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2014-06-18 07:13:03 PM  

walktoanarcade: I don't care how that sounds since I am correct.


Not according to your reputation.
 
2014-06-18 07:13:52 PM  

Dano33: Remember when Obama roasted Trump at a like correspondence dinner? lol trump never recovered from that..


And the next day Bin Ladin's death was announced. Good times.
 
2014-06-18 07:14:54 PM  

Cyclometh: brap: It's tacky in and of itself.

Oh dear, better get your smellin' turds.


Fastball from an Unarmed Man.
 
2014-06-18 07:17:17 PM  

Eirik: Dano33: Remember when Obama roasted Trump at a like correspondence dinner? lol trump never recovered from that..

Really?  Without looking it up, I can't recall a single quip.  Can you?

/He's been roasted by smarter and funnier people than Obama.


You might not be able to remember it, but I'm pretty sure the Donald hasn't forgotten.

Obama DESTROYS Trump To His Face At 2011 White House Correspondent's Dinner

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7eJpWOY 3r18&sns=tw
 
2014-06-18 07:19:39 PM  

freetomato: I've got a stack of them I can't bring myself to toss out.


I did before I threw them out.  Do NOT follow the urge to buy Spy: The Funny Years the supposed 20 year retrospective volume.  The reprints are way too small (and their type was alread on the small side in the first place) it is not a comprehensive anthology as suggested by the cover, and the overanalysis sucks the humor out of it.  It was also kind of a publication in and of its time, most of it doesn't age well particularly the Page Six style smarm on local personalities.
 
2014-06-18 07:22:05 PM  
That would be two insufferable douches, subs.
 
2014-06-18 07:24:10 PM  

walktoanarcade: Thanks for your permission, it does make a difference.

And young man, I know what satire is, and I also know when it's thinly-disguised satire that ALWAYS paints the democrats in a slightly, if not dramatic, better light.  The Daily Show may as well be run by the democratic party.

(not that I give a damn when they rightfully ream the GOP, but go on believing I'm playing teams like you)


Yes, the Daily Show has a liberal bent.  Do you mind that Rush has a conservative bent?  Do you mind that water is wet?

It's not like satire doesn't have an edge.  The Daily Show doesn't masquerade as "fair and balanced."
 
2014-06-18 07:27:09 PM  

brap: Cyclometh: brap: It's tacky in and of itself.

Oh dear, better get your smellin' turds.

Fastball from an Unarmed Man.


Oh, come on. You can do better than that!
 
2014-06-18 07:28:18 PM  

TV's Vinnie: How does someone as dense as Donald Trump get to become a bazillionaire while intelligent people struggle to even get a student grant for college?


quick synopsis:

1. inherit $200,000,000 from someone who turned a profit exploiting government relief funding after the depression
2. turn your $200,000,000 into -$5,000,000,000
3. get bailed out and walk away from the $5,000,000,000 debt; $1,000,000,000 of which you personally guaranteed
4. have an IPO, based largely on the investor confidence from not being required to pay off debt
5. profit
 
2014-06-18 07:28:18 PM  

XveryYpettyZ: The Daily Show doesn't masquerade as "fair and balanced."


OH yes they do in their own way. True, no misleading slogan like Fox News, but the dishonest spirit is the same.

(I have not listened to Rush-seriously-since the early 90s, can't stand him)
 
2014-06-18 07:29:08 PM  

walktoanarcade: Mithiwithi: walktoanarcade: *are


It is not even that I disagree so much as cannot stand his fake laughter, oh and the fact that he hides behind being a comedian when he clearly wants to direct political discourse.


Al Franken has now said he's above reproach..lol

The Daily Show is a satire of news mediatainment. If "news media" weren't nakedly trying to direct the political discourse, he'd have nothing to push back against.

I know what it is, but it transcended that 5 years ago and has become the starting point for many people's news. I know this because it's obvious. The Daily Show is part of politics now.

It's propaganda disguised as comedy. And no, I don't care how that sounds since I am correct.

I want my comedy divorced from politics, I mean, they at least can't share the same beach house, except on holidays.


I'm pretty sure that if anybody laughs, it IS comedy. If comedy/"propaganda disguised as" gets more people paying attention to politics than otherwise would, I think that's a good thing.

