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circuit  ·  3 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Netflix employees walk out to protest Dave Chappelle’s special.

Kept my post as little about Chapelle as possible, but everything I did say ended up being inaccurate. Was going off memory and assuming about twitter, the team terf was included in the routine (and the laughing about being cancelled was a live reaction to seeing an audience of fans so I fell for a headline there)

Transcript:

https://scrapsfromtheloft.com/comedy/dave-chappelle-the-closer-transcript/

The first vaccine joke gives context that many of his jokes are going to attempt to offend everyone. If he wants criticism, over half of the routine is intentionally giving people a lot to work with. The payoff by omission is "trust me." But I'll stick with not defending it

circuit  ·  4 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Netflix employees walk out to protest Dave Chappelle’s special.

I'm one of those people who only saw one side which was a clip and a couple of tweets (the team-terf one and one of him laughing because he's becoming even richer from the drama). I'm exclusively going to base my reaction here off of that:

The clip was really bad.

It wasn't funny enough for that to be relevant. I think pretty much every offensive joke is funny, but I try the bare minimum to leave offensive jokes for those who don't treat everything like a joke. I see good faith jokes that the target is in on turn into full-on discrimination. Some of the cleverest and funniest people I've ever met mindlessly repeat jokes without understanding a word of them. And it all goes further and happens basically everywhere, "it was just a joke."

If I wanted to make offensive/transgressive jokes without disrespecting a wide audience, there's more topics today than ever before. For example, making jokes about suicide is easier than fish shooting themselves in a barrel. I don't really want to make offensive jokes, the reaction isn't worth my effort (even if assuming no one else would be personally affected just because I'm not)

I'll throw out there defending comedians for this in the last twenty years isn't a much different idea than saying the police only have a few bad apples. Grats to comedians who disrespect people that don't need it and getting a paycheque out of it

edit: Being funny may as well be the easiest part of comedy. The main takeaway I got from the transgressive comedy I grew up on was respect is more important

circuit  ·  4 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Can Squid Game make you a better UX designer?

After seeing Squid Game in Roblox, it could make you worse?

circuit  ·  54 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Blockchain, Cryptocurrency, Smart Contracts and NFTs: What The Artist Should Know

Great post as always, would hope anyone interested in creating NFTs would also appreciate this background, especially considering the flood of spam I've seen in so many crypto communities

circuit  ·  66 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Canada is about to have an unnecessary, but very important, election. This is why.

I tried to look it up again, but couldn't find anything good:

https://www.huffingtonpost.ca/althia-raj/trudeau-blames-opposition-electoral-reform_a_23004520/

Liberals wanted ranked ballots (which I would've been fine with because I just want fptp gone), but then they remembered they're politicians and so didn't do anything

circuit  ·  70 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Canada is about to have an unnecessary, but very important, election. This is why.

Dreaming of electoral reform was nice for a day

circuit  ·  102 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: AirBnBs increase crime... but not in the way you think they do...

I knew AirBnB would cause anarchist chaos

💕💞💝💖❣ ᓚᘏᗢ

(just found out about these yesterday so they're new to me)

circuit  ·  186 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: DC could become a State... soooo....

Area/State 51

circuit  ·  201 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: This Word Doesn't Exist

Now let's make Scrabble players have a game using only words they generate from this site

circuit  ·  202 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Leaked phone number of Mark Zuckerberg reveals he is on Signal

"The news comes at a time when many users outraged with Facebook-owned WhatsApp’s new privacy policy are moving to seemingly safer alternatives like Signal. WhatsApp’s contentious new terms of service are slated to come into effect from May 2021. The updated privacy policy changes how Facebook can access users’ chats with business accounts."

Haven't heard of WhatsApp in years and thought it was a free voip meme, so the shock to me is the statement people were fine with it for business use until now

There's so much about this topic that has made me into a crazy conspiracy person. Being worried about not enough jobs while everyone is expected to work bad schedules. Cashiers and call centers not being automated yet while immigrants etc. get all of the hate for the overemphasis of "upselling" of large businesses. I personally feel like unions are painfully inefficient, but FAANG companies etc. have bought out such an overwhelming amount of their competition there's no other option to deal with monopolistic-like practices that have taken all over. Seeing students working until 5am (in untipped positions) for ultra-spoiled people to celebrate a wedding and say they used to do the "same" job and it was easy (while they get carried by people who actually care doing everything). I'll probably check out that book

circuit  ·  208 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Https://muppet.fandom.com/wiki/Wilkins_Coffee

circuit  ·  213 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Trump predicted news ratings would ‘tank if I’m not there.’ He wasn’t wrong.

I always see the news willing to blame bad stuff on poor people, so it's more about who never gets blamed