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Postby knapplc » Tue Jan 23, 2007 5:14 pm

statsman88 wrote:well, he made a lotta money being a fake. So we can be dissapointed and him all we want, but he made big bucks off of it.

Kinda like when bands sell-out. We can say how much we liked their early stuff before they got wimpy, but the fact is, they figured that they would throw out the underground rock and just put out the music that would make them the most money.

This guy saw an opportunity and made a ton of money off of it, sure its kinda dissapointing, but wouldn't some of you do it if you had the chance to make it big time?

I don't get the whole "being a fake" thing. He's in the entertainment industry. Since when do we expect people in this industry to be who they purport themselves to be? :-b

And if Larry is a "sell out" then I think many, many people would like to sell out just like he has. The man is stinking rich, and he plays in front of packed audiences throughout the country.

The only problem is that the houses are packed with Rednecks. :-b
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Postby acsguitar » Tue Jan 23, 2007 5:21 pm

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statsman88 wrote:well, he made a lotta money being a fake. So we can be dissapointed and him all we want, but he made big bucks off of it.

Kinda like when bands sell-out. We can say how much we liked their early stuff before they got wimpy, but the fact is, they figured that they would throw out the underground rock and just put out the music that would make them the most money.

This guy saw an opportunity and made a ton of money off of it, sure its kinda dissapointing, but wouldn't some of you do it if you had the chance to make it big time?

I don't get the whole "being a fake" thing. He's in the entertainment industry. Since when do we expect people in this industry to be who they purport themselves to be? :-b

And if Larry is a "sell out" then I think many, many people would like to sell out just like he has. The man is stinking rich, and he plays in front of packed audiences throughout the country.

The only problem is that the houses are packed with Rednecks. :-b


I don't have a problem that he's fake> i guess I have a problem that he's an ignorant racist fool and Americans eat it up
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Postby Coppermine » Tue Jan 23, 2007 7:13 pm

My problem is that so many people think he's real. It's not him I have a problem with, it's the people who find him even remotely entertaining.
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Postby acsguitar » Tue Jan 23, 2007 7:31 pm

Coppermine wrote:My problem is that so many people think he's real. It's not him I have a problem with, it's the people who find him even remotely entertaining.


You obviously didn't git er done
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Postby Bricklayer » Fri Jan 26, 2007 12:37 am

A racist fool? :-?
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Postby acsguitar » Fri Jan 26, 2007 12:13 pm

Bricklayer wrote:A racist fool? :-?


I will not discuss the political relativity of the below jokes. But anyways here are some quotes from Larry

Re: Abu Ghraib Torture -

"Let me ask some of these commie rag head carpet flying wicker basket on the head balancing scumbags something!"


"What the ---- is this the cartoon network? The Republicans had a muslim give the opening prayer at there (sic) convention! What the ----- going on around here! Is Muslim now the official religion of the United States!... First these peckerheads ( Ironically, "peckerhead" was a derogatory word slaves and their offspring used to describe white people) fly planes into towers and now theys (sic) prayin' before conventions! People say not all of em did that and I say who gives a rats fat ------- That's a fricken slap in the face to New York city by having some muslim sum------- give the invocation at the republican convention! This country pretty much bans the Christian religion virtually from anything public and then they got us watchin' this muslim -----! Ya wanna pray to allah then drag yer flea infested ----- over to where they pray to allah at!"



About Muslims again
"They're dead, get over it! Poor little sandy ----! I'm sure all them dead folks'd they'd killed give 40 shekels or whatever kinda money these inbred ------ use, but I'd give 40 of 'em whatever it is to be humiliated instead of dead!"
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Postby Coppermine » Fri Jan 26, 2007 12:52 pm

If you have the time, this is worth reading... I'm not sure but it may have been posted before when it first came out. Anyway, the "Open letter to Larry the Cable Guy":

David Cross wrote:The following is a letter I wrote after picking up Git-R-Done - The Larry The Cable Guy Story (ghost written by Susan Sontag). I have to warn you that it's nearly 11 pages long. But I think it's chock full of life lessons for all of us and if you're not careful... you just might learn something!

