SOC Sunday: Really?



So the Old Man and i with some friends went to see Bill Maher in concert last night.  I know–he ain’t for everyone, but we find him amusing enough most of the time.  I don’t always agree with him on shit; his views on religion–or rather anti-religion–can be as bad as an Evangelical Christian.  I got no issue with folks bein’ athiests, but i DO have an issue with calling people idiots for having a belief system.  But i digress. He represents not only a powerful voice for the left–of which i am most certainly a card carrying member, but one of the things we love about him is his no-nonsense style.  If a politician goes on his show and starts their talking point nonsense–left OR right–he will call them on it.  That alone is a breath of refreshing air in my book.

But this piece isn’t about him.  It’s about the lady standing outside talking on her phone in the middle of the show. (having lost all the power of my teacher bladder, and having had a child, i can no longer control my bladder like a super hero)  anywhoozles–she’s in the lobby, talking on the phone, very upset.  Personal crisis?  Dad in the hospital?  Imminent forclosure?  no.  she is OFFENDED by the show.

offended.  as in, she found the show “vulgar.”  (direct quote)  Really?  You somehow didn’t know that this guy uses the F-word A LOT, and will make fun of anyone caught in a homosexual scandal and then claim they are not homosexual.

Yeah–this wasn’t a Jeff Dunham concert, toots.  Might be time to reevaluate your ability to  LOOK at your TICKET.

Now i realize she may have not been the original ticket purchaser here–but who comes to a comedy show without knowing who the comic is?  I mean–THAT right there is a recipe for disaster, as SOME comics are bound to offend you.  If you don’t like the F word and jokes about the right wing, then–and pardon me for making this assumption–may NOT be the show for you.  no need to attend and find yourself “in tears” over a joke about senator Larry wide-stance Craig.

so, consider this my PSA.  If you don’t know the comic, GOOGLE.  should tell you all you need to know.

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10 thoughts on “SOC Sunday: Really?

  1. OMG – that is hilarious. Maybe she thought he was like he *had* to be when on network television… you know, before ABC pulled it from the airwaves after people became offended by it. (eye roll) Yes, definitely do your research on what these comics are really like. Especially if you don’t have HBO.

  2. if only she had been in earshot of bill….

  3. Patricia

    Really? Didn’t know BIll Maher might drop some f-bombs and say things some consider offensive? (Now I am rolling my eyes.) Puh-leeze!

  4. People are clueless. The end.

    Popping in from SOCS. 🙂

  5. I love him! Awesome PSA. 😉 Have a great week.

  6. I love Bill Maher!!!! I am so jealous!

  7. I can’t believe she didn’t know what kind of comedian he was! Did she go back in after she ended her call?

  8. I can’t stand Bill Maher but I certainly would know what I was getting into if i decided to go. I once accepted tickets to a Melissa Etheridge concert. She was an awesome, incredible performer but the audience *could* have been a little shocking to some. However, I knew what to expect.

    For the record, it takes a lot to offend me even if I don’t like the person.

  9. Not shocking, people will complain about anything. Duh, most comics will offend someone, if you offend, ha. I love Bill Maher for all the reasons you mentioned and have seen his show live, loved it!

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