Is there some new definition of the word "comedy" you're using?

Also, I am pretty sure I would hate your idea of a comedy show.
 
2014-06-18 07:29:53 PM  

XveryYpettyZ: walktoanarcade: Thanks for your permission, it does make a difference.

And young man, I know what satire is, and I also know when it's thinly-disguised satire that ALWAYS paints the democrats in a slightly, if not dramatic, better light.  The Daily Show may as well be run by the democratic party.

(not that I give a damn when they rightfully ream the GOP, but go on believing I'm playing teams like you)

Yes, the Daily Show has a liberal bent.  Do you mind that Rush has a conservative bent?  Do you mind that water is wet?

It's not like satire doesn't have an edge.  The Daily Show doesn't masquerade as "fair and balanced."


Saying that Rush Limbaugh has a conservative bent is kinda like saying that oxycodone is a mild narcotic.

Also, TDS doesn't exactly shy away from calling out Democrats when they're being idiots.
 
2014-06-18 07:30:06 PM  

walktoanarcade: XveryYpettyZ: The Daily Show doesn't masquerade as "fair and balanced."

OH yes they do in their own way. True, no misleading slogan like Fox News, but the dishonest spirit is the same.

(I have not listened to Rush-seriously-since the early 90s, can't stand him)


I get a kick out of pointing out blatant hypocrisy and lies, all caught on tape. He skewers the Ds when they do it, the R's and Fox News just give him a hell of a lot more material.
 
2014-06-18 07:30:58 PM  
I think it is handy for Trump to label which building is his. It makes it easy for those so inclined to know where a good place to piss is.
 
2014-06-18 07:31:07 PM  
media2.giphy.com
 
2014-06-18 07:31:10 PM  

walktoanarcade: I know what it is, but it transcended that 5 years ago and has become the starting point for many people's news. I know this because it's obvious. The Daily Show is part of politics now.

It's propaganda disguised as comedy. And no, I don't care how that sounds since I am correct.

I want my comedy divorced from politics, I mean, they at least can't share the same beach house, except on holidays.


He is a court jester.  He does what court jesters do.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jester


In ancient times, courts employed fools and by the Middle Ages the jester was a familiar figure. In Renaissance times, aristocratic households in Britain employed licensed fools or jesters, who sometimes dressed as other servants were dressed, but generally wore a motley (i.e. parti-coloured) coat, hood with ass's (i.e. donkey) ears or a red-flannel coxcomb and bells. Regarded as pets or mascots, they served not simply to amuse but to criticise their master or mistress and their guests. [5]
 
2014-06-18 07:31:15 PM  

walktoanarcade: Abox: walktoanarcade: I know what it is, but it transcended that 5 years ago and has become the starting point for many people's news. I know this because it's obvious. The Daily Show is part of politics now.

It's propaganda disguised as comedy. And no, I don't care how that sounds since I am correct.

I want my comedy divorced from politics, I mean, they at least can't share the same beach house, except on holidays.

It's cathartic.  Not much different from what hard right conservatives get out of Rush Limbaugh when they're sick to death of hard left liberalism.  That said, if I need political catharsis I'd much rather laugh with Jon Stewart than bust a rage vein with Limbaugh.

The lefties are better at comedy, that's for sure. And I appreciate the catharsis of it all, I guess it's worn thin.


"The lefties" - oh, go fark yourself Donald.

Stewart is funny AND smart. Sorry that chafes you because he doesn't suck Sean Hannity's dick while being so funny and smart. Maybe if you got smarter yourself you wouldn't want to be associated with "the righties" anymore.
 
2014-06-18 07:33:59 PM  

walktoanarcade: Mithiwithi: walktoanarcade: *are


It is not even that I disagree so much as cannot stand his fake laughter, oh and the fact that he hides behind being a comedian when he clearly wants to direct political discourse.


Al Franken has now said he's above reproach..lol

The Daily Show is a satire of news mediatainment. If "news media" weren't nakedly trying to direct the political discourse, he'd have nothing to push back against.

I know what it is, but it transcended that 5 years ago and has become the starting point for many people's news. I know this because it's obvious. The Daily Show is part of politics now.

