Political Correctness will only hurt Comedy

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I watched tonight’s episode of Real Time with Bill Maher and couldn’t help to think why aren’t all comedies as politically incorrect as this. Also, why is HBO the only network that has the guts to run politically incorrect shows?

When HBO is considered daring for showing this kind of content, you know there’s a problem.

All things considered, do you really want to live in a world where comedy is afraid to be funny?

Well, this is what would happen if comedians, television shows, and writers were forced to conform to only using language that won’t offend anyone.

This is already coming into effect all over the world, especially in America. Whenever someone tries to be funny by using politically incorrect words, some groups of people are offended. No one knows how to laugh anymore.

Then, people are forced to apologize for what they said. Everything is taken seriously and all laughter is policed.

If I want to laugh at jokes that sound discriminatory, I don’t want to have to feel bad about it. I want people to be more open to a variety of comedy styles.

Political correctness will ruin dark comedy, mockumentaries, standup, and satire forever. If people continue in this direction, where all language is restricted, comedy will decline.

There will no longer be shows like, Summer Heights High, It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, or even Family Guy.

For godsake, Chris Lilley is even being accused of being racist for using blackface. If you’re offended by him pretending to be different characters, you need to change your priorities in life.

If people are offended by political incorrectness, they live in a bubble. There are worse things in the world than comedians being insensensitive. People need to learn how to laugh again.

The bottom line is that political correctness needs to come to a halt to save comedy from becoming as boring as Modern Family.

Just forget how ‘offensive’ some comedians are and laugh if you find them funny.

And don’t get me started on why the Office UK is funnier than the U.S. version.

Pros and Cons of Living in Australia vs. North America

WhiteKangarooHeaderI spent some time living in Sydney last year and  I just wanted to make a list of advantages and disadvantages to help out people who are planning to move there.

Pros

The people are friendlier

Sydney has the friendliest people I’ve ever met. Nobody cares about anything and it’s really easy making friends, especially if you’re a foreigner. Once in Melbourne, I passed a group of people taking photos and they just invited to their friend’s birthday party, just like that. Amazing.

Fruits are cheaper

You can get like 5 apples for just a few bucks at any supermarket.

The weather is amazing

It never gets past 30 degrees in Sydney. It’s also very dry and windy instead of humid. It doesn’t snow or rain a lot.

There’s always something to do

The locals always want to go out and do something. People never really stay home and watch television like they do in North America.

The universities are easier

The work load is a lot lighter. People don’t really study that much there and they rather go to the beach instead. They also only take 4 courses there, as opposed to 5 per semester.

The beaches are wonderful

The beaches are so pretty. My favourite ones were Bondi and Tamarama. Surfing is part of everyday life.

The transportation is convenient

There is good transportation everywhere in Sydney. The trains are amazing and can get you anywhere. They also come frequently.

The wages are impressive

Minimum wage is much higher there. For instance, if you work at McDonald’s, you make like $25/hour.

The ice cream is great

Sydney and Melbourne has some of the best ice cream I’ve ever had. Messina’s and Anita’s gelato have the most flavours.

Dating is easier

The guys aren’t shy there and they will hit on you, unlike North America, where girls have to work hard to get a date. The guys act more like ‘gentlemen’ as well.

The Nightlife is spectacular

One word = Newtown.

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Welcome to my blog!

IMG_6992In New Zealand last year

I have a blog now. Yeah I know, so original.

I always thought blogs were kind of boring to read, especially the ones about travelling.

No one cares where you’ve been or what you did while there. All of them are pretty much the same. Even though I’ve been to a lot of places, this will not be a travel blog.

Nevertheless, I hope what I have to say sparks your interest!

Although I’m a millennial, I don’t think this will be your typical blog.

A bit about me:

I’m a 21 year-old living in London, Ontario at the moment. I’m originally from Toronto but I’m here for a few more weeks study media at the University of Western Ontario/Western University. I’m planning to move to Sydney, Australia by the end of the year.

I love movies from the 1930s and up. I’m not particularly into movies before that period because I prefer dialogue. I also love Green Day, Chris Lilley, TIFF, and the Beatles.

In addition, this blog might contain some controversial opinions and possibly some conspiracy theories.

I’m new to this so bear with me,

Arielle