An open letter to Larry The Cable Guy:

Hello Larry,

It's me, David Cross. Recently I was shooting something for my friends at "Wonder Showzen" (the funniest, most subversive comedy on American T.V. at the moment) and when we were taking a break one of the guys on the show asked me if I had seen some article in something somewhere wherein you were interviewed to promote your new book "Please-Git-R-Done" (published by Crown Books $23.95 U.S.) and they asked about your devoting a chapter to slamming me and the "P.C. Left". Since I stopped following your career shortly after you stopped going on stage wearing a tool belt with cable wrapped around your neck (around your appearance at "Laffs 'n' Food" in Enid, Oklahoma Aug 23-26 1999?) I said I wasn't aware of the article. They went on to tell me that you said basically (and I am not quoting but paraphrasing their recall) that I could kiss your ass, that I've never been to one of your shows (true) and that I didn't know your audience (untrue).

SO, I went and got your book, "Gitting-R-Donned", and excitedly skimmed past the joke about that one time you farted and something farty happened, on past the thing about the fat girl who farted and finally found it, . Well, needless to say I farted. I farted up a fartstorm right there in the Flyin' J Travel Center. I fartingly bought the book and took it home with an excitement I haven't experienced since I got Bertha Chudfarter's Grandma drunk and she took her teeth out and blew me as I was finger banging her while wearing a Jesus sock puppet in the back of the boiler room at The Church of the Redeemer off I-20 (I don't care who you are, that's funny.)

Anyhoo, I got home and read the good parts. It seems that you were pissed off at Rolling Stone magazine, and I can understand why. You made some good points in your argument as well. I agree that there is an eliteism and bias in the press and too often a writer will include asides to show the readers how smart he or she is and how "above it" they are. But come on! Surely you can't be surprised, or worse, hurt or offended by this. You even say in the book that you knew what you were getting into (Rolling Stone being all "lefty" and whatnot). Certainly I'm not surprised that they took a ten minute phone conversation with me and chose to print only the most inflammatory paragraph within it. That's what they do.

But I want to address some of the things you write about me in "Git-to-Gittin'-r-Done". In response to the Rolling Stone article, but first let me say this; you are very mistaken if you think that I don't know your audience. Hell, I could've been heckled by the parents of some of the very people that come see you now. I grew up in Roswell, Georgia (near the Funny Bone and not far from The Punch Line). The very first time I went on stage was at The Punch Line in Sandy Springs in 1982 when I was 17. I cut my teeth in the south and my first road gigs ever were in Augusta, Charleston, Baton Rouge, and Louisville. I remember them very well, specifically because of the audience. I remember thinking (occasionally, not all the time) "what a bunch of dumb redneck, easily entertained, ignorant mother----ers. I can't believe the stupid s--- they think is funny." So, yes, I do know your audience, and they suck. And they're simple. And please don't mistake this as coming from a place of bitterness because I didn't "make it" there or, I'm not as successful as you because that's not it at all. Since I was a kid I've always been a little over sensitive to the glorification and rewarding of dumb. The "salt of the earth, regular, every day folk" (or lowest common denominator) who see the world, and the people like me in it, as on some sort of secular mission to take away their flag lapels and plaster-of-paris jesus television adornments strike me as childishly paranoid. But perhaps the funniest (oddest) thing in your book is you taking me to task for being P.C. Have you heard my act?! I'll match your un-P.C.ness any day of the week my friend. I truly believe, and have said onstage amongst other things that, orthodox Jews are bar none, the most annoying people, as a group, that walk this earth. I absolutely refuse to say the term "African-American". It's a ridiculous and ill-applied label that was accepted with a thoughtless rush just to make white people feel at ease and slightly noble. I also believe that in the right setting that, as unfortunate as it may be, retarded people can be a near constant source of entertainment (fact!). Larry, whether northern, southern, straight, gay, male, female, liberal, conservative, Christian or Jew, I've walked them all. It didn't matter if it was a room full of "enlightened" hippie lesbian wicans at Catch A Rising Star in Cambridge, MA or literally hundreds of students at the University of St. Louis (a Jesuit school) or a roomful of the cutest, angriest frat boys in Baton Rouge all threatening to beat me up, I un-P.C.'d the s--- out of them. That's another thing that bothers me too. I honestly believe that if we had worked a week together at whatever dumb-ass club in American Strip Mall #298347 in God's Country U.S.A and hung out that week and got good and drunk after the shows, that you and I would've been making each other laugh (I imagine we would have politely disagreed on a few things) but not only would we be laughing but we'd often be laughing at the expense of some of the audience members at that nights show and you know it. I'll address your easy, bulls--- sanctimonious "don't mess with my audience" crap further on. But for now, let's "Gittle-R-Ding-Dong-Done!"

