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Author Topic: Turning the corner on "woke"?  (Read 67887 times)

Stephen Tannhauser

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Re: Turning the corner on "woke"?
« Reply #840 on: January 16, 2023, 06:04:19 PM »
So apparently the new Velma series is awful. Apparently so awful that the Woke are accusing the creators of running a right-wing psyop to make the Woke look bad.

I was a fan of Kaling's show The Mindy Project for a while (sue me, I like romantic comedy stories), until it permanently lost me with an episode making fun of the Catholic Church that was nothing but the same old jokes retreaded by giving Stephen Colbert a part as an "outrageous" priest. From this I have formulated a hypothesis about Kaling's humour, which is: She's funny whenever she's telling jokes about things that genuinely amuse her, or reflecting on her own experiences. She's completely unfunny whenever she's telling any kind of joke where the point is to make something she doesn't like look bad, especially if she doesn't understand it as much as she thinks she does.

A fatal mistake in the creative arts is to believe that