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Do you appreciate satire?

Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by ping-ping-clicka, Oct 30, 2020.

  1. ping-ping-clicka

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

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    Really?
     
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    This is a paradox, but when the USA was a bunch of people all reading the same newspapers, school primers and watching the same network TV, not much range of points of view, then we seemed to have a sort of common point of view and from that, you could "branch out" into sarcasm or sardonic wit or satire and people mostly IMO understood where you were coming from. But when people break away into separate tribes, even the meaning of basic words differs - to the point you might wonder if folks were all speaking in the same tongue. 30 years ago I left my satire at home when I went to Jamaica or Coast Rica. Now, I pretty much leave it home all the time. But I dream that things will get better again - but that we will retain some ability to do our own reasoning.
     
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    Mr. Lumbergh Poster Extraordinaire

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    Big fan of satire. When done well it's the highest level of humor.
     
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    Don't forget about George Orwell and his merciless satires about the USSR (Animal Farm, 1984)
     
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    Didn’t they do a skit where they just used a certain politicians exact words of a speech delivered in a little more over the top fashion? Does that still count as satire?
     
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    The whole thing is too subtle for me
     
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    Love satire.

    On a related note I'm Scottish so sarcasm in particular is a natural trait. If someone who didn't know any better was to listen in to a conversation between myself and my mates when we're down the pub they'd probably think we hated each other at times and be surprised it didn't come to blows. It's what we do and no offence is taken :D
     
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    I'm always suspicious of people with no sense of humour.
     
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    I think at our age we are the satire o_O;)
     
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    you got lashed with aspidistra for nipping at the milky stout? We were whipped with the euphorbia for sneaking the pulque...
     
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    Speak fluent Sardonian, save the satire for my more astute friends.
     
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    Randy Newman
     
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    Some of my favorites. Satire doesn’t have to humiliating or a put down.
     
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    Third is starting off every sentence with 'sorry' amirite
     
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    All seriousness aside, you really have to have a good read on your audience. Sarcasm especially can be perceived as insulting by someone of lesser intellect. If you didn’t get that then you know what category you’re in.
     
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    One of the great things my mother did for me (and there wern't many) was to get me a subscription to this magazine in 1972, when I was 14. Changed my life!

    [​IMG]
     
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    I clapped because you stopped playing...not because I liked it.
     
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    To the OP: Yes.
     
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    I beg to differ. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Satire

    Satire is a genre of literature and performing arts, usually fiction and less frequently in non-fiction, in which vices, follies, abuses and shortcomings are held up to ridicule, ideally with the intent of shaming individuals, corporations, government, or society itself into improvement.[1] Although satire is usually meant to be humorous, its greater purpose is often constructive social criticism, using wit to draw attention to both particular and wider issues in society.​

    If you disagree with the depiction in a satire, you are free to dismiss it. Alternatively, you may see some truth in the absurdity laid before you, and laugh at it. For the most part, 'satire' is not the work of 'control freaks'. It's the work of people who know they may never be hired by the TV network again, but go ahead and say it anyway. :D

    Just as most of UK TV is unknown to you, I know nothing about your US TV references. I'll see what I can find on YT. Catch 22 was indeed a fantastic book. Major Major Major?
     
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    One of the big challenges of my life is not using satire on people who did not understand satire.

    Cause when they don't, they really don't.
     
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