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Old 11-19-2009, 09:57 PM
 
Location: The Land Mass Between NOLA and Mobile, AL
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I became curious about this question after briefly participating in a thread here where some people were either obliquely or straightforwardly talking about satire. That made me wonder about the effectiveness of satire as humor in politically charged times. While I don't believe these are the most contentious times in American politics, tensions are pretty high. So what do people really think about the following article, which is available online? Is it funny? Why or why not? I think it is hilarious, but others may disagree. Let's discuss.

Area Man Passionate Defender Of What He Imagines Constitution To Be | The Onion - America's Finest News Source
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Old 11-19-2009, 09:59 PM
 
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I do know this...I am looking forward to seeing Palin getting skewered by Tina Fey again.
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Old 11-19-2009, 10:12 PM
 
Location: The Land Mass Between NOLA and Mobile, AL
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Maybe I should have given this thread a more provocative title--people might just ignore it because it doesn't push any of the hot buttons.
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Old 11-19-2009, 10:18 PM
 
Location: 3814′45″N 12237′53″W
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Absolutely hysterical! "loose assemblage of vague half notions..." LMAO!

This whole satire thread(s) reminds me of that Edward Albee quote:

"I have a fine sense of the ridiculous, but no sense of humor"
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Old 11-19-2009, 10:31 PM
 
Location: 3814′45″N 12237′53″W
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So I took the liberty of directing the 'faithful' over to your link Diva, I hope it helps!
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Old 11-19-2009, 10:34 PM
 
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Absolutely hysterical! "loose assemblage of vague half notions..." LMAO!

This whole satire thread(s) reminds me of that Edward Albee quote:

"I have a fine sense of the ridiculous, but no sense of humor"
"In the sense of recondite".

(I used to want to play both George AND Martha!)
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Old 11-19-2009, 10:40 PM
 
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I became curious about this question after briefly participating in a thread here where some people were either obliquely or straightforwardly talking about satire. That made me wonder about the effectiveness of satire as humor in politically charged times. While I don't believe these are the most contentious times in American politics, tensions are pretty high. So what do people really think about the following article, which is available online? Is it funny? Why or why not? I think it is hilarious, but others may disagree. Let's discuss.

Area Man Passionate Defender Of What He Imagines Constitution To Be | The Onion - America's Finest News Source
Satire is more effective than straightforward harangues or sermons... maybe because it's art.
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Old 11-19-2009, 10:45 PM
 
Location: 3814′45″N 12237′53″W
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And anything that is satire is "weird" & "wrong" because it is incomprehensible to some?
It is put out to pasture since they can't wrap their tiny minds around it?
Holy horse hockey! That's freakin' sad.
Can we get a new subforum around here?
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