I’ve never cared for the television show Tosh.0. That doesn’t mean I dislike Daniel Tosh as a comedian, or as a human being…I mean, I do, but it’s not necessarily because of his television show.
I hate him, because like all of you, I’ve been able to deduce his entire personality and lifestyle from his television persona and than judged him as if I know him personally. You know, because that’s a completely level headed and sane way of figuring out your favorite entertainers.
But I digress, when you happen to say something derogatory about someone people are passionate about, you get a little backlash.
This is cute for a number of reasons:
- It’s a poorly veiled attempt at “viral marketing.” Of course, it worked, because I’m writing about it right now, but that’s only because I’m a narcissist who loves to see his own name in print regardless of the context. Tosh doesn’t even write the blog, some go-getter Carly Hallam is the author of this particular post. I’d be interested to see if she’s instructed to douche up the tone of her posts as to appear more “Tosh-Like.”
I didn’t use a hasthtag (#) or (@) to notify Tosh, or any of his people that I was making this type of comment. This wasn’t an aggressive attack on the Tosh empire, they clearly have a social media team actively seeking out people who are making comments about Dan the Man.
In fact, I’m sure someone from Tosh.0 is on their 13th hour of scanning the blogosphere while being whipped to the beat of a drum and reading this, RIGHT THIS VERY SECOND.
- The comments section is adorable as most people berate me and tell me I’m a douche or something along those lines. Yes, I make tweets about my random feelings which are than handpicked and ridiculed on a large, mainstream blog, but I’m the douche.
If you would have told me I’d one day be getting called a DOUCHE on a website affiliated with Tosh.0 my brain would have exploded into billions of deliciously ironic pieces.
Personally, I don’t care that strongly about the subject one way or another, BUT, if anyone is seriously trying to tell me that spewing jokes written by the clearly dedicated team of people working for you while standing in front of a green screen featuring the internet’s funniest videos isn’t the easiest gig on cable, than you’ve probably sucked Daniel Tosh’s cock, or may in fact be doing it right this very second.
Thanks for the publicity Tosh.0 blog, but I won’t be falling into your viral marketing trap centered around getting people to enter videos into your fun little contest where people attempt to “replace” Daniel Tosh on his own show which bares his name. A completely realistic scenario which will surely happen really, really soon.
This is what I feel like: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1N5p8IXzNdc