Year: 2019

FEED THE HOMELESS AND GO DIRECTLY TO JAIL

This week 90 year old Arnold Abbott was arrested for a second time in a week for feeding the homeless.  Feeding the homeless violates a new Ft. Lauderdale, Florida law.  If he is found guilty he faces 60 days in jail and a $500 fine. In the first incident of the week police threw out…

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UNFORTUNATE SLIP

Mike Bloomberg recently said of Corey Booker that he was “well-spoken”.  On the surface, this appears to be a compliment – until you take into consideration that Mr. Booker is an African-American. Pointing out that he is well-spoken brings up the question, well, why wouldn’t he be?  He grew up in a nice suburban town…

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DTJ CAUSES A THANKSGIVING FREY

Donald Trump Junior drew scorn on social media as he asked his 4.1 million followers to “Trigger a Liberal” by talking politics at the dinner table on Thanksgiving. He promised a prize such as a copy of his new book which was obviously a publicity stunt to sell it. People are outraged that it encourages…

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NWA STANDS FOR PC

Jim Cornette is a wrestling icon. He has appeared in WWE, WCW, plenty of independent companies and up until this week the NWA which is owned by Smashing Pumpkins singer Billy Corgan. Cornette is known for his mouth. As a commentator his job is to get wrestlers over or make the fans care about the…

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WHEN SHOULD CHRISTMAS START?

People are sick of Christmas displays in stores while they are still wearing shorts and tank tops. Christmas music playing before Thanksgiving is abhorrent. Retailers desperate to make sales go into Christmas overdrive earlier and earlier each year, and by spreading out the Christmas season,  it makes the effect far less magical. We are sick…

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NEW YORK HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL COACH SUSPENDED FOR RUNNING UP THE SCORE

The coach of a New York high school football program was suspended for one game for allegedly allowing his team to run up the score on a fellow undefeated opponent last week. Plainedge High School coach Rob Shaver was suspended under Nassau County’s “lopsided scores policy,” the New York Post reported Thursday. His team defeated…

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WE NEED A BREAK

Facebook announced it will keep political ads on their platform. Twitter announced it will no  longer allow political ads on their platform. I’m with Twitter on this one. I could make arguments that either one of them is handling it correctly but that is not what I am going to do here. I’ll make those…

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HALLOWEEN BRIDE COSTUMES

It seems that every year now, there is a new outrage about Halloween costumes.  Sometimes, concern and re-thinking what has always been done in the past, with new eyes, is prudent.  For example, anyone walking around in this day and age in blackface deserves to be blasted for being so stupid and insensitive. You can’t plead ignorance…

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DOES CONTEXT MATTER????

Students at a Wisconsin high school skipped class Friday and marched through the streets of the state capital to protest the firing of a black security guard who was terminated for repeating a racial slur while telling a student not to call him that word.  Scores of Madison West High School students walked out of…

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NO CLOWNING AROUND THIS HALLOWEEN

At my daughter’s middle school they are allowed to wear their costumes on Halloween. I think that is really cool. It’s a fun holiday and unless it is a religious day for you it really is all about the kids.  However, there are some guidelines as to what the kids can wear. Actually there are…

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WEIGHING IN

One of the stories we will discuss on the October 8th show is the issue of body shaming. A 9 year old student refused to answer the following math problem in school: ” The table to the right shows the weight of three Grade 4 students. How much heavier is Isabell than the lightest student?”…

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THEATER THREE AND CENSORSHIP

Long Island comedian Mike Keegan has been banned from performing at Theater Three in Port Jefferson, New York over a tweet he made about Greta Thunberg. His tweet was in reference to her being exploited for political reasons and the Democrats sending her off to Epstein Island when they are done with her. The outrage…

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NIP, NIP, HOORAY!

After spending hundreds of thousands of dollars trying to prevent women from walking around topless Fort Collins, Colorado has withdrawn their lawsuit. A federal court had already ruled that such a ban was unconstitutional as it was discriminatory against women. The city had argued that a repeal of the ban would lead to women “parading…

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POUNDING HIS EXHAUST SYSTEM CHEST

I was lying in bed the other evening, and listening to the quiet of the neighborhood being assaulted by the distant roar of a motorcycle.  I couldn’t help but wonder how loud that must be to the people nearby wherever he was zooming past.  BLaaaaaAAAAUM, BLUM BLUM BLUM BLUM BLUM.  Oh, good for you, motorcycle…

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BETTER OFF DEAD

On the show we periodically discuss health care. Davin and Pip take the side of Obama care and I take the side that it should be redone. I feel the government should regulate it but not try to run it. The last thing needed is a bureaucratic entity making life or death decisions. But the…

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Davin’s Den Comedy Tour Recap (Day 4)

On the road again to the final hotel of the tour.  I have stayed there before.  I arranged for the club to get the hotel at a special rate years ago.  It was an upgrade from the previous hotel the comics stayed at.  This hotel blows.  We walk in and the giant gum ball machine…

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DAY ONE – BY PIP HELIX (Davin’s Den)

This is the first day that I don’t have a job to go to.  I knew that this day was coming for a month now, but it still doesn’t feel real.  It kind of feels like a Monday holiday, and then I will go in tomorrow and have extra work on my desk.  The Monday…

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A DIFFERENT BREED – by Joe Currie (Davin’s Den)

  I used to cringe when I heard the term of a comic being called an artist. An artist is someone who creates beauty and imagination where a comic creates dick jokes.   But both are forms of art. You are born to be an artist you cannot learn to be one. You can learn…

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THE MARVELOUS MYTH OF MRS. MAISEL – By Davin Rosenblatt

Every comedian has a friend or family member that tells them they must watch Amazon Prime’s The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel.  It is so realistic they coo.  Often the people who are telling us this seldom if ever see us perform live but they are experts.  I watched the show long after its enthusiasts had digested…

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Personal Worst – By Pip Helix (Davin’s Den)

At first, there is the very real, deep temptation to wallow. Curl up in the bed for hours, watch television and eat junk food, repeating to yourself every dark, self-destructive tape in your head.  You suck.  You aren’t good at anything.  You deserve this.  You will never be really good at anything.  Everything good gets…

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THE GREEN NEW DEAL- A BIG BAD DEAL – By Joe Currie (Davin’s Den)

                                                    One of Trumps campaign promises is that he is going to work on intrusive and job killing over regulation from the Obama administration and for the most part it…

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AMERICA’S REAL NATIONAL PAST TIME – By Davin Rosenblatt

Baseball calls itself America’s National Past time.  Football would argue they have replaced baseball as the national past time. I would submit that they are both wrong. America’s real national past time is arguing. It is something that everyone can engage in and gender, race, age, do not determine your access to this event. I…

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GASLIGHTED – BY PIP HELIX (Davin’s Den)

“She’s funny. She seems a little eccentric maybe, but really, I don’t think it’s that bad.” I’m paraphrasing, but that is the gist of the comments I would hear when I finally would allow someone to come home and meet my mother.  I’d prep them, by telling them that she was a paranoid schizophrenic, and…

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2019 – By Joe Currie – Davin’s Den

                                              As I start a new year I usually have goals or an agenda. This is the first year I really don’t. Six years ago January started in turmoil as I came to…

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