49 thoughts on “Interviews”

  1. I already own many cushioned posterior seat rests. Your gifts are unneeded. Make broad the way. I’m about to tithe. Do no look. Just kidding, look.

  2. Be careful, Darrell might start scrambling our posts!!!!!!!!!! ANYTHING you say can and will be used against you in the court of Fundyism :^)

    1. But it’s on the internet so it must be true. But even more important, is that these are words uttered by Fundies! If anyone questions they’re veracity, they’re nothing but lost pagans we must mock and ridicule.

        1. I’m obviously not Fundy because I’m so prone to stumble in something as simple as typing :^)

    1. Yes. But funny is a very individual thing. I got tired of it pretty quickly and didn’t watch it to the end.

      “Funny” is an interesting concept. It involves seeing a situation met in an unexpected way, often ineptly. Thus the laughter is at the expense of the hapless fellow.

      For example, sitcom humor often portrays dads as idiots. Humor ensues as they meet situations only to become entangled in their own inexpert and inappropriate responses. They subsequently have to be rescued by their brilliant children or sarcastic wife. I don’t find them humorous as much as I find them painful.

      Then again, scientists have connected tickling and laughter with the pain response. So maybe it isn’t a surprise that the emotional connections are there as well.

    2. I’m guessing that if we knew the people being interviewed it would likely be pretty funny. It’s all about the intended audience, IMO.

  3. Maybe I have PTSD from the black-out post but did anyone else get uncomfortable with the Martin Luther King question and the answers?

    And it was funny for about 30 seconds.

    1. Nope — I cringed a bit with that one. For years our church/school wouldn’t acknowledge MLK day because “he was a rebel.” The Man of gid sure didn’t like him.

      And George Washington and the founding fathers were conformists, right?

      1. All of our Presidents have been colonialists until the current one. I guess you haven’t been staying up to speed on your quickly changing history points of view! 🙂

      2. Yes, we were also actively taught that MLK was a rebel. He should have used other means to change policy. (What other means? We have no idea.) Also, didn’t he have an affair? That immediately disqualified him from being heroic.

        In fact, we never learned about any black history in the 20th century. It all ended at the Civil War, doncha know.

  4. I was also uncomfortable with the MLK references. Must be something to do with where I grew up (about 50% African-American), and the loud outcry the day Dr. King was killed. I also hope that whoever made the video hasn’t been kicked out of school! I doubt the PCC mogs find it even mildly entertaining.

    1. There was a guy across the hall from me at PCC who used to say “pissed” as in “pissed off”. It was all very shocking to me at the time.

        1. No, “pisseth” is present tense.
          But “pissed” has two syllables in 17th-century English.

    2. Isn’t saying “crap”, at this school, worthy of enough demerits to place her a third of the way towards expulsion?

      It seems that they exalted a euphemism to the status of a
      quasi-swear word.

      I suppose because it is used as a euphemism for something considered more vulgar.

  5. I didn’t like the MLK or the Salvation Army bits. Nor the Hitler and Stalin bits. The water and the marijuana bits – those were funny. Most of the rest was – meh.

    1. Off-color and humorous enough in a nasty way to get the approval of the PCC censors?

      Those parts were both ludicrous enough that you could dismissive them, while allowing the not-so-subtle racism in under the guise of it just being a joke.

      Fundamentalism teaches people how to avoid responsibility in an effective manner and how to snipe their targets in a way designed to let them avoid criticism.

      1. I didn’t intend to watch it all, but I honestly thought it was pretty funny in a very dry sort of way. And if anyone thought the references to neo-nazis or MLK was offensive, then please don’t watch or listen to ANY current comedian or comedy show such as SNL.

        Making jokes out of offensive things is what a lot of humor is all about.

        1. Just remind yourself of that counsel the next time you get offended over something. Honestly, would you want someone making jokes about your mother? Or her murder, maybe? Or about your race? Or your character?

          I don’t watch SNL or much comedy.

          I like Jon Stewart. He makes jokes about absurd political positions.

          The Scripture says something about those who call good “evil” and call evil “good.” It also says this:

          “As a mad man who casteth firebrands, arrows, and death, So is the man that deceiveth his neighbour, and saith, Am not I in sport?”

          That is not the kind of person I want to be.

  6. I watched the whole thing and if I can’t get my four minutes back, can someone at least provide me with some Grey Goose?

    I failed to see anything worthy of even half a chuckle. I’m beginning to wonder if subjecting guinea pigs (AKA teenagers) to this will be some kind of OSHA violation or something.

    Maybe I’m too old for this.

  7. This is retarded and his journalism skills suck. It sounds like an 8 year old asking the same question over and over. I couldn’t finish.

  8. Guy who did this thinks he’s clever.

    Guy, if you’re reading this, you’re not. Heck, even if you’re not reading this, you’re not.

  9. I fear that when we are rule oriented and see God as a ruthless judge, this is what comedy is lowered to….anything more would be compromising and God would strike you dead–or at least the MoG would shame you to the point you wish you were dead.

  10. Is this for real or is this a bunch of students giving smartass nonsensical answers just to get a rise out of the interviewer? No college student could possibly be that dumb or ignorant, or clueless.

  11. As Darrell explained, it seems to be the old gag where you ask questions and get people’s answers, and then switch the questions so that their answers are inappropriate for the questions.

    For example:
    Q: What do you think of Jesus?
    A: I love him and I want to be more like him.
    Then you edit the recording and insert a new question, to get:
    Q: What do you think of Osama Bin Laden?
    A: I love him and I want to be more like him.

    Occasionally, it’s funny when a highly-skilled humorist does this, but it isn’t as easy as it looks.

    1. A variation of this strategy used to be a favorite bit with DJs:
      Ask questions, and then play sound bites of popular songs as the answers.

      Q: How was Secretary Clinton’s press conference?
      A: She wore an itsy-bitsy, teeny-weeny, yellow polka-dot bikini.

      Q: Who was the most popular speaker at the recent CPAC conference?
      A: It was a one-eyed, one-horned, flyin’ purple people eater.

      Much merriment ensues.

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