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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

rude slang Someone who is apt to lie and embellish. Oh, you can't trust a word that bullshit artist says.
See also: artist, bullshit

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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Tellingly, the psychological and ideological investment of work with meaning has coincided with the rise of bullshit jobs.
But in a world where people are increasingly disempowered yet beset on all sides by busyness and over-stimulation, we are driven, perversely, to want bullshit.
Our culture has overvalorised work, while simultaneously making it more bullshit, leaving us to do the work that really matters in our ever shorter evenings.
Are bullshit jobs a feature of capitalism, or do they run counter to capitalism?
The notion of bullshit jobs complicates a narrow idea of labour as purely productive (as in some variants of Marxism), just as it undermines the assumptions of neoclassical economics concerning market efficiency, scarcity and necessity, and supply and demand.
Bullshit jobs reveal that the modern economy doesn't obey simple hydraulic economic principles.
On these terms, do bullshit jobs even create surplus value, let alone useful stuff?
If the phenomenon of bullshit jobs illustrates the contradictions of capitalism, however, their proliferation is not necessarily a 'useful' crisis: the contradictions they embody will not automatically precipitate a major reaction.
14) The infinite time wasting addictiveness of the internet is what fills the time of those who sit for much of the day working at their bullshit jobs, meandering from one fruitless website to the next.
The fact that bullshit affects both white-collar and blue-collar jobs offers an opportunity for an alliance.
If the critique of bullshit jobs has the potential to open up a split on the right between those who are wedded to neoliberalism and those who are wedded to genuine market efficiency, it also exposes a split on the left between those who are demanding more work and those who want to rethink work from scratch.
And are we also attracted to our job, even or especially if it is a bullshit job, because we are frightened of pleasure?
These days, to paraphrase a noted purveyor of sugar water, bullshit has become the real thing.