Okay, here's what I said in the RS interview: "He's good at what he does. It's a lot of anti-gay, racist humor -- which people like in America - all couched in 'I'm telling it like it is.' He's in the right place at the right time for that gee-shucks, proud-to-be-a-redneck, I'm-just-a-straight-shooter-multimillionaire-in-cutoff-flannel, selling-ring tones-act. That's where we are as a nation now. We're in a state of vague American values and anti-intellectual pride."

You took umbrage at my calling a lot of your act anti-gay and racist and said that "...according to Cross and the politically correct police, any white comedians who mention the word 'black' or say something humorous but faintly negative about any race are racists."

Well, first of all, your act is racist. Maybe not all the time, but it certainly can be. Here, let me quote you back, word for word, some of your "faintly negative" humor and I'll let people judge for themselves.

Re: Abu Ghraib Torture -

"Let me ask some of these commie rag head carpet flying wicker basket on the head balancing scumbags something!"

Re: Having a Muslim cleric give the opening prayer at the Republican Convention -

"What the hell is this the cartoon network? The Republicans had a muslim give the opening prayer at there (sic) convention! What the hell's going on around here! Is Muslim now the official religion of the United States!... First these peckerheads ( Ironically, "peckerhead" was a derogatory word slaves and their offspring used to describe white people) fly planes into towers and now theys (sic) prayin' before conventions! People say not all of em did that and I say who gives a rats fat ass! That's a fricken slap in the face to New York city by having some muslim sum-bitch give the invocation at the republican convention! This country pretty much bans the Christian religion (the religion of George Washington and John Wayne) virtually from anything public and then they got us watchin' this muslim BS!! Ya wanna pray to allah then drag yer flea infested ass over to where they pray to allah at!" End Quote. So... yeah. There you go. This quote goes on and on but my favorite part is when you say towards the end, "...now look, I love all people (except terrorist countries that want to kill us)..."

There are numerous examples and I don't think I need to reprint any more. You get the idea. Oh, what the hell, here's one more - "They're dead, get over it! Poor little sandy asses! I'm sure all them dead folks'd they'd killed give 40 shekels or whatever kinda money these inbred sumbitches use, but I'd give 40 of 'em whatever it is to be humiliated instead of dead!"

Okay Larry The Cable Guy, I will ignore the irony of a big ole southern redneck character actually using "inbred" as an insult, as well as the fact that a shekel is currency from Israel, the towel heads sworn enemy. But at least you're passionate about what you see as inhumane injustice (not on a global level of course, but on a national level) and the simple black and white of what's right and what's wrong. It's kinda like you're this guy who speaks for all these poor, unfortunate souls out there who wear shirts with blue collars on them, work hard all day to put food on the table for their family (unlike people who wear shirts with white collars or wear scrubs or t-shirts or dresses or costumes that consist of flannel shirts with the sleeves cut-off and old trucker hats) and pray to the American Flag of Jesus to protect them from the evils of muslims, queers, illegal immigrants, and the liberal jews who run Hollywood and the media. I guess one could say that you're "telling it like it is". And considering the vast amount of over-simplification you employ to describe with sweeping generalizations, all of America and the World that "don't make no sense to you", as well as your lack of sensitivity, and second grade grammar, one might be led to think that you are somewhat proud of not appearing (or being) too intellectual. Combine that with your sucker appeal to the knee-jerk white Christian patriot in us all who would much rather hear 87 fart jokes than hear a joke in which the President (the current one, not the last one) or the Pope, or Born-Again Christians, or Lee Greenwood get called on their s--- for being the hypocrites that they are, and I think we've got a winner!

About being Anti-Gay. I honestly take that back. I do not think that you are anti-gay, I didn't choose those words wisely. Your stuff isn't necessarily anti-gay but rather stupid and easy. "Madder than a queer with lock jaw on Valentines Day." That's not that funny, I don't care who you are. It's just sooo easy. I mean, over half the planet sucks ---- so why gays? Why not truck stop whores, or Hollywood Starlets or housewives? Because when you say "queer" you get an easy laugh. End of story.

