Friday, May 26, 2017

You cain’t help but laugh, there ain’t nothin’ else you can do, Torn Slatterns and Nugget Ranchers

The Montana congressional candidate, Greg Gianforte, who body slammed a “Guardian” reporter to the ground, got elected. Well, that should show him.

A “Huffpost” article claims jokes about Donald Trump could be dividing the country. Come on, asking comedians not to do jokes about Trump is like asking a shark to ignore Chris Christie swimming in a Speedo made of filet mignon.

Yesterday was the tenth anniversary of PornHub. And today is the tenth anniversary of guys erasing their browser history each day.

After the Celtics-Cavs game, Shaquille O’Neal and Charles Barkley got in a spat. Apparently they were arguing over who got them kicked out of Olive Garden for exceeding the “Never Ending Pasta Bowl” agreement. 

Montana Senate candidate, Greg Gianforte, slammed a “Guardian” reporter to the ground. Gianforte is an Italian word that means Sean Spicer.

It is Fleet Week in New York. Attention New York women in bars, the term Petty Officer Third Class does not mean the guy in the white suit owns the ship.

A Florida man was cleared of murder after his claim his girlfriend died of choking during oral sex, and he presented his large penis as evidence. The jury quickly returned a Not Guilty verdict as well as three requests to meet for drinks.

Since you asked:

Trying to find a bright side in the Donald Trump fiasco, we should all learn there really is a silent majority out there who are sick of political correctness. To the right of loud vocal minority of  entertainers and 95% of the media, they are in favor of returning to a more honest and common sense way of communicating. 

Let’s hope that way of communicating opens up more honesty and falls short of insensitivity. 

As a comedy writer, I am against political correctness, but 9 out of 10 editorials I have read against being PC end up being pretty ugly. 

But things have gone too far.

For example, when the gay community informs us - with a straight face - they are adding a second Q to their label, LGBTQ and that extra Q is for people who want to be called queer?  Inclusion and entitlement has turned into an abused joke. 

Just about the time we were starting to believe from the press anyone who even said the name Washington Redskins was a racist, a poll reveals 90% of Native Americans are not offended by the name Redskins. (Now the name Washington is another story) 

What harm can come from erring on the side of political correctness? A lot of harm. It interferes with freedom of speech, freedom of expression and it flies in the face of honesty and common sense. 

Not to mention it makes comedy writing almost impossible.

As long as the intent is not to hurt or offend, we need to back off and allow people to express their beliefs whether we like them or not. We have to stop pandering to the millions of people looking to be offended each and every day.

Oh, fancy Wally, he's comin' to town. 
Oh, fancy Wally, he's not messin' around