Louis C.K. just got 100 percent lamer, in my opinion. I just watched this rape joke reel put together by the feminist org, the Women’s Media Center, to show that Daniel Tosh’s not-funny rape joke last week was not an abheration to comedy. (You can read the whole backstory here.) Tosh has made plenty of other not-funny rape jokes in the past and both Dave Chapelle and Louis C.K. — who came to Tosh’s defense on Twitter — have wasted some precious comedy capital as well. As the WMC puts it, these are all rape jokes that comedians make for cheap laughs. They do nothing to make a statement about our culture. I hope that one day Louis’ daughters grow up and ask him, “Daddy, why were you making jokes about rape?” (Daniel Tosh, you can kindly not procreate, kthx.) [Women’s Media Center] (Put your headphones on at work, because the audio is NSFW.)
[Personally, I think most of these jokes are being presented out of context. Some of them -- having seen them in full context -- are actually "good" rape jokes in my opinion, while others are cheap. Kind of hard to judge their quality when taken out of context though. Or, as George Carlin's voice references at the end, out of their full construct. -- Editor]
Beep, beep! Happy Rad Reads Week! All week we’ll be going off on books we love, books we don’t love, books we love to see dudes reading, books that dudes like to see us reading, books books books boooooooks! To kick things off, we’re sharing the books we currently have sitting on our nightstands. And we want to see yours next! Send photos of your nightstand, with a little bit about the books sitting there, to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject “My Nightstand!” and we’ll run a slideshow of them at the end of the week! For now, here are the books chillin’ next to our beds right now…
I haven’t watched last night’s “True Blood” yet, but I asked Sophie, our marketing manager, to tell me about something interesting that happened on the show but doesn’t actually spoil anything particularly important plot-wise. While she hinted that something kinda shocking at the end, she said the most interesting but not plot-essential development was that Eric attempted to glamour Alcide into not being horny for Sookie anymore. But did it work? You’ll have to watch the first and second clips above to find out! I, for one, hope that nothing stands in the way of us seeing Alcide nekkid in future episodes. That would be a shame.
We’re currently going through “Game of Thrones” withdrawal, so we were extra excited to see the new “GoT” season three cast announced. The cute kid from “Love, Actually” will be on the next season, as will mod-tastic actress Diana Rigg.
New major characters include Lady Olenna Tyrell, aka “The Queen of Thorns.” She’s the grandmother of Margaery and Loras Tyrell. There’s also Bryndon “The Blackfish” Tully, a famous knight and the uncle of Catelyn Stark, and Thoros of Myr, a member of the outlaw band known as the Brotherhood Without Banners.
There are too many to name, so watch the video to check out all the new characters and the actors who will be playing them!
Nobody wants to be the customer everyone hates, but at one point or another, most of us have been. Because some part of us likes to think that when we go out to eat, they’re there to serve us and we just get to sit there and stuff our faces until we’re ready to walk away.
Well, we went to a restaurant in New York City to ask a server (who asked to remain anonymous, for obvious reasons) for a list of things that customers do that make him want to spit in their food. The server didn’t say if he’d actually ever spit in anyone’s food, but try anything on this list, and we wouldn’t hold it against him. Read more…