Wined & dined in one of London's top restaurants, maybe take in a west-end show or go see the new Caravaggio exhibition at the RA...or what about an open top tour of the city
Er....No....I thought we might go and feed the squirrels.
Nice one Duke
You old romantic
US child killings - my view on the subs and postings
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Wined & dined in one of London's top restaurants, maybe take in a west-end show or go see the new Caravaggio exhibition at the RA...or what about an open top tour of the cityPosted 2 years ago #
There is no humour in the senseless killing of 6 year olds in a school.
There is plenty of satire to be had from the advertising of the gun used by the killer:
For example, if I had l33t Photoshop skillz, then I'd put a montage of all of the children killed together with the Bushmaster logo and "Your Man Card has been reissued" slogan. THAT would be satire.
Or a picture of the school with a strapline of "Bushmaster: Ask about our childcare program" or "The 2nd Amendment: Keeping kids off the streets since 1788"
..and you can just imagine the emergency 'damage limitation' meetings being held in the boardrooms of bushmaster et al
Gerry, I was an 18year old skint student. Lunch did follow, at an Italian. She'd stopped bleeding by then, but I have to admit it still cast something of a cloud and ardour went unrewarded. We'd done culture anyway, when I'd tried to take her to a Def Leppard concert (her Dad prohibited). Why am I revisiting this?
That clears that up then: the only satire to be had from the tragedy is pre-approved satire from JohnA. I thought it might be a bit crass to use the images of dead kids to make a political point, but each to their own.
I suggest we call an amnesty and no more arguing. I spent the day I wrote my initial comment at a family funeral and was feeling a bit sensitive as to the treatment of death, but I stand by what I wrote. STOP. Please.
I don't think anyone, apart from johnA's suggestions , have overstepped the mark. The NRAs position is there for satirising. But there should be no blanket ban in a subject
Ladies and gentlemen of the chat room, I can only apologise for the below.
JohnA, are you really that much of a prick. THAT is not satire, that's classless humour that you will no doubt think is edgy you fucking moron. How is using the images of murdered children in Any way satire. I can't help bit think you come on here to tell everyone else there not funny, share your pearls of comic wisdom, and then post shit like the above. I did bump a sub of your subs yesterday. It was tagged with flounce because you had a little tantrum because noone commented. There's a reason for that. Your not funny and the above has just proven that you knob.
You've been away for a while, why not fuck off again. Save you a bit of time, I'll let everyone know they're shit for you. Wanker
Explaining to your worried kids that they are far less likely to be shot at school than someone from a country that allows people to own assault rifles is not fun. Some subjects of satire are best approached with sensitivity, and maybe a little distance in time.
Oh puleeze Bourbon you're trying so hard to be politically correct, you've forgotten how to be satirical. Or even funny. Or even human. How would you know the difference between satire and "classless humour"?
The entire point is that America's willingness to accept firearms to be owned by anybody, means that innocents will be killed because "anybody" means psychopaths (like Adam Lanza), the seriously mentally ill, hoodlums and drug addicts.
John Oliver (Brit on "The Today Show with Jon Stewart") put it this way:
Which means the insanity will continue.
As I said there is nothing humorous about the killings of those children, and as a parent of young children myself, I couldn't even bring myself to watch a video montage of the children on the BBC website because it was too upsetting.
But there is plenty of satire in mocking the pretentions of arms manufacturers that their machines of death are badges of masculinity without any reference to the obvious consequences of their manufacture and sale.
Perks has had a go at the NRA. Unfortunately (and unusually for Perks) it was overlong, unfocussed and most of all unfunny. It neither skewered what the NRA really stands for nor satirized them in a recognizable way, because satire involves actual investigation of what the target actually believes or says.
But this is why I don't bother interacting with NB any more, because instead of attacking an argument with reasonable responses, some NB commenters just resort to personal abuse, probably because they can't manage the tough stuff of reasoned debate or challenges to their fuzzy thinking.
Or maybe this place is just full of unfunny cunts, whose sole idea of biting satire is mocking the Isle of Wight.
Well done. About 200 words of you completely missing the point, and proving my point at the same time.
Using the images of those children against the gun that killed is not satire. It is sick. And like you not funny. Nothing to do with political correctness, but a limit of taste.
But in you lovely well thought out piece of bollocks you do what you do best. If you read perks' piece, the underlying point is the ridiculas ways we can indroduce more guns to protect. That is satirising the issue. And there are enough comments to say he may have got it right.
But you seem to have this warped idea of comedy that means you have a believe your view is the only valid one on the genre. If I was wrong you would have said you didn't find it funny.
But you will now continue to say I'm wrong and you're right. I tell you what John old boy. Let put a pic of some of Saviles victims next to a pic of him touching himself saying now then now then now then. I'm sure you will find that hilarious.
I stick by everything I said before. You may not be a prick, but you do a very good job of coming across as one
Sorry JohnA. Forgot to ask. Do you like biscuits?
If you had any reasonable debate to offer us Johnners, we'd be happy to join in, but since your basic standpoint is "I don't care what you say, I'm right, here are some more out of date or irrelevant facts" people resort to calling you a moron because:
1 It's pointless arguing with you; and,
2 You are.
JohnA, your 'keeping kids off the street' comment was the only sick joke I've heard about this case, so well done on being a massive hypocrite.
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