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PrairieSushi Sep 18th 2009 10:30 pm

Re: Canadians' Sense of Humour?
 

Originally Posted by Alan2005 (Post 7944035)
Not all sitcoms are commentaries, red dwarf?

Lister scrumping for cars isn't social commentary? What about Rimmer's middle class angst?


Originally Posted by Alan2005 (Post 7944035)
black adder

Just let my kids watch the 1st ... like Monty Python and the Holy Grail peasants are grimy & ill informed ... but what's changed?


Originally Posted by Alan2005 (Post 7944035)
I do think comedy can be had out of social, racial or religious differences, but there is a difference between friendly or affectionate banter and outright bigotry.

It all depends on who is on the receiving end and if they find it funny.

Oink Sep 18th 2009 10:32 pm

Re: Canadians' Sense of Humour?
 

Originally Posted by Flogger (Post 7944044)
Chris Rock isn't racist.If you are referring to his "N" rant,then listen to it.

I quite like Rich Hall, couldn't listen to him much but in small doses he's funny for an American. Chris Rock is just annoying.

el_richo Sep 18th 2009 10:37 pm

Re: Canadians' Sense of Humour?
 

Originally Posted by Flogger (Post 7944044)
Chris Rock isn't racist.If you are referring to his "N" rant,then listen to it.

I find him racist. The use of the N word is racist no matter your skin colour in my opinion. You can't have it both ways.

Chris Rock also comments in a racist way to white people.

Flogger Sep 18th 2009 10:39 pm

Re: Canadians' Sense of Humour?
 

Originally Posted by Oink (Post 7944055)
I quite like Rich Hall, couldn't listen to him much but in small doses he's funny for an American. Chris Rock is just annoying.

Yes he is good.Not seen him do stand up,only on top gear, QI,etc.

Alan2005 Sep 18th 2009 10:47 pm

Re: Canadians' Sense of Humour?
 

Originally Posted by PrairieSushi (Post 7944051)
Lister scrumping for cars isn't social commentary? What about Rimmer's middle class angst?

Just let my kids watch the 1st ... like Monty Python and the Holy Grail peasants are grimy & ill informed ... but what's changed?

It all depends on who is on the receiving end and if they find it funny.

The entire premise of a show like death to us part was the social commentary. But yeah, you are right pretty much all comedy is going to have at least elements of it.

PrairieSushi Sep 18th 2009 10:51 pm

Re: Canadians' Sense of Humour?
 

Originally Posted by Alan2005 (Post 7944091)
The entire premise of a show like death to us part was the social commentary. But yeah, you are right pretty much all comedy is going to have at least elements of it.

Otherwise it ain't funny :(

Got to admit that Garnet was a gem :)

Archie Bunker? Well, yep ...

Alan2005 Sep 18th 2009 10:52 pm

Re: Canadians' Sense of Humour?
 

Originally Posted by el_richo (Post 7944070)
I find him racist. The use of the N word is racist no matter your skin colour in my opinion. You can't have it both ways.

Chris Rock also comments in a racist way to white people.

I don't think he's racist. The use of the N word has changed and the meaning subverted in the context he uses it. I quite like it when that happens to words - e.g. gay now meaning 'a bit crap'. Still even tho I don't see him as racist, he isn't funny and is annoying. Just his voice is enough to irritate the crap out of me.

PrairieSushi Sep 18th 2009 10:56 pm

Re: Canadians' Sense of Humour?
 

Originally Posted by Alan2005 (Post 7944106)
e.g. gay now meaning 'a bit crap'.

Not in Alberda ... ;)

Butch Cassidy Sep 18th 2009 10:58 pm

Re: Canadians' Sense of Humour?
 

Originally Posted by PrairieSushi (Post 7944114)
Not in Alberda ... ;)

no here it means voting NDP and not watching Hockey ;)

PrairieSushi Sep 18th 2009 11:02 pm

Re: Canadians' Sense of Humour?
 

Originally Posted by Butch Cassidy (Post 7944122)
no here it means voting NDP and not watching Hockey ;)

Voted NDP in protest at the last election and haven't seen a hockey game in a while .... errrr :huh:

Butch Cassidy Sep 18th 2009 11:04 pm

Re: Canadians' Sense of Humour?
 

Originally Posted by PrairieSushi (Post 7944131)
Voted NDP in protest at the last election and haven't seen a hockey game in a while .... errrr :huh:

Out of interest why vote NDP in protest (I am not saying it is a good or bad thing btw)

Flogger Sep 18th 2009 11:04 pm

Re: Canadians' Sense of Humour?
 

Originally Posted by Alan2005 (Post 7944106)
I don't think he's racist. The use of the N word has changed and the meaning subverted in the context he uses it. I quite like it when that happens to words - e.g. gay now meaning 'a bit crap'. Still even tho I don't see him as racist, he isn't funny and is annoying. Just his voice is enough to irritate the crap out of me.

a voice that could peel wallpaper. I agree that he isn't racist though.

PrairieSushi Sep 18th 2009 11:07 pm

Re: Canadians' Sense of Humour?
 

Originally Posted by Butch Cassidy (Post 7944135)
Out of interest why vote NDP in protest (I am not saying it is a good or bad thing btw)

One step above eating my ballot paper.

Harper is my MP and he's a waste of space ... a traffic pylon would be more effective.

Butch Cassidy Sep 18th 2009 11:08 pm

Re: Canadians' Sense of Humour?
 

Originally Posted by PrairieSushi (Post 7944144)
One step above eating my ballot paper.

Harper is my MP and he's a waste of space ... a traffic pylon would be more effective.

Yeah but why not Vote liberal? or was the NDP candidate 'more likely' to win?

PrairieSushi Sep 18th 2009 11:15 pm

Re: Canadians' Sense of Humour?
 

Originally Posted by Butch Cassidy (Post 7944147)
Yeah but why not Vote liberal? or was the NDP candidate 'more likely' to win?

Good question ... I'll ask my psychoanalyst next time I see them ;)

Didn't think the NDP candidate had a hope in hell of winning, but I approved of her policies.

As much maligned as Winnipeg may be by some, it's an NDP stronghold and it's a very nice city to spend time in (the downtown core after dark excluded).

The Liberals just make me think bribery & corruption :(


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