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Re: “Homophobic material nixed from Kennywood dive show

PittRepublican... I think we may agree. It isn't the stereotypes themselves that are necessarily the problem, because the parody humor lies in the rediculousness of it. It is the NEGATIVE portrayal of others that is the real issue here. And like you said, if the Captain turned out to be gay and instead of using the weak "We'll have none of that here!" Line, then you would have an even funnier skit and at the same time CELEBRATE the fact that Humans are all unique and great in their own way. America is great because of the dynamic environment created in our diversity, our free market economy, and our freedom to express ideas in an open forum. When only ONE person has the loudspeaker such as during this skit, then others have to speak up and be heard like Mary Hawk did so we can improve on the messages and ideas that are being broadcast.

Posted by American Socrates on 06/01/2007 at 9:36 AM

Re: “Homophobic material nixed from Kennywood dive show

Just to answer the "Devil's Advocate"... I ask, why do you have to make fun of others to entertain? If a writer is That lazy and talentless that they are unable to think of humorous content that doesn't rely on stereotypes and childish name calling, then the writer should reconsider their career choice. Plain and simple. Humor is to make people laugh. Do that without degrading or promoting stereotypes and you have your answer, and MUCH Better entertainment!

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Posted by American Socrates on 05/31/2007 at 1:18 PM

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