In order to protect miners from poisonous gases that could leak into a mine as a result of their activities, miners would place canaries in cages and bring them into the coalmines with them. The canaries would be effected by any gas leaks and would die before the miners would be harmed. Canaries effectively operated […]
The essence of comedy is being critical, says Cleese, and that means causing offense sometimes. But we shouldn’t protect everyone from experiencing negative emotions by enforcing political correctness, he says.
Comedians are cancelling gigs at colleges because they have to censor their jokes. Professors have to give their students trigger warnings or avoid potentially offensive topics entirely. And average ordinary Americans are afraid to be honest because of the social repercussions they may face. A person’s career can be ruined if they say something that […]