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2008\05\17@044348 by Vitaliy

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Herbert Graf wrote:
>> > You need to lay off South Park. It will rot your brain.
>>
>> But I only watch it for the political and social satire. Honest
>>
>> Although Christmases just aren't the same without Mr Hankey
>
> "I made you eat you parents, I made you eat your parents...."
>
> Where is Mr. Hankey, he hasn't been around it quite a while... :)

I tried watching SP as an experiment in keeping abreast of the modern
American pop culture (some people I work with are SP fans), but found it too
revolting.

Vitaliy

2008\05\17@051347 by Apptech

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> I tried watching SP as an experiment in keeping abreast of
> the modern
> American pop culture (some people I work with are SP
> fans), but found it too
> revolting.

It would be easier to just fire them :-)


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2008\05\17@051515 by Jinx

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> I tried watching SP as an experiment in keeping abreast of the
> modern American pop culture (some people I work with are
> SP fans), but found it too revolting

That's a pity. It is really some of the best satire and commentary
on today's BS though

If you want to give it another go it's not hard to find downloads

2008\05\17@063018 by Jinx

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> It would be easier to just fire them :-)

Hmmm, can't see the union having a problem there.....

2008\05\17@121541 by Cedric Chang

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What did you find the most objectionable ?
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> I tried watching SP as an experiment in keeping abreast of the modern
> American pop culture (some people I work with are SP fans), but  
> found it too
> revolting.
>
> Vitaliy
>
> --

2008\05\17@161355 by James Newton

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Vitally, please don't take this as a comment against you, because I don't
know how you feel about the other things I'm going to mention.

It sort of amazes me that people can object to the revolting parts of South
Park and not object to the war and killing our country participates in, the
humanitarian disasters our country ignores, and the starving families on the
street in our neighborhoods. Yes, South Park is revolting. So is the world.
Americans seem to think it is less so because we, generally, have it so
good.

Mothers will stand by the video games in pizza parlors and movie houses and
happily watch their 9 year old sons and daughters frag "bad guys" in first
person shooters (complete with blood spatter) and then sneer at parents who
let their teenage kids watch South Park or The Daily Show where they learn
about the real world through comedy.

"Dad, why is the Indian rubbing SARS infected Chinese men on a blanket and
then giving it to the people protesting the new freeway for the casinos on
the reservation so funny?"  "Well... It isn't really, you see; on the 'trail
of tears'..."

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James.

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2008\05\17@180239 by cdb

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I like satire, and although SP doesn't do it for me, it makes it's point.

Now, if the cartoon series Quads ever makes it around the world, a definite acquired taste.

Colin

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:::: modern
:::: American pop culture (some people I work with are SP fans), but
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2008\05\17@192002 by Vitaliy

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James Newton wrote:
> It sort of amazes me that people can object to the revolting parts of
> South
> Park and not object to the war and killing our country participates in,
> the
> humanitarian disasters our country ignores, and the starving families on
> the
> street in our neighborhoods.

>From what I've seen, 95% of the emphasis is not on the things you mention,
but on the gross out factor. SP's spots definitely support that assertion.

> Yes, South Park is revolting. So is the world.

We agree on the first part. :) But I prefer idealism to cynicism.

> Americans seem to think it is less so because we, generally, have it so
> good.

Maybe Americans have it so good, because of their positive thinking? When
one thinks that people are sh*t, one tends to treat them that way.

[...]
> let their teenage kids watch South Park or The Daily Show where they learn
> about the real world through comedy.

I watch The Daily Show. And the show after The Daily Show. :) While I find
certain things objectionable, I think that the shows have more news density
than CNN. But in South Park, "the real world" is completely obscured by the
feces.

Vitaliy

2008\05\17@193518 by Vitaliy

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Apptech wrote:
>> I tried watching SP as an experiment in keeping abreast of
>> the modern
>> American pop culture (some people I work with are SP
>> fans), but found it too
>> revolting.
>
> It would be easier to just fire them :-)

In that case, I would have to disown most of my family, too. :-) I can't
think of a single person with whom I agree on every issue.


2008\05\17@211247 by Jinx

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> But in South Park, "the real world" is completely obscured by
> the feces

Actually, SP is quite a bit less pooey lately. In the past even *I've*
thought "eeuuww" at a couple of scenes, and that takes a bit of
doing, let me tell you. But I think what's an important point is that
the underlying messages in the episodes ARE discussed in the forums,
so SP has achieved its goal in that respect

It really is a vehicle for presenting issues to a generation (or some
members thereof) that isn't interested in issues, or has no other show
catering to them in that regard, although on the face of it, of course,
SP would appear to be just gross humour

By the same token -

A local (with an exceedingly small audience) music channel has
started using a topless woman to read the news. The claim by
the station's "artistic director" is that it will get music-heads to
see news bulletins that they otherwise wouldn't watch on main-
stream channels

I doubt it

2008\05\17@234224 by Marcel Duchamp

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Jinx wrote:
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> A local (with an exceedingly small audience) music channel has
> started using a topless woman to read the news.

> I doubt it
>

er, um, well er, don't ya know, uh, er just what channel was that on?

2008\05\18@043815 by Jinx

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> er, um, well er, don't ya know, uh, er just what channel was that on?

Alt TV NZ. They stream to the web. If you really really must ;-)

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