As for being a multi-millionaire in disguise, that's just merely a matter of personal taste for me. I do not begrudge you your money at all, it is sincerely hard earned and you deserve whatever people want to give to you. What sticks in my craw about that stuff is the blatant and (again, personal taste) gross marketing and selling of this bull--- character to your beloved fans. Now look, if someone wants to pay top dollar to come to one of your shows and then drop a couple hundred more on "Git-R-Done" lighters and hats and t-shirts and windshield stickers and trailer hitches and beer koozies and fishing hats and shot glasses etc, then good for you. I just think it's a little crass and belies the "good ole boy" blue collar thing you represent. But that's no big deal.

Now, as for the last statement that "We're in a state of vague American values and anti-intellectual pride."

Well, I think that's true. When you can rally the troops (so to speak) with a lazy, "latte drinking, tofu eating" generalization of Liberals and "Back ass rag fags" to describe Arabs, then, yeah, I think that falls in the "ignorant" category. I think that with even the slightest attention to the double standard and hypocrisy of both the Left and the Right in this country (if not all of the Christian Extremists as a whole) coupled with the bull---- they lazily swallow and parrot back while happily ignoring the gross inhumane treatment of those that aren't them so that we may have cheap sneakers and oil and slightly less taxes (although I'm sure the bracket you're in now gives you a ton of tax money back), then you could maybe see my point. Now here's the best part - in your book you preface the above quote by saying, "...but I guess I'm not as intellectual as David Cross. In that Rolling Stone article, he sure showed us what a deep thinker he is by sayin' "America is in a stage of vague intellectual pride." Jesus Christ can you even ----ing read?! Whoever read that article to you butchered the actual quote. The quote that was right ----ing in front of their face! I would fire your official reader and have them replaced with a Hooters Girl who doesn't fart. That way you have something nice to look at while you are getting your misinformation.

As for "anti-intellectual pride", that is Larry The Cable Guy in spades. Let me quote you again (from an on-line interview, "I consider my jokes to be very jeuvinille (sic). Stuff a 14 year old would laugh at because that's the ...sence (sic) of humor I have.". Hmmm, okay. That was easy.

Well, I suppose I've already covered part of that in the above. But you also specifically dumb down your speech while making hundreds of purposefully grammatical errors. How do I know this? It's on page 17 of your book wherein you describe how you would "Larry" up your commentaries for radio. What does it mean to "Larry" something up? Take a wild guess. The reason you feel the need to "Larry" something up? Because you are not that dumb. I mean you, Dan Whitney, the guy who's name the bank account is under. You were born and raised in Nebraska (hardly The South), went to private school and moved to Florida when you were 16. This is when you developed your accent?! Not exactly the developmental years are they? At age 16 that's the kind of thing you have to make a concerted effort to adopt. Did you hire a voice coach? Or were you like one of those people who go to England for a week and come back sounding like an extra from "Lock Stock and Two Smoking Barrels"? As you said yourself in an interview once, "I can pop in and out of it pretty much whenever I want". In your book on page 89 you say in reference to the "gee-shucks" millionaire comment, "...see, to his (David's) mind, bein' well paid means I'm no longer real and I can't be a country boy anymore. It's just an act." Hey, it's always been an act! That's my ----ing point! You admit it yourself so cut the indignation s---. And I am in no way deriding your work ethic. You clearly have more fart jokes than most and for that I applaud you. You go on to talk about how hard you work and life on the road and living on Waffle House and blah, blah, blah. Yeah, I get it, we’ve all been there and played s---ty, degrading gigs and sacrificed etc, etc. Then you say, "...this (the personal attack) was different because David basically hammered my fans in that RS article by implying that they were ignorant. He crossed the line when he railed against them, so I had to tell ya what I felt about that. He can hammer me all he wants, but when he screwed with my fans, it was time for me to say something." Aww, that's so sweet and egregious. I can't stand that fan ass kissing bulls---. You and Dane Cook ought to get together and have a "my-fan's-are-the-greatest-people-on-earth-and-that's-why-I-do-this" off. You could both sell a s--- load of merch too. But having said that, I would truly love to get some of your fans and my fans in a room together to debate some of the finer points on comedy, music, culture, the issues facing our country today and just about anything else we might find worthy of discussion. My fans are pretty smart as well. They are also, I imagine, as "hard-working" as your fans. Not all of them of course, but most. And I'm sure that they may come up with some genuinely interesting, insightful points (and would do so without spouting a bunch of meaningless Christian platitudes). And if you really, truly want to respect your fans, lower your ticket price as well as the price of your ubiquitous merchandise. I'm sure all those hard-working Americans could use the extra money now that the budgets are being cut drastically from Transportation, Education, Health and Human Services, HUD, Dept of the Interior, EPA, Farm Service Agency, FEMA, Agricultural, FDA, VA, FDA, FHA, National Center for Environmental Health, and numerous other departments and agencies that they might directly rely on for help. All so that we can pay off this massive tax cut during "war" time that we're all getting (them not so much though). Oh well, that's just one of those "political" things that I think about occasionally.