It's propaganda disguised as comedy. And no, I don't care how that sounds since I am correct.

I want my comedy divorced from politics, I mean, they at least can't share the same beach house, except on holidays.


Is this the thread where we rail against things that are popular and talk about how much better they were X number of years ago?  Should we start a Simpsons thread or can we cover that here?
 
2014-06-18 07:34:20 PM  
cdn.frontpagemag.com
 
2014-06-18 07:34:53 PM  

Novart: Is this when Jon Stewart isn't busy coddling the balls of his own enemies?

Oh here let me spend years telling you about how evil Bill O'Reilly is, but we can get along lol see we have a good time.


Life must be so comfortable when everything is either black or white.
 
2014-06-18 07:35:01 PM  
I don't understand why Trump pays someone to maintain a twitter account for him. Almost every post has scathing insults replied to it.
 
2014-06-18 07:35:43 PM  
Yes he does. He always does, never misses a chance.
 
2014-06-18 07:36:50 PM  

soseussme: I'm pretty sure that if anybody laughs, it IS comedy. If comedy/"propaganda disguised as" gets more people paying attention to politics than otherwise would, I think that's a good thing.


You got me there, no doubt they get laughs.

The other part of that I disagree on completely. They would be better off reading the newspapers.

Actually, if I focused solely on comedy..I'd starve to death, but seriously I compartmentalize my humor. I have material for an act, and I've gone so far as to use it here and there as small tests. I'm getting there. More material, hone the inflections, work on impressions...

However making a show every day? I think mine would be closer to Chappelle Show (without the "S" is how it started) than the Daily Show, really.

Avoiding the divisive topical humor is kind of my thing in public, in person I mean.
 
2014-06-18 07:37:11 PM  

walktoanarcade: And young man, I know what satire is, and I also know when it's thinly-disguised satire that ALWAYS paints the democrats in a slightly, if not dramatic, better light.  The Daily Show may as well be run by the democratic party.


Is it Stewart's fault that republicans do and say stupid shiat? It's a comedy show and the republicans produce a lot of it.
 
2014-06-18 07:38:06 PM  
I find some of The Daily Show clips I see funny or smart, but I cannot stand Jon Liebowitz and his facial mugging.  The guy is 100 percent annoying.
 
2014-06-18 07:38:32 PM  

walktoanarcade: And young man, I know what satire is, and I also know when it's thinly-disguised satire that ALWAYS paints the democrats in a slightly, if not dramatic, better light.  The Daily Show may as well be run by the democratic party.


Ah, I see the problem. You're upset with TDS and Jon Stewart because he mocks Republicans much more than he mocks Democrats.
 
2014-06-18 07:39:03 PM  

mongbiohazard: Sorry that chafes you


No, I was using a word and you're going full Derpitstan on me.
 
2014-06-18 07:39:35 PM  

topcon: I find some of The Daily Show clips I see funny or smart, but I cannot stand Jon Liebowitz and his facial mugging.  The guy is 100 percent annoying.


Well, bless your heart.
 
2014-06-18 07:40:54 PM  
Guys, guys guys! I know my truth is shocking to your systems, but please,  no surprise

Mithiwithi: walktoanarcade: And young man, I know what satire is, and I also know when it's thinly-disguised satire that ALWAYS paints the democrats in a slightly, if not dramatic, better light.  The Daily Show may as well be run by the democratic party.

Ah, I see the problem. You're upset with TDS and Jon Stewart because he mocks Republicans much more than he mocks Democrats.


Then he shouldn't act as if he's not playing favorites, huh?
 
2014-06-18 07:41:23 PM  

topcon: I find some of The Daily Show clips I see funny or smart, but I cannot stand Jon Liebowitz and his facial mugging.  The guy is 100 percent annoying.


Do you like it when he skewers Barrack Hussein Obama?
 
2014-06-18 07:42:35 PM  

Forecaster18: walktoanarcade: Mithiwithi: walktoanarcade: *are


It is not even that I disagree so much as cannot stand his fake laughter, oh and the fact that he hides behind being a comedian when he clearly wants to direct political discourse.


