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Re: Discordian Ads
« Reply #30 on: January 14, 2015, 10:38:58 pm »
It is probably also a good rule of thumb that any humor that relies on racial stereotypes is, well, racist. Whether it is racist AND bigoted depends on whether it comes from someone poking fun at themselves, or someone poking fun at someone else.

You can use sarcasm or irony to make jokes that are pointedly mocking racism and bigotry, but that is notably a difficult territory to tread.
“I’m guessing it was January 2007, a meeting in Bethesda, we got a bag of bees and just started smashing them on the desk,” Charles Wick said. “It was very complicated.”


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« Reply #31 on: January 14, 2015, 10:39:23 pm »
(See Open Bar for a recent example of how not to do it.)
“I’m guessing it was January 2007, a meeting in Bethesda, we got a bag of bees and just started smashing them on the desk,” Charles Wick said. “It was very complicated.”


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« Reply #32 on: January 15, 2015, 03:09:01 am »
It is probably also a good rule of thumb that any humor that relies on racial stereotypes is, well, racist. Whether it is racist AND bigoted depends on whether it comes from someone poking fun at themselves, or someone poking fun at someone else.

You can use sarcasm or irony to make jokes that are pointedly mocking racism and bigotry, but that is notably a difficult territory to tread.

You know I have yet to actually address the subject of racism here. I think that I will after some time yet.
Where I was born, into what social strata, under what heritage, (Italians tend towards bigotry. <- If I understand the distinction you made then as an Italian that comment is merely racist, if quite often true, yes?) and the realities of racial violence and tension I grew up with (and I hope mostly outgrew) may be worth examination eventually.

When I'm ready I'll open a thread. Now to see this open bar thing.
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Re: Discordian Ads
« Reply #33 on: January 16, 2015, 05:05:03 am »
It is probably also a good rule of thumb that any humor that relies on racial stereotypes is, well, racist. Whether it is racist AND bigoted depends on whether it comes from someone poking fun at themselves, or someone poking fun at someone else.

You can use sarcasm or irony to make jokes that are pointedly mocking racism and bigotry, but that is notably a difficult territory to tread.

Sarah Silverman often does a good job with that type of comedy.

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« Reply #34 on: January 16, 2015, 05:10:41 am »
It is probably also a good rule of thumb that any humor that relies on racial stereotypes is, well, racist. Whether it is racist AND bigoted depends on whether it comes from someone poking fun at themselves, or someone poking fun at someone else.

You can use sarcasm or irony to make jokes that are pointedly mocking racism and bigotry, but that is notably a difficult territory to tread.

Sarah Silverman often does a good job with that type of comedy.

She does, and Louis CK tackles it occasionally and generally manages to handle it well. But even though they're good at it, they still get people angry at them over it.
“I’m guessing it was January 2007, a meeting in Bethesda, we got a bag of bees and just started smashing them on the desk,” Charles Wick said. “It was very complicated.”


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Re: Discordian Ads
« Reply #35 on: January 16, 2015, 05:15:14 am »
It is probably also a good rule of thumb that any humor that relies on racial stereotypes is, well, racist. Whether it is racist AND bigoted depends on whether it comes from someone poking fun at themselves, or someone poking fun at someone else.

You can use sarcasm or irony to make jokes that are pointedly mocking racism and bigotry, but that is notably a difficult territory to tread.

Sarah Silverman often does a good job with that type of comedy.

She does, and Louis CK tackles it occasionally and generally manages to handle it well. But even though they're good at it, they still get people angry at them over it.

Getting angry is now the national pastime.

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« Reply #36 on: January 16, 2015, 05:16:22 am »
It is probably also a good rule of thumb that any humor that relies on racial stereotypes is, well, racist. Whether it is racist AND bigoted depends on whether it comes from someone poking fun at themselves, or someone poking fun at someone else.

You can use sarcasm or irony to make jokes that are pointedly mocking racism and bigotry, but that is notably a difficult territory to tread.

Sarah Silverman often does a good job with that type of comedy.

She does, and Louis CK tackles it occasionally and generally manages to handle it well. But even though they're good at it, they still get people angry at them over it.

Getting angry is now the national pastime.

People bought into the "IF YOU AREN'T OUTRAGED, YOU AREN'T PAYING ATTENTION" bumper sticker.
“I’m guessing it was January 2007, a meeting in Bethesda, we got a bag of bees and just started smashing them on the desk,” Charles Wick said. “It was very complicated.”


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Re: Discordian Ads
« Reply #37 on: February 27, 2015, 02:28:15 am »
I can do animations with Blender/maya if that's any help.
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« Reply #38 on: March 07, 2015, 07:08:44 am »
Having others feel things for me is such a relief.
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