Anyway, I just wanted to address the stuff you wrote about me and clear some things up. Mostly the air around here... I just farted!!!!!

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Postby knapplc » Fri Jan 26, 2007 12:55 pm

acsguitar wrote:
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statsman88 wrote:well, he made a lotta money being a fake. So we can be dissapointed and him all we want, but he made big bucks off of it.

Kinda like when bands sell-out. We can say how much we liked their early stuff before they got wimpy, but the fact is, they figured that they would throw out the underground rock and just put out the music that would make them the most money.

This guy saw an opportunity and made a ton of money off of it, sure its kinda dissapointing, but wouldn't some of you do it if you had the chance to make it big time?

I don't get the whole "being a fake" thing. He's in the entertainment industry. Since when do we expect people in this industry to be who they purport themselves to be? :-b

And if Larry is a "sell out" then I think many, many people would like to sell out just like he has. The man is stinking rich, and he plays in front of packed audiences throughout the country.

The only problem is that the houses are packed with Rednecks. :-b


I don't have a problem that he's fake> i guess I have a problem that he's an ignorant racist fool and Americans eat it up

He certainly is playing to a specific demographic, isn't he? I can't say I'm happy about that at all. Aren't there enough funny things to say without resorting to name-calling and bigotry?
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Postby acsguitar » Fri Jan 26, 2007 1:38 pm

knapplc wrote:
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knapplc wrote:
statsman88 wrote:well, he made a lotta money being a fake. So we can be dissapointed and him all we want, but he made big bucks off of it.

Kinda like when bands sell-out. We can say how much we liked their early stuff before they got wimpy, but the fact is, they figured that they would throw out the underground rock and just put out the music that would make them the most money.

This guy saw an opportunity and made a ton of money off of it, sure its kinda dissapointing, but wouldn't some of you do it if you had the chance to make it big time?

I don't get the whole "being a fake" thing. He's in the entertainment industry. Since when do we expect people in this industry to be who they purport themselves to be? :-b

And if Larry is a "sell out" then I think many, many people would like to sell out just like he has. The man is stinking rich, and he plays in front of packed audiences throughout the country.

The only problem is that the houses are packed with Rednecks. :-b


I don't have a problem that he's fake> i guess I have a problem that he's an ignorant racist fool and Americans eat it up

He certainly is playing to a specific demographic, isn't he? I can't say I'm happy about that at all. Aren't there enough funny things to say without resorting to name-calling and bigotry?


And its not even that his racist jokes are "Clever" or "Funny". It shows his talent level.
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Postby Art Vandelay » Wed Feb 14, 2007 6:13 pm

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Joe Rogan confirms the Ned Holness story and calls Mencia out on stage for stealing jokes. The video has some profanity.

So here's how it all went down... I had a set at the comedy store Saturday night, and after I closed, I was bringing on the next comedian, a guy named Kirk Fox that works for Carlos Mencia. I introduce him saying that he's a funny guy, and that he opens on the road for Carlos "Menstealia." That's the name we call him at the comedy store, and of course Carlos doesn't like it one bit. Carlos was apparently in the room when I said this, and the perfect combination of ego and timing made him decide that this was the night to put his foot down. As I got off stage and headed towards the back of the room, he grabbed the mike away from Kirk, and said that I was too much of a pussy to say that s*** to his face. Which to me, is something akin to the hottest girl in the world daring you to f*** her while you're standing there in her bedroom naked with a boner. Of course I had to disagree with him, and I decided to get onstage with him and have this "meeting of the minds" as it were. On video, and for the whole world to see via the internet. Shazam!


