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Re: Political Humor
« Reply #1890 on: September 02, 2018, 08:57:39 PM »
There are quite a few of these floating around



Also, I lol'ed hard at:

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[Bishop Charles H. Ellis III] said "When I saw Ariana Grande on the program, I thought that was a new something at Taco Bell.

But then of course he had to apologize to her, all of Latin America, anyone has an ounce of Latin heritage in them, and/or anyone who can't take a joke. It was funny. I get that it wasn't a Friar's Club Roast, but if you can't make a joke at a funeral, where can you make a joke?
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Re: Political Humor
« Reply #1891 on: September 03, 2018, 07:18:48 AM »
the Bishop acted all skeevy with her on stage,  ugh. 

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Re: Political Humor
« Reply #1892 on: September 03, 2018, 09:07:39 AM »
Bill's all like "Twenty years ago, i'da tapped that like Gregory Hines."


Oh, and Ariana Grande (gran-DEE) is Italian, not Latina.   https://www.teenvogue.com/story/ariana-grande-name-pronunciation

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Re: Political Humor
« Reply #1893 on: September 04, 2018, 01:09:03 PM »
There are quite a few of these floating around



Also, I lol'ed hard at:

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[Bishop Charles H. Ellis III] said "When I saw Ariana Grande on the program, I thought that was a new something at Taco Bell.

But then of course he had to apologize to her, all of Latin America, anyone has an ounce of Latin heritage in them, and/or anyone who can't take a joke. It was funny. I get that it wasn't a Friar's Club Roast, but if you can't make a joke at a funeral, where can you make a joke?
Yeah, actually this is what he was apologizing for. Personally I figure it was probably unintentional, but when people made a stink about it he probably just apologized for everything he could think of just to be safe.



And in his apology for "groping" her he said he might have inadvertently crossed the border.  :lol  He made a joke in his apology about the incident that was sly enough nobody noticed. That puts him pretty high in my book.
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Re: Political Humor
« Reply #1894 on: September 04, 2018, 01:36:39 PM »
I saw the video, he was digging in there pretty good. If it was unintentional, it was so repeatedly.
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Re: Political Humor
« Reply #1895 on: September 04, 2018, 02:34:18 PM »
What has SHE said about that whole thing?   I'm not at all apologizing for him, I couldn't give two f---- about that pastor.   But I do have a problem with the rest of the world telling Arianna Grande (pronounced "gran-DEE") how she should feel about those events.

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« Reply #1896 on: September 04, 2018, 06:14:06 PM »
Is the rest of the world telling her how she should feel?
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Re: Political Humor
« Reply #1897 on: September 05, 2018, 10:16:32 AM »
Maybe she's remaining quiet because it was a funeral and she might have some class.
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Re: Political Humor
« Reply #1898 on: September 09, 2018, 08:15:29 PM »
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Re: Political Humor
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« Reply #1900 on: September 14, 2018, 01:13:14 PM »
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Re: Political Humor
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Re: Political Humor
« Reply #1902 on: September 28, 2018, 12:26:51 AM »
"China has total respect for Donald Trump and for Donald Trumps very very large a brain"

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Re: Political Humor
« Reply #1903 on: September 29, 2018, 11:41:41 AM »
^ good one, my favorite is still the one about not calling Kim short and fat cause he wants to be friends heh

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« Reply #1904 on: September 29, 2018, 12:16:29 PM »
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« Reply #1905 on: September 29, 2018, 09:45:32 PM »
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Re: Political Humor
« Reply #1906 on: September 30, 2018, 12:07:29 AM »
Good God  :lol

SNL cold open yesterday, their best since the epic Sean Spicer one IMO
https://youtu.be/VRJecfRxbr8
Matt Damon nailed it, also watch for Kate McKinnon as Lindsay Graham near the end.
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Re: Political Humor
« Reply #1907 on: October 01, 2018, 07:12:38 AM »
Good God  :lol

SNL cold open yesterday, their best since the epic Sean Spicer one IMO
https://youtu.be/VRJecfRxbr8
Matt Damon nailed it, also watch for Kate McKinnon as Lindsay Graham near the end.

Damon was funny, hilarious actually.  They totally missed the essence of the panel though.   Cory Booker gets a "funny face"? No Spartacus reference?   Whitehouse, who asked some of the most ridiculous questions I've ever heard in a Senate hearing doesn't get made fun of at all?  But they did make fun of the "God" reference, because, well, "God". 

