It’s Friday, and I’m in an even more humorous mood than I usually am. BUT, unlike certain ‘comics’ named Daniel Tosh, I do not think that anything can be funny, and most of all when tragedy and heartache is involved. Except for the stricken expression on Tosh’s face, after trying to go 15 minutes with me, in a hostile improv comedy throw down, cause he’d look funny as hell after getting a major mind fucking from me. ‘Still think that gang rape jokes are funny, DT? I didn’t think so!’
When confronted by a female heckler who yelled at Tosh that “Rape jokes are never funny!” Tosh’s hilarious comeback was “Wouldn’t it be funny if that girl got raped by, like five guys right now?”
Uh… DT? I was doing stand up comedy when you were still shitting your diapers, and here’s the deal with hecklers: When they get on your case in the middle of your act, you’re supposed to reply with a clever and funny comeback, that makes your audience laugh, and makes them want to like you, more than they like the heckler who is interrupting their enjoyment of your act.
If you have any real talent, your comeback to the heckler will get lots of laughter from your audience, and the heckler will shut up, cause you have proved that you are much funnier than your heckler is…
But if you don’t have any real talent, or you find female hecklers intimidating, and that makes you very angry, well you might just lose your comic cool, and forget that your comeback to the heckler is supposed to be clever and funny. So instead of being clever and funny, you lash out at her with an ugly and angry threat instead of a joke, by saying something like “Wouldn’t it be funny if that girl got raped by, like five guys right now?”
Yeah, you sure showed her who’s got the real power in this confrontation didn’t ya, DT… You put that uppity bitch right back in her place with that one!
Why waste time fooling around with being clever and funny, when you can remind that stupid cunt just how much she would so not be laughing, if she was suddenly the victim of a brutal sexual assault by 5 guys, right DT? Yeah, you sure showed her, and then you showed us all what you are really all about…
You know who you remind me of DT, when I see this pic of you here?
You remind me of this guy…
You remind me of Tony Perkins, who starred as the deranged killer in “Psycho”. It’s not like you guys are twins, but I do see a slight resemblance. But now Tony Perkins was an actor who was just playing a role in which he was trying to seem like a psycho. He wasn’t really a psycho…
So when he looked like this, he was just pretending…
Just like when you said to that female heckler “Wouldn’t it be funny if that girl got raped by, like five guys right now?” you were just pretending to be funny, when your real motivation was to be anything but funny, and instead, give that annoying bitch an ugly and vicious reminder of the horror of sexual violence, to get her to just shut the fuck up!!!
Smooth moves, Tosh… But I’m done with you now, cause I’ve got bigger fish to fry here today.
After hearing about the insane levels of hype surrounding “The Dark Knight Rises” movie – like the death threats made to movie critics who dared to say bad things about the film, and scalpers getting 300 dollars for a ticket to see the movie (?!?!) I was not surprised when I heard about the massacre at a showing of the movie in Colorado. Deeply saddened? Of course! Outraged? You bet! But surprised? Nope, not at all.
I read a comment on another WP blog about the massacre in Colorado, and the man wrote that “Satan is loose upon this planet…” I politely disagree, because blaming it on Satan seems like a cop out to avoid our own collective responsibility for this tragedy. I think it’s the mindless and fanatical human stupidity that is running wild in our culture today, causing a collective inability for people to keep things right sized, and their reactions in the right proportions to what they are reacting to.
Like spending millions of dollars to put a flippin’ giant rock in a museum in LA, and calling it a great work of Art, just because they very cleverly (dripping sarcasm intended) suspended it in the air, so people can walk underneath it. The Rocky Mountains are a far more massive and greater work of Art than that stupid rock in LA will ever be, which I see as a monument to human pretentiousness, and to the over inflated egos of the people who put it there, and then bask in the “glory” of their own big but ultimately trivial “accomplishment”.
Hey LA Art dudes! Check out THIS rock! What’s that? You say you’re not impressed, cause YOU didn’t put it there? Deal with it, you pretentious fools!
So when a mass hysteria of hype breaks out over nothing more important than a movie, and people’s reactions are ramped up to the point that you’d think CNN just reported the Second Coming of Christ as breaking news, I’m not surprised when a dangerously psychotic mind like the one in James Holmes becomes fixated on it, and then acts out by killing 12 people and wounding 50 more.
It’s a terrible tragedy and it’s absolutely heartbreaking. But surprising? Not to me…