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(Cut the Bullshit) Len Bakerloo Speaks Truth to Power is playing in:
New York: 59E59 Theater on July 12 & 19 at 6:30 PM and July 12, 2016 at 8:30 (Tickets are $15 here.)
In this show, Len Bakerloo (not his or her real name) talks about his (or her) 30 years on Wall Street as a programmer, analyst, and hedge fund manager where he (or she) made his (or her) money by keeping cool, acting rationally, and not believing the bullshit that passes for insight (but is really marketing crap).
Len teaches that the most dangerous bullshit is the bullshit you believe and to help you get better at identifying bullshit he (or she) had created the Cut the Bullshit Game. Len says, “This game is as much fun for the bulshittee as the bullshitter.”
(Cut the Bullshit) Len Bakerloo Speaks Truth to Power earns 5 red stars for being ‘Total Bullshit’ and also 5 yellow stars for having ‘Bullshit Free’ because Len calls out his own bullshit, which doesn’t make it bullshit at all but instead more like honest disclosure.
We are honored to announce that John Fleming has been nominated for the Increasingly Prestigious BS Prize and is hereby entitled to refer to himself as a BS Laureate Nominee.
In addition to his work in spreading the use of the word “Increasingly” John is also known for using ‘A’s to get ahead.
Rather than pester teachers to give him ‘A’s regardless of his work, grades, or intelligence, John has found it useful to use a string of ‘A’s in naming his shows. For example, he got first billing in this year’s Edinburgh Fringe Catalog with his show called Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaarrghhh! It’s the Increasingly Prestigious Malcolm Hardee Comedy Awards Show – and It’s Free!
It is with humility and affection that we honor John Fleming and wish him luck in all his endeavors. The BS Prize committee only accepts nominations and never issues actual awards. Being the cheap bastards we are, we don’t even mail the certificates. However John may download and print out the certificate himself. Of course, there is the risk that he doesn’t consider the honor worth the cost of paper and printer ink so perhaps a friend will print the certificate and give it to him.
A high resolution PDF of this certificate can be found here: JohnFlemingCertificateA4
15 June 2016: For immediate Release
The staff of the unsanctioned Secrets of the Fringe Walking tour in Edinburgh has just been nominated for the increasingly prestigious BS Prize that entitles every member to refer to themselves henceforth as BS Laureates.
They are receiving this nomination for their fine work in spreading lies, innuendos, and bullshit. You can find them at: EDFringeSecrets.com and you can subscribe to their twitter feed at https://twitter.com/EDFringeSecrets.
In 2014, Brooke Allen spent the entire month of August as a tourist at the Edinburgh Fringe. Things started out well, but by the second week he was slipping into depression. He felt like as you might if you were eating so much cake you began choking on it.
That is when Brooke decided to get to know people rather than judge them.
That changed everything.
Join Brooke in 2016 at this unsanctioned walking tour and learn what Brooke discovered about what goes on behind the scenes at the greatest trade show for the arts the world has ever known.
Brooke says, “I’ll tell you everything except who is sleeping with whom.” That makes it clear this is a Total Bullshit review.
The essay begins:
“One of the most salient features of our culture is that there is so much bullshit. Everyone knows this. Each of us contributes his share.”
Then, Harry makes his contribution.
It was a hard slog and a few pages in I skipped to the final paragraph:
“But it is preposterous to imagine that we ourselves are determinate, and hence susceptible both to correct and to incorrect descriptions, while supposing that the ascription of determinacy to anything else has been exposed as a mistake. As conscious beings, we exist only in response to other things, and we cannot know ourselves at all without knowing them. Moreover, there is nothing in theory, and certainly nothing in experience, to support the extraordinary judgment that it is the truth about himself that is the easiest for a person to know. Facts about ourselves are not peculiarly solid and resistant to skeptical dissolution. Our natures are, indeed, elusively insubstantial – notoriously less stable and less inherent than the natures of other things. And insofar as this is the case, sincerity itself is bullshit.”
People say he makes good points. I wish I could figure out what they are.
If you have a Ph. D. in Philosophy, then this earns a Bullshit Free rating:
For the rest of us it gets a Some Bullshit rating because you cannot help getting the feeling that the author is just showing off and could have made most of his points with fewer shorter words.
Retired hedge fund manager, Len Bakerloo, has seen enough bullshit for two lifetimes and he won’t take it any more. In this lighthearted look at a serious topic he shows you how to stand up to bullshitters and their bullshit..
In this hilarious “must-see” performance Len explains that the worst bullshit is the bullshit you believe. Audience members get a free copy of Len’s Cut the Bullshit Game to take home and play with friends.
This review has earned the Total Bullshit rating.
On August 6, 2015, Jon Stewart hosted the Daily Show for the last time.
He ended by saying that “bullshit is everywhere” but luckily, bullshitters are getting lazy so their work is easier to sniff out.
Jon inspired us to create this website, and we hope you’ll be vigilant and nominate bullshitters for the increasingly prestigious BS Prize.
This review earns our Bullshit Free rating.