Skip to comments.‘Creating Oneness’ through Progressive Comedy
Posted on 07/21/2014 11:16:00 AM PDT by tje
Netroots Nation is an annual conference for online progressive activists. Over the past few days, the group held their ninth annual event in Detroit Americas finest example of unchecked liberal policy.
Unbeknownst to the organizers, I attended the conference to see what the other side thinks about economics, education and the midterms. If their presentation on comedy is any guide, conservatives dont have much to fear.
The Left is supposed to be funnier than the Right, damn it, the panel description stated. So why do we so often sound in public like were stiltedly reading from a non-profit grant proposal?
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She explained that clever jokes by conservatives arent actually funny because such people lack empathy and nuance. Progressives are more nuanced, statistically speaking, Halper said. The science is settled.
I guess they'd think that Bush would be even funnier if he had caused as much damage in 8 years as Obama caused in his first year.
Netroots Nation used to be called Yearly Kos, because it was an annual meeting of the Daily Kos crowd. So we see the liberals are concerned they aren’t seen to have a sense of humor???
I bet they'd get big laughs from a Grigori Aleksandrov film from this crowd too.
But, but, progressivism is a comedy.
Albeit a very sad, pathetic one.
One which makes the intelligent cry.
Nobody is laughing with you dipsh!t. Everyone is laughing at you. Liberals are pathetic clowns.
Katie Halper is not funny.
Not even a little bit.
“So why do we so often sound in public like were stiltedly reading from a non-profit grant proposal?
Because you all say the exact same f**king things almost VERBATIM.
It is even worse today when the only effort your average leftist twit puts into anything is to hit the “repost”, “share”, and “reblog” button on whatever some other drone dumped in their inbox.
I am amazed (not really) how easily I can break through their newspeak, corner them on their on nonsense, and force them to openly admit the totalitarian nature of what they believe or how they have no idea what they are even regurgitating.
[Nobel Prize Awards] Announcer: We now return to the 42nd Annual Nobel Prize Awards. Here again your host, Whoopi Goldberg.
[Whoopi Goldberg comes out on stage]
Whoopi Goldberg: Republicans are so stupid!
Whoopi Goldberg: I hate republicans!
Whoopi Goldberg: Republicans are so stupid!
Whoopi Goldberg: And now here to present the Nobel Prize for Science, here's Nick Nolte
The left are funny, that’s for sure, I mean look at Obama’s obvious failure to understand why he won’t be on Mount Rushmore — he thinks it’s the white limestone.
C’mon leftists, laugh it up.
Not enough nuance to get that one, eh?
Just listen to any liberal comedians say Sarah Palin, and the howling laughter is overwhelming. They don’t have to say anything else just the name. Geez,.......,
More like the German attempt at humor in Monty Python’s Killer Joke sketch.
“There vere zwei peanuts valking on der strasse und von vas assaulted.....peanut...Ho Ho Ho Ho!”
[ The right has short, pithy things to say because they lie, Halper replied. ]
Ummm, people who lie use more words....
Why do you think doublespeak is Double Normal Speak?
The problem with comedy is that there has to be a factual basis for humor to be anchored to for relevance.
When someone talks about the checkers at the Wal-Mart, going to the post office or a conversation with your wife about soccer moms...it resounds because people can identify with their experiences...
The reason that the Left isn’t funny is unfortunately, after the 60’s, they have shifted the culture so far away from Ozzie & Harriet times via norms and immigration, there is no “common enemy” other than the sentimental boogeymen dreamt up by the Left...so no factual basis for comparison.
Bush, Koch Bros., Fox News, Palin are the Pavlovian dog examples of the Media pushing their agenda via repetition, but when you have utter failures from Obama, Pelosi, Kerry, Clinton, Lerner, Holder, Jarrett...Soros, Gates, Buffett, Zuckerburg, etc. and the literal freakshow of MSNBC and CNN, you realize the only people laughing are those who buy the lies.
Liberalism does not enhance anyone but the top 1/10th of 1%, it derives power by tearing others down, which is exactly what they accuse the Right of. Taxation, regulation, a controlled press, etc. are really not funny.
Case in point, how many North Korean, Iranian, Soviet or Chinese comics are there? Yes, when the come to the West they can speak, bu they cannot speak there.
The Left isn’t funny because if they had their dream, we would be in breadlines, barracks and barbed wire.
I thought the left was really hilarious in Team America, or was that not supposed to be funny?
Here "nuanced" is used in the sense of "believing two mutually exclusive ideas simultaneously." It isn't a good thing.
She listed several types of jokes that no one should tell; anything involving a disenfranchised population is off-limits.
Unintentional humor, I'm sure. But all of the populations to which she's referring have been enfranchised for a very long time.
To ensure a joke isnt unintentionally offensive, Forlano even recommended running it by a professional comedian first.
There should be an official Party bureau in charge of humor. The people require guidance from Experts in humor as in every other facet in life, and she does mean every other facet.
Halper is a founding principal of Qualified Laughter, a production company dedicated to comedic social justice media.
Hmm...well, the feller who asked "So why do we so often sound in public like were stiltedly reading from a non-profit grant proposal? wasn't kidding. When the mere utterance together of four perfectly legitimate words in the English language instantly drains them of any semantic content, it isn't any surprise that it drains them of humor as well. Or perhaps I'm missing the "nuance".
Roger Ebert gave that movie 0 stars.
The movie czar was no amused.
Katie Halper is a blogger, comedian, filmmaker, and the cofounder of Laughing Liberally. Her latest documentary is Commie Camp. Follow her at @kthalps.
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