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Do you appreciate satire?

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  1. ping-ping-clicka

    ping-ping-clicka Friend of Leo's Ad Free Member

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    Satire :
    the use of humor, irony, exaggeration, or ridicule to expose and criticize people's stupidity or vices, particularly in the context of contemporary politics and other topical issues.

    Do you employ satire in your songwriting , poetry , or pros.

    Mark Twain is considered a satirist, as is Chuck Palahniuk, Tom Wolf, Dorothy Parker, Aristophanes,
    Voltaire, Ambrose Bierce, Vermin Supreme, Mick Judge.

    Could you employ satire in your live performances?

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  2. suave eddie

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    The ability to insult stupid people without them realizing it.
     
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    My Boss comes to mind , he just doesnt get it
     
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    rangercaster Poster Extraordinaire

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    Satire, snarkiness, sarcasm....

    I enjoy them all...

    But...

    I try to employ them in a humorous way ... not to put down others, but to get laughs ...
     
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    It’s 2020. I can’t even tell anymore if something is real or satire.
     
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    Danny Reed, he used a lot of satire.
    He was my 8th grade science teacher.
     
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    I can’t even begin to imagine what satire would even look like these days.
     
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    Love satire and comedy.

    It's like this. Pre-Covid all I read about in the papers was how low the unemployment was and how great it was for everyone. I thought to myself, maybe for some but not for all. Not for Mr. and Mrs. crab. Everywhere I drive I see land here, Euro wax there, Brazilian shop open for business. The shops are at full staff, kind of like the guys when the ladies return from running errands. But it puts the old crabs right in the unemployment line. I imagine when they jumped ship on a pre-covid Friday night, it's gotta be like landing on the moon. Now with Covid, it's like a double edged sword. They may be able to find employment with the shops shut down but with the clubs also shuttered, it's hard to jump ship. Sad!
     
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    From 2013... I have no idea what it would look like either
     
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    There are (notably recent) facts that proves that too much foreign obscurantists people do not appreciate satire here in France, which is our tradition for centuries.

    It's difficult to be the country where La Déclaration des Droits de l'Homme et du Citoyen was originated in 1793...

    -tbln.
     
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    and Twain said that it is impossible to a write satire so broad and obvious that you won't get someone that will still take it as truth.

    words to that effect anyway. he also said, the easiest thing in the world to do is fool someone. and the hardest is to convince them they have been fooled
     
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    did he also say, never argue with a fool because they will bring you down to their level and beat you with experience? whoever said it, genius!
     
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    9-Year Old Sad Father's iPad Is Moving Out

    LA JOLLA, CA—His eyes flooding with tears as the full weight of the news sank in, local 9-year-old Taylor Warner announced Thursday that he was very sad his parents were getting divorced and his father’s iPad would soon be moving out of the house. “I’m going to miss Dad’s iPad so much when it isn’t here with me every day,” said the sobbing fourth-grader, who was reportedly struggling to come to terms with the fact that the device that comforted him and made him smile would no longer be there for him when he woke up each morning and went to bed each night. “My whole life, anytime I’ve felt lonely or sad, I could go find my Dad’s iPad and we’d play a fun game together or find a YouTube channel that would cheer me up. My favorite was weekends, when Dad didn’t need the iPad for work and we could spend the whole day together. If I ask Mom to buy me a toy or game, she usually says no, but Dad’s iPad always lets me. I wish I could hold it right now.” At press time, Warner was seen awkwardly getting to know his mom’s new boyfriend’s Amazon Fire tablet.
     
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    Twain, Iannucci, Palahniuk
     
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    Satire and irony are now so commonly used that they've almost become the normal way of communication.
     
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    Poe's Law
     
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    My entire life is satirical in nature...
     
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    Love satire. Two of my favorites, Kurt Vonnegut and Frank Zappa.
     
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    I can think of so many current examples...
     
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    In England it's the second thing we learn about as children, as soon as we've mastered sarcasm.
     
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