Comments on: We loves teh funny! http://www.historiann.com/2008/02/03/we-loves-teh-funny/ History and sexual politics, 1492 to the present Sat, 20 Sep 2014 07:56:15 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.2 By: Knitting Clio http://www.historiann.com/2008/02/03/we-loves-teh-funny/comment-page-1/#comment-1616 Sun, 02 Mar 2008 12:47:21 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/2008/02/03/we-loves-teh-funny/#comment-1616 Just heard that Kimmel has made a companion to this with Ben Affleck. Too funny!

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By: Historiann http://www.historiann.com/2008/02/03/we-loves-teh-funny/comment-page-1/#comment-209 Sun, 03 Feb 2008 23:57:27 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/2008/02/03/we-loves-teh-funny/#comment-209 Heather–I don’t try to explain Sarah Silverman, even to myself! (Teaching only pre-1800 women’s history, SS doesn’t really come up too often with students…)

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By: Heather Munro Prescott http://www.historiann.com/2008/02/03/we-loves-teh-funny/comment-page-1/#comment-207 Sun, 03 Feb 2008 21:38:31 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/2008/02/03/we-loves-teh-funny/#comment-207 P.S. How do you explain this type of post-PC humor to colleagues in Women’s Studies? I have the same issue with disability humor created by and for disabled individuals.

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By: Heather Munro Prescott http://www.historiann.com/2008/02/03/we-loves-teh-funny/comment-page-1/#comment-205 Sun, 03 Feb 2008 21:27:35 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/2008/02/03/we-loves-teh-funny/#comment-205 I also think this is hilarious, as is some other work by Silverman.

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By: Historiann http://www.historiann.com/2008/02/03/we-loves-teh-funny/comment-page-1/#comment-202 Sun, 03 Feb 2008 19:40:33 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/2008/02/03/we-loves-teh-funny/#comment-202 Ari, sadly, I never watch movies–at least not new ones. Here in Pottersville, we don’t get all that many that I want to see. It’s something I’m hoping to re-discover in middle-age (which is of course a LONG way off for Historiann, even though I keep nodding off at 9:15 p.m. on the odd night that I find a recent DVD I want to see…)

I find that Silverman’s humor can be hit-or-miss, but when it hits, it’s great, as in the above vid.

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By: Ari http://www.historiann.com/2008/02/03/we-loves-teh-funny/comment-page-1/#comment-201 Sun, 03 Feb 2008 19:28:05 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/2008/02/03/we-loves-teh-funny/#comment-201 Yeah, this was over at Unfogged a few days back (as usual, we historians are behind the pop culture curve). They had a long and lively (not really) discussion that pivoted on: Sarah Silverman = funny? I’m with the Sarah Silverman = funny (usually but not always). But this vid is friggin hilarious, though I think Matt Damon deserves a lot of the credit for being so game. He’s really grown into an excellent and very funny actor. Did you see Good Shepherd? Damon plays a Yale Bonesman turned into a CIA administrator. An amazing slow-burn film that had one of my favorite lines in recent cinema history.

Joseph Palmi (Joe Pecsi): “Let me ask you something… we Italians, we got our families, and we got the church; the Irish, they have the homeland, Jews their tradition; even the ni**ers, they got their music. What about you people, Mr. Wilson, what do you have?”

Edward Wilson (Matt Damon): “The United States of America. The rest of you are just visiting.”

Sorry, for the asterisks. But I was struck in cutting and pasting the quote that the other groups — Italians, Irish, Jews — are named, while African-Americans are referred to with a slur. Perhaps an accurate represenation of what a conversation like that might have gone like. Still, it made me uncertain about reproducing the language here. Again, sorry.

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