Operation Achieve Anything: Day Three-Hundred-Twelve, Dateline 11-8-2018

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If it’s not fun, you’re not doing it right.
— Bob Basso

Good morning crickets. Welcome to day number three-hundred-twelve of Operation Achieve Anything. I’m not sure how today’s going to go since I’m about to post another ranting post as part of my SNL challenge. In it, I rant about the hypocrisy in modern comedy where I tap into my issues with the instant switch to fueling the fires of outrage culture after decades of arguing how creating a shock to the system is actually good. I just worry that people won’t get how it’s not that I’m holding on to wanting to say offensive or hate-filled jokes. It’s more that I’m lost about how I’m confused by the people who help to develop the trend to always go crass instantly flipped while acting like they had nothing to do with the thing that they’re now against.

I’m also concerned that people aren’t going to get my attempt that this confusion has to do with the obsessive side of me that I see as evidence that I have some form of high functioning autism. For one, I tend to get obsessed with unacknowledged inconsistencies. I don’t mind change, but I can’t wrap my head around the act like things have always been this way. On top of that, these comedian’s and comedy shows helped me to develop a personality that allowed me to escape the introverted hell that I was living as a child.

A little over five years ago, I started to lose my sense of humor after it started to be more fun to pick out when even the most innocent jokes were offensive than actually making jokes based on this new set of rule. This did get me to see how my jokes from the past may not have been as appreciated for the humor as I used to think, so I went silent. This is probably why I get conflicted feeling when I see the people who contributed to the development of my misguided personality are still laughing it up while using new loopholes to continue to be cruel to the newly deemed acceptable targets.

Stereotyping’s terrible, well, unless your from the south or Asian. You can’t make fun of women, well, that all depends on which way they vote. “Grab her by the pussy,” is the most offensive thing that I’ve ever heard, but, I’m going to slip it in any chance that I can as a joke. It’s easy to see that there’s no conviction to these beliefs because they’re telling the same jokes they’re just doing the equivalent of saying “the f-word” instead of just saying fuck. These inconsistencies are what my obsessive head is trying to sort out, and not that I’m fighting to be offensive.

I guess this sort of fulfills yesterday’s assignment where I was supposed to compromise by taking a break from my regular schedule and opt instead to have some fun. As I said in yesterday’s post, I love doing this blog, so I get to have fun every day. That said, I also have a lot of fun exploring my own broken brain which might be why I opted to have fun and dig into this potentially controversial topic instead of sticking to keeping my SNL review on the lighter side. Though I’m nervous about how some people might take the end result, I still enjoyed getting these thoughts out of my mind, fulfilling the task at hand in the process.

With that, it’s now time to move on to today’s assignment which is an exact repeat of yesterday's task only the lesson was slightly different. I’ve got a busy day ahead of me, so I’m not sure if I will be able to fit in anything other than the fun that I usually have with this blog. Either way, I’ll let you know what I manage to come up with when I check in with tomorrow’s update. Until then, it’s now that time for me to sign off as usual by saying, good day and good luck to you and all of your projects.

Talk to you soon.

Sincerely,

The Wicker Breaker

P.S. Below are links to my novel, which I plan to promote as part of Operation Achieve Anything, as well as a link to where you can buy the book that is providing the structure to this project in case you would like to purchase it in order to play along.

Matt Bunker

I started out with a goal of becoming a paid screenwriter. I had no interest in any other aspect of filmmaking. I received and scholarship to The Vancouver Film School's Writing for Film and Television program where I graduated in 2005. I fell in love with being on set during my first non-school produced short, . I loved being around all the creative people, seeing people having fun while working. The whole liking your job was a new world to me, so I decided to give it a shot. I volunteered for any project I could, doing what ever was needed. The set was my Film School this time. While working as a PA on a feature I was informed that the DP wanted the three tallest PAs to help out in the grip and electric department. That is when I found the department that felt like the best fit for me while I continued to write.