In 1990 when comedian George Carlin used this Looney Tunes example to defend the idea that anything, including rape, can be funny, there was no recorded public outrage about his claims. A little over 20 years later, media and Internet critics immediately censured comedian Daniel Tosh for making what Tosh claims was a similar observation.1 Carlin’s point is that, given the circumstances, a joke – even one about rape – can make a contribution to public discourse. Tosh has since argued he was making a similar point, but I contend otherwise. I argue Tosh has used his comic persona and a deceptive form of irony, one that I call pseudosatire, to make it appear as if the outrage attacks the same idea as Carlin’s when, in fact, Tosh’s comedy accomplishes something much different and potentially dangerous.