Daniel Tosh is the American performer who came under fire in 2012 for being the then-latest male comedian trying to crack the code of telling really funny rape jokes. Now, the “Maritime Anarchist Initiative” is planning a demonstration Thursday afternoon in protest of Tosh’s shows.
They’ll be meeting at 1pm at the dentistry clinic on University Avenue and marching to the Henry Hicks Building.
Over the weekend, three threads were started on the Halifax subreddit (two now with the author’s account deleted), all regarding the same paranoid ravings that anarchist feminists are destroying free speech in this city.
“In the past few years, moral hygiene activists for the promotion of virtue and elimination of vice, orchestrated a string of political campaigns to abolish concerts, comedy shows and parties at nightclubs, which the activists deemed to be degenerate,” reads one post, about controversial events for Chris Brown and “The Slut Whisperer.” Two further posts contain near identical language and match an email sent to The Coast over the weekend.
“Being outraged and upset and feeling bullied or offended are not only things we enjoy, they’re also things we have become thoroughly addicted to.” Norton has a point. It’ll be because he’s poking fun at people being people—on the Internet.
And then at the end, they have to kick me into the audience and the audience has to keep me up for at least three hits or you have to start the whole service over. What if you went to heaven and God meets you and says, "Hey, welcome to fuckin' heaven." I'm like, "What did you say? Oh, yeah, I saw some slutty bitches outside the pearly gates? He had held his hands over his head the entire trip so he wouldn’t be harassed by the police because he’s black. If you’re going to make jokes like those in these tweets and get away with it, you better be like “South Park” and offend everyone—blacks, whites, Jews, Muslims, Christians, straight people, homosexuals, unicorns. But, since Noah is a Progressive, I have a feeling he won’t be doing that much. Comedy Central should’ve passed on this card-carrying Progressive comedic cliché and gone with someone who doesn’t have a political agenda and really knows how to offend everyone. When the fraternity Sigma Alpha Epsilon at the University of Oklahoma got caught chanting racist slurs, Tosh offered this socially acceptable chant that wouldn’t get the elitist frat boys kicked off campus.“I never thought I’d be more afraid of police in America than in South Africa,” Noah said. The thing with Tosh is he makes fun of people in general: all people, silly people, stupid people, fat people, ugly people, pretty people. You don’t get the sense that he has a political ax to grind. I've never once been at work, capsized in a 40 degree water, watched all my co-workers die, and be like, "Hey, at least we're.... Hope it was worth it charity-bangin' that geriatric for all eternity, that'll really throw the scent off the gay trail. You did it because you're a whore, you forgot because you're stupid. They can do it in Nebraska; we don't need that horrible state. It's bad enough that I'm clearing my history every three hours and changing my passwords.
“It kind of makes me a little nostalgic for the old days back home.” As you can see, there are lots of reasons not to be thrilled with Noah. And when Rosanne Barr doesn’t approve of a liberal choice, you know you’ve got problems. He says he’s a progressive, and that’s what he’ll bring to the show: “I’ve learned that progressives, regardless of their locations, think in a global space.” Don’t you just love how progressives talk? He’s just making fun of people: women (tweeting that “the average woman spends 2.5 years of her life deleting pictures of herself”), celebrities (“and I’m AIDS-riddled Rob Lowe and I have cable”), and politicians (“I bet Mitt Romney was the kid in class that reminded your teacher that you had homework last night”).