posted on Feb, 10 2007 @ 12:45 PM
I'm not sure if this rant has been done before, but something in a previous rant about things that we hate inspired me to finally write my thoughts
down on this. I am so freakin' tired of this "offensive, edgy" comedy that seems to be growing so rapidly. It's not because I'm offended. Most
of these comedians couldn't offend me if their life depended on it. You know why? Because it's a tired, old routine.
I mean, at first it was funny! The people doing it really were on the edge. It really was offending a lot of people. It was new, funny, and done
in an intelligent manner that at least made you know that the person didn't really mean it. Usually, it was poking fun at the very core of whatever
prejudice it was emulating. Shows like South Park still crack me up. But then more people started catching on. Instead of being a step above
these prejudices, it's become so mainstream that I fear we're actually descending back to the times where these stereotypes were common and in
practice. I can't even turn on comedy central without here some half-wit twat trying to be funny and thinking that they're "offending" someone.
Oh, let's make fun of Jews now! hahaha! Black people like fried chicken! hahaha! Racism is stupid, and originally, that was one of these reasons
these "offensive" comedians were funny. It was supposed to be shocking and wrong, but now, the jokes are becoming so commonplace that it's back to
It's not that Sarah Silverman is the worst, but it's what finally cracked me. For those of you who don't know, she's a female comedian who
recently got her own show on comedy central. Of course, the commercials were riddled with "Wow, a woman got her own show, etc. etc." The show came
on last night, and one of the first things I heard was "If we can send a person to the moon, then we can send a person with AIDS to the moon. If we
can send one person with AIDS to the moon, we can send everybody with AIDS to the moon!" Wow! How F-ing funny! Hahahaha! How about we all just
laugh our asses off because you're sooo offensive and a bunch of 55 year old board members of some marketing firm have decided that being offensive
is "in" now! How about you tell that to some kid who actually does have AIDS! I bet you wouldn't think you were so funny then! I usually
don't find Carlos Mencia very funny, but he was dead one when he said something to the effect of "If you can't tell a joke in front of the person
it's about, you have no right what-so-ever to tell that joke at all."
I know I might not be making a lot of sense right now, but for those of you who follow me, you're probably just as annoyed as I am with all of this
[edit on 10-2-2007 by Herman]