|F3AR - 2010-05-10 |
I'm a dick.
|Caminante Nocturno - 2010-05-10 |
Standup comedy is the worst thing any culture in human history has ever produced.
Anime is far worse.
This completely predictable comment brought to you by tons of gin.
Rev. Blackson Pollock
It can be used as constructive social commentary when done correctly. Kinda like a king will more readily take criticism from his court jester than his advisers, allowing the jester to speak more freely than the 'respectable' peers.
People take criticism about their negative behavior if they can laugh at it at the same time.
Sorry Caminante but i have to disagree with you here. Lenny Bruce, George Carlin, Richard Pryor and several others are an example of stand up comedy done right. Is just that for every good comedian there's a dozen of terrible terrible performers doing complete shit.
As for the video, i'm no Rogan fan, but Mencia is just terrible and well, somebody had to say it.
Camonk is right.
I can count the awful comedians who have made it into the cultural consciousness on one hand. The vast majority of them are successful for a reason.
Anime works basically the other way around. Worthwhile anime is...what....Miazaki, Bebop and whoever did Tekkon Kinkreet? That's pretty much it.
Don't even bother arguing. I'm too awesome. Sorry.
But, you see, Riskbreaker, that's part of what makes standup the worst thing ever. Sure, it occasionally comes up with a person who is actually funny, clever, and insightful. Every once in a blue moon we'll be lucky enough to get someone like Prior or Carlin or Oswalt, and that will make us think that it's redeemable. While we're thinking that, it keeps churning out an ocean of Mencias and Cooks and puppet dipshits. Standup comedy is the sort of evil that survives by occasionally tricking you into thinking it's not evil.
Ape god, you are about as awesome as a Twix bar someone dropped on the ground before a squirrel peed on it. Your words stick of ammonia and stolen birdseed.
But, Caminante, isn't music exactly the same way? You might as well say 'performance' is the worst thing.
Your argument is very Karl Pilkington esc actually.
My words stink of ammonia and stolen birdseed.
Ever think of becoming a stand up comedian?
Music is not like standup comedy. The large majority of non-great music could more accurately be described as mediocre or run-of-the-mill rather than the unique kind of awful that standup comedy creates almost as a rule.
That's a very fitting response, ape god, coming from someone who stole their response from camonk and made it about a million times less clever.
Carburetor Noscrotum or whatever,
Look, I'm sorry you dropped your candy bar on the ground and a squirrel pissed on it.
Also these missives about pop culture that you're doing: they're fascinating.
That's the best you could do?
You're already tired out.
Go find a forum full of old ladies to talk on, maybe they'll think you're awesome.
Go wash your face and don't come back until you're an adult.
You don't like stand up comedy Caminante, that's respectable and you are quite right about the insane ammount of shitty comedians. But the logic you are using could apply to pretty much anything: movies, music, animation, comics, videogames, painting, books, you name it. For every good work there's a dozen of awful awful crap that has no right to exist. The thing is, this diversity needs to exist, for better or worse.
|CapnJesusHood - 2010-05-11 |
Two issues: 1) It's hard to follow an argument when one guy's mic is turned way up and the other one way down. 2) Why doesn't Rogan just smash this dude's face in?
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1) towards the end, it looks like mencia was hunching over and talking low in an unconscious attempt at completely disappearing into the stage.
2) rogan has the neck of an ox and makes a living watching dudes choke each other out, so I'm sure he was really hoping mencia would have started something. I would have 5 starred that video.
Where I come from, when a guy calls you a little bitch over and over again, he has started something. (I come from the hood)
Mencia called Rogan a jealous little bitch, that's pretty much all I remember. But I see no reason why Rogan would have felt he needed to assault the guy over it because he basically just owned Mencia on stage in front of his own audience.
But yeah, the easy way out for Mencia would have been to just start throwing punches before Rogan took the situation away from him. At least then we'd be talking about the fight instead of what a shitty comedian he is.
|Comeuppance - 2010-05-11 |
I can't bring myself to care enough about this to even click play.
|rroach - 2010-05-11 |
Broken people fighting over dirty pennies! Huzzah!
|StanleyPain - 2010-05-11 |
Pretty sure this is a dupe...there was also a video floating around here where Mencia went on a radio show where he spent the whole time trashing Rogan, then at the end made a whole bunch of jokes that he had actually stolen from a skit done by the very same radio show he was a guest on.
This is ancient. It's good to be reminded of what a crappy comedian and thief Mencia is, though.
We have very different understandings of good, you and i
|mashedtater - 2010-05-11 |
the day that joe rogan has to act as comedy's avenging angel is a sad day for the world but it is here and we have to deal with it.
|Hubba Bubba Nightmare - 2010-05-11 |
5 for evil?!?
|ogmisce - 2010-05-11 |
shit got real. joe rogan is a canny motherfucker, apparently
|Nithing - 2010-05-11 |
It's not stealing, it's making a copy.
|K. Brass - 2010-05-11 |
Joe Rogan needs a new hobby.
|Cena_mark - 2010-05-11 |
|chumbucket - 2010-05-11 |
does it count as stealing if he does it in spanglish?
|memedumpster - 2010-05-11 |
Doesn't the person you're stealing from have to be funny before it's considered stealing jokes?
Bonus star for someone giving Rogan a turned off mic.
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