People Explain What Bulls*** They're Shocked Is Still Being Taught To Kids Today
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I think it's safe to say this current generation of kids today are a bit more sophisticated and savvy. Well, when they're not eating tide pods.

They certainly seem less gullible to information being fed to them that is suspicious or blatantly false. So why are we still trying to run with the same old tricks

We have to evaluate what basic life lessons and aspects of education really need to fall away, like the use of cassette tapes and CDs.

If it's about control, believe me, the kids have it.

RedditorNecessary-Spinach182wanted to discuss the topics that may need to be retired from the curriculum after all this time, by asking:

What BS is still being taught to children?

I fell for so much as a kid. It was easy for me though. I wasn't so much a gullible child, as I was riddled with guilt due to being taught in a Catholic school. Need I say more?

Until "W"

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"In Denmark, the ABC song consists of 28 letters because we didn't used to count W for some reason."

"However, now we obviously do count the W but the song was never updated and many adults thinks me an idiot when i say there are 29 letters in our alphabet. It truly pisses me off." ~ LeMolle

Bad Truth

"Im not gonna hurt you, tell me the truth." ~ maxaton5

"In general, stop teaching "You will not be in trouble if you tell me the truth" if you are going to punish them."

"It's teaching them it's more important to not get caught, that your word means nothing, and to lie anyway as you will earn the punishment." ~ CrazyCoKids

Dukes Up!

"That if you are being bullied the two best solutions are:"

"- Tell your teacher."

"- Sit down with the bully and explain how hurtful their words are." ~ cpdf98

"The only solution that worked for me was fighting with the guy and winning. And I just did that after bearing different stupid things for almost 10 years, even bites, breaking my clothes and even breaking my arm once."

"Just because I was told "you are bigger, you shouldn't fight with other kids." ~ EmuChance4523

The Start

"It doesn't matter who started it."

"Such bull. It absolutely matters who started it. If you punish a child for arguing/fighting over something they didn't start, the child will be confused and rightly so."

"It goes against everything we tell children about fairness and rule of law." ~ Tuvasbien


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"My 5th-grade teacher taught us that our blood was blue until exposed to oxygen and that's why our veins looked blue. 10 year old me called bull and got detention."

"I had spent a lot of time in the hospital at that point in my life and had seen my blood drawn enough times to know that was crap." ~ Caity26

I never got that blood lesson. I always tune out when blood is involved though. And I think the truth should be told now... there is no good or proper way to deal with bullies.

Whatever Jessica!

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"That cracking their knuckles will destroy their hands. Like, just freaking say it annoys you, Jessica. Ask them to stop, it's not that hard. Stop feeding them bull." ~ tropicalzhu

Show me the Receipts!

"Your school record will follow you your entire life."

"My record from Mount Lebanon didn't make it to Venetia school. Venetia record didn't make it to McMurray, only a few miles away."

"Entering college, nobody knew anything about the schools I'd attended." ~ snarlyelder

Keep it Real

"When they don't teach children how to handle death and grief but they instead lie to said child to spare the pain that they should learn to understand so they can handle more in the future."

"Sesame Street did it and Big Bird was devastated but he learned to cope and move on stronger, essentially what I'm saying is, parents if your child pet dies and the kid is devastated don't lie."

"Tell them the truth and help them cope, and help them understand and comprehend why, so when you the parent may die, the child is more equipped to handle grief and not fall apart like I did when my mother died at age 12." ~ cmchris61

For the Eyes!

"Carrots help you see in the dark. Saw it on a kids' show." ~ Purplociraptor

"I read somewhere that this was a misinformation campaign created during WWII in England to help confuse the Germans about what the British could always "see" their planes. (They couldn't - they had good intelligence and didn't want the Germans to know.)" ~ ink_stained

Ha! Lies!

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"That adults know what they're doing." ~ AWildLychnus

I knew that knuckle "truth" was a lie. I'm cracking them now. And adults are a mess. There is no way out of that one. Just do the best you can with each passing year.

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However, it’s not always easy to find great comedy.

There are lots of comedians who make me smile or even make me laugh at a joke or two. Yet, it’s really hard to find a comedian who can keep me laughing through their whole set.

