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From General Discussion / Je Suis Charlie - Where Murder And Humor Have Met
Posted 9 Jan 15 14:14
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Quote: Jean Le Fete

I raise a glass to our French brothers and sisters! Long live satire!

VIVA La France!!!!Viva La France!!!!




Spot on!

 
From General Discussion / Je Suis Charlie - Where Murder And Humor Have Met
Posted 9 Jan 15 14:10
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Quote: queen mudder

He Drew First:

http://i.imgur.com/pGkhIoK.jpg



Very apt, Mudder, very apt.

 
From General Discussion / Je Suis Charlie - Where Murder And Humor Have Met
Posted 8 Jan 15 14:31
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As you know, yesterday three gunmen entered the offices of Charlie Hebdo, a French satirical magazine, and killed twelve people.

The magazine was known for its biting satire and has several times depicted Mohamed in a mocking fashion. It is considered a damnable sin in Islam to make any sort of picture of their Prophet.

The office of Charlie had been firebombed in 2011. The editor and staff had been often been sent death threats. On January 7th those threats were made real.

Satire has always been a sword that cannot be seen. Wielding it has often brought pain and death upon those using it. The Turkish humor magazine Girgir and others like it (Turkey surprisingly has a wealth of humor magazines) has often been hassled and threatened by government forces when it dared go too far with its ribbing of the State. The British magazine Private Eye got sued and nearly destroyed by publisher Robert Maxwell when it said he looked like a criminal (which he was). Somehow, miraculously, the sharp edged Eulenspiegel took birth in and survived in the repressive Communist East Germany and now thrives in the reunited land. The same could not be said for the brave and bold Simplicissimus which was started in 1896 but was fined by Kaiser Wilhelm in 1898 and the publisher had to spend 5 years in exile in Switzerland. It was reborn several times and finally expired in 1967. Even The Spoof I'm sure has received its share of hate email.

Now we have a religion that has factions therein which does not tolerate anything said against it. This is not new. Christianity in the time of the Inquisition was the same. When religion dominates the minds of too many then those minds cannot stand any form of questioning. Religion so often takes itself too seriously.

These men who did this cannot stand any form of lightness or levity. Their minds and spirits can only understand darkness and a living inner death. That is why they can so easily deal that same death out to those who don't agree with them.

Now it turns out that one of the policemen killed in the attack was himself a Moslem. They have killed one of their own in cold blood without the slightest remorse.

Please, in all seriousness, pause at the end of the reading of this article and have a moment of silence in honor of those who died and were wounded in Paris. If you feel strongly enough put up a poster that says, as did the banners of the thousands in France who massed on the streets of Paris yesterday to support Charlie, "Je Suis Charlie."- I am Charlie. Or a bumper sticker. Or an arm band.

Anyone who has ever written satire knows that it is not easy.





 
From News Discussion / Sorry Ladies, Charles Manson Is About to be Taken Off the Market
Posted 27 Nov 14 14:14
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Five aces on this one!

 
From General Discussion / Iraqi TV turns to satire in war against Islamic State
Posted 5 Nov 14 11:25
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Sounds like they have quite a developed sense of humor. I probably would too after being sodomized by the Western powers for the last decade.

 
From General Discussion / Robin Williams. Damn.
Posted 17 Aug 14 14:29
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His wife said he had been diagnosed with Parkinson's disease. I can't blame anyone who is 63 and gets an illness like that for clocking out.

 
From General Discussion / Robin Williams. Damn.
Posted 14 Aug 14 04:25
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See 'What Dreams May Come'.
It is very appropriate now.

 
From General Discussion / Apologies for the outages
Posted 3 Aug 14 14:41
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The sign in wasn't working yesterday.
It would just loop around.

 
From News Discussion / Contents Of Lost Briefcase Reveal Who Rules America
Posted 25 Dec 13 20:07
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I like the rare stories that don't take a political side but slam them both.

