Standup

{"content":{"id":1339,"title":"Daily Links","body":"\u003cp\u003e\r\n\u003ca href=\"https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D24zYQcnqKs\"\u003eNorm Macdonald on alcoholism\u003c/a\u003e (link fixed)\r\n\u003c/p\u003e","publication_date":"2020-04-30T12:00:00.000Z","created_at":"2020-04-25T02:03:29.000Z","updated_at":"2020-04-30T14:12:40.000Z","user_id":1,"rating":null},"tags":"\u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=daily_links\"\u003edaily_links\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=standup\"\u003estandup\u003c/a\u003e"}

Daily Links

{"content":{"id":1020,"title":"Weekly Links - 50% NSFW Edition","body":"\u003cimg src=\"/uploads/36c.jpg\" class=\"card-image not-tall\"\u003e\r\n\u003cul\u003e\r\n\u003cli\u003e\r\n\u003ca href=\"https://ferrebeekeeper.wordpress.com/2019/10/14/theodor-de-bry/\"\u003eAn article about Theodore de Bry\u003c/a\u003e, an extremely talented Netherlandish/Belgianish artist who did dozens of engravings of the New World without ever having been there.\r\n\u003c/li\u003e\r\n\u003cli\u003e\r\nEvery six months or so I find myself watching \u003ca href=\"https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7JkPx0gk6LE\"\u003eBernie Mac's performance on Def Comedy Jam (NSFW)\u003c/a\u003e. Even though the jokes aren't really that funny, it's one of the great stand up performances of all time.\r\n\u003c/li\u003e\r\n\u003cli\u003e\r\nHyper-negative \u003ca href=\"http://etcsl.orinst.ox.ac.uk/cgi-bin/etcsl.cgi?text=t.1.1.2#\"\u003eancient Sumerian creation myth (NSFW)\u003c/a\u003e.\r\n\u003c/li\u003e\r\n\u003cli\u003e\r\nSeanbaby spent what I imagine was hundreds of hours finding \u003ca href=\"https://www.cracked.com/blog/6-weird-things-that-terrified-our-nerd-grandparents/\"\u003eweird things in pre-code horror comic books (NSFWish)\u003c/a\u003e.\r\n\u003c/li\u003e\r\n\u003cli\u003e\r\nYou might have seen a clickbaitish Youtube video or the like saying that 1+2+3... = -1/12. \u003ca href=\"https://skullsinthestars.com/2014/01/18/infinite-series-not-quite-as-weird-as-some-would-say/\"\u003eHere's an article dealing with a lot of the math around that in a pretty simple way\u003c/a\u003e, with a link to Terence Tao's more hardcore, scary, NSFW explanation at the end.\r\n\u003c/li\u003e\r\n\u003cli\u003e\r\n\u003ca href=\"https://github.com/marcpaq/b1fipl\"\u003eA Bestiary of Single-File Implementations of Programming Languages\u003c/a\u003e.\r\n\u003c/li\u003e\r\n\u003c/ul\u003e","publication_date":"2019-11-03T00:00:00.000Z","created_at":"2019-11-02T16:24:33.000Z","updated_at":"2020-07-06T23:50:28.000Z","user_id":1,"rating":null},"tags":"\u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=weekly_links\"\u003eweekly_links\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=belgium\"\u003ebelgium\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=engraving\"\u003eengraving\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=sixteenth_century\"\u003esixteenth_century\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=pictures\"\u003epictures\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=death\"\u003edeath\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=fire\"\u003efire\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=comedy\"\u003ecomedy\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=standup\"\u003estandup\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=brown\"\u003ebrown\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=grey\"\u003egrey\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=ancient\"\u003eancient\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=archaic\"\u003earchaic\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=sumer\"\u003esumer\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=mythology\"\u003emythology\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=comic_books\"\u003ecomic_books\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=mathematics\"\u003emathematics\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=programming\"\u003eprogramming\u003c/a\u003e"}

Weekly Links - 50% NSFW Edition

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The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel - Season One

I didn't think I'd like this, but I gave it a chance anyway, because I'd heard a lot of good things and Jen Kirkman is one of the writers. I'm glad I did watch it, because it was pretty much perfect. Even when it was bad, it was good.

{"content":{"id":361,"title":"Jen Kirkman - I'm Gonna Die Alone (And I Feel Fine)","body":"\u003cimg src=\"/uploads/121.png\" class=\"card-image small\"\u003e\r\n\u003cbr\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003e\r\nI'd never really heard of Jen Kirkman until I started listening to \u003ca href=http://pft.libsyn.com/\"\u003ePod F. Tomkast\u003c/a\u003e (R.I.P.), where the funniest part of the show was when, every episode, the host would call her up and she would tell a ten minute story that put me in tears. That lead me to watching this, which turned her into one of my all-time favourite comedians.\r\n\u003c/p\u003e","publication_date":"2018-11-08T12:00:00.000Z","created_at":"2018-11-07T22:52:20.000Z","updated_at":"2019-01-04T15:46:51.000Z","user_id":1,"rating":5},"tags":"\u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=reviews\"\u003ereviews\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=tv\"\u003etv\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=standup\"\u003estandup\u003c/a\u003e"}

Jen Kirkman - I'm Gonna Die Alone (And I Feel Fine)


I'd never really heard of Jen Kirkman until I started listening to Pod F. Tomkast (R.I.P.), where the funniest part of the show was when, every episode, the host would call her up and she would tell a ten minute story that put me in tears. That lead me to watching this, which turned her into one of my all-time favourite comedians.

