Happy New Year, everybody!
Resolutions suck. Your goal should be continued physical, mental, emotional, spiritual, and intellectual growth. To evolve.
Unlike Bill Maher
I’ve never found Bill funny. He rides waves of public sentiment and always picks the click-bait side. I’ve also never seen his delivery as funny. He has an 80s sitcom comedian vibe. Now, all he does is resentment content, perfectly encapsulated in his recent interview with a very vaccinated Seth McFarlane (Bill is vaccinated too but says he “took one for the team”:)
Pay special attention to how Bill A) Says doctors get all kinds of stuff wrong (without any medical training to cross-reference that vague statement), B) How Bill thinks his anecdotal experience should define everyone else’s, and C) His complete disregard for science, statistics, and the entire medical profession over what *he prefers.
Bill is almost too wasted to talk, so there’s that.
Super high Bill Maher getting crushed by Peter Griffin in a Vaccine chat is the video you don’t know you needed. pic.twitter.com/iOidRzTOgu
— Dean Blundell🇨🇦 (@ItsDeanBlundell) December 30, 2023
Ideally, Seth and Bill are not the ones to address vaccine hesitancy or efficacy. That’s better left to FUCKING DOCTORS.
But for the sake of entertainment, I liked watching a cartoonist who likes musicals mockingly pick apart any reason Bill has for simply not enjoying this specific vaccine – again, with no medical insight or training at all.
People like Bill need to keep specific topics alive. Anti-vaxxers have made vaccines their entire identity, and they’ll lose 90% of their daily talking points and their real life’s purpose if they stop talking about something no one gives a shit about anymore. The religious right and hillbillies who follow them will never get vaccinated, so do what I do: stop giving a shit.
Human beings with common sense and a real purpose are going about their lives responsibly vaccinated. Or not. Emotionally well, human beings (vaxxed or unvaxxed) aren’t dredging up conversations about vaccines to insert our uneducated self-importance into someone else’s life. We’re going to work and getting sick (or not) while continuing the business of life. People like Bill are defined by the attention they get from their anti-hero take. They give all their time, effort, and agency to something they are unqualified to understand based on memes and their church Facebook group. Guys like Bill use their ignorance for clicks and relevance from that community because no one as smart as Bill could be this dismissive of something he doesn’t understand.
Thought leaders like Bill should be able to differentiate between anecdotal and statistical evidence. When they can’t, it’s a lagging indicator of what he doesn’t know and his intention.
Dean Blundell is a Canadian radio personality. Best known as a longtime morning host on CFNY-FM (The Edge) in Toronto, Ontario. In 2015 he was named the new morning host on sports radio station CJCL (Sportsnet 590 The Fan). Dean started his career in radio in 2001 and for nearly 20 years been entertaining the radio audience. Dean’s newest venture is the launch of his site and podcast which is gaining tremendous momentum across North America.