About a year ago here in Tucson, my favorite drag queen, Tempest Du'Jour got canceled from hosting this awesome monthly event called Retro Game Show Night at Hotel Congress because he made a joke about "they/them" pronouns. I still can't wrap my head around it. This is a gay man who marched for gay AND trans rights (before many of the woke mob were even old enough to walk) is a university professor, a dad, and just a good person. People came to Retro Game Show Night BECAUSE of Tempest! The manager of the event commented that "real comedians choose to punch up instead of picking on those who don't have social privilege." I disagree! Comedy brings people together and that's exactly what happened at Tempest's shows. As my favorite Aussie comedian says, "punch up, punch down, throw coward punches! Just see where it lands! If people laugh, it's all good, if it nobody laughs and its horrible, then you learnt a lesson." I'm curious if anyone else heard about this or if they had similar stories?
When did we stop laughing at ourselves? Is the tactic to suck all fun and joy out of life? Misery does not love company... it squats on your couch and eats all of your food... then tells you to thank "them" for helping you with the diet you should be on.
Worst Allies Ever