Friday, April 02, 2010

Don't like his revolution?


Why, oh WHY do you hate the Germanic Peoples?!


I really like what Tim Slagle has to say at Big Hollywood:

...I decided to fight back with the one weapon I do own: ridicule. If there is one thing that the Left cherishes more than power, it is stature. They can’t stand being laughed at. They want to be seen as noble intellectual public servants, the same thing they see when they look in their mirrors every morning. They buttress those delusions with awards and other recognitions of achievement in the world of group-think, It is why they hate, talk radio, and Fox News; because in this world we refuse to take them seriously.

My friend Drew Hastings gave me a call with the same concerns. Knowing that we were in for a Health Care revolution in the legislature, he wanted to take a counter-revolution out to the reddest part of the nation. He had an idea for Comedy Tour with a two-tea minimum; an organic counter protest that would take place in the part of the country that actually pays the taxes.

We decided to exact our revenge by doing what the Left hates most: being laughed at.

It’s something they’re not used to. Most comics and comedy shows are quite kind to the people in power right now. Other than the fabulous Red Eye show and Newsbusted, most political comedy today is centered against Glenn Beck and Sarah Palin, with the occasional vintage George Bush joke still sprinkled in for good effect.

He's right on. People are a lot more receptive to what you are saying when they are laughing their asses off, and let's face it- there is NO END of absurdity in the current situation. Absurdity is really, really funny. It's the basis for much of comedy.

That's why I decided to go with a version of the above sign to the party here on the 15th (and on the off chance that you like the idea, feel free to rip it off and use it!)

BTW, these guys are starting their tour, Stand-Ups for America, at the Crouse Performance Hall in Lima Ohio Friday April 23rd 7:30 pm. Tickets: , , or by phone at 419-224-1552

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