Now, a lot of comics have had a problem with Carlos stealing material for a long time now, but for whatever reason, many of them don't like to talk about it publicly, mostly because they're afraid that people are going to think that they're just jealous. That, and they're worried about him using his power in "Hollywood" to have them black balled for talking badly about him. But in private, they talk about it. A LOT. It's a huge problem at the comedy store, to the point where some really good comics are refusing to go onstage if he's there watching the show, and others have a signal system to alert the guy onstage that Carlos has walked into the room. It's really THAT BAD. It's like a dark cloud that hovers over the place when he's performing there. He walks by and people literally stop their conversations and move away. For whatever reason, the owner of the comedy store, Mitzi Shore, has always let him go up there, perhaps because he started there and the fact that she was actually the one to name himself Carlos Mencia instead of his actual name of Ned. Or, maybe she just wasn't aware of how big of a problem it had become. Either way, it's her club, and she's done so much for comedy in general, and me in particular, that I would never question her about any of her decisions. In fact, I had never even talked to her personally about the problem until today. Quite honestly, I'm happy to get this video and this blog out there, so that hopefully this can be the last time that I have talk about it. Even I'm getting sick of me talking about it at this point.

To give you a little background, when I first moved to Hollywood way back in 1994 Carlos and I were actually friends. We hung out together a bunch of times. Played pool together, went to the gym, hung out at the store, all kinds of s***. That's also how I know that he's really half German and Half Honduran and not Mexican. I know it, because he told me himself. I thought that it was weird to use a fake name, but who gives a s*** really. No big deal. Other than that he seemed to be a cool guy. Then I started to see it. Over and over again, I would see him do jokes that I knew I had heard before. Then I saw some real obvious s***. Some jokes that I knew were Paul Mooney's, some that were right off a Richard Pryor album. I brought it up to him, and he gave me this half assed denial that I knew was a lie. That was the end of our friendship. I didn't hate the guy, but there was no way I could hang around with him knowing he's a thief. For someone who is not a comic, and doesn't understand what the big deal is about comics stealing jokes, please let me try to explain it to you. It's hard to come up with material. It takes a lot of work, a lot of rewriting, sometimes an approach bombs and you have to rethink it, and often it's a long process until you get to a finished product. Now, occasionally a joke will come to you in full form, but for the most part it's just an idea that can become a great bit with some work. Now, when you work hard on a bit and polish and craft it, and then someone just disrespects the whole process, steps in, steals it and performs it as his own, that's a pretty intense creative violation. I've been in the back of a club while a guy was onstage doing one of my bits and believe me that's a s***** f****** feeling. It's like watching your girlfriend getting f***** by a liar while the whole audience cheers. What's even worse, is if you're a struggling comic, and the guy stealing your s*** has his own show on comedy central.

Now, our little "beef" started out 2 years ago when Carlos was on the radio in Tucson, Arizona doing "the Frank show", and he started talking s*** about me, mainly telling a bunch of weird lies about a recent night where we had worked together back to back at the store. Unfortunately for him, the DJ sent me an mp3 of the discussion, and we actually had the evening he was referring to in his story on video, and we posted it up on the internet for all to see and laugh at. His version of the night was nothing more than a weird mix of lies and bragging, and it was pretty obvious to anyone seeing the video and listening to him on the radio that the guy is screwy. You can check it out here. Ever since then, s*** talking has been going on back and forth from both sides, and to be honest I've been baiting him into a "conversation" to expose him and end this all for a while now, I just never thought he would actually be dumb enough to want to do it in front of an audience, especially when he knew that we were filming it.

Ego is a motherf*****, I guess.
Either way, I'm glad we got this over with. For the record, I don't hate the guy. I never really did. I hated what he was doing, but him as a person it's really more like I felt pity for him. The dude was living a gigantic lie, and no matter how f***** up and powerful your ego is, there's got to be a part of the back of his brain that realizes what's going on, and cringes at the reality. I think maybe it's even his own subconscious knowing that he's doing something wrong that forced him into this un-winnable battle. I'm completely convinced that if I ever got that dude high he would curl up into the fetal position and cry for hours. Either that, or launch himself off a cliff.

When all was said and done at the end of the night, especially after I saw the video, I actually felt sorry for him. I think there's part of him that actually believes his own bulls***. I compared him to OJ in the video, in that they've both convinced themselves that they're innocent, and really I think it's a valid comparison. Stand up comedy is an awesome, amazing way to make a living, and the comedy store is the greatest place to practice it in the known universe. It's just a really fun place, and there's a ton of funny comics that hang around there, and for the most part it's a really positive environment. We support each other, and we make each other laugh. We have fun together, except for this one little problem. Hopefully this video will help fix that, and make everything nice-nice again.

Enjoy :)


video link: http://vids.myspace.com/index.cfm?fusea ... 1943001565
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