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ElboRuum Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 12:35 PM
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This Just In... Bush Administration Bad For Comedy?!?
While the Bush Administration may appear to provide a windfall of comedic fodder on its face, in actual fact, it harms comedy by closing the gap between reality and the outlandish. Pretty soon, no one will be able to tell what's funny anymore. Discuss.
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ContraBass Black Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 12:39 PM
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1. I long for a day when comedians will have to make jokes from scratch
Instead of sitting behind news desks like reporters and telling the audience what the government just did.
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ElboRuum Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 12:42 PM
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3. Careful what you wish for...
...you might end up with a whole bunch of knock-knock jokes...

...such as...

Knock-Knock.
Who's there?
Fred.
Fred who?
Fred, your next door neighbor, ya dumb jackass.

I think I just skeeved myself out.
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Prophet 451 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 12:41 PM
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Bush is self-satirising
I mean, seriously, the Veep shot a man in the face because he mistook him for a bird. How is a comedian supposed to top that?
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patrice Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 12:41 PM
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2. Do you mean something like how funny it is that Saddam Hussein
will be hung for killing fewer people that Bush has killed?
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Prophet 451 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 12:42 PM
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4. hanged! Hanged!
Beef is hung, men are hanged!

(sorry, pet peeve of mine)
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WritingIsMyReligion Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 12:43 PM
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6. Yes, one of mine, too.
:grr:

:)
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TechBear_Seattle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 12:45 PM
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8. Some men are hung.
Edited on Fri Dec-29-06 12:45 PM by TechBear_Seattle
:wow:
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Prophet 451 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 12:45 PM
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9. I walked straight into that one, didn't I?
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ElboRuum Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 12:46 PM
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10. Yep. n/t
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TechBear_Seattle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 12:47 PM
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12. You did indeed
:hi:
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ElboRuum Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 12:44 PM
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7. Meh... Sort of...
I mean like when the following happens:

Dick Cheney shoots friend in face mistaking it for bird.
Then friend apologizes to Dick for the bad PR it caused him and his family.

And we're all just like, "Oh, well that kind of thing happens all the time! What's so funny about that?"
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warrens Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 12:43 PM
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5. Al Franken's latest book
Identifies the jokes, because the real stuff is often just as funny.
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EstimatedProphet Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 12:46 PM
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11. Well, god knows it's hard to laugh with him as president
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badgerpup Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 12:59 PM
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13. A phrase I see around here more and more....
...and I've said it meself while reading something particularly outrageous...
PLEASE tell me this from The Onion... :hide: :yoiks:
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DeeDeeNY Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 01:24 PM
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14. Jon Stewart was quoted before the 2004 election
saying words to the effect that he cared too much about this country to ever want * to win the election just so he would have more comedy material.
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BuyingThyme Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 01:27 PM
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15. The folks at the Daily Show are always talking about
Edited on Fri Dec-29-06 01:29 PM by BuyingThyme
how they're comedians, and they're not doing real news, but what they don't seem to grasp is the fact that our reality is a comedy, thus they are doing real news.
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ElboRuum Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 02:12 PM
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16. Thanks, pal. Now I'm dizzy. n/t
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