The reason I was clinging to the name for so long, even with its political incorrectness, was due to the Facebook page that I had with the same name. The “Clearly, You’re Retarded” Facebook fan page had 1,070,000 fans, and I was hesitant to lose all of that traffic by changing the name completely.
The idiots at Facebook made the decision for me. They arbitrarily and capriciously determined that my page was “hateful towards one or more groups” and removed it without notice or without opportunity for appeal. And that’s bullshit. Say what you will about the word “retarded” and how it is used to denigrate the mentally handicapped, but the mere name of a site having that word in it did NOT make it hateful, especially if one were to look at the content. Fuck you, Facebook.
Anyway, I took it as a sign for a fresh start. The original show was a Point/Counterpoint type of show with Britt and I, and the new version had no real reason to have that name, as the goal of the show had shifted considerably.
So, rest in peace “Clearly, You’re Retarded”. You were politically incorrect, you made people cringe, and you were around a little too long.
Welcome to the new show! The content will be current events, comedy, entertainment, and anything that pops into my head. I’ll start having guests on, as well. I don’t know what the name is, and that’s where you come in. In the comments, I’d love to have your suggestions for the new show’s name.
In fact, if I choose your name as the new name of the show, you can be my very first guest!
As egotistical as I am, I think I want the show to incorporate my name in some way, but I’m not sure how, and your input is greatly appreciated.
What are your suggestions?