Tuesday, March 12, 2013

That's Not Funny!

So, let's spin the Wheel of Indignation and see what kind of humorless hilarity we come up with this week.

Yesterday, a jury found former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick guilty of 24 counts of racketeering, extortion, attempted extortion, bribery, mail fraud, wire fraud and filing false tax returns. The verdict ends what's been a lengthy process for an angry and betrayed city of Detroit -- so when the decision came down, Detroit radio station Channel 955's morning show, Mojo in the Morning, flew a banner over the city courthouse that read "Don't Drop the Soap Kwame!"

That of course led the outrage trolls over at the Huffington Post to ask whether the station had gone too far with its joke.

And that, of course, led to comments like this gem:

Because, again, prison rape is never funny.

By the way, before you ask, yes, this is going to be a regular feature at DXM going forward. Feel free to e-mail me with a spy report whenever you come across an example of this kind of fucking ridiculousness. If the past couple of years are any indication, I doubt we're going to run out of material anytime soon.


Anonymous said...

For bonus points: a drone is towing the banner.

Amy said...

I was thinking about this as I was driving home. "RAPE ISN'T EVER FUNNY!!! NEITHER IS THIS TYPE OF HOMOPHOBIA!!!!!"

OMG! First. I don't think that prison sex means anyone is gay. So it's NOT homophobia.

Kwame is about 6.5 feet tall, and many hundred pounds, AND a born leader (granted, crooked one, but a leader none-the-less). I think that the likelihood of him getting raped is pretty slim - but that doesn't mean I'm not rooting for it to happen anyway.