Interesting what ‘we might like’

It’s always interesting when websites have permanent titles for sections without thinking about the story might follow.

Example, “You might like Justin Bieber bottled on stage”

You may like

Actually that’s something I kind of would like…

Sadly thought TVNZ has considered Justin Bieber being ‘bottled’ as being hit on the hip by an empty plastic container…as opposed to ‘glassed’ as one would maybe have expected…more of a new age, 21st century ‘bottling’ as opposed to what Billy Connolly might describe about life in Glasgow in the 1970s.

If you do want to see Justin Bieber being ‘bottled’ you can go here

And just in case, in this current highly intense time around violence, someone has missed it…this is said with the utmost sarcasm and in no way do we want to see the sweet Mr. Bieber hurt or injured whilst performing to thousands of teenage girls.

No Beliebers were harmed in the writing of this post.

Sensitive Comedians…now there’s an irony

Ok so let’s start this off by saying I am not that proud of this episode, and I was being a bit of a dick to the comedian Bill Dawes who is currently in the country for the Comedy Festival, but I have had an interaction so incredibly weird that I just wanted to share it with you all.

So I saw Bill Dawes last night hosting the RAW Comedy Quest, where amateur comedians have a crack at this imposing genre of comedy. The group of new comedians were really enjoyable, some a little gun shy, some a little possum-in-the-headlights…but overall good and I have nothing but admiration for their efforts. Bill Dawes, the professional amongst the group, was okay too…not amazing, but okay, and I spent the first few minutes trying to figure out who he reminded me of…then it dawned on me…Daniel Tosh. I swear that the intination, style of joke, way he interacted with the audience was very ‘Tosh-esque

Anyways, so this is the moment when I acknowledge I was a little dick-ish but I got home and tweeted these out.

Followed by this one

To which I received this series of tweets back from the man himself

I’ve been in the ‘media game‘ for 15 years give or take, and this kind of bravado has never really bothered me, in fact I can genuinely say that now one has ever offended me with personal attacks, I’ve had it all right up to and including death threats, however I am surprised some jibing of such a minor style bothered Bill Dawes.

Anyways I followed his ‘challenge’ with this one.

And then thought I’d better let the poor lad get back to his bottle of whatever he had crawled into ;o)

And then sadly found that the Comedian who is touted as one of the rawest, rudest, filthiest around had then blocked me from his twitter account. Maybe I touched a nerve.

Luckily in Echophone you can still connect with people when they block you and I found after he blocked me he sent out this tweet

I was confused as to whom he was talking about…but apparently it was me! I was the troll!

In Internet slang, a troll is someone who posts inflammatory, extraneous, or off-topic messages in an online community, such as an online discussion forum, chat room, or blog, with the primary intent of provoking readers into an emotional response or of otherwise disrupting normal on-topic discussion. The noun troll may refer to the provocative message itself, as in: “That was an excellent troll you posted.”

Weird…I am the troll ;o)

Still wasn’t really sure why the comedian couldn’t take a jibe or two but after a quick Google I think I know now why..

From 2008 to Bill Dawes “Daniel Tosh called, he wants his punchlines back.”

From 2011 to Bill Dawes “Bill Dawes is too old for this at the Laugh Factory in Hollywood, CA. On another note, this guy’s style kind of reminds me of Daniel Tosh.”

And they go on.

I actually really, really like Daniel Tosh and his comedy…so right back at the start my jibe could have been taken as more of a compliment…but I concur in a dick-ish way.

So officially I guess I’d like to say sorry for touching your ‘Tosh-nerve‘ Bill, I always understood many comedians to be insecure behind all their bravado and I guess this has confirmed that for me…well in your case at least and I will now do my penance for teasing you so badly. I’ll just head off to my office and write 100 times “I must not tease the comedians”

Gerry Brownlee gets ‘served’ by Finland

Gerry Brownles has offered his apologies for comments he made about Finland in the house

From the ODT

Government minister Gerry Brownlee has apologised for disparaging remarks about Finland, when he described Finns as uneducated, unemployed murderers who don’t respect women.

The storm started over comments Mr Brownlee made in Parliament last week in response to Labour leader David Shearer’s speech calling for New Zealand to follow in Finland’s footsteps.

Finnish media picked up the story and said Mr Brownlee caused embarrassment to their country, while a Facebook page has also been set up calling for him to travel to Finland to “learn some facts”.

So the cunning Finns have gotten their own back

Tuomas Enbuske, a Finnish radio and TV presenter and journalist, had this to say