9 users responded " House, MD, save America: why we need sarcasm "

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Uruk said,         
July 9 2010

I just read a quote on your Facebook page:

“God, Please protect me from your followers.”

I thought that one was a pretty good sarcasm moment!

Pretty much anything from the British show called “The IT Crowd”. I couldn’t being to tell you all the things I found to be funny due to sarcasm on that show.

“That Mitchell and Webb Look” is another British comedy that has a good bit of sarcasm, too.

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Uruk said,         
July 9 2010

Oh, here’s some more sarcasm for you:

http://www.thedailyshow.com/watch/wed-july-7-2010/wish-you-weren-t-here

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Sarah said,         
July 12 2010

Thanks for the video, Okun. I’ll be sure to check out the IT Crowd of which you speak.
I think one of my favorite sarcasm moments was when my brother and I were (deliberately) annoying our dad. Then I asked, “Dad, what’s it like having kids?”
“Oh, it’s wonderful, Sarah. It’s just a question of which moment is better than the next.”
And did I mention we were all adults when this was happening?

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Sarah said,         
July 12 2010

As to your Daily Show video, I’m a Colbert woman all the way, Okun, but you pointed out to me what I never fully realized: the Daily Show and Colbert Report are pretty much all about sarcasm. No doubt that’s why they’re so effective! It’s all basically being sarcastic about Fox News and the like.

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The Big Blue Frog said,         
July 12 2010

When I try to use sarcasm, I always end up having to explain myself, because most people these days don’t fully appreciate or understand it.

When I read about the ‘hypnotism’ by the preacher in this post, it made me think of every Invitational hymn I’ve heard in every Southern Baptist church I’ve ever attended. Everyone’s heads are bowed, which is a hard position to hold and still breathe properly. All eyes are closed, which makes one instantly open to suggestion. Then, when everyone is in this receptive state, the choir drones on in a minor key about how Jesus is knocking on some door or waiting for you to make a decision. It’s a pretty sophisticated shtick.

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The Big Blue Frog said,         
July 12 2010

Sorry, I meant the other post. Not this one. (RE: hypnotism)

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Sarah said,         
July 13 2010

@Blue Frog– I agree, it is sophisticated, although I’m willing to give many religious people the benefit of the doubt that they didn’t orchestrate this in order to trick people.
Hmmm…

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The Brit said,         
July 20 2010

You should come to England (in the UK, stuck between Wales and Scotland). Sarcasm is our daily bread.

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Sarah said,         
July 21 2010

@Brit–
I love England, and I’m not being sarcastic.
And Hugh Laurie, who plays House, is English, right?

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