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All hail Dan Crenshaw on SNL: sharing jokes beats confected outrage!

Credit to SNL for inviting the veteran on. Well done also to that troll-doll-with-a-tape-worm, Pete Davidson, who ain't so bad

November 11, 2018

7:55 AM

11 November 2018

7:55 AM

Give Congressman-elect Dan Crenshaw another medal! The Texan, an eye-patch wearing veteran who nearly lost his sight in Afghanistan, managed to stay dignified during last weekend’s major outrage over Saturday Night Live, when Pete Davidson said looked like ‘a hitman from a porno movie.’

Crenshaw did not over-react. But he say, of ribbing people about their appearance, that: ‘it has to be original, it has to be witty, and it has to be actually funny, alright, and this wasn’t funny.’

Last night, SNL gave Crenshaw his chance to take revenge on Davidson and, boy, did he take it well.

‘Here is Pete Davidson. He looks like, if the meth from Breaking Bad was a person!’ Excellent. That’s a better quality of gag that you often get on SNL. Crenshaw’s words on Veteran’s Day were well-judged, too, not too sanctimonious and poignant. Credit to SNL for inviting him on. Well done also to that troll-doll-with-a-tape-worm, Pete Davidson, who ain’t so bad. Sharing jokes beats confected controversy. Let’s never forget!


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