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Canadian human rights

Now they are coming for the comedians –

A couple of thin skinned cows come unarmed to a battle of wits, drunken idiots get treated as drunken idiots, and then whine to the ‘Human Rights Commissions’ after they initiate acts of violence.


  1. NickM says:

    “Embraced by Toronto Lesbians… …a little Bummed-out in Vancouver” – I’m keepin’ to the USA next time I’m in the Americas. Things could as Mark Twain put it get “all to various” north of the border.

    Look, if you don’t want to get personally offended don’t heckle stand-up comics. They make their living verbally bitch-slapping down hecklers.

    “Said on the door ‘edgiest show in town'”. That’s like buying tickets for the world heavyweight championship and objecting to the violence…

    This morning I get up and for some reason the telly’s on DMAX and it’s Miami Ink (doc about a Floridian Tatto artist). It showed him with a truly obnoxious customer who was giving him hell for no apparent reason. After she left, he was like, “Sheesh, the last thing you do is piss off your tattoo artist while he’s working…” He was a good guy. Funny, bright, very talented and a former US Jewish volunteer for the IDF. I really liked him. She was so obnoxious. He did her a great tattoo. I’m like iffy about tattos but there’s a hell of a difference between the sort of stuff he does and the usual crap.

  2. Sunfish says:

    As Canada sinks deeper, it gets better here.

    Not going to belabor the point about DC v. Heller, but I’m freaking giddy. I read the decision before work today and I’ve been bursting into laughter for no reason at all ever since then.

    But anyway, when are Saskatchewan and Alberta going to secede? We’d take them, even if they are into that whole mayo and french fries thing.

  3. Alisa says:

    Someone please wake me up.

  4. Sunfish says:

    be careful what you wish for. You have a son. Unless I miss my guess, he has access to things that make noise. Every teenager on this planet can lay hands on stereo equipment and/or musical instruments.

    Oh, yes, you will be woken up.

    (BTW, has he tried the “But mom, I’ll only play it while you’re asleep!” line? Or am I the only one who’d ever done that?)

  5. RAB says:

    Reality is moving beyond satire these days isn’t it?

    Christ almighty Comedy is supposed to offend
    if it doesn’t then we might as well start the re-runs of Terry and June right now

    A lot of comedians work the audience for laughs
    With some it is a sign of your insanity if you have bought a seat in the front row.
    Freddie Starr springs to mind.(lord god what Freddie would have done to those two!)

    I went to see Al Murray, the Pub landlord, just after he won the Perrier, and he picks half a dozen of the audience and brings them into the act.

    I was in the third row and he picked on me.
    You can have them eating out of your hand, rather than being showered in ridicule though.
    The bloke in the leather jacket there,
    what do you do pal?

    I’m the critic who’s come to review your show Al.
    Well we had a little fun with that.
    He was so nice he even had a beer sent up to my seat.

  6. Alisa says:

    Sunfish, he is reading a book as I write this. And there is always the iPod:-) He did play an electric guitar for a year or so, but it was never a problem. The only grief I get from him is that he doesn’t like school, but I cannot really blame him for that, because I don’t like it much myself.

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