 
From News Discussion / Ann Coulter's "Take Back The N-Word" Stirs Controversy
Posted 20 Nov 13 00:42
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"part-time Skeletor stunt double" - hilarious!

 
From News Discussion / "Playboy" launches Braille issue
Posted 29 Jun 13 13:08
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Now that is a well written, funny story.
Kudo's to you, Gee Pee!

 
From Magazine Discussion / With Much Fanfare, the NRA Releases Its Version of the New Testament
Posted 27 Jun 13 14:24
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Good one!

 
From News Discussion / The Ultimate Modern Humor Article
Posted 1 May 13 02:59
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The Ultimate Humour Article has now been written.

The rest of you can go home now.

 
From News Discussion / "Frack you America!" states oil and gas industry
Posted 5 Jan 13 21:58
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This is the fracking reality of it!

 
From News Discussion / Muddle-Minded Multimillionaire McAfee Mucks Up Murder Mystery In Middle America
Posted 3 Jan 13 01:07
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Thank you, I worked at it.

 
From Magazine Discussion / NRA Finds Just The Exact Man For Their Propaganda Ministry
Posted 2 Jan 13 23:18
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The talk is not of banning all guns.
I own two myself.
The idea is to ban the use of guns OF MASS DESTRUCTION in public hands. That means guns that can shoot multi bullets rapidly or have magazines of more than 10 bullets.
Why does anyone need more than 10 bullets?
If someone needs more he has mayhem or murder on his mind.

 
From Magazine Discussion / NRA Finds Just The Exact Man For Their Propaganda Ministry
Posted 29 Dec 12 14:26
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Philbert- I really hope that is a joke.

 
From Magazine Discussion / NRA Finds Just The Exact Man For Their Propaganda Ministry
Posted 27 Dec 12 16:43
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Many thanks, Ellie.

 
From Magazine Discussion / NRA Finds Just The Exact Man For Their Propaganda Ministry
Posted 26 Dec 12 15:12
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The NRA promotes guns of mass destruction that have no business being in the hands of non-military personnel.
They support bullets that entirely destroy the body of the person shot.
They claim to be patriots but they are selfish, anti-social misanthropes.

 
From Magazine Discussion / The Initials 'CEO' Now Have A Whole New Meaning
Posted 21 Dec 12 23:16
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Hmmmm..... Life is weird and writing reflects it.
Thanks radio.

 
From News Discussion / NRA President: Guns Don't Kill People But Little Balls of Lead Discharged from Gun Barrels at 3,400 Feet Per Second That Tear through Flesh, Tissue, Bone and Major Organs May Have Teensy Bit to Do with It
Posted 21 Dec 12 23:14
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Good one, Mojo! Title is a killer!

 
From Magazine Discussion / The Initials 'CEO' Now Have A Whole New Meaning
Posted 19 Dec 12 02:47
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OK folks, this article has just gone over the 5,000 hit mark.
That is 5,000 for a MAGAZINE article, for crying out loud.
Magazine articles are lucky to crack 100 normally.

I feel I should get something special for this achievement.

Like getting knighted by the Queen.

Or getting one of Princess Kate's sisters.

Or getting stock in Harry Potter DVD's.

Hmm... I'll just settle for being given the governorship of Bermuda. How is that? Deal?




 
From Magazine Discussion / 2012 Bad Sex Award Winners Announced
Posted 8 Dec 12 02:12
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Funny porny!

 
From News Discussion / Big Bird leads junta: seizes USA! Elections cancelled
Posted 6 Nov 12 16:38
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No! No! Tell me this isn't true!
This is worse than the time Orwell told us about the Martians attacking!
I'm jumping out the window!

 
From News Discussion / Dante's Circles of Hell to Be Augmented - Rep. Todd Akin (R-MO) develops initiative for Republican Party platform
Posted 7 Oct 12 20:54
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Hoo boy!
You really put some effort into this one!
I give you a big 5.
And an A for Effort.

 
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