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Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by ThatOne, Mar 1, 2015.
Where did gastrof go? I was looking forward to more demands.
I thought it was mildly amusing, but not offensive in the slightest. It's just satire, people.
Funny. The more absurdly true something is the funnier it can be in my opinion. That's the thing about comedy we laugh at most things because they are true. Even Gilbert Gottfried's untimely Tsunami jokes were funny but at the same time poor timing for our PC world. They are just jokes and seriously folks when we're too cowered to make even the most stupid jokes we've lost a little more of our freedom.
I want to make clear that I did not see this at all in the skit, but from what I've read, I think some people got butthurt because they saw it as comparing the US Army to ISIS.
I think that's a real stretch.
It was more like going off to college.
But the ad it was a parody of was about going to the army.
I thought the original ad was for Ford?
I think IRL they go to a local MEPS station who then transfers recruits to their destination. End results is the same though, I guess.
The original ad was for Toyota, but the storyline in the ad was a father taking his daughter off to college, only you realize when they get to the airport that she's going off to the Army, not college. It's one of those ads that's designed to make you feel good and doesn't really talk about the car at all.
The original Toyota ad is posted up-thread. Too lazy to find it.
More than a stretch. In fact, the COMEDY comes from the opposite rather than a similarity. So, they are using ISIS as the opposite of the US Army.
What??? Why not?? Teenagers are usually looking for "something". Mostly, they find it in the US or in a positive endeavor of some sort.
Teenagers, in general, do not think (or really understand?) the actual consequences of their actions....boys or girls. They are not developmentally "there" yet. That's why drug use, risk taking, teen pregnancies, etc. etc. so often occur.
That being the case, why WOULDN'T a teenager be attracted to manipulation, perhaps money, flattery, promises (unfulfilled) of other things??
it's no different than any other cult...since ISIS is a cult. It preys on vulnerable people and teenagers are often the most vulnerable.
Jeebus, not just teens but what about Heaven's Gate or the Branch Davidians. Jim Jones. Or the Tea Party?
Yes, totally agree. A lot of people are looking for something to 'belong to' or 'follow', as you said.
I was just pointing out the teenagers since that what SNL focused on and that's what the poster, above, was discussing in his post. But, yes....many people are vulnerable to ISIS type manipulation, for sure!
I never said people weren't susceptible. It's obvious some are. I said they're crazy. I should have added IMO.