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21

Oct

Funny First

andysandfordcomedy:

***Just to be clear, this isn’t a thing where I’m telling other comedians what they should be doing. I don’t claim to be any kind of authority on comedy; just bringing up (ranting about) things that annoy me and, IMO, convey a misunderstanding of what comedy is***

Stand up comedy really is the best. I love it. It took me a good number of years of being an idiot before I found something that I clicked with. I’m not a special case. I know a ton of comedians who are in the same boat. Stand up has that effect on different people from all walks of life…so why do so many comedians become fixated more on projecting an image and drift away from actually doing comedy? Below are a few things that stick out to me as ways to divert yourself from the reality that comedy is tough, and progress doesn’t come easy.

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Words to live by.

22

Sep

Scrumptious: Willamette Week and stand-up comedy.

I don’t live in Portland but I do shows there a lot. This is important and earnest. Bad journalism needs accountability.

iankarmel:

For a long time I thought the Willamette Week simply had a stand-up comedy problem. You couldn’t really fault them for having a stand-up comedy problem. They’re a fantastic newspaper, but even for fantastic newspapers the resources are stretched frustratingly thin. There just isn’t enough staff…

29

Aug

Owasso man shot by neighbor after chasing burglary suspects

So a guy sees his car getting broken into while he’s only hearing his underwear, grabs his gun but no clothes, and then ends up getting shot as he seeks help by knocking on a neighbor’s door. 

I thought guns provided safety and security. Instead the burglars got away, the victim got shot and not a single person was safer as a result, in fact, quite the contrary.

If we eliminate all guns laws this should sort itself out in a decade minimum. Oppose gun control, in a decade everyone will be anti-gun.

24

Sep

BBC News - Facebook private message rumour is 'false', site says

WAKE UP SHEEPLE!

08

Sep

Carl Jessie Priest - Salem & Marion County Mugshots

Ha ha, it’s almost me!

02

Sep

It’s hard to watch videos of people bombing, but this is hilarious at the end. Not much else can be said without spoiling it besides I used to know a guy like this when I first started. Dude stole material, can’t remember his name but I do remember the name of the comedian who’s material got jacked. Pablo Francisco.

Anyway, funny video is funny.

Biceps (by anamanaguchi)

07

Apr

MIT Institute's Gloomy Prediction: 'Global Economic Collapse' By 2030

Start stocking up on coffee, hot sauce and clean socks(trust me on this one)…

04

Mar

I’m going to stress right up front this isn’t a comedy piece, this is a commentary.
We all know this is a joke right? It’s ok to make jokes about the eradication of an entire political ideology for the simple reason of disagreement. I’m sure if I said I was gonna go Pol-Pot on all the conservatives, this man would be screaming for my head on a stick in some archaic Mccarthyesque fashion complete with internment camps for me and my “liberal” associates.A radio show host in a position of having an audience (I’m speaking about right wing radio listeners as a whole) who’s been known to bring assault rifles to town hall meetings about health care, should think twice before inciting violence against fellow members of his community.
I don’t see how this brings people together as a community to work together to end the problems that face us today. Instead, I see this as a dividing line, I see a man who wishes to have a theocracy separate from the “liberals” where there are no gay people and women are baby machines with no rights to their own bodies and people who can’t pull themselves up by their bootstraps will be helped by their church or they’ll die in the streets because “everything happens for a reason”. 
This man is a danger to his community. I don’t want to live in a community where this sort of violent rhetoric is allowed to be on the airwaves. This sort of intimidation on an election year is despicable and echoes of a past I thought was long gone.
Bill Post, you claim to be a man of the Christian faith, tell me, what part of your violent rhetoric goes in line with Matthew 5:44, “But I tell you: Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you”? Perhaps you mean to pray that god do what is right with people you advocate passing judgement on and executing for disagreeing with what you deem to be right?  
Bill Post is on the radio station 1430 KYKN that broadcasts out of Keizer, OR. This is a list of their sponsors. I urge you to call or email them and let them know about their financial support of terrorism. To stress that I am not being hyperbolic, here’s the dictionary.com definition of terrorism.

the use of violence and threats to intimidate or coerce,
especially for political purposes.

The type of community Bill Post and KYKN is fostering is one of hate and violence and needs to be silenced. I work very hard as a comic and I never have to stoop so low as to make cheap jokes that promote an environment where it is ok to murder people for disagreeing with you.

I’m going to stress right up front this isn’t a comedy piece, this is a commentary.

We all know this is a joke right? It’s ok to make jokes about the eradication of an entire political ideology for the simple reason of disagreement. I’m sure if I said I was gonna go Pol-Pot on all the conservatives, this man would be screaming for my head on a stick in some archaic Mccarthyesque fashion complete with internment camps for me and my “liberal” associates.

A radio show host in a position of having an audience (I’m speaking about right wing radio listeners as a whole) who’s been known to bring assault rifles to town hall meetings about health care, should think twice before inciting violence against fellow members of his community.

I don’t see how this brings people together as a community to work together to end the problems that face us today. Instead, I see this as a dividing line, I see a man who wishes to have a theocracy separate from the “liberals” where there are no gay people and women are baby machines with no rights to their own bodies and people who can’t pull themselves up by their bootstraps will be helped by their church or they’ll die in the streets because “everything happens for a reason”. 

This man is a danger to his community. I don’t want to live in a community where this sort of violent rhetoric is allowed to be on the airwaves. This sort of intimidation on an election year is despicable and echoes of a past I thought was long gone.

Bill Post, you claim to be a man of the Christian faith, tell me, what part of your violent rhetoric goes in line with Matthew 5:44, “But I tell you: Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you”? Perhaps you mean to pray that god do what is right with people you advocate passing judgement on and executing for disagreeing with what you deem to be right?  

Bill Post is on the radio station 1430 KYKN that broadcasts out of Keizer, OR. This is a list of their sponsors. I urge you to call or email them and let them know about their financial support of terrorism. To stress that I am not being hyperbolic, here’s the dictionary.com definition of terrorism.

the use of violence and threats to intimidate or coerce,

especially for political purposes.

The type of community Bill Post and KYKN is fostering is one of hate and violence and needs to be silenced. I work very hard as a comic and I never have to stoop so low as to make cheap jokes that promote an environment where it is ok to murder people for disagreeing with you.