Open Thread

For general discussion and debate. Possible talking point: Don Rickles, who is the subject of an HBO documentary broadcasting this evening.

For those old enough to know who Don Rickles is, and who saw him regularly on "The Tonight Show" with Johnny Carson, you understand that he is, in his way, the originally shock comedian. His schtick often involved race, religion, gender, sexual preference, and appearance, and was often done in an attack style. Question: In today's politically correct world, could a white man get away with Rickles' style of humor, or would he be deemed a racist, sexist, homophobe?

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