It’s no secret that Daniel Tosh is offensive to most people. His brand of humor could be described as shock comedy, especially on his web-based TV show Tosh.O, saying the most rude and abrasive of things that his twisted brain can think of.
The thing about Tosh is, much like his much, much more talented predecessors George Carlin and Richard Pryor, no topic is ever off limits. Unfortunately, this also includes the very serious topic of rape (as seen in his stand-up) and one female heckler, who was uncomfortable with the style of Tosh’s no-holds barred humor, got an earful when she decided to speak up at one of his shows at the Laugh Factory in LA.
Author of Cookies for Breakfast posted a story told to her by a friend on Tumblr about how during a set at Laugh Factory, Tosh began making rape jokes. Unable to contain her disgust and unfamiliar with Tosh’s humor, the woman spoke up during the set and yelled, “Actually, rape jokes are never funny!” According to the post, Tosh paused and replied, “Wouldn’t it be funny if that girl got raped by like, 5 guys right now? Like right now? What if a bunch of guys just raped her…”
The woman and her friend left with the entire audience laughing at them. Tosh has since half-heartedly apologized on his Twitter and has also received a message of support from fellow comedian Louis CK, who is well-known for defending the behavior of other comedians. “Your show makes me laugh every time I watch it,” tweeted Louis CK. “And you have pretty eyes.”
The only thing I currently like about Jan Brewer, governor of Arizona, is that shade of lipstick she has on. Seriously, it’s so summery! Where did you get that?
But, alas, shades of lipstick does not a good governor make, so I’ll just come right out and say it. Arizona, I think you need a lesson in extremes. I understand that your state as a majority leans so far right that it’s dipping into the tea pot every afternoon and that you feel these intense feelings of hatred for illegal immigrants and abortion. But let me make clear that Planned Parenthood’s very open fact sheet shows exactly the amount of procedures that are being done in their facilities. And that by cutting funding off from Planned Parenthood completely, you are putting millions of people in danger of not having access to the health care they need. The procedure that you want to ban is only 3% of the services that PP provides. And the federal money that PP receives does not allow it to be put towards abortion procedures; the very thing that you are trying to stop has nothing to do with the reason you are cutting off funding.
Are you willing to put so many in jeopardy over a mere 3%?
I’m not telling you, Arizona, that this is necessarily your fault (though, you did elect Jan Brewer into office). What I am telling you is that maybe next time, you should vote for someone a little less…extreme? Yeah, that’s the word.
All I’m asking is that in your next elections, you use common sense and not be biased by some extremely religious, pseudo-political overtones. Because these people who are in office are playing you. They are playing into your religion, they are playing with your intellect and they are playing with your emotions to get what they want. They’re like the bad significant other that, despite all the crap they’ve put you through, you can’t seem to get over.
Pro-life or pro-choice, understand that you are being manipulated. And that the best thing you can do for yourself is to educate yourself before you believe anything either side throws at you.
Stuart Chaifetz has a lot to be angry about. In fact, if I were Stuart Chaifetz, I would not be calmly speaking into a camera as he does to explain how the teacher and aides who were supposed to be caring for his autistic son, Akian, were actually tormenting and bullying him on a daily basis.
When Chaifetz began getting reports that Akian was acting out violently in class, it confused him. Akian was normally a happy boy, good-natured and not at all violent. Working with a behavioralist, they set out a plan to get him back on the right track. Yet, nothing seemed to be working. Something was causing Akian stress and that’s when Chaifetz decided to put a wire on his son to see exactly what was happening in the classroom.
What he listened to would horrify any parent, let alone one whose child has special needs.
If there is only one video you watch today, let it be this one.
Whomp whomp. North Korea’s attempt to launch a satellite into earth’s orbit has failed. This is the third attempt by the North Koreans and, according to N. Koreans, their only failed attempt. The failure of the rocket did not seem to surprise many, though it still created tension as many believed this was not as much a rocket to launch a satellite, but rather a testing of missiles.
The failed rocket launch, which has churned out a few very funny memes, is turning out to be anything but that. South Korea, Japan and the United States view this as a careless act that put the entirety of the region in danger. As a result, the food aid that North Korea was to receive from the United States has been suspended. Many believe that this failed attempt will further push the North Koreans into nuclear testing, furthering isolating the country and potentially calling in the UN to futher tighten censures and already strict sanctions.
When even China is telling you that this is probably a bad idea, you should definitely not do it.
It’s a good thing North Korea just couldn’t get it up.