Your Week in Seriously Times: Jul. 22 – 28, 2012

Space smells, dangerous sex, guns, ancient bras, and break-up lessons — either my space opera novella was picked up by a publisher … or, these were the topics of SeriouslyGuys this week. Here’s the recap:

  • Flies and the bats who eat them prove that men are faster at sex because, unlike women, we care about predators. Women, amiright? (Jul. 24, 2012)
  • Take it from Snee: The right to my hobby to fire 100 rifle rounds at the shooting range without reloading shall not be infringed. And the rest of you just have to subsidize that hobby with your lives. (Jul. 25, 2012)
  • The Boston Public Health Commission teaches teens the right way to dump each other. If only they could teach them to be less of an asshole at Sox games. (Jul. 27, 2012)

Theater Shooting Spree a Tragedy

As an Internet comedy writer, it’s my job to be funny. Unfortunately, I just can’t do that this week because some … not gonna mince words here … jerk shot and killed at least a dozen people and wounded even more at a midnight showing of The Dark Knight Rises last week.

It’s a tragedy, which means that some topics are not appropriate to discuss, like gun control. And they won’t be appropriate to talk about again until the next shooting spree, which means they’ll be in poor taste again.

You see, it’s time we stand up as a nation and rally around the real victims here: the National Rifle Association and other Second Amendment activists. That’s right: it’s time for another non-joking meeting of the Rick Snee Antidisestablishmentarian Militia.

(The only jokes will be in the form of “RAMshots” from this month’s newsletter. Because, if we don’t laugh, we might actually examine our stance from a nuanced position in the wake of tragedy.)  Continue reading Theater Shooting Spree a Tragedy