Jonathan Pie on language policing

From today until I get back from New Zealand (April 17), posting will be light, as I’m preparing to leave and have tons of stuff to do. Bear with me, and after March 15 I’ll ask readers to ratchet back on emailing me when I’m on the road.

Meanwhile, here’s a 3½-minute video by “Jonathan Pie” that’s relevant to the last post.

As I’ve mentioned before, “Jonathan Pie” is the pseudonym for the comedic alter ego of Tom Walker, who, acting as a newsman, suddenly goes off on unhinged rants—rants that contain a kernel of truth. At 1:30, Pie begins to rant about the offense culture of the British Left, which, he says, comes from students.

TRIGGER WARNING: Bad language!

22 Comments

  1. Claudia Baker
    Posted March 8, 2017 at 1:09 pm | Permalink

    Jonathan Pie is my hero.

    • rickflick
      Posted March 8, 2017 at 4:02 pm | Permalink

      I can well see why.

      • Mike
        Posted March 9, 2017 at 9:05 am | Permalink

        He’s mine as well, a man after my own heart.lol

  2. Mark Sturtevant
    Posted March 8, 2017 at 1:29 pm | Permalink

    Well, I turned the sound low, closed my door, and listened with a big ‘ol grin on my face. That was nicely cathartic. Now I am becalmed to go teach a class.

  3. Randy schenck
    Posted March 8, 2017 at 1:35 pm | Permalink

    Really great stuff. Can’t stop laughing.

  4. Alpha Neil
    Posted March 8, 2017 at 1:37 pm | Permalink

    shit, piss, fuck, cunt, cocksucker, motherfucker, and tits

  5. Merilee
    Posted March 8, 2017 at 2:04 pm | Permalink

    Woonderful rant!

  6. ThyroidPlanet
    Posted March 8, 2017 at 3:47 pm | Permalink

    “I’m preparing to leave and have tons of stuff to do. ”

    I suppose then it’d be a faux pas for me to request to make one additional comment on the following closed Hili Dialogue?

    https://whyevolutionistrue.wordpress.com/2017/01/06/friday-hili-dialogue-142/

  7. Merilee
    Posted March 8, 2017 at 4:50 pm | Permalink

    I like this rant even better:

    • HaggisForBrains
      Posted March 9, 2017 at 6:04 am | Permalink

      That is amazing, particularly the final descriptive rant.

      • Mike
        Posted March 9, 2017 at 9:08 am | Permalink

        sub

  8. Posted March 8, 2017 at 7:00 pm | Permalink

    I’ve worked at Salford Quays and there are some very nice bridges to throw your pets or yourself off.

  9. BJ
    Posted March 8, 2017 at 7:07 pm | Permalink

    I love you, Jonathan Pie.

  10. RAlfoeldi
    Posted March 9, 2017 at 3:45 am | Permalink

    Please put a 🙂 behind the “TRIGGER WARNING”! It really creeps me out, without it…

    • kelskye
      Posted March 9, 2017 at 2:33 pm | Permalink

      I personally want a 😉 with every trigger warning.

      • Merilee
        Posted March 9, 2017 at 3:42 pm | Permalink

        Or maybe an OUCH😖

  11. HaggisForBrains
    Posted March 9, 2017 at 5:56 am | Permalink

    Fucking brilliant!

  12. Jeannine Lanigan aka pghwelshgirl
    Posted March 9, 2017 at 7:12 am | Permalink

    These rants are SO spot-on. More brilliant than even the best comedic rants of Monty Python.

    Perhaps someday, he can borrow a bit from the Python canon, and he will conclude one of his exceptionally perceptive rants with “This is an ex-President!”

    A girl can dream of impeachment, or implosion, can’t she?

    I love truth tellers. Marry me, Jonathan Pie.

  13. BARBARA HANDEL
    Posted March 9, 2017 at 7:53 am | Permalink

    Absolutely, positively on target!

  14. Mike
    Posted March 9, 2017 at 9:12 am | Permalink

    I love the line,”I’m trying to be objective here” before he goes off again.lol

    • merilee
      Posted March 9, 2017 at 9:20 am | Permalink

      I love how he talks back to “Tim?”, who’s on his earpiece.

  15. Merilee
    Posted March 10, 2017 at 9:51 am | Permalink

    https://charlierose.com/videos/30146

    Here’s a recent interview with Jonathan Haidt and Frank Bruni on the incident at Middlebury College.


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