I posted this earlier today in the other Conan thread, but it bears repeating here:
Last night I watched his Wednesday show, and then the Thursday show later on. (The wonders of time zone hopping on satellite.)
I enjoyed the Wednesday thing with Michael J. Fox.
The Thursday effort was sadly lacking though.
Matter of fact the five minute segment by some foul mouthed dog puppet insulting residents of Quebec City was perhaps the most disgusting ill-fated attempt at humour I have ever had the displeasure to witness. It was bad enough to make fun of French speaking Canadians, but it was downright disgusting to call them obnoxious and telling them they had smelly crotches. It was vile and a slap in the face of all Canadians. O'Brien is a moron.
Even his interview with Adam Sandler was pathetic, given all they could discuss was Sandler masterbating and copping a feel while his wife was asleep.
It was a sad and disgusting reflection of O'Brien's intellect and he should be banned from Canada in future.
Laughed my @ss off at the Conan show last night. [img]graemlins/lmao.gif[/img] [img]graemlins/scream.gif[/img] [img]graemlins/nuts.gif[/img]
Celine Dion Sucks street. [img]graemlins/scream.gif[/img]
Triumph: Are you a seperatist?
French Canadian: Yes, 100%!
Triumph: Shhhh... listen carefully.... (silence) It's the shound of nobody giving a $h!†.
It's called silly, juvenille humour, and it's all in good fun. Grab a sense of humour. If its not your taste, grab the remote.
No segment of Canada has been left unscathed by Conan. Most Canadians have the ability to laugh at themselves. Playing on the tension between English and French Canadians is funny. That's what Triumph the insult dog does.. he insults everyone.
Everyone needs to lighten up a little bit. [img]tongue.gif[/img] Can't we poke fun at ourselves and luagh about it?
From the article quoted above:
"This is tasteless. It's extremely offensive to Quebeckers," he said. "This is not the kind of humour that is healthy for the country" said late Liberal premier Robert Bourassa.
But he goes on to say: "Jesus. This is not going to play well here."
No, that's not offensive to anyone. [img]tongue.gif[/img]
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And yet the world continues to turn... seems to me the English are fair game as well when it comes to humor from our friends in la belle province. Half of my entire family of relatives are Quebec/Acadian French (my mother's maiden name is Devarrenes)... you don't think they like to fire off a joke or two as well? Come on guys... you know better than that!
... and don't be dissing Ed the Sock! It's too bad people can't look past the initial shock of the humor and to see it's a truely clever person wielding that little cigar-chomping stogey. Triumph the insult comic dog pales in comparison to Ed the Sock. [img]graemlins/scream.gif[/img]
Gotta disagree, MannyP. Ed the sock is pathetically devoid of wit or grace. It is ugly, it sounds ugly and what it does in the name of entertainment is ugly. I'm all for a good laugh in the face of political correctness, but what Ed spouts is spectacularly unfunny.
Goes to show how humour is a subjective thing, don't it? (;->))
Mind you, in the defence of Ed, I don't find Conan or Bullard entertaining either. These guys elicit the odd laugh in me, but I have to move on lest I expire from boredom and disgust. Give me This hour has 22 Minutes, The Newsroom or practically anything Rick Mercer does... these shows have at least a fighting chance of making me guffaw. Far as I'm concerned, Ed and his miserable late night cronies are all a bunch of back-biting snipes chasing a shrinking audience, desperately trying to sound clever. Ho hum.
Well, for me, it was so shameful it couldn't be taken seriously. Laughed my a%* off in a strangely uncomfortable way. We are all targets for Conan. Why should Quebec be any different?
Good Stuff, he found a sore spot (with the Cherry stuff going on) and exploited us without mercy.
"A positive attitude may not solve all your problems,
but it will annoy enough people to make it worth the effort".
Don't worry... if and when Conan comes to Vancouver (or, far less likely, Calgary or Edmonton) he'll slag Western Canada, too. Remember, much of Conan's American audience has a hard enough time figuring out where Toronto is located. (;->))