They are doing something like comedians — using their skill or their art or whatever you want to call it to voice their thoughts.
They have as much right to say what they want as I do. That proves laziness on the part of the people writing that.
But if I’m talking about other things that they can’t immediately look at or see, you have to paint a much clearer picture … You have a whole section in the special about school shooters and the media. Given when a journalist is kidnapped, how fast the media shuts the fuck up — when it’s one of their own, they are very, very careful about how they word things, but when it’s the rest of us at a workplace shooting, they don’t give a shit. “You don’t get mad if someone hands you a can of peanut brittle and you open it and a snake pops out! And this is why I hate special-interest groups, because if you’re a comedian and you say something anti-gay, or anti-anything, you hear shit from special-interest groups, they want an apology, they blog about it.
I’m an advanced enough comedian where I don’t want to be talking about that stuff all the time, anyway … One thing they are doing very accurately is they are painting these animals the way these animals want to be painted. They push Daniel Tosh harder than they push NBC editing the tape in a murder story. There’s that bit on the plane where you are intoxicated by the smell of the man next to you and where you consider the opportunity cost of male homophobia — “it probably robs us of a lot of nice moments.” You also ponder why men want to beat up transsexuals, rather than appreciate their craft. ” I feel your specificity about your desires about sex prods people who might have certain views about homosexuality or transsexuality to stretch their minds on the back of your opinion and liking you and your work. But if you say something very pro, no one says a word.
The things I’m attacking are a little bit harder to see, but I attack them with more care just to make it clear — I used to squeeze my tits through my shirt, "I have man tits" — that’s a very basic picture. With George Zimmerman, they talked a lot about the racial motivation, and they should have, but they don’t focus on it in the reverse. which does nothing but encourage the next guy to go out in a blaze of glory … Now, I would hope they will come to the conclusion that transsexuals rule, but you know. The crowd knows that the base of what I’m saying is from my personal life.
Williams, in your all-time favorite role of Omar, mocking you after sodomizing you. What’s American about it is the fact that I think we are completely full of shit about what we are really like.
And it makes me crazy that we are such liars about what we are really like and who we really are.
The fact that I talk about them and that I’m open about my life … That’s the main thing I’ve been obsessed with these last two years. But if you are a fireman and you say something tasteless, you’re out of a job. They are a bunch of politically correct babies at Rolling Stone. When we spoke about your friend and colleague, the late Patrice O’Neal, you shared with me about this great idea of “locking the exits” in comedy — i.e. So the way I kind of wall off the exit, I start off talking about people who blog and get offended at rape jokes, so I am already discussing how stupid it is to be offended at harsh material — you are walking down a hall you have been down many times, and it’s their first trip.
leading the audience down the corridor of your own thinking so tightly, or being so clear about your POV, that they had no option of another route. It’s not that you’re tricking them, it’s just trying to prevent them from having that knee-jerk reaction.