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money talks and bullshit walks

A phrase emphasizing the persuasive power of money. The phrase was perhaps most famously used by politician Michael "Ozzie" Myers, who was recorded saying it—and accepting a monetary bribe from undercover FBI agents—during the Abscam scandal in 1980. If you want us to help you out, here's some advice—money talks and bullshit walks!
See also: and, bullshit, money, talk, walk

money talks, bullshit walks

A phrase emphasizing the persuasive power of money. The phrase was perhaps most famously used by politician Michael "Ozzie" Myers, who was recorded saying it—and accepting a monetary bribe from undercover FBI agents—during the Abscam scandal in 1980. If you want us to help you out, here's some advice—money talks, bullshit walks!
See also: bullshit, money, walk

bullshit artist

Also, bull artist. A person who habitually exaggerates, flatters, or talks nonsense. For example, Don't believe a word of it-he's a bullshit artist. Both versions are considered vulgar slang. The first dates from the 1940s, the second from the World War I period.
See also: artist, bullshit

bullshit

1. n. lies; deception; hype; nonsense. (Also an exclamation: Bullshit! Widely known and used by both sexes. Usually objectionable.) That’s just a lot of bullshit!
2. tv. to deceive someone verbally. (Usually objectionable.) Are you trying to bullshit me?
3. in. to tell lies; to hype and promote. (Usually objectionable.) Can’t you stop bullshitting about how good you are?
4. mod. false; deceptive. (Usually objectionable.) I’m sick of those bullshit ads on TV.

bullshit artist

and bullshitter
n. a person expert at lies, deception, and hype. (see also bullshit. Usually objectionable.) What can you expect from a bullshit artist? The truth? Listen to me. Don’t ever try to bullshit a bullshitter!
See also: artist, bullshit

knowledge in, bullshit out

and KIBO
phr. & comp. abb. a phrase expressing distress over stupidity. (Based on FIFO.) My head is just plain KIBO. I get everything confused. College is supposed to be knowledge in, bullshit out.
See also: bullshit, knowledge, out
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Unproductive jobs may be regarded as bullshit, but--like art--their very non-instrumentality may sometimes be the key to their value.
An exchange that took place only a few years after the onset of the wars in 2001 and 2003, respectively, reconnects Frankfurt's usage of bullshit with Fussell's usage of chickenshit.
Which, as Frankfurt playfully points out, is not to say that bullshit is careless or insubstantial.
In this bunch, bullshit avoids attention because it is not obviously nasty and because it is too common and too easily accommodated to be immediately worrisome.
When speaking about merdecracy, however, the best acronym is BIBO--Bullshit In, Bullshit Out.
But unlike the lies and deception, bullshit has created an aura around the peace process.
Tutors should explain that (1) bullshit is decipherable, (2) there are consequences if caught by instructors (who are less forgiving than tutors), (3) it can be a dangerous long-range tactic (employers are less forgiving than teachers), (4) Jenn's reputation with the people she bullshits may not recover (if I have her as a student, her papers will be suspect), and (5) dishonesty circumvents the learning process.
Each sentence, each paragraph, carefully parses the distinctions among lies, bullshit, humbug (the Brits' near equivalent of the concept), Fourth of July orations, bluff, equivocation, just plain bull, and--although Prof.
So all of the middle class angst and worrying about flying and whether its going to damage the environment is all a load of bullshit.
Far more seriously, the figuratively ticking bomb argument is simply bullshit in terms of straightforward ethics.
Your Call Is Important to Us: The Truth About Bullshit By Laura Penny.
Hindus, Muslims and others used to advertise their daughters as "convent educated," and then some of them turn around and talk bullshit.
A number of politically minded group shows have recently been organized in New York City, including "American Idyll" at Greene Naftali and "Let the Bullshit Run a Marathon" at Nicole Klagsbrun Gallery, to name just two.
I came here, did what I wanted to do, everyone's been great and that's fine but I don't like bullshit.
Quietly, without any kind of PR bullshit, the students learn the fundamentals of solid film and television making.