Al Franken has now said he's above reproach..lol

The Daily Show is a satire of news mediatainment. If "news media" weren't nakedly trying to direct the political discourse, he'd have nothing to push back against.

I know what it is, but it transcended that 5 years ago and has become the starting point for many people's news. I know this because it's obvious. The Daily Show is part of politics now.

It's propaganda disguised as comedy. And no, I don't care how that sounds since I am correct.

I want my comedy divorced from politics, I mean, they at least can't share the same beach house, except on holidays.

Is this the thread where we rail against things that are popular and talk about how much better they were X number of years ago?  Should we start a Simpsons thread or can we cover that here?


The Simpsons became Matt Groenings ultra-liberal mouthpiece years ago and is painfully unfunny now.

:)
 
2014-06-18 07:44:39 PM  
walktoanarcade:

Actually, if I focused solely on comedy..I'd starve to death, but seriously I compartmentalize my humor. I have material for an act, and I've gone so far as to use it here and there as small tests. I'm getting there. More material, hone the inflections, work on impressions...

img.fark.net
 
2014-06-18 07:45:50 PM  

stoli n coke: How is Trump not aware of just how big of a jackass people think he is?
Does he seriously believe he is respected by anyone?


Well considering he started with nothing and is one of the most successful businessmen in United states, yeah he can be an asshole all he wants - he earned it. Fact that Chicago's 3rd rate nobody is whining about his building, bad news for him - just about every farking building in America has some sign listed to it.

As for Jon Stewart, he's just farking annoying.
 
2014-06-18 07:46:23 PM  

Mugato: walktoanarcade: And young man, I know what satire is, and I also know when it's thinly-disguised satire that ALWAYS paints the democrats in a slightly, if not dramatic, better light.  The Daily Show may as well be run by the democratic party.

Is it Stewart's fault that republicans do and say stupid shiat? It's a comedy show and the republicans produce a lot of it.


No, it isn't his fault.

Hey, sorry for being an ass to you that day I don't know how many days back.  If I get the feeling someone dislikes me for one thing, I assume they dislike the whole package. At any rate, I could and should be a bit nicer.

(even if you actually loathe me and think I'm terrible, I am sorry for being an ass that day) Just taking this opportunity since I am not going to send e-mails.
 
2014-06-18 07:47:00 PM  

Misconduc: Well considering he started with nothing and is one of the most successful businessmen in United states


LOL, is that a joke?
 
2014-06-18 07:47:56 PM  

walktoanarcade: it's thinly-disguised satire that ALWAYS paints the democrats in a slightly, if not dramatic, better light.  The Daily Show may as well be run by the democratic party.


Most Republicans are intellectually dishonest shiatbags, as evidenced time and time again by their words and deeds.

Despite this fact, nobody is obligated to invent falsely equivalent words or deeds to Democrats in a meaningless effort to appear "balanced".

Reality isn't balanced, its just is what it is.
 
2014-06-18 07:48:22 PM  

freetomato: walktoanarcade:

Actually, if I focused solely on comedy..I'd starve to death, but seriously I compartmentalize my humor. I have material for an act, and I've gone so far as to use it here and there as small tests. I'm getting there. More material, hone the inflections, work on impressions...

[img.fark.net image 850x460]


lol'd 'cause it works..

Yeah, I know saying one is funny does seem to echo that scene.

I'm funny in person, I swear!
 
2014-06-18 07:48:35 PM  

walktoanarcade: Mugato: walktoanarcade: And young man, I know what satire is, and I also know when it's thinly-disguised satire that ALWAYS paints the democrats in a slightly, if not dramatic, better light.  The Daily Show may as well be run by the democratic party.

Is it Stewart's fault that republicans do and say stupid shiat? It's a comedy show and the republicans produce a lot of it.

No, it isn't his fault.

Hey, sorry for being an ass to you that day I don't know how many days back.  If I get the feeling someone dislikes me for one thing, I assume they dislike the whole package. At any rate, I could and should be a bit nicer.

(even if you actually loathe me and think I'm terrible, I am sorry for being an ass that day) Just taking this opportunity since I am not going to send e-mails.


I have no idea who you are.
 
2014-06-18 07:49:28 PM  

R5D4: Most Republicans are intellectually dishonest shiatbags, as evidenced time and time again by their words and deeds.


