Well, you might have a point if you were, I dunno … actually funny?
(Echoing what countless others have said - punching down, racist, stale etc. But it’s just offensive.)
Odd how those who are mindlessly offensive often retort “it was just a joke” but don’t like being told “it’s not clever and it’s not funny” and those who think being offensive IS funny don’t see that nobody is laughing.
People pining for the days of Richard Pryor, George Carlin and Lenny Bruce need to realize that times change and that it’s entirely possible to be funny without using foul language or targeting specific segments of the population.
Satire is angry and optimistic—it believes that the evil it attacks can be abolished; Comedy is good-tempered and pessimistic—it believes that however much we may wish we could, we cannot change human nature and must make the best of a bad job.
By his definition Barr is neither a satirist nor a comedian. She’s just trying to preserve her career by being mean-spirited.
I didn’t remember that, but earlier today I was imagining a scenario where we’re forcibly gathered to listen to (1) Tweets that (under previous ownership) would have been deleted, instead read aloud; and (2) a parade of Dodge Chargers, fartcanned imports, dirtbikes etc. revving their engines. I leave it to the reader to imagine whether this happens under the POTUS administration of George Santos, or Rob Schneider.
Well, perhaps she hasn’t yet lined up someone else to replace Gallagher.
It’s just cruel, the stuff of bullies. I’m pretty sick of people sticking up for bullies… Like, they are just those wanna-be bullies who hang out with the bully, because they have no sense of self, except for their connections to what they see as power.
A pretty sad life, it seems to me… or it would be if they weren’t so destructive to others.
It seems like an overarching cultural theme since 2010 or so: “won’t someone please think of the bullies!?” I thought it had peaked with George Zimmerman but I suppose that was merely the door being kicked open.