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schizophrenic
(acolyte)
10/15/06 11:31 PM
I'm pretty much begging to have my ass kicked. new [re: 96dbFreak]  

Stu:
A Review


After months of searching, I think I've finally found an upside to all these recent school shootings: more fodder for the Stu comedy mill. Yes, it seems that by combining his contempt for all humanity with a topical "hot-button" issue, Stu has finally come up with a solution. And that solution is laughter.

A particularly subtle touch is the way he once again mentions burgers when making fun of Americans (his favourite target). Stu understands that every good comedian needs a trademark, and with the simple image of the burger, that undying staple of the American diet (something Stu has undoubtedly researched meticulously), he's hit on a surefire way of identifying himself for decades to come, or at least until he dies. Which, I might add, should be pretty soon. He's really old and probably has cancer or something.

Also worth noting is his attention to detail and accuracy. Clearly, Stu had done his homework. One can almost see him taking notes as he watches reports on CNN, chuckling to himself as he turns pain and tragedy into pure comedic gold. This perceptive, journalistic eye is the sign of a good writer, and though he probably won't be remembered by anyone until long after his death (which, like I said, should be really soon), his memory wil go on and on and on, much like his famous arguments with absolutely anyone who didn't find him funny.

You know, when I read about that Amish school shooting in the paper, the first thing I thought to myself was: I wonder how Stu's gonna make this funny? Well, I now have my answer, and am much richer for it. Thank you, Stu.

I'm a kid
And I love CANDY!!!


96dbFreak
(acolyte)
10/16/06 00:23 AM
Re: I'm pretty much begging to have my ass kicked. new [re: schizophrenic]  

You're welcome. You know, if you put "Americans have no sense of irony" into Google you get 872 references for that phrase. Strangely, most of the links are to writings that attempt to refute that assertion.

5 results for: irony

–noun, plural -nies.

1.the use of words to convey a meaning that is the opposite of its literal meaning: the irony of her reply, “How nice!” when I said I had to work all weekend.

2.Literature.

a. a technique of indicating, as through character or plot development, an intention or attitude opposite to that which is actually or ostensibly stated as in “I’m American and I understand irony, now pass me that burger before I shoot you”

b. (esp. in contemporary writing) a manner of organizing a work so as to give full expression to contradictory or complementary impulses, attitudes, etc., esp. as a means of indicating detachment from a subject, theme, or emotion.

3.SOCRATIC IRONY.

4.DRAMATIC IRONY.

5.an outcome of events contrary to what was, or might have been, expected.

6.the incongruity of this.

7.an objectively sardonic style of speech or writing.

8.an objectively or humorously sardonic utterance, disposition, quality, etc.

—Synonyms 1, 2. IRONY, SARCASM, SATIRE indicate mockery of something or someone. The essential feature of IRONY is the indirect presentation of a contradiction between an action or expression and the context in which it occurs. In the figure of speech, emphasis is placed on the opposition between the literal and intended meaning of a statement; one thing is said and its opposite implied, as in the comment, “Beautiful weather, isn't it?” made when it is raining or nasty. Ironic literature exploits, in addition to the rhetorical figure, such devices as character development, situation, and plot to stress the paradoxical nature of reality or the contrast between an ideal and actual condition, set of circumstances, etc., frequently in such a way as to stress the absurdity present in the contradiction between substance and form. IRONY differs from SARCASM in greater subtlety and wit. In SARCASM ridicule or mockery is used harshly, often crudely and contemptuously, for destructive purposes. It may be used in an indirect manner, and have the form of irony, as in “What a fine musician you turned out to be!” or it may be used in the form of a direct statement, “You couldn't play one piece correctly if you had two assistants.” The distinctive quality of SARCASM is present in the spoken word and manifested chiefly by vocal inflection, whereas SATIRE and IRONY, arising originally as literary and rhetorical forms, are exhibited in the organization or structuring of either language or literary material. SATIRE usually implies the use of irony or sarcasm for censorious or critical purposes and is often directed at public figures or institutions, conventional behavior, political situations, etc.


You know, I don’t think it’s true that Americans have no sense of irony. Why, here you are taking me to task for having a callous attitude to the multitude of deaths caused by the inadequacy of America’s gun laws, while at the same time wishing me a swift death. Now isn’t that ironic? Or is it an attempt at satire? Or is it just that your screen name describes your mental state and the prime characteristic of your posts?

Stu
Get Bowie Back Downunder


schizophrenic
(acolyte)
10/16/06 00:48 AM
Re: I'm pretty much begging to have my ass kicked. new [re: 96dbFreak]  

In reply to:

You know, I don’t think it’s true that Americans have no sense of irony. Why, here you are taking me to task for having a callous attitude to the multitude of deaths caused by the inadequacy of America’s gun laws, while at the same time wishing me a swift death. Now isn’t that ironic? Or is it an attempt at satire? Or is it just that your screen name describes your mental state and the prime characteristic of your posts?


1. I'm not American.

2. I don't particularly care about your attitude, or how you choose to ignore the cancerous spread that's clearly eating away at your brain tissue. I'm just being an asshole because I find your own attempts at satire cringe-inducingly lame.

3. Yes.

I'm a kid
And I love CANDY!!!


96dbFreak
(acolyte)
10/16/06 03:56 AM
Re: I'm pretty much begging to have my ass kicked. new [re: schizophrenic]  

In reply to:

1. I'm not American.


Get out. Really? I never would have guessed. You behave like a complete asshole so well.

Kiwi?

Stu
Get Bowie Back Downunder


Marquis
(wise like orangutan)
10/16/06 10:55 AM
Catch a fire new [re: 96dbFreak]  

In reply to:

Go in with all guns blazing (literally)


So...their guns are on fire? SWEET!

Put it to his head and said, "Ya scared ain't ya?"
He said, "Hustler for death, no Heaven for a gangsta."


schizophrenic
(acolyte)
10/16/06 12:13 PM
Re: I'm pretty much begging to have my ass kicked. new [re: 96dbFreak]  

In reply to:

Kiwi?


First you call me an asshole, then you offer me fruit. I swear, you Aussies are so strange sometimes.

I'm a kid
And I love CANDY!!!


96dbFreak
(acolyte)
10/16/06 05:17 PM
Re: I'm pretty much begging to have my ass kicked. new [re: schizophrenic]  

In reply to:

I swear, you Aussies are so strange sometimes.


Don't chuck a haka.

Stu
Get Bowie Back Downunder


EJ
(byroad singer)
10/17/06 05:51 AM
Closed Shop new [re: twozpots]  

In reply to:

It was decided by the site administrator to ban anyone from this thread who were agreeing that this was a good idea.

Mel - Bowiezone Moderator


Apart from the fact that it is pretty unclear who agreed to what in this thread your idea of pre-emptive banning only goes to show what I suspected after first posting in the 9/11 thread there: persecution complex. Not very helpful if you are moderating an international group which is likely and meant to consist of a wide range of characters and ideas. But then again Bowie Zone doesn't seem to be interested in that.

And I want to believe that a light's shining through somehow


theidiot2
(wild eyed peoploid)
10/17/06 06:07 AM
Re: Closed Shop new [re: EJ]  

In reply to:

the fact that it is pretty unclear who agreed to what in this thread


For example: I hadn't posted in this thread at all and was banned before I'd had the chance in BowieZone.


Temperature's rising, but any idiot would know that...

Froggy Starlust
(acolyte)
10/17/06 08:54 AM
Re: I'm pretty much begging to have my ass kicked. new [re: 96dbFreak]  

Canehdian.

Salad Insane V2


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