According to Chinese Calendar/Lunar Calendar, February 18 2007 is the beginning of the “Year of The Pig”.
I do find it ridiculous trying to be “politically correct” regarding the “Year of The Pig”. I first read it on Digg.com:
It’s a tradition dating back thousands of years and never intended to offend or annoy anyone. So what if it’s the “Year of The Pig”.
For the past few days, Joe Rogan has become the talk of the internet. It started with the video clip of Joe Rogan confronting Carlos Mencia at the Comedy Store in Hollywood. Carlos Mencia quickly claimed copyright infringements against Joe Rogan. The clips were taken down from YouTube. Rogan then revealed that he’s banned from The Comedy Store. Shortly after, Rogan then revealed that he has parted ways with his agent; the same agent who works for Carlos Mencia.
Joe Rogan was added to the Hollywood Improv roster, and scheduled to perform on February 15, 16, and 17 (2007).
Numbers of Joe Rogan news have been made popular on Digg.com and received thousands of diggs. One article on Digg.com calls on the Digg community to tell Comedy Central to cancel Carlos Mencia’s show.
Many internet users have voiced their opinions and an overwhelming majority are on Joe Rogan side.
One thread in Megadeth Forums (free registration required) regarding the “Rogan vs. Mencia” saga has an interesting title.
Joe Rogan has been vocal in exposing Carlos Mencia for allegedly stealing other comics’ materials and profitting from it. This has been confirmed by numbers of comics whose materials were stolen by Mencia.
Joe Rogan (Fear Factor and News Radio) revealed that he’s banned from performing at The Comedy Store. Following the “Joe Rogan vs. Carlos Mencia” saga, Rogan was asked by The Comedy Store management to “take a break” from performing there. Shortly after the news, Rogan contacted The Hollywood Improv and got himself booked for Thursday, Friday, and Saturday show.
Joe Rogan has been vocal in “exposing” Carlos Mencia for stealing other Comics’ jokes. Both Mencia and Rogan finally duked it out in front of live audience at The Comedy Store on February 10th, 2006. Rogan was backed by other Comics in confronting Mencia for stealing others’ jokes. The was uploaded on Rogan’s site along with YouTube, MySpace and other sites. Mencia quickly demanded YouTube to take down the videos citing that the videos were violating his copyright. The video is still available on Joe Rogan’s own site.
Joe Rogan’s schedule at The Hollywood Improv:
- Thursday 02.15.2007 10:00pm
- Friday 02.16.2007 08:30pm
- Saturday 02.17.2007 10:00pm
8162 Melrose Ave.
Hollywood, CA 90046