Friday Potpourri Vol. 13
I wasn’t going to do one of these today, but the opportunity to have Vol.13 on the 13th was irresistible.
Amy at @lucysfootball tried to help me figure out how to link to those of you that I refer to here. I have been fooling with it for a while and it might be a little longer before that happens. She gave wonderful directions. I am just a little slow at learning new stuff on the computer. She offered to walk me through it, but it is almost 2:00 in the morning. I am not going to send out a Twitter alert for something like this.
While I am talking about her, she has a book of poetry coming out Aug. 1st. Out Of True is the name of it. The cover is beautiful. @lahikmajoe took the photo that adorns the front of the book. I can not wait to buy a copy and I have NEVER said that about a book of poetry.
In other news, there is a week long event that emphasizes how difficult it can be to get by on food stamps. @joshmalina is a celebrity who is trying it out . I don’t think you get the full effect of how hard it can be to make the money stretch and still try to eat healthy in one week, but I like that he and others are trying it. I know I have said it before, if you make the decision-makers live on minimum wage or on a food assistance program for an extended length of time maybe they would see just how devastating their actions or inactions can be for average folks.
Sunday, if you are in my former hometown, Kevin Costner and his band Modern West are appearing at the Allen County Fairgrounds. 700 tickets have been purchased so far. He must be serious about this music thing. Fort Wayne isn’t exactly a destination for musicians.
Finally, there was a lot of talk on Twitter about a comedian and his run-in with an audience member.
The comedian is Daniel Tosh. He was telling a series of jokes on the topic of rape. I guess he was trying to prove that anything can be a source of humor. A woman in the audience took exception to the run of jokes and said so to him, interrupting the act. As she gathered her things to leave, he doubled down on his concept and suggested it would be funny “if five guys assaulted her right now.”
My first reaction was: Why would anyone go to a comedy club to watch him? He is aggressively unfunny. No matter what the topic. And I don’t think rape is a topic for humor. Also, his reaction to her was so far from what anyone could consider appropriate.
As these things unfold on Twitter, sides were taken.
He was within his rights to say what he did to her.
She was right to call him out.
Comedians have to push the envelope.
He has free speech rights.
This last one was the one I didn’t buy at all. If it is a matter of free speech, doesn’t she have free speech rights as well? I think booing would have been fine. In his case, mandatory.
Anyway, he got to be a trending topic for a day which probably made him happy. Free publicity.
Well, that is all I have for this post.
I have to study putting links in the blog.
And don’t forget Amy’s book is coming out Aug. 1st.
Out Of True
A book of poetry on your coffee table or your book shelves will look fantastic. Christmas stocking stuffer.
Seriously, she is realizing a dream that all writers have. To see their writing in book form.