Satire and the purpose of it.
There’s a wonderful post up @ Loud Time on humor and, specifically, the unique situation that we enjoy in our country. Specifically, David talks about the Colbert speech @ the White House Correspondants dinner. I commented, but I’d love to flush that comment out a bit further.
I really enjoy satire of pretty much anything (politics, religion, technology, etc.). Growing up, if there was one thing we enjoyed more than politics, it was satire. I was schooled on political humor from a young age and consequently I love it.
There is a problem taking non-verbal context out of the picture of satire and throwing into a mediated format such as a blog…it simply looses it’s humor without context.
I get a bit jittery when I delve into topics like the one I referenced below. The game I mentioned just made me laugh but I could see where a game like that could be offensive to people, but again people could take it out of context. So, apologies in advance; the last way I would want you to leave here would be hurt :\.
All this talk about humor and origins of it makes me want to break out my comm. textbooks from my M.S….
Update: the post was removed because after a certain amount of checking, the link and the game described were innacurately represented .
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