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Joe Rogan and Bill Maher mock today’s “coddled” kids and “woke bullsh*t”

Published: 18/Jan/2020 18:10

by Daniel Cleary


Popular late-night TV host Bill Maher highlighted some of the major differences seen in people today compared to past generations during his appearance on the Joe Rogan Experience podcast on January 17.

In recent years, partly due to technological advancements and access to information, many parents have become increasingly protective of their children, which has led to some criticism over the effects it has on the newer generations.

Popular personalities Joe Rogan and Bill Maher explained their take on the matter highlighting how this new internet culture and “fragile, woke bullsh*t” has led to more people “coddling” their kids than ever.

Bill Maher is the host of the popular late-night TV show ‘Real Time with Bill Maher.’

After pointing out many different attitudes, surrounding tasks such as minding a child, that have changed over time, the pair explained that people were much softer in comparison to previous generations.

“People were just rougher,” Bill Maher expressed, “You and I walk the same path very often, we are progressives but we have short patience with some of the fragile, woke bullsh*t, some of that is just the way you’re brought up.”

The popular TV host also shared why many of the younger generations seemed to have become softer in recent years, “I think kids are coddled, you know? I think they’re indulged and that’s the reason why they freak out over microaggressions.”

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The two continued to go back and forth in agreeance, making references to their time growing up and the different levels of responsibility which kids had when they were younger.

“Getting to the dentist yourself, first of all, they don’t even let you do that today, they don’t let kids just be on their own.” Maher explained, “I wasn’t raised by bad people, people were just rougher, it was a rougher time.”

Although he felt that there were many things that had improved over recent years, the popular television host still felt that some of the “coddling” had gone too far, “I wouldn’t recommend these things exactly, although getting somewhere on your own isn’t the worst thing in the world, but a little more of that [is needed].”

However, Joe Rogan was a little more undecided than Maher expressing that it was difficult to compare some of the differences, claiming it was ‘two different worlds’ between now and then.


Rookie Twitch streamer tears up after finally getting first viewers

Published: 16/Jan/2021 15:49

by Georgina Smith


New Twitch streamer NickCKelly got emotional on stream when he got his first viewers after waiting for nearly an hour, gaining thousands as followers as a result of his wholesome reaction.

2020 was a booming year for Twitch, with top creators like xQc and Valkyrae achieving huge numbers in terms of followers and views, and several gaming trends surging in popularity at various points in the year, meaning success all around.

With these huge creators out here smashing records, it’s easy to forget that many are only just starting out their venture into streaming, both casually and seriously.

This year has no doubt prompted more people than ever before to give streaming a try, but it’s not as easy as it might seem from the outside – especially if you’re starting from zero.

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2020 helped Twitch do massive numbers all round.

NickCKelly was one such individual who wanted to give streaming a go, and he couldn’t have been more grateful when he eventually got his first viewers after a while on stream by himself.

He had been streaming for almost an hour when he noticed that some viewers had joined his previously empty chat, and he looked stunned.

“I have my first viewer, hi!” Nick said, looking taken aback by the sudden appearance. “Wow, this is amazing. I’m genuinely honored to have you in my stream, you’re my first viewer that I’ve had, I’ve been streaming for 48 minutes.”

“I feel like I’m gonna cry, man,” he said with the most wholesome reaction possible, tearing up as he spoke to his new viewers.

Over on Reddit, user Avoxio who found Nick’s stream explained why they entered his empty stream. “Me and some friends were scrolling through twitch and found this guy. His stream title got us intrigued so we decided to stop by.”

They also said “at first we thought he was trolling so we messed around a bit not thinking anything of it, throughout our conversation we realized that he was being genuine,” and said they decided to share his stream in hopes of getting him recognition.

Nick also responded in the comments: “I will not let you all down. I want to prove to people that there is goodness in the world, and that we are capable of so much more than most think. I think there’s so much pain and suffering in the world right now. Helping even a single person is making a difference in the world.”

The unexpected reaction from the small streamer certainly seemed to strike a chord with some viewers, and Nick has now shot up to 4.7 thousand followers at the time of writing.