “energy” and healing powers.

5. Sleep, Inc. Takes a critical view of sleep-related products.

6. Being Green. Attacks the concept of carbon credits as a method of profiting off guilt, and compares them to indulgences.

7. Sensitivity Training. Examines sensitivity training and its roots in political correctness.

8. Stranger Danger. Argues that a culture of fear has produced an excessive concern for child safety. Points out that children are usually harmed by people they already know quite well.

9. World Peace. Argues that the idea of utopian world peace is naïve and incompatible with human nature, but also argues against those who argue for deliberate aggression like preemptive war. Also argues that free trade and economic interdependence are the best means to achieve peace.

10. Good Ol’ Days. Criticizes cultural nostalgia as unrealistic and inaccurate when thought of as “better times”, and how people are just selectively remembering specific things.