I thought the most hilarious part of the whole show, though, was the "frat party" where they had people doing dumb shit and then having the little "where are they now?" words underneath.  Well, except for the part where they showed two girls at the party, each with a little bag of coke and then froze the white girl and said "Fox News Anchor" and the audience went wild with laughter, then they froze the black girl and said "MSNBC Anchor" and the audience mumbled/murmured and you could hear an isolated "Ohhhh!" as in "wow that really bombed!".    I replayed it for my wife - who is relatively a-political, but leans left and despises both Trump and Kavanaugh - and even she said "what was that all about?". 

Then of course, there are the rumors that Kanye was told not to wear the MAGA hat (unconfirmed, of course) and during the last, third performance during the credits, most cast members left the stage.  Side splitting hilarity.   SNL was funny when it was silly and irreverent.  It's unabashedly political now and that's unfortunate.   


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Re: Political Humor
« Reply #1908 on: October 01, 2018, 08:19:56 AM »
Whatever one might think of him politically or personally, Al Franken was a lead writer on SNL for years,  in the time most people look back on as the show being good (whatever that means). Point is, it was just as political.

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Re: Political Humor
« Reply #1909 on: October 01, 2018, 08:22:16 AM »
SNL was funny when it was silly and irreverent.  It's unabashedly political now and that's unfortunate.

Hey, Melissa McCarthy's Sean Spicer bits were hilarious.
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Re: Political Humor
« Reply #1910 on: October 01, 2018, 09:02:37 AM »
SNL was funny when it was silly and irreverent.  It's unabashedly political now and that's unfortunate.

Hey, Melissa McCarthy's Sean Spicer bits were hilarious.

Because it was silly and irreverent.  The podium-as-Sedgway.  The boxes of stuffed animals.  Hilarious.   

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« Reply #1911 on: October 01, 2018, 09:46:35 AM »
Whatever one might think of him politically or personally, Al Franken was a lead writer on SNL for years,  in the time most people look back on as the show being good (whatever that means). Point is, it was just as political.


Maybe so, maybe not.  But the cast was known as "The Not-Ready-For-Primetime Players".   The general thought among the cast and crew was as outsiders doing something outside the mainstream.   There was danger, there was abrasiveness.     There is nothing outside the mainstream about the current cast and tone. It's safe, it's predictable... it's like warm soup.  "Oh, look, how cute.  Kate KcKinnon as Ruth Bader Ginsburg! Alec Baldwin as Trump! What other non-cast member can we get in here to be part of the "in crowd"!    Chevy Chase as Gerald Ford wasn't political commentary, it was existential ridiculousness, ala Andy Kaufman.  After the dangerousness, the newness of SNL wore off, there was a respect, a kindness, a silliness to Will Farrell's Bush, or Darrell Hammond's Clinton.  Does anyone get even a WHIFF of "kindness" or "respect" to Baldwin's Trump?    Please. 

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Re: Political Humor
« Reply #1912 on: October 01, 2018, 09:47:46 AM »


That was actually one of the funnier lines in that skit, when he was asked if he prefers domestic or imported beers, and he screamed "AMERICAN! I like AMERICAN beers!"

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Re: Political Humor
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Re: Political Humor
« Reply #1914 on: October 02, 2018, 09:32:05 AM »
Whatever one might think of him politically or personally, Al Franken was a lead writer on SNL for years,  in the time most people look back on as the show being good (whatever that means). Point is, it was just as political.


Maybe so, maybe not.  But the cast was known as "The Not-Ready-For-Primetime Players".   The general thought among the cast and crew was as outsiders doing something outside the mainstream.   There was danger, there was abrasiveness.     There is nothing outside the mainstream about the current cast and tone. It's safe, it's predictable... it's like warm soup.  "Oh, look, how cute.  Kate KcKinnon as Ruth Bader Ginsburg! Alec Baldwin as Trump! What other non-cast member can we get in here to be part of the "in crowd"!    Chevy Chase as Gerald Ford wasn't political commentary, it was existential ridiculousness, ala Andy Kaufman.  After the dangerousness, the newness of SNL wore off, there was a respect, a kindness, a silliness to Will Farrell's Bush, or Darrell Hammond's Clinton.  Does anyone get even a WHIFF of "kindness" or "respect" to Baldwin's Trump?    Please.

Not to take away from the funnies, I think all of the above is completely accurate - but it's more a reflection of the US Political climate as a whole, and not about the way that SNL satire's it.  SNL is simply a reflection of the society and culture - whether then, or now.
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Re: Political Humor
« Reply #1915 on: October 02, 2018, 10:29:30 AM »
Whatever one might think of him politically or personally, Al Franken was a lead writer on SNL for years,  in the time most people look back on as the show being good (whatever that means). Point is, it was just as political.


