Night On Town Fails To Rekindle Fading Business Relationship | The Onion – America's Finest News Source
Funny and may help to think about distinctions in relationships. This one is in terms of a business alliance which takes on a romantic connotation.
Technorati tags: humor, social-network, business, relationships
Comedy Central – Media Player
A Daily Show piece (video) on an attempt to sell a tofu-based product to anthropology students. They could have used the "anthropo-" prefix for something else.
Actually, that product has a site too. Ah, well…
Technorati tags: humor, anthropology
(Spoof) Native-American Realtor Doesn't Believe In His Job | The Onion – America's Finest News Source
Broadcast in late September but quite relevant in the context of Columbus Day along with the upcoming U.S. Thanksgiving Day.
(Canadian Thanksgiving Day, which happened yesterday, on the same day as Columbus Day in the U.S., doesn't necessarily carry the same narrative about relations between Native Americans and European settlers.)
Technorati tags: humor, native american, ownership, land
The Old Negro Space Program
Very explicit (be warned: some foul language) but well-done. Good use of different speech styles.
Pretty funny. Good anti-racism work.
Plays on many aspects of US culture, including European-American Afrocentrists, moralistic pseudo-tolerance, and emotional manipulation. If you will. 😉
Of course, its main effect is to talk about prejudice and make people think about the impact of discrimination. Johnny Brown, who plays “Suitcase Jefferson,” has done a wonderful job of playing the stereotypical Old African-American storyteller. Many people might still perceive African-Americans in such a stereotypical light.
Some funny comments in the guestbook.
Piled Higher and Deeper
HARVARD PRESIDENT AGREES TO WEAR DRESS FOR A YEAR
A fairly funny piece of fake news from the uneven wit of Borowitz. This stands out to me:
But the so-called “Tootsie deal” is receiving mixed reviews from some at Harvard, such as classics professor Croughton Davies, who today said that forcing Mr. Summers to wear a dress for a year “blurs the line between disciplinary action and fraternity hazing.”
“I’m not sure if being president of Harvard is worth a tinker’s dam if it means vamping around Harvard Yard like some sort of Ivy League tranny,” Professor Davies said. “Larry Summers wasn’t a bad-looking man, but he is one absolutely hideous woman.”