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Old 03-01-2015, 04:48 PM
 
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I don't get the laughter. How many people have been beheaded, caged and burned alive by ISIS...yet Americans sit and laugh at a SNL parody?

The humor proudly escapes me. So call me what you will, and let the arrows fly. I'd rather die myself than see the humor in all of this.
Dramatic slightly? Your moral high horse must be a clydesdale...
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Old 03-01-2015, 04:51 PM
 
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I don't get the laughter. How many people have been beheaded, caged and burned alive by ISIS...yet Americans sit and laugh at a SNL parody?

The humor proudly escapes me. So call me what you will, and let the arrows fly.
Because it makes fun of ISIS and that really pisses ISIS off.

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I'd rather die myself than see the humor in all of this.
Really?
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Old 03-01-2015, 05:05 PM
 
Location: SF Bay Area (recent MN transplant...go gophers)
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I don't get the laughter. How many people have been beheaded, caged and burned alive by ISIS...yet Americans sit and laugh at a SNL parody?
Yes. They're laughing at satire, which partially exists to mock both ISIS and their recruits.* Charlie Chaplin did it to Hitler. Sacha Baron Cohen did it to pretty much every Middle Eastern/Central Asian dictator you can think of. Bassem Youssef did it to a bunch of tyrannical Egyptian leaders post-Arab Spring. There's even a theory that Machiavelli did it in "The Prince" to the Medici family after they tortured and exiled him. SNL even did it to Mahmoud Ahmadinejad a few years ago when he said that there were no gay people in Iran, and it was hilarious. People laughing at this kind of stuff, especially when it's mocking tyrannical and morally horrible leaders and groups, is nothing new.

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I'd rather die myself than see the humor in all of this.
I get what ya mean. Whenever I go to a comedy club and not enjoy a joke, I immediately yell "I WOULD RATHER DIE THAN LAUGH AT YOUR MATERIAL." Always goes over well.

*And also to mock that Toyota commercial, which is terrible.
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Old 03-01-2015, 05:17 PM
 
Location: West Hollywood
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I don't get the laughter. How many people have been beheaded, caged and burned alive by ISIS...yet Americans sit and laugh at a SNL parody?

The humor proudly escapes me. So call me what you will, and let the arrows fly. I'd rather die myself than see the humor in all of this.
You must be fun at parties.
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Old 03-01-2015, 06:36 PM
 
Location: Upstate NY
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Lol, not that much outrage.

I thought it was funny, and the "Say What You Want to Say" skit was hilarious. I also enjoyed seeing Don Johnson and Melanie Griffith in the audience.
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Old 03-01-2015, 07:06 PM
 
Location: Massachusetts
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She's a product of nepotism
and a gene pool unknown for its great intellect
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Old 03-01-2015, 07:09 PM
 
Location: Western Colorado
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I thought it was funny. I mean why can't we make fun of these idiots.
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Old 03-01-2015, 07:39 PM
 
Location: Southwestern, USA
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It's ... those idiots who might join them who
are the butt of the joke.
Exactly...they were mocked in a very funny way, imo.
That's what they do! They mock!
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Old 03-01-2015, 07:48 PM
 
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That was great. They've got the US special forces outfitted Toyota truck also. The subtext is that a lot of the public knows that ISIS is fake even if the media and the government is still promoting the group.
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Old 03-01-2015, 07:51 PM
 
Location: San Francisco
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Dramatic slightly? Your moral high horse must be a clydesdale...
Like the Clydesdale reference, I'd also add - zero sense of irony.
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