Maybe so, maybe not.  But the cast was known as "The Not-Ready-For-Primetime Players".   The general thought among the cast and crew was as outsiders doing something outside the mainstream.   There was danger, there was abrasiveness.     There is nothing outside the mainstream about the current cast and tone. It's safe, it's predictable... it's like warm soup.  "Oh, look, how cute.  Kate KcKinnon as Ruth Bader Ginsburg! Alec Baldwin as Trump! What other non-cast member can we get in here to be part of the "in crowd"!    Chevy Chase as Gerald Ford wasn't political commentary, it was existential ridiculousness, ala Andy Kaufman.  After the dangerousness, the newness of SNL wore off, there was a respect, a kindness, a silliness to Will Farrell's Bush, or Darrell Hammond's Clinton.  Does anyone get even a WHIFF of "kindness" or "respect" to Baldwin's Trump?    Please.

Not to take away from the funnies, I think all of the above is completely accurate - but it's more a reflection of the US Political climate as a whole, and not about the way that SNL satire's it.  SNL is simply a reflection of the society and culture - whether then, or now.

I think you're spot on, but in one sense, that makes it even worse!  I suppose one look is that they are a mirror for us, but there's another argument that cutting edge humor isn't a reaction or a mirror, but ought to teach us soemthing about ourselves.   Carlin wasn't "warm and fuzzy".  I remember going to see Carlin in Vegas with some people I worked with (at GE at the time).  And it was a very subversively caustic set, as only Carlin could do, and at one point I - dressed in my light blue oxford and tan slacks, the "GE uniform" - leaned over and said "you know he's making fun of US, right?"    (Of course he did, but still).  That was the beauty of Carlin; he mocked you to your face and you not only took it, you laughed your ass off.  There was no "touchy feely, In-crowd" stuff with him.   There was no "hey, here's my buddy backstage, let's make fun of the OTHER people!", and that's the vibe from SNL now.  Colin Jost, Harvard alum and dating ScarJo and mocking Kavanaugh for being an elitist, privileged white boy?   Are you FUCKING kidding me?   

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Re: Political Humor
« Reply #1916 on: October 02, 2018, 01:49:22 PM »
Good God  :lol

SNL cold open yesterday, their best since the epic Sean Spicer one IMO
https://youtu.be/VRJecfRxbr8
Matt Damon nailed it, also watch for Kate McKinnon as Lindsay Graham near the end.

Damon was funny, hilarious actually.  They totally missed the essence of the panel though.   Cory Booker gets a "funny face"? No Spartacus reference?   Whitehouse, who asked some of the most ridiculous questions I've ever heard in a Senate hearing doesn't get made fun of at all?  But they did make fun of the "God" reference, because, well, "God". 

I thought the most hilarious part of the whole show, though, was the "frat party" where they had people doing dumb shit and then having the little "where are they now?" words underneath.  Well, except for the part where they showed two girls at the party, each with a little bag of coke and then froze the white girl and said "Fox News Anchor" and the audience went wild with laughter, then they froze the black girl and said "MSNBC Anchor" and the audience mumbled/murmured and you could hear an isolated "Ohhhh!" as in "wow that really bombed!".    I replayed it for my wife - who is relatively a-political, but leans left and despises both Trump and Kavanaugh - and even she said "what was that all about?". 

Then of course, there are the rumors that Kanye was told not to wear the MAGA hat (unconfirmed, of course) and during the last, third performance during the credits, most cast members left the stage.  Side splitting hilarity.   SNL was funny when it was silly and irreverent.  It's unabashedly political now and that's unfortunate.

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« Reply #1917 on: October 03, 2018, 09:41:41 AM »
"Hey, McFly. I thought I told you never to come in here."

Yeah, yeah, yeah... thought the coincidental juxtaposition made for a humorous image, regardless of whether you personally see any parallels between the characters

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« Reply #1918 on: October 14, 2018, 08:53:49 AM »
So I watched the new SNL cold open about Kanye meeting Trump and it was fine. Few funny moments

Then I decided to start watching the actual 19 minute meeting. 6 minutes in.....this thing is freaking nuts. If SNL had just done this verbatim, they'd have been accused of being too outlandish.
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« Reply #1921 on: October 21, 2018, 09:49:43 AM »
Nailed it.
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« Reply #1922 on: October 26, 2018, 10:24:39 PM »
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« Reply #1923 on: October 26, 2018, 11:18:39 PM »
His next tweet is pure brilliance. I am amazed he has only 735,000 followers. How can only 3/4 of a million people want to know what this guy is doing on a Friday evening.

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« Reply #1924 on: October 28, 2018, 08:20:48 PM »
I read about 15 or so of his tweets, and I feel like I do when I hear Radiohead:  "how do I get those five minutes back???"

I didn't see one thing that would remotely make me guess "735K" for number of followers.