Between my shadow and my soul

Arrival of Snarling, Raw meat chewing Nooj

Right now I'm the type of angry that could cause me to swing a samurai sword firmly with both pairs of triceps strengthened by making pizza dough. Swing it through the neck of this monster and cut it clean off and then yes burn this head in slick black oil. Jesus will appreciate me on his team.

We went for a comedy show this evening at my alma mater. I love live shows, theatre, sports events, parades, anything that I experience in the moment.

It was horrific.

The ampitheatre was packed to capacity with students. And they all laughed. Since when did inserting "Fuck" and "you ma se poes" in every sentence become hilarious? Joined with blatant racist jokes such as white people rot after 75 (accompanied with raucous laughter) as well as constant outright explicit (this tautology is for emphasis) references to sex.

These were comedians that I have heard in other settings as pretty funny. But they danced to their audience's whoops and so defiled their profession.

These are students who have fell into the slick black oil that is their current dominant discourse- of clubbing and house parties and drinking and promiscuity. Our future, bright as a used condom.

I do have the ability to influence these students in my current capacity. It is just that after an experience like this I feel so very demotivated.

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The Organ Harvester August 22, 2008 at 4:52 AM  

you've seen a used condom? you odd little minx you.

seriously though, do we want to save retards? stand up on the up and coming circuit is pretty rough. so it's to be expected. the question is do you want to save a bunch of human over growth or just wait for the proverbial forest fire?
i dont think we should even pay it second's thought.


Aasia August 22, 2008 at 6:22 AM  

Nooj, as a comedienne I have seen the best and worst of different people. What I have noticed is when the ill-prepared for a show, cussing becomes the order of the night.

Sometimes a barb -timed just right with a teensy amount of cussing can make for good laughter.

Unfortunately a lot of american comedians have influenced the circuit.

and for them saying f*** this and f*** you is hilarious!

p.s don't come to the underground, way to much cussing

Khadija August 22, 2008 at 8:22 AM  

Narrated by Abu Sa'id al-Khudri: I heard the Messenger of Allah
(blessings and peace be upon him) as saying: 'He who amongst you sees
something abominable should modify it with the help of his hand; and
if he has not strength enough to do that, then he should do it with
his tongue; and if he has not strength enough to do even that, then he should (at least abhor it) from his heart; and that is the least of faith. (Muslim)

We live in the age of 'ok', we build our little lives, smug, unperturbed with what's happening outside because it might just disturb our little circle of okayness.

(pizza dough exercised triceps? you've struck terror into me :p)

Noorjehaan August 23, 2008 at 10:00 AM  

OH- unique take on STD's :P i've seen that most of them have started procreating tho creating further generations. which makes their kids perhaps my nieces and nephews' friends, or the guy at home affairs or our next president...

aasia thanks for the tip. i don't mind cussing when it's funny but when the guy saunters on stage, looks at the nearest audience member and says fuck you asshole and everyone erupts....there must be something wrong with the linguiverse. same goes with sexual innuendos...if showing us how a snail humps itself for 5 minutes is your ace i'm disappointed (joey rasdien did that by the way)

ha ha bleh khadija it's hard work, ok! :D ta i love that hadith

M Irfaan August 23, 2008 at 3:48 PM  

i have my thumbs wiggling in both sides of the pie... profanity for the sake of profanity really depresses me. this is why i stopped listening to chris rock and denis leary. i do enjoy intelligent artful comedy though, and when that sliver of intelligence is in fact there, swearing is less of a blunt tool than a non-vulgar expression.

Eddie Izzard is a craftsman, and I feel he earns his right to swear. Mitch Hedburg an unusual example of acceptable swearing.

Humour has three types I find. The raucous I'm laughing stupidly type, which is in unfortunate mass production these days. The ordinary giggle gaggle humour in television, which has an unfortunate amount of sex in it, and the type i enjoy most, the humour that's got a shred of intelligence. terry pratchett, douglas adams, rowan atkinson, you.

Noorjehaan August 24, 2008 at 1:19 AM  

*little bhen clips on mimbar's honorary front teeth gap :)*

agree with you totally. i think however that the comedians lowered their standards to the first type simply coz they expected to entertain a group of wasted kids...

M Irfaan August 24, 2008 at 9:00 AM  

that's the thing about the spoilt brats of this age; they're used to choice and getting what they want.

thats why movies lack depth, music lacks soul, and fashion lacks flair.