Friday, July 16, 2010

Funny or Die not funny?

Rashida Jones at the Austin, TX premiere of I ...Image via Wikipedia
Is it just me, or are the "funny or die" Youtube videos not very funny? I found this one the other day with Natalie Portman and Rashida Jones (I have no idea who the latter one is) making a tribute to . . . chickens? It's one of these videos that reminds me of a sketch from a slow night on one of the late night shows, like Jimmy Kimmel, Dave Letterman, of Jimmy Kimmel. The Youtube video is supposed to be funny and you could force yourself to laugh over it, but it's not something that you would post on Facebook or Google search later.








In another note, Hollywood and the mainstream media do this all the time. They turn out sketches or satire articles that are supposed to be funny, but they're not. Take a recent article from Onion.com about gays in the military as another example. Cutting through all of the bull crap and Onion gay bias, the basic assumption of the article is that, if you oppose gay anything, you're basically a closet gay. By the same token, if you opposed Christian anything, are you a closet Christian? If you dislike rap music, are you a closet rapper? More importantly, when most people read it that aren't gay (and yes, most people aren't), then you run into a situation where they're not laughing at the jokes in the article. However, Hollywood doesn't care, and they keep printing crap that most Americans wouldn't find funny, wouldn't share with friends, and most likely feel like they've been gay raped for even having read or watched in the first place.

Natalie Portman: 




The saddest part about all this is that there are genuinely funny videos on Youtube, like this parody of a American Psycho with a Mexican that I found. People need to start sharing these types of articles, instead of just parroting out crap from Hollywood.




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