{"content":{"id":335,"title":"Review Of Joe Rogan's Career","body":"\u003cimg src=\"/uploads/10b.jpg\" class=\"card-image\"\u003e\r\n\u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\r\n\u003cul\u003e\r\n\u003cli\u003e\r\n\u003cb\u003e1995-1999\u003c/b\u003e - Joe Rogan plays \"Joe\", the funny handyman on Newsradio.\r\n\u003c/li\u003e\r\n\u003cli\u003e\r\n\u003cb\u003e2001-2006\u003c/b\u003e - Joe Rogan is the host of a show where they pay people to touch bugs. It is mildly entertaining for about five minutes at a time.\r\n\u003c/li\u003e\r\n\u003cli\u003e\r\n\u003cb\u003eca. 2013\u003c/b\u003e - I hear some methheads hanging out in a gas station talking about Joe Rogan as if he was some sort of Messiah. \"Must be a different Joe Rogan.\" I thought.\r\n\u003c/li\u003e\r\n\u003cli\u003e\r\n\u003cb\u003e2013-Present\u003c/b\u003e - Joe Rogan becomes the new God of highly-strung white guys. Talking about the Joe Rogan show becomes the new \"Did you know I own several Japanese swords?\" Joe Rogan fandom is like Fight Club if the only rule of Fight Club was \"Always talk about Fight Club\".\r\n\u003c/li\u003e\r\n\u003cli\u003e\r\n\u003cb\u003eEarly 2018\u003c/b\u003e - I was messing around on the internet, and and I saw someone write that Netflix is being socially irresponsible by not giving Joe Rogan a show, because if they did it would fix the problems of the world.\r\n\u003c/li\u003e\r\n\u003cli\u003e\r\n\u003cb\u003eLate 2018\u003c/b\u003e - I see an ad on Netflix for a Joe Rogan special. The ad is just him saying every edgy early 90s stand up cliche imaginable. \"People are too sensitive now!\" \"A lot of people are gonna be angry about what I have to say!\" \"I'm just telling it like it is!\" \"What is the deal with airline food?!\" \"My name is Sam Kinison and this is Evening At The Improv!\" I can't tell if he's just that much of a hack, or if he is doing some sort of ironic performance art thing.\r\n\u003c/li\u003e\r\n\u003c/ul\u003e","publication_date":"2018-10-30T00:00:00.000Z","created_at":"2018-10-23T17:05:57.000Z","updated_at":"2018-11-04T12:53:49.000Z","user_id":1,"rating":2},"tags":"\u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=reviews\"\u003ereviews\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=human_life\"\u003ehuman_life\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=meth\"\u003emeth\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=newsradio\"\u003enewsradio\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=standup\"\u003estandup\u003c/a\u003e"}

Review Of Joe Rogan's Career




  • 1995-1999 - Joe Rogan plays "Joe", the funny handyman on Newsradio.
  • 2001-2006 - Joe Rogan is the host of a show where they pay people to touch bugs. It is mildly entertaining for about five minutes at a time.
  • ca. 2013 - I hear some methheads hanging out in a gas station talking about Joe Rogan as if he was some sort of Messiah. "Must be a different Joe Rogan." I thought.
  • 2013-Present - Joe Rogan becomes the new God of highly-strung white guys. Talking about the Joe Rogan show becomes the new "Did you know I own several Japanese swords?" Joe Rogan fandom is like Fight Club if the only rule of Fight Club was "Always talk about Fight Club".
  • Early 2018 - I was messing around on the internet, and and I saw someone write that Netflix is being socially irresponsible by not giving Joe Rogan a show, because if they did it would fix the problems of the world.
  • Late 2018 - I see an ad on Netflix for a Joe Rogan special. The ad is just him saying every edgy early 90s stand up cliche imaginable. "People are too sensitive now!" "A lot of people are gonna be angry about what I have to say!" "I'm just telling it like it is!" "What is the deal with airline food?!" "My name is Sam Kinison and this is Evening At The Improv!" I can't tell if he's just that much of a hack, or if he is doing some sort of ironic performance art thing.
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The Standups - Season 1


Beth Stelling and Deon Cole are hilarious. The rest are fine.

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Ricky Gervais: Humanity (2018)


It's not bad, in spite of the fact that half of it is just him complaining about Twitter.

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Chris Rock - Tambourine (2018)


Don't drag me into your friggin divorce, man. I wanted to watch some dang comedy.

{"content":{"id":32,"title":"Eddie Murphy Delirious (1983)","body":"\u003cimg src=\"/uploads/24.png\" class=\"card-image\" style=\"border: 2px solid black\"\u003e\r\n\u003cbr\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe good parts are good but the bad parts are \u003ci\u003e\u003cu\u003e\u003cb\u003ereally\u003c/b\u003e\u003c/u\u003e\u003c/i\u003e bad. So bad that if Eddie Murphy was white, the Intellectual Dark Web would be writing think pieces about how society betrayed his dream of punching women. \u003c/p\u003e","publication_date":"2018-06-01T00:00:00.000Z","created_at":"2018-05-26T15:43:39.000Z","updated_at":"2018-06-18T16:50:00.000Z","user_id":1,"rating":2},"tags":"\u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=reviews\"\u003ereviews\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=tv\"\u003etv\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=standup\"\u003estandup\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=holy_moley\"\u003eholy_moley\u003c/a\u003e"}

Eddie Murphy Delirious (1983)


The good parts are good but the bad parts are really bad. So bad that if Eddie Murphy was white, the Intellectual Dark Web would be writing think pieces about how society betrayed his dream of punching women.

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Steve Martin and Martin Short Netflix Special (2018)


When I was young, old guys like Bob Hope would do meandering specials like this. I'd watch them and find them fairly funny but think, "What am I missing?" I get it now.

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Tig Notaro: Happy to Be Here (2018)

People seem to either really like Tig or they don't. This is Tig at her Tiggyest, so if you know who she is, you can probably guess from this sentence how much you'll enjoy it.