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Stephen Fry on American Puritans and the Mayflower Myth

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Added: Aug-12-2012 Occurred On: Aug-12-2012
By: MB-UK
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Tags: america, puritans, usa, merkah, qi
Location: United States (load item map)
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  • Is it a game show or just some talking heads?

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    • @rather-dashing

      Its a quiz show of sorts.All of the contestants are comedians where they inject humourous factual trivia into the show.

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    • @rather-dashing quiz show, featuring comedians who get points if they are 'quite interesting and correct' nobody quite knows how points are awarded, it doesn't really matter who wins, it's the journey through the facts and the presentation that makes it good. hope that helps.

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    • @ccd1

      If its not available in Canada i would seriously download various episodes.All the 'contestants' are comedians so they're like this all the time and you honestly learn so much while laughing your head off!

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  • As usual many Americans on this site seem more concerned with protecting their childhood myths instead of learning the historical factors that belied the revolution and eventual founding of the United States.

    Obviously realising that the puritans fled the UK to enforce religious persecution as opposed to the other way round wouldve run contrary to the idea that America is some magical special place full of righteous justice and glorious freedom.

    But guess what? history is full of hipocrisy, b More..

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    • @fludblud Your statment makes no sense and is completely illogical. You basically said they came to America to freely practice their religion (no matter what it was) and not to practice religious freedom. HUH?

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  • fry is cool, he did mention that 25% of world population is jailed in the US.

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  • Excellent series.

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  • Because my usual programs are on break during the summer, I've watched some BBC-Entertainment. Specifically this program and "Come dine with me". But I like QI because I like factoids. However, since they're doing reruns all over the space-time continuum I saw them contradict themselves somewhat. In one episode they stated that we have two moons, and in the other episode they stated that we used to think that we had two moons but "the other" moon isn't really a moon etc. etc. More..

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    • @DukeBrazi well, they only update information. originally it was considered that we have two moons, and know we know there are four. although the qualifying criteria for 'moon' is subjective.

      facts are still correctly reported, and, Quite Interesting (hence the name...)

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    • @7ShadesofSunday I agree, but since they rerun these shows kinda randomly, I can see a 2 year old episode followed by a 7 year old episode, it get's a bit weird at times. But I guess my point is void. And as I said, I really enjoy the show. :)

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  • Interesting.

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  • LOL! I looked all over for an American that cares what a euro-peon from a declining imperalist country that is in the process of surrendering to the muslims says and all I found was a few America haters at an OWS protest. Maybe next time they can talk about the British rape of India, Africa and the opium Wars in China in modern times...

    How pathetically stupid and illogical it is to say the Puritains came to America to persecute and that in England you were free to practice any religion.

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  • Waiting for Alan Davis to randomly answer "It's a...Blue Whale?!".

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  • Heres a true fact about the mayflower....1 day out of plymouth,the crew where so pissed off with their christian version of the taliban,that they went of strike and hoved to into Newlyn in Cornwall for several days

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  • Very interesting and explains a lot of todays world.

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  • Funny stuff.

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  • What a disgusting cluster of inbred idiots. I guessing they all have horrible breath.

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  • I love when International Jews tell us Anglos about our correct history.

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  • Ill tell you what isnt a myth, how we sent the UK packing back to that miserable island when they tried to invade our still developing country.

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    • @Chickenfried

      If you read between the lines-this series *isnt* mocking the US.

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  • Fry is a fucking Idiot.

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