The “Quiet Man” bit David Cross improvised in his standup set last night at UCB. Sorry the guy next to me had such a loud laugh.
I saw this live. David Cross seemed to be at his best when he was ‘off’ his material (Mentioning ‘Breast Awareness’ and the bit above). Then again, I’m basically his cultural opposite. I wasn’t offended by any of his Republican or Catholic bits, because everything he based his jokes off of was so fantastically wrong.
If you want a vision of the future, imagine a boot stamping on a human face - forever. - George Orwell
Wherever there is a jackboot stomping on a human face there will be a well-heeled Western liberal to explain that the fac e does, after all, enjoy free health care and 100 percent literacy. - John Derbyshire
One-party autocracy certainly has its drawbacks. But when it is led by a reasonably enlightened group of people, as China is today, it can also have great advantages. That one party can just impose the politically difficult but critically important policies needed to move a society forward in the 21st century. - Thomas Friedman