Archive | July, 2012

When Rape Stops Being Funny, But Not Really.

19 Jul

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Recently Daniel Tosh, (comedian and Comedy Central host) found himself in some controversy over a rape joke he made toward a heckler during one of his stand-up routines.  During Tosh’s set at the Laugh Factory, Tosh said, “Wouldn’t it be funny if that girl [referring to an audience member who “heckled” him about rape jokes not being funny earlier in his set] got raped by, like, five guys right now? Like right now?”

Excuse me while I laugh at the joke.  Okay I’m back.  Tosh then went to his Twitter and tweeted “the point i was making before i was heckled is there are awful things in the world but you can still make jokes about them.”

Here is the thing, Tosh is a well known comedian and therefore, so is his humor.  If this female was so offended by rape jokes, why in the hell was she there to begin with.  As Whoopi Goldberg said, “do your research.”  Did she really believe that Tosh would alter his stand up routine solely because she was “offended”?  That’s like going to a whore house and saying the whores are too “whore-y”.  The point is if you don’t like whores stay away from them and that includes Daniel Tosh.

This is just another case of the self-centered asshole who thinks that their feelings matter over everyone else’s.  Listen, rape is a serious issue and in the specific context of an actual raping it’s not funny.  However, comedians should be able to joke about any and every topic.  Tosh wasn’t seriously asking for this woman to be gang raped.  I will be the first to admit Tosh is a complete d*ck head, but even he wouldn’t really wish that upon a person.  There are too many complaints in this world and not enough laughter!

Luis C.K (aka the rape defender) also caught some heat for unintentionally tweeting he loves the Tosh.O show while the whole rape debacle was happening.  Click here to see  this hilarious video of him explaining himself and what comedy is about.

That being said, I shall purpose a toast to the comedians that stand by their comedy.  Cheers!

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Eff You Thunder!

14 Jul

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For those of you who have not seen the film “Ted,” my title is a direct quote from the foul mouthed, but ever so cuddly teddy bear film.  I have been wanting to see this movie since I saw the previews (aside from Magic Mike which I am still dying to see and would guarantee a harmless visit to the strip club afterward).  The point is, “Ted” is a must see film.  If you enjoy television programs that bring the family closer such as “Family Guy” then this film is right up your alley.  In other words, if you are a conservative stickler who cannot handle humor then steer clear from this film.  I literally laughed obnoxiously throughout the film.  I clapped my hands, slapped my thighs and stomped my feet in sheer enjoyment.

I followed  the film with a first time visit to a place called “Rollbotto.”  A sushi joint that has ridiculously great prices and amazing sushi to more than fulfill your appetite. (I have a huge appetite).  It’s located in Saint Petersburg, FL and they should make it a law to try the sushi there. (I’m no sushi expert, but if my taste buds tell me I’m eating something amazing I go with it).  The point is go there, eat there, live, love and enjoy sushi damnit!

Afterward, I went to a magical place where only the craft beer Gods go to dump their high abv’s all in one place and the alcoholic warriors go to enjoy them.  I am all for supporting local anything and so should you! ( I feel like Colbert)  The point is, this place has all craft beer, great service and a funky atmosphere with art that I do not understand.  #amazing. Yes, I just used a hashtag on wordpress.  #getoverit #don’ttakeurselfsoseriously #itwillcatchon I may sound way too positive in this review/experience, but I assure you when I do not enjoy something I speak on it.

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