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Ron Green Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-08-06 03:42 PM
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67. I've been meaning to talk to you about your salvation, Skinner. . .
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  -Am I uptight for not finding this funny? Dr Fate  Feb-08-06 12:47 AM   #0 
  - ummm, you are aware that the onion is satire, right?  niyad   Feb-08-06 12:49 AM   #1 
  - Of course. That is why I'm talking about whether it is funny or not.  Dr Fate   Feb-08-06 12:52 AM   #3 
  - Strikes a nerve  PBass   Feb-08-06 12:51 AM   #2 
  - It's at the expense of homeless children- it does strike a nerve.  Dr Fate   Feb-08-06 12:57 AM   #6 
     - I am not sure what it is about either.  lizzy   Feb-08-06 12:59 AM   #7 
     - they're making fun of the media pumping sunshine about the  fishwax   Feb-08-06 01:45 AM   #16 
     - I think they're making fun of the media's willful ignorance of the reality  fishwax   Feb-08-06 01:51 AM   #21 
     - I agree with you.  calmblueocean   Feb-08-06 02:21 AM   #27 
  - I don't find it satirical, either  incapsulated   Feb-08-06 12:56 AM   #4 
  - It is absolutely satire  HootieMcBoob   Feb-08-06 11:31 AM   #44 
  - If satire is humorless, and I mean..  incapsulated   Feb-08-06 02:15 PM   #57 
  - I found that last bit to be the most biting satire  Lolivia   Feb-08-06 01:04 PM   #53 
     - But your description  incapsulated   Feb-08-06 02:18 PM   #58 
     - But that's the POINT of satire  Lolivia   Feb-08-06 03:00 PM   #62 
        - But that is my point..  incapsulated   Feb-08-06 03:20 PM   #63 
           - OK  Lolivia   Feb-08-06 03:27 PM   #65 
     - thank you n/t  HootieMcBoob   Feb-08-06 02:34 PM   #60 
  - IMO you're right on  wtmusic   Feb-08-06 12:57 AM   #5 
  - I don't belive it's meant to be funny  HootieMcBoob   Feb-08-06 11:32 AM   #45 
  - I take it as a send-up of people  petronius   Feb-08-06 01:01 AM   #8 
  - I'm starting to think that is an excuse for expressing certain ideas.  Dr Fate   Feb-08-06 01:11 AM   #13 
  - I think ... yes  Still Standing   Feb-08-06 01:01 AM   #9 
  - "Funny cuz it's true" has its limits, I guess.  Dr Fate   Feb-08-06 01:08 AM   #11 
  - Still Standing...  Viva_La_Revolution   Feb-08-06 01:11 AM   #14 
  - Hi Still Standing!!  newyawker99   Feb-08-06 10:47 AM   #34 
  - I found it mildly amusing.  MrSlayer   Feb-08-06 01:05 AM   #10 
  - I find it just as unfunny as those "cartoons"  The_Casual_Observer   Feb-08-06 01:10 AM   #12 
  - Don't sweat the small stuff.  purduejake   Feb-08-06 01:34 AM   #15 
  - It's a class and economics issue. Arguably not small stuff...  Dr Fate   Feb-08-06 01:45 AM   #17 
  - I agree those aren't small issues...  purduejake   Feb-08-06 02:10 AM   #26 
  - ahh, the Onion...  badgerpup   Feb-08-06 01:49 AM   #18 
  - It's satire in the style of Swift's 'A Modest Proposal'  China_cat   Feb-08-06 01:50 AM   #19 
  - That was the one about eating children, right?  Starbucks Anarchist   Feb-08-06 02:46 AM   #31 
  - Yep...and about as tasteless  China_cat   Feb-08-06 03:32 AM   #32 
  - exactly n/t  HootieMcBoob   Feb-08-06 11:34 AM   #46 
  - Don't worry about being uptight.  EST   Feb-08-06 01:50 AM   #20 
  - I've read The Onion for years and this is its most pointed satire yet  renate   Feb-08-06 01:58 AM   #22 
  - You are correct sir  HootieMcBoob   Feb-08-06 11:35 AM   #47 
  - The Onion aint for everyone.  impeachdubya   Feb-08-06 02:02 AM   #23 
  - I laugh at most of their stuff...n/t  Dr Fate   Feb-08-06 02:08 AM   #24 
  - I don't think it was meant to be funny. I think it was meant to be biting  Katherine Brengle   Feb-08-06 02:09 AM   #25 
  - That's what I think too. Dark humor.  SpaceCatMeetsMars   Feb-08-06 10:54 AM   #37 
  - Would you have found this "not funny" as well?  IntravenousDemilo   Feb-08-06 02:27 AM   #28 
  - It's satire about satire. You know it's supposed to be funny, but we all  file83   Feb-08-06 02:34 AM   #29 
  - It is satirizing the NEWS and how they spin BAD news into GOOD news.  file83   Feb-08-06 02:36 AM   #30 
     - Well, I think that it can be about both.  laheina   Feb-08-06 04:09 AM   #33 
  - It's just sad  Marie26   Feb-08-06 10:52 AM   #35 
  - It's Highly Questionable  ProfessorGAC   Feb-08-06 10:53 AM   #36 
  - Reminds me of Reagan saying "ketchup is a vegetable."  jane_pippin   Feb-08-06 10:55 AM   #38 
  - I don't read it as making fun of the family.  Skinner   Feb-08-06 11:02 AM   #39 
  - I've been meaning to talk to you about your salvation, Skinner. . .  Ron_Green   Feb-08-06 03:42 PM   #67 
  - It has occurred to me  China_cat   Feb-08-06 11:07 AM   #40 
  - Thank you  lastliberalintexas   Feb-08-06 12:56 PM   #52 
  - good point n/t  Lolivia   Feb-08-06 01:59 PM   #55 
  - I read this last week...  leeroysphits   Feb-08-06 11:16 AM   #41 
  - Reminds me of the Lampoon, too.  Yollam   Feb-08-06 11:18 AM   #42 
  - As someone who was homelss as a kid, I find it funny.  Tierra_y_Libertad   Feb-08-06 11:27 AM   #43 
  - It makes me sad  bleedingheart   Feb-08-06 11:37 AM   #48 
  - Yes you are uptight for not finding this funny  NoPasaran   Feb-08-06 12:33 PM   #49 
  - Not uptight, just mistaken  lastliberalintexas   Feb-08-06 12:47 PM   #50 
  - Swift said this about satire  HootieMcBoob   Feb-08-06 02:44 PM   #61 
  - I love the Onion  MathGuy   Feb-08-06 12:49 PM   #51 
  - the intent is to make the laugh die in your throat  DrunkenMaster   Feb-08-06 01:07 PM   #54 
  - funny shit, I wonder if she opposes choice.  okieinpain   Feb-08-06 02:13 PM   #56 
  - Well, one thing is for sure, it gets a reaction. Thanks for the comments.  Dr Fate   Feb-08-06 02:20 PM   #59 
  - certainly not their best effort. . . . . n/t  annabanana   Feb-08-06 03:22 PM   #64 
  - It's not funny in the obvious way, "Ha, ha, people living in cars..."  SmokingJacket   Feb-08-06 03:30 PM   #66 
 

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