Thursday, July 07, 2005

A Review: The Mind of Mencia

As tropical storm 'Cindy' powder-puffed her way inland last night, I shut down my PC as the lightening storms became frequent. I flipped on the boob tube and watched 'The Mind of Mencia' premiere on the Comedy channel.

Mencia himself is a rolled-into-one Mexican version of Lenny Bruce, George Carlin and Jan Stewart and his show is one refreshing half hour of adult comedy, parady and gaffing about--well, anything that pops into his head. No one, politician (including the Prez himself), religionious leaders (or religion) stars (famous or infamous) is safe from his gaffs. In one short half-hour, he managed to skewer most all races and religions (Muslins were 'tagged', as he calls it), politicians (including Dubya), border guards and even his own mother. He was the last of fourteen (or maybe it was sixteen--I was so busy laughing I didn't catch the amount but it was something teen) and he claimed he was drug around by his umbiblical cord before she even realized she'd dropped another kid. In another short segment, he had a highway sign that has been posted along the San Diego Freeway, a yellow caution sign with profiles or a man, woman and child running. He ended the sketch with an actual interview with a highway bigwig who tried to explain the sign as a warning sign to motorists that any family might suddenly dart across the freeway...because, well, it was just a danger they had to watch out far. When Mancia tried to pin him down about what kind of family would do such a stupid thing, the guy balked and Mancia turned to the cameraman and said, 'Shut that off' then asked the bigwig, 'Just between you and me, who does that sign really represent' and the guy said, 'Wetbacks'...and Mencia had a hidden camera that was still recording.
The only way this show could be better would be to expand it to an hour. It is one of the fastest, funniest and sometimes bawdy half hour the tube has to offer.

8 Comments:

Blogger totolehero said...

just passing through.. and quick question.. do you really get paid for putting ad on your blog and if so how much... i read about it, but i'm a bit skeptical...

11:02 AM  
Blogger porchwise said...

Yeah, coffee money...and an aspirin or two.

5:29 PM  
Blogger Janet said...

I haven't seen the show yet but I will look for it. Thanks for the nice comment. Take care.

3:43 AM  
Blogger totolehero said...

so not worth it ...these mega corporations... stupid thing really

8:53 AM  
Blogger mojoala said...

toto needs a life, because I know I do, I asked that same bloody question....

7:37 AM  
Blogger Rick said...

That show is a w00t. I loved the stück about the fence, where he says, this is the piece of fence that his parents climbed to geti into the country. That dude rawks.

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