we please turn our backs to these people
until last night I actually never heard much of bill hicks, all
I know about him is the few minutes of his act I heard here and
there and that some of you think he is an icon. So I listened to one of his cds (knowing that I am jaded I
was sure to take into account that a good comedian can seem
crappy if he is over hyped)
totally prepared to hear a average comedian…What I
heard was a slightly less than average comedian who isn't
(wasn't) fit to hold Sam Kinisons lighter.
Let's start with the rhythm structure and timing of a
joke…go listen to George carlin and then take another try at
hicks, you'll clearly see he has no writing ability at all.
Angst filled? This guy is flat out dull.
Go listen to Richard lewis "I'm exhausted" go listen to Sam Kinison "louder than Hell", go
listen to george carlin "class clown" Hicks is a
shadow of these men. All
he did is go up and cry and bitch... I know, I know that is the
beauty of him, except for the fact that I can listen to Adam
corolla do it better for four hours a day. And by the way Adam Corolla bitches and gives equally funny
solutions, Hicks points out a lot of stuff that is wrong that he
dosen't like…uhn…this makes him great why?
let's talk about his bitching…the "beauty" of his
"ACT"…the philosopher/revolutionary that is BILL
HICKS. What is he actually saying that is so deep and profound?
anyone? anyone? Don't trust the government…they are all out to
get us? We are consumer whores?
Everybody already knows that.
This guy isn't even scratching the surface of giving the
establishment the finger that george carlin was doing fourty
years ago. This guy is a revolutionary like Kevin smith is a
filmmaker. if you've seen apocalypse now, "jersey
girl" just dosen't seem like much.
His rants are just "dick jokes' without the
dick…you take out the dick and insert rush Limbaugh or jerry
falwell…it's just shock humor about a different subject.
Here…here is Andrew dice clay "hickory dickory
dock, this chick was sucking my cock"
now here is Hicks- "Rush Limbaugh is a shit
eater". Same same.
(and this goes for Patton Oswald and every other sorry excuse
for a stand up comedian puking up rhetoric in front of a brick
wall) making fun of the president or the government is really
brave…if you live in a communist country…but this is the
U.S.A…we have been making fun of the government since BEFORE
WE FUCKING HAD ONE. Doing
this is not courageous it is boring, uninspired and
lazy…especially when you do it on a very superficial just
scratching the surface sort of way.
is how you know you are dealing with an asshole…THIS is the
unhappy person-sees a group of happy people-analyzes why they
are happy-hates them for it.
Hicks is just an unhappy douche-bag, like many before him, and
what they all fail to realize before they do themselves in, is
that the philosophy's they are hating are the ones that could be
making them happy. Look
people, trust your fucking eyes.
The people being made fun of right now are wholesome god
fearing middle America. Go on my "top friends" click
on "the Barrs" they are a family of gospel
singers…they believe the bible, they believe in God, they are
patriotic, they go to church, the love each other, they try to
be good people. Bill
hicks, rest his hollow unfulfilled soul,
would look at them and go off on a tangent about how they
are right with pro-lifers and fascists…you know what? He's
fuckin dead and they are all alive and happy leading full lives
and making the world a little better than it was when they got
here. They are
happy, he died alone, so did Thompson…which is better than
some people who find groups who are happy, and hate them for
it…some people kill them.
Yes I am comparing him with the KKK and Hitler, it is the
same dousche-bag asshole mentality just controlled by a less
motivated person. You're
happy, I'm not- I hate you as a whole instead of trying to make
my life better.
you can all stop the fairy tales about Thompson, and Cobain, and
the like...the -"they killed themselves because they
couldn't change things…or because they couldn't accept things
or where to big for this petty planet"…no they killed
themselves because they were lonely assholes who took too many
drugs. Most lonely
assholes who take too many drugs end up killing themselves.
people ignore these assholes, and stop listening to them.
I'm calling it "morbid envy"…we all know what
morbid curiosity is right?
Well morbid envy will be were you see someone who is
fucked up or miserable or filled with angst and it seems
charming and cool in a poetic romantic sort of way, and you sort
of wish you had some of that in you or wish that the some of it
you have was that intense…WELL KNOCK IT OFF.
It's not cool and romantic…I have lived a very
interesting and full life, I've been in jail, in a physciatic
hospital, I went to high school in the ghetto, I've been friends
with mayors and crack dealers, policemen, bi polar manic
depressants, athletes and junkies, and I can tell you this if I
could be anyone I'd be a "Barr" not a
happy…hang out with happy people, find a philosophy that keeps
you on track and ignore whoever thumbs there nose at it.
Life is too…TOO SHORT to worry about justifying
yourself to every asshole who doesn't get it.
I believe in God, I believe in the Bible, you never hear
me getting into an argument about it because I don't feel the
need to defend a philosophy that has helped form western
civilization and stood the test of it's words for centuries from
some dipshit who heard some dipshit priest screwed a five year
old. It is okay to
believe in things…and you would be writers out there remember
this because when you try to write about something you don't
believe in or know very little about it usually sucks, you have
to have some personal closeness to the material or it will come
across as non-comitial and lazy…it is okay to be patriotic.
Who's the bigger asshole, the guy who loves his country
even though he doesn't agree with everything it does, or the guy
who hates his 200 year old country because he dosen't agree with
the last 8 years.
closing Bill Hicks was a slightly below average comedian and I'm
glad he's dead, it's one less asshole trying to tell us to be an
asshole like him instead of happy like them.