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The Superman reboot in 2035 is gonna be so good though
I would have no problem with rich people using Kickstarter if, as bankrollers & producers, backers got a cut of the profit proportional to how much they chipped in.
I always assumed those Obama/Richardson photos were Photoshops because come on it’s the goddam President, but this post prompted me to do some research and it turns out they’re real!
But they’re from 2007, when Vibe magazine commissioned Richardson to do the photoshoot for their cover story.
Same story as Louis CK, I guess. It’s not like everyone saying, “Hey can you get me that American Apparel photographer that has a really uncomfortable history with sexual harassment?” Magazines just love using the dude.
I understand the idea is that it’s a parody of the kind of ruthless tearing-down of celebrities that we do, but it seems like that wasn’t properly set up with the right context? It reads more like a shock value joke, something where the one trick is to purely say something that is naughty and awful, and when it’s at the expense of a 9 year old girl, that’s a pretty shitty joke.
Even assuming that it’s supposed to be a rad takedown aimed at the TMZ-types, it still seems off-target to use a little girls as collateral damage. Suppose they wanted to make a point about oversexualization of celebrities, what if they had made a joke that was more aggressively hypersexual than anything Seth McFarlane even hinted at, aimed at a 9 year old girl? Would that have been a Cool Edgy Worthwhile Satire Joke?
Because Hollywood Boulevard is a grimy tourist trap. I feel like her shopping there implies a lot — her shallow idea of celebrity and glamour, her yearning to be part of some kind of imagined Hollywood culture.
I swear to god she’s going to turn 40 one day and think, “Holy shit, what have I been doing this whole time?”
This is adorable! He’s like me as a college freshman but he can actually live out his inspirational travel writing fantasies.
I AM STEALING SOME OF YOUR IDEAS
Sarah Vowell to give us all kinds of interesting, funny and depressing Thanksgiving history while we eat
I was drunk looking for my friends at a club and so I texted one of them, “where are you guys” followed by “fuck you.” I don’t know why I amended the last part.
Anyway, I found him and he punched me in the face.
Is there another Dolores Huerta I’m not aware of, or are they counting the celebrated United Farm Workers activist as a celebrity?
I am always slightly annoyed that he’s considered The Smart One in Hollywood because he has nineteen creative writing workshop degrees.
I think they’re just running out of notable mainstream comedians. They’ve already run through all the late night talk show hosts and they don’t want to get Ricky Gervais to an awards show for the 9th time so now they’re reaching into animation.
Jewel and Pitbull should tour together.
I wonder if she’s just making a light hearted joke or, as someone who has never had to manage her own money in here entire adult life, she just doesn’t know how these tax things work.
I imagine their idea of “free speech” is you ordering 40 chicken nuggets at Chick-Fil-A and begrudgingly eating it while hating them, because goddammit you’re an American, and you’re obligated to give money to people everyone you hate.
It’s the MTV effect. It started out as one niche, got so much traction that now it’s all-encompassing but they keep the name for brand recognition.
I’d like to see you guys dig in on the Penny Arcade kickstarter. I mean, you’d probably have to get acquainted with Penny Arcade, the webcomics hierarchy, their history and all that but once you do, BOY that one’s a thousand times more audacious than this!
I think we just have a fundamental disagreement of how we interpret the event. You’re still seeing it as a “rape joke,” therefore it’s fair game because then you can construct what the point of the joke is, but to me it still reads that he’s invoking the specter of rape to silence a person. The authorial intent doesn’t matter nearly as much to me when the actual fact of what you are doing is using the threat of rape so someone would sit down and shut up. And there are other, less gross, less vile ways to disarm a disruption.
Anthony Jeselnik, another comedian who sort of lives in the offensive zone but applies more craft than Daniel Tosh’s style of push-a-button meanness, said on Marc Maron’s podcast: “I’d make a joke about miscarriages, but I would never make fun of someone’s miscarriage.” He was talking about specificity, and in this, there’s a specificity that pushes it beyond “making a joke” into “making an attack,” and that’s not something I can support. It’s not about avoiding offending people, it’s about avoiding hurting people.*
* = “But what about George W. Bush jokes?” Obviously power dynamics factor into this, that’s the way humor works here, you can aim it anonymously towards general types of people or you can aim it up, but aiming it down specifically (eg Don Imus ranting on a black women’s college basketball team) makes you a bully and you deserve the backlash that comes with it.
>”“Can’t we all just get along? We are all humane people here” and getting immediately shanked after saying this. Or an honest and trusting person during a looting saying “I trust you people to respect my property like the decent human beings you are” and having all his stuff immediately stolen.”
Those all seem like bullying/personal attacks to me. Not “creating absurdist situations.” In your hypothetical, i don’t think the shanker is going, “this is going to be a great contrast of emotions once I stab him.” I think he just wanted to hurt a dude because he could, and because the dude opened himself up.
The worst thing about springing to support Daniel Tosh, as Louie did, is that Daniel Tosh is fucking fine! You think he’s losing millions on a rash of blog posts? Dude doesn’t even feel bad he called for the gang rape of an audience member, why does he need your support and solidarity? He’s going to forget this happened in a few days and keep bathing in his millions for being a shock jock with youtube videos.
Meanwhile, I guarantee the audience member who posted the initial experience on her blog is getting a constant stream of misogyny trolling because that’s the nature of the internet.
If he’s going for publicity, there are more notable ways to do it than permitting Andrew Sullivan to publish a personal e-mail.
Superman & DC Comics are owned by Warner Bros, so no DC movie is in danger of switching movie rights. The reason we’re getting a new Superman reboot so soon is that they want to napalm the last one where Superman is an absent father which has little to no franchise potential.
But get ready for that Fantastic 4 reboot!
Basically when he was 16 he committed an assault that left his victim blind and spent 45 days in jail for it.
I think part of the Olivia Munn hate is that some people don’t like her cheesecake appeals because it seems like pandering. Coupled with not being hilarious.
There’s an interview out there where she talks about how much she hated having to do things at G4, like dress up as a maid and then jump into a pool of mud or somesuch, but she looks at it as just another way of breaking in. Some people have connections, some people do comedy skits where hot dogs are slowly lowered into their mouths. I think that’s what irks some people.
He seems REALLY into the whole shirtless thing these days.
Joe Rogan is unobjectionable. I mean, in reality he’s got some strong political beliefs and jokes and personality and all that, but just as a human who tells you what bucket to eat from, he is pretty plain. He is background music. His strength is that he is not immediately weird or quirky or distracting enough to take away from all the pig testicles.
It’s the same with Jeff Probst or Chris Harrison or any of these other walking blanks. White guy, normal look, good speaking voice.