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Old June 6th, 2005, 11:08 AM   #46
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Originally Posted by Robert Knecht Schmidt
Luis, I agree with you that the essential (that which we can control) gives us a deeper and more potent source of comedy and drama than the accidental (that which we cannot control).

Yet I see nothing fundamentally wrong with being able to laugh at the victories or failures that exist in the accidental. After all, what vouchsafes the accidental as sacred?

I see nothing fundamentally wrong with being able to laugh at the accidental either. I was only stating that there is a fundamental difference in sourcing comedy from that which we can control versus that which we cannot.
I think the approaches, and the results, are fairly different.

Neither one is "sacred" in my opinion. I didn't mean to give that impression.
I've always been a firm believer that absolutely nothing is sacred when it comes to comedy. Now, that doesn't mean that making fun of anything is funny... only that nothing should be out of bounds.

Whether or not it's actually funny is still up for grabs.
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Old June 6th, 2005, 11:30 AM   #47
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i totally agree with you luis, what different people think are funny is like day and night. one adult might think team america is drop dead hilarious another would think it was the dumbest thing they have ever seen in there entire life. whatever you concieve as funny is what you think and is acceptable to you whether it be a handicapped person (handiman from in living color), tom green, robin williams, or sandford and son.

now if you are trying to gear a movie towards a way bigger audience, then he took the wrong approach. he's got a creative mind and doesnt limit it.

keep on, keepin' on man.
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Old June 7th, 2005, 06:06 PM   #48
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2 cents

The short was not bad. I chuckled when he got hit. I have a twisted sense of humor too.

My brother and I did a comedic stuff animal porno about 3 years ago, as a joke, bored we were that day. MANY people have viewed it and loved it. Obviously I wouldn't post a link here, but my point is there were several of my friends that would never watch anything in the xxx category that loved it also. Heck my mother in law about died laughing. Never judge a movie by its name.

BTW it wasn't a those sick stuff puppet porns you may have heard about online. I used loveable characters, lol...
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Old June 9th, 2005, 09:41 AM   #49
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Bryan, I've watched the short a few times now and laughed every time. It's irreverent, wacked, and altogether fun. I wouldn't accuse you of being overly politically correct, but I appreciate the clip for what it is.
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Old June 10th, 2005, 05:13 PM   #50
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Hmmm, just think Bryan, if you'd used 'Village Idiot' instead of 'Retard' we wouldn't have this wonderful thread.
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Old June 10th, 2005, 05:39 PM   #51
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Rename it to Freddy the Precognative Retarded Vegatarian Scientologist and Democrat, and you might get another 8 pages of replies.

Anyways, funny movie. For some reason, these days, people think they have the right not to be offended. If you're not going to watch the movie, then don't. The title is a warning of things to come. If you were offended, you really just become a tally mark. Eight paragraph long reasons why people shouldn't make fun of others in their movies is an even bigger waste of time than some claimed the movie to be.
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