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SATIRE

Postby Canadian_watcher » Thu Jul 14, 2011 4:56 am

Barracuda and Searcher had an interesting exchange on another thread.

It went like this:

barracuda wrote:
Searcher08 wrote:
barracuda wrote:The philisophical tradition of ridiculing ideas goes back to Diogenes and beyond. It is a completely valid method of getting beyond the ridiculous to the sublime.


...and utterly pants at helping create new ideas and constructive approaches.


I'm not certain of this. Satire or humor or ridiculizing is often the result of juxtaposing an idea with it's opposite, or by summoning the incongruous. Such contrasts are a perfectly servicable method of creation and new-idea-generation.


Let's see.

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Satire is a sort of glass, wherein beholders do generally discover everybody's face but their own.-- Jonathan Swift

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Re: SATIRE

Postby Canadian_watcher » Thu Jul 14, 2011 4:58 am

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Re: SATIRE

Postby Canadian_watcher » Thu Jul 14, 2011 4:59 am

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Re: SATIRE

Postby Canadian_watcher » Thu Jul 14, 2011 5:01 am

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Re: SATIRE

Postby Canadian_watcher » Thu Jul 14, 2011 5:03 am

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Re: SATIRE

Postby stefano » Thu Jul 14, 2011 8:42 am

I think satire's a fantastic thinking tool. If your ideas can't stand up to some mockery, then you ought to re-examine them, or be able to tell the mocker where he's misconstruing them.

Some conspiracy-focussed Mitchell and Webb:





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Re: SATIRE

Postby barracuda » Thu Jul 14, 2011 2:11 pm

First of all, Candian _Watcher, your drawings suck. That's supposed to be a fish?? Work on it.

Secondly, should your level of self-pity get any higher, we'd have to beatify your ass.

And finally, we generally frown upon threads the sole purpose of which seems to be starting fights and calling out other members. So I'm locking this one.
The most dangerous traps are the ones you set for yourself. - Phillip Marlowe
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