Earlier this year, Netflix debuted a show modestly titled Bill Nye Saves the World. On this show, noted
scientist mechanical engineer and sketch comedian Bill Nye awkwardly spouted liberal propaganda in front of panels of guests who agreed with him. If you’re skeptical that he really saved the world by doing this, stop and take a look around you. See that? It’s the world. You’re welcome.
You didn’t watch the show and neither did I, but one moment did go viral. It was a moment that changed the way America thinks about sexuality, not to mention redefining the terms “comedy” and “music” and “shame.”
Ladies and gentlemen: Rachel Bloom.
“Power bottom or a top off / Versatile love may have some butt stuff.” In your face, Beakman!
If you watched that and thought it deserved an award, you’re right at home in 2017. Chris White reports:
Comedian Bill Nye received an Emmy Award nomination Thursday for his Netflix show’s “Sexual Spectrum” episode.
The Television Academy Awards nominated writers on “Bill Nye Saves The World” for a musical number suggesting that sexuality exists on a spectrum.
This is good news… for Republicans! They keep winning elections, in large part because voters are tired of being sneered at refusing to jump on the latest liberal bandwagon. Do you still think there are two genders, even though it’s 2017? Then you can suck on this Emmy nomination for an objectively awful musical number.
Spiting and shaming people who express the wrong opinions is more important than convincing them that your ideas are better. If you’re pissin’ off the rubes, you must be doin’ somethin’ right!
This is how you get Trump.
Eventually the Republicans will blow it, because they’re… well, Republicans. But for now, it’s fun to watch our moral, ethical, and intellectual betters fail, over and over, and learn absolutely nothing from it.
(Hat tip: Amanda Prestigiacomo)