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Ian David Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 09:09 PM
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Anyone else finding South Park extremely un-funny tonight? n/t
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Moochy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 09:12 PM
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1. typical right wing BS from the southpark jerks
Edited on Wed Oct-19-05 09:12 PM by Moochy
Neighboring town floods, and everyone blames it on Global Warming.

funny? no.
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Ian David Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 09:16 PM
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3. They're not "typically" right-wing. They're usually leftish-libertarian.
The right-wing has decided to try and claim South Park as one of their own in typical re-framing tradition.
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Stand and Fight Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 09:19 PM
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6. Exactly.
Let's not forget the fact that Cartman is a Republican. Let's also not forget last season's episode of Kenny dying and the PSP. Remember Satan's helper says, "We'll do what we always do, we'll use the Republicans!" Classic.
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Moochy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 09:20 PM
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8. True, my point was
Edited on Wed Oct-19-05 09:22 PM by Moochy
that they come out and say the RW crap as jokes.
and the RW don't get it, and think its funny for the reason that they think its true.

on edit, added that I've met RW co-workers who are SouthPark Fanboys.

I thought the first three years had funny episodes, and funny bits in some of the crappier episodes.
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FreedomAngel82 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-21-05 10:10 PM
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26. I enjoyed the episode
And again if you can't laugh at yourself you've got your panties too tight in your ass. Only thing I found wrong with the episode is not enough of Butters.
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Sarah Ibarruri Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 09:21 PM
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9. But I thought Libertarians were right wing
Libertarians - Aren't they the fiscally right wing folks? That sure sounds to me like right wing folks. How are Libertarians going to show us they're not right wing, if they're fiscally right wing? Fiscal right wingness means one believes the same clap-trap the neo-cons do. Or am I incorrect?
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Guaranteed Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 09:22 PM
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11. Some are, some aren't.
Libertarians all believe in civil liberties strongly, but they don't all believe in civil rights.
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Guaranteed Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 09:22 PM
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10. They're pretty right-wing. They're Republican
libertarian.

Say the words "civil rights" to them, and they'll laugh in your face.
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Atman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 09:31 PM
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12. Libertarians are Republicans too embarrassed to admit they voted Bush
:evilgrin:
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Moochy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 09:52 PM
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17. Libertarians:
Edited on Wed Oct-19-05 09:53 PM by Moochy
Republicans who smoke weed.
:hippie: :smoke: :patriot:
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LetsGoMurphys Donating Member (564 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 09:18 PM
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5. I find them to be left leaning myself n/t
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Zen Democrat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 09:41 PM
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16. They are admitted Republicans.
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DougieZero Donating Member (372 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 09:12 PM
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2. What are they doing tonight?
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Stand and Fight Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 09:17 PM
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4. Hmmm... I do find it somewhat distasteful.
They seem to be of the camp that global warming doesn't matter. However, I try to remember that it is comedy. Still it is NOT as funny.
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FVZA_Colonel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 10:30 PM
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23. They love to insult environmentalists
Remember the "Earth Day Brainwashing Festival" Episode, and it's basic message that global warming wasn't real? They're just continuing their fine tradition.
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CatholicEdHead Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 09:19 PM
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7. This is terrible
they are going off of stereotypes plus that god awful "Day after Tomorrow" which is a joke in the scientific community.
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Atman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 09:32 PM
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13. I didn't laugh once
When did SP jump the shark?
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Ian David Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 09:37 PM
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14. I'll admit I chuckled at the penis joke. Penises are always funny. n/t
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CatholicEdHead Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 09:38 PM
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15. For sure at the start of last season
Edited on Wed Oct-19-05 09:44 PM by CatholicEdHead
The last 6 or so before this were also mostly unfunny. They finally hit rock bottom tonight.

Edit: Even Drawn Together, which usually sucks is way ahead of tonight's South Park.
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wicket Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 09:54 PM
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20. I hated the episode last season where Mr. Garrison gets a sex change
Didn't laugh once.
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mduffy31 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 09:53 PM
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18. Folks Calm Down
It is a cartoon of badly animated foul mouthed kids. I do believe that they have taken equal shots at everyone. Not everything has to have a political meaning to it, sometimes it can just be entertainment.
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Lex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 09:53 PM
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19. They've been unfunny since the end of their 1st season
imho.

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spacelady Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 10:03 PM
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21. Satire about ridiculous responses to real situations--I liked it.
Pointed up the weak response from Feds, the misunderstandings about global warming, rampant rumors about anarchy, etc. The show did not let anyone off the hook.
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samdogmom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 10:11 PM
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22. Okay, I find S.P. juvenile but my extremely liberal 20 yr. old son loves
this show. I can hear him laughing throughout the house--his latest favorite line was: "Help yourself to a science book!" Something from another global warming show earlier this summer.

I don't know maybe you're taking this show too seriously? I formed a fondness for Matt Park after I watched his interview with Michael Moore on "Bowling for Columbine". He struck me as pretty reasonable and down-to-earth.
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applegrove Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 10:59 PM
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24. I never like it - I never watch. Now you know!! Good for you.
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Sarah Ibarruri Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-21-05 10:09 PM
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25. Southpark: Toilet humor and little else
I think of Southpark as toilet humor (bodily wastes, defecation, spitting, passing gas, urination), tho it involves other pointless shock value topics which are also revolting (necrophilia, carcasses, death, dead bodies, torture, pedophilia, torture, murder, suicide, ridiculing the terminally ill and the aged, etc.)

Kids begin to delight in toilet humor at an early age. I notice that my nieces and nephews (5, 6, 7 and 10) find toilet functions very funny (though they have a far more simplistic vocabulary for such things than some of the expletives used on Southpark). I think it's the toilet humor and shock value that attracts pre-teens and teens to Southpark.

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