If you’re having trouble finding those kinds of comedians, or are just ready to find a new comedian to enjoy, Redditors are here to help.

Probably hoping to find a great comedian themself, Redditor Plastic_Ad_6179 asked:

"Who's the best comedian of all time in your opinion?"

Sean Lock

"Sean Lock"

"For many reasons, but mainly for being the undisputed champion of the world in...Carrot In A Box:"

– Rymundo88

"What a HUGE talent. Luckily he left a lot of great footage. Terrible loss."

– Pan-tang

"The comedians comedian"

– FrederickBishop

George Carlin

"George Carlin."

"Honorable mention to Bill Burr."

– gobigred3562

"When I turned 21, my mom took me to Vegas. We saw Carlin perform and we laughed solidly for 90 minutes. I don’t remember any of the jokes, but I have never laughed like that since. He was a true master of the art."

– drCrankoPhone

"Carlin is the only correct answer. Nobody will ever touch that level of wit, wordplay, satire, and social commentary."


– reflUX_cAtalyst

Mike Birbiglia

"I went to a Mike Birbiglia show at Zanies in Nashville back in 2008. Guy killed…got up on stage, told 1 story. Took him 90 minutes to get through that story. The whole time, he’s veering off on tangents that seemed completely natural, conversational even. Each tangent was a tiny hilarious story itself. The show seemed so smooth and flowed so naturally, that I could hardly believe it was written. It was masterful. Sure, he doesn’t tell jokes that leave you breathless with laughter, but he does tell jokes that get 90% of the way there with such consistency that I’m actually more impressed with that than the former."

– mavol

Norm MacDonald

"In terms of:"

  • "Being at the top of his game for a long period of time"
  • "Being perfect at timing and execution"
  • "Understanding comedy to a degree that other comedians notice and respect"
  • "Being clever and witty on the spot"
  • "Having memorable jokes and killer standup routines"

"Norm MacDonald"

– warpus

"My favorite story about Norm MacDonald I've heard is that when he was coming up if he bombed he'd wait in the back of the club after the show to shake everyone's hand in their way out. If he killed he wouldn't. What a legend."

– SixPieceTaye

"If you asked a group of comedians who their favorite comedian is I'd bet Norm would be near the top of the list. So much of his material was a deconstruction of comedy itself. If Norm MacDonald tells you a bad joke, and you laugh, is it still a bad joke? Why is it funny? Are you laughing at him or is he laughing at you?"

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Mitch Hedberg

"Mitch Hedberg. RIP."

– onepotatotwopotato3

"I used to love that guy. I still do but I used to too."

– ChefHannibal

""I got in an argument with a girlfriend inside of a tent. That’s a bad place for an argument, because I tried to walk out, and had to slam the flap.""

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Monty Python

"Monty Python, as a group."

"I don't think there's been a single more influential comedy act than Flying Circus."

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Robin Williams

"Robin Williams."

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"Live on Broadway stands as one of the most memorable things I have ever watched."

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"Idk why he isn’t higher on this list or mentioned more often. Robin Williams had absolutely insane improv skills. Watch the episode of Who’s Line with him as the guest star, the rest of the cast can’t keep it together."

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Lucille Ball

"Lucille Ball"

– LusciousofBorg

"Scrolled this far to find a female comedian! Love Lucille Ball"

– boonybun

"I saw I Love Lucy was streaming a couple months ago. Having watched it as a kid, I figured I’d put it on for a nostalgic chuckle. I was not ready for that show to be so, so funny—I nearly passed out I was laughing so hard."

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"She was a comedic genius."

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Rowan Atkinson

"Rowan Atkinson (John Cleese closely second)"

– DarkFluids777

"Atkinson is such an amazing physical comedian that it’s basically overlooked that he’s a first-rate stand-up, as well."

– HilariousSpill

Eddie Murphy

"Eddie Murphy"

– onterrible1

"He saved SNL. They wouldn't be on air today were it not for Murphy"

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"Goat of comedy"

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Comedy may not be everyone’s favorite form of entertainment, but it is a can’t miss, so long as the comedian in question is a good one.

Luckily, we’ve got some great suggestions above.