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Green Room - Week 25 - Day 6

I woke up this morning to see portions of the internet going crazy that Hannibal Buress had "called out Bill Cosby about being a rapist". http://jezebel.com/comedian-hannibal-buress-called-out-bill-cosbys-rape-hi-1648597247

The reaction I've seen so far has been a mixture of praising Buress for his courage to saying that Buress is some desperate young comedian trying to make a name for himself.

To the latter - Hannibal Buress has had a really successful career for quite some time now. He's definitely "up there" in the stand-up world.
He really doesn't need to "make a name for himself".

With the former - it's a bit he's been performing for awhile now. It's less of him "making a statement", and more of him telling jokes - http://www.phillymag.com/ticket/2014/10/17/hannibal-buress-bill-cosby-rapist/#ZfGw7D5EsvUTRQ5l.01 has the full video clip of it.

It's not like this is some sudden revelation that he is shining a light into. People have known about Bill Cosby and these allegations for decades. It's not just a couple cases either, where you can say "Well, maybe his fame attracted people making all kinds of allegations against him" (which *does* happen to folks in the spotlight). There are quite a few of them, from the '70s and as recently as 2004.

I do think though that it says something interesting about how much society has changed, and the internet click-bait culture that someone can go to a show, take one thing that someone says in it, do a write up about it, and watch the story go viral. It doesn't even have to be about anything *new*... as long as it hasn't been in the headlines recently.

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In other news, I made a reference to the Keene, NH Pumpkin riots yesterday, but since no one seemed to know what I was talking about - here's a link: http://www.latimes.com/nation/nationnow/la-na-nn-new-hampshire-pumpkin-riots-20141019-story.html and http://edition.cnn.com/2014/10/21/living/keene-pumpkinfest-riot-ferguson/index.html?eref=edition talks about the differences between Kenne and Ferguson and while I think they kind of miss the point, at times, of what people are talking about, they do manage to (about halfway down) discuss how important perceptions are in "general public reaction" to these things.

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Oh yeah, there is apparently a poll out there as well: http://therealljidol.livejournal.com/795700.html

It's a little something we do.

Also - the deadline for LAST CHANCE IDOL is tonight: http://therealljidol.livejournal.com/794726.html


And yes, I know that LJ is doing some weird thing with the poll. I am looking into it. If you click on the name of the poll, you can view is as "normal". The votes are being counted, it just looks weird.

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whipchick
Oct. 21st, 2014 02:24 pm (UTC)
The internet is also going nuts with author Kathleen Hale's essay on stalking a reviewer. I wrote for notodette's blog today on how heckling is not a review.

http://www.parentwin.com/2014/10/how-to-handle-mean-baseless-reviews.html

Edited at 2014-10-21 02:25 pm (UTC)
kehlen
Oct. 21st, 2014 02:30 pm (UTC)
You're first!
whipchick
Oct. 21st, 2014 03:42 pm (UTC)
Whee!!!
clauderainsrm
Oct. 21st, 2014 02:45 pm (UTC)
People *have* gotten it into the heads that you should be allowed to heckle without consequences.

Especially online.
kickthehobbit
Oct. 21st, 2014 05:56 pm (UTC)
...without consequences, say, like, without being stalked and harassed by the one you heckled?
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ryl
Oct. 21st, 2014 08:29 pm (UTC)
People seem to think that anything they do online is consequence-free. If only.
kehlen
Oct. 21st, 2014 02:26 pm (UTC)
I am buried elbow-deep in the mind-numbingly boring preliminary stage of data processing (when you repeat the same operations again and again, because no, they are just about not automatic enough to make the computer do it). *grumble*

Hope everyone else is doing something more interesting.


Oh, yeah. There are customized seasonal icons over at dhamphir's journal. Go ask for some before the offer closes.
roina_arwen
Oct. 21st, 2014 03:48 pm (UTC)
I've had an "ARGH" morning. I was asked to please go find a case file that was closed, and given the case number. We file the cases by the last 3 digits, by year closed.

Let me just say that being given a number of XXX866 is NOT the same as XXX886. *sigh*

The worst part was that if I had been given the correct number in the first place, I would have seen that the closed file was ON MY CART, right behind my desk, and NOT in the file room after all.

Double-check your work people, that's all I'm saying.
swirlsofblue
Oct. 21st, 2014 05:55 pm (UTC)
Ouch, I sympathise.

Faulty filing too. Sure it's filed alphabetically by surname, but when people have the same surname it doesn't occur to some that they need to then look at the first name, as long as it's 'somewhere in there' under the surname. It's like, have they seen how many people have this surname.

Worked a double and now have to write a LCI entry. Why do I do this to myself.
beeker121
Oct. 21st, 2014 04:53 pm (UTC)
I am back from a weekend away with friends that was entirely awesome, even if it involved really not enough sleep.

I had an idea to write with this week, but there was a reason I had been saving my bye. I figure there's still a chance these topics will come around again (there are still three left for everyone) so I'm holding on to it. Off to begin my reading now.
clauderainsrm
Oct. 21st, 2014 06:13 pm (UTC)
What browser are you using and are you seeing the large red blobs over/instead of the usual red lines in the poll?

Or does everything look completely normal to you?


(So far, I've found that Internet Explorer doesn't seem to be having a problem. Pretty sure AOL and WebTV would be OK too. :D)

kickthehobbit
Oct. 21st, 2014 06:17 pm (UTC)
I've checked it in both Firefox and Chrome, and both look funny unless I go to the "view results" tab.
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bleodswean
Oct. 21st, 2014 07:24 pm (UTC)
It's red blocks on Chrome.

It is perfect on Silk...however, you can see poll results on Silk before you vote.
ryl
Oct. 21st, 2014 08:28 pm (UTC)
It looks fine in Firefox.
kehlen
Oct. 22nd, 2014 05:46 am (UTC)
Wow, I'd thought it was my computer's glitch. Yes, the same problem in Chrome and in Chrome for Android.

Which only proves my point: one shouldn't obsessively check the results, it does no good :-)
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