Agreed, just like democrats. The people playing teams are messed up.
 
2014-06-18 07:49:41 PM  

walktoanarcade: Actually, if I focused solely on comedy..I'd starve to death, but seriously I compartmentalize my humor. I have material for an act, and I've gone so far as to use it here and there as small tests. I'm getting there. More material, hone the inflections, work on impressions...


Oh, so your infatuation with a Star Wars televised broadcast in 1982 and your creepy obsession with German history and culture (including whitewashing all the bad things they did) is part of a comedy bit?

That would certainly make more sense.
 
2014-06-18 07:50:43 PM  

Mugato: walktoanarcade: Mugato: walktoanarcade: And young man, I know what satire is, and I also know when it's thinly-disguised satire that ALWAYS paints the democrats in a slightly, if not dramatic, better light.  The Daily Show may as well be run by the democratic party.

Is it Stewart's fault that republicans do and say stupid shiat? It's a comedy show and the republicans produce a lot of it.

No, it isn't his fault.

Hey, sorry for being an ass to you that day I don't know how many days back.  If I get the feeling someone dislikes me for one thing, I assume they dislike the whole package. At any rate, I could and should be a bit nicer.

(even if you actually loathe me and think I'm terrible, I am sorry for being an ass that day) Just taking this opportunity since I am not going to send e-mails.

I have no idea who you are.


Same here except for your handle. *shrug* All righty then...
 
2014-06-18 07:50:48 PM  

Misconduc: Well considering he started with nothing and is one of the most successful businessmen in United states, yeah he can be an asshole all he wants - he earned it.


*Spit take*

Not sure if serious.....
 
2014-06-18 07:51:41 PM  

brap: freetomato: I've got a stack of them I can't bring myself to toss out.

I did before I threw them out.  Do NOT follow the urge to buy Spy: The Funny Years the supposed 20 year retrospective volume.  The reprints are way too small (and their type was alread on the small side in the first place) it is not a comprehensive anthology as suggested by the cover, and the overanalysis sucks the humor out of it.  It was also kind of a publication in and of its time, most of it doesn't age well particularly the Page Six style smarm on local personalities.


Or you can save your money and read the entire run of the magazine online.
 
2014-06-18 07:53:44 PM  
*makes a second bag of popcorn*
 
2014-06-18 07:58:09 PM  

walktoanarcade: If I get the feeling someone dislikes me for one thing, I assume they dislike the whole package.


I think what everyone dislikes about you is that when you are wrong (which is almost all the time), you refuse to admit that you are wrong, and instead of letting things go or leaving the thread, you dig deep with the mighty Shovel Of Arrogance, plant your Boots of Ignorance and refuse to budge off your Opinion of Worthlessness, even going so far as to insist that everyone accept that you are right when you haven't the inclination to ever back up your assertions with evidence or citations (hell, you've already done it in this thread).

That makes you a thoroughly unlikable person. Who would even want to have a conversation with someone like that?
 
2014-06-18 07:58:42 PM  

lindalouwho: *makes a second bag of popcorn*


I've got jujubes...share?
 
2014-06-18 07:59:16 PM  

TV's Vinnie: How does someone as dense as Donald Trump get to become a bazillionaire while intelligent people struggle to even get a student grant for college?


Because we are all lazy minorities and not real, hard working 'Muricans.
 
2014-06-18 08:01:42 PM  

cameroncrazy1984: walktoanarcade: cameroncrazy1984: Are we all here to laugh at walktoanarcade for thinking political satire is somehow a thing only The Daily Show does or has ever done?

It's OK, I laugh at you for being a milllenial toolbox all the time.

At least I know and understand "satire". You can call me a millennial toolbox all you want; you'll never be as smart as I am.


A millennial tool box would never say that, this guy checks out.
 
2014-06-18 08:03:38 PM  
How can someone hate what John Stewart does, but like Fark? John Stewart makes fun of the news, Fark makes fun of the news... What's the problem? Lighten up people...
 
2014-06-18 08:05:42 PM  

robmilmel: lindalouwho: *makes a second bag of popcorn*

I've got jujubes...share?


Sure thing.

*knucks*
 
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