I have dish network satellite receivers that I've had for several years now. I basically have a somewhat upgraded package where I have some HBO movie channels and some other channels......i.e History, Discovery, A&E, TLC, Documentary, and 6 ESPN's. There's quite a few more too. Anyway, more and more, as I peruse my HBO selections, I'm seeing more and more standup comic shows being featured. Now of those shows, the men and women comedians featured, almost all constantly throw in cuss words in their acts in nearly every sentence they say. The "F" word is probably the most common one. Man, it sure grates on me, and I don't even bother watching their acts. The women comedians are as vulgar as the men comedians now. The other thing is that their "shticks" usually center around graphic sexual themes too. Nothing is ethically off-limits to many of these comedians. ****** Funny thing, is that I can remember when comedians could get great laughts without this stuff. Bob Hope, Johnny Carson, Bill Cosby, Flip Wilson, Smothers Brothers, Rodney Dangerfield, Victor Borga, Groucho Marx, Tim Conway, Don Knotts, Steve Allen, Joey Bishop, Jerry Lewis, Abott and Costello, the Stooges, Marx Brothers, Laurel and Hardy, Andy Clyde, Red Skelton, Cid Caesar, ......etc.... About the only comedians that don't use too much swearing and keep the sexual stuff to a not so graphic nature are the very few Country comedians like the Blue Collar boys..........such as old Jeff Foxworthy. Even the folks at "Laugh In" and "Hee Haw" could get some great laughs without vulgarity. Is our culture to the point where Hispanic or Black comedians can only get laughs about racial issues and making fun of white folks or their own culture....or making fun of racial/ cultural differences? Black comedians often use the "N" word in their "shticks", and I really think it's rather degrading to their own race and culture. Anyway, what say yee? I'm really fed up with the vulgar stuff that comedians seem to use as the "in vogue" vernacular of comedy-standup. I think it's great if we can laugh at ourselves, and have some good old political jokes poked back and forth at liberals and conservatives is ok. I even think us Christians can be quite funny and strange too, and shouldn't be too miffed by some of the jokes thrown our way. One disclaimer, as long as the jokes are ment to be jokes and not hurtful Anti-Christian pokes. ******* I just miss the great comedians that had real original material, and didn't have to resort to vulgarities, and swearing and explicit sexual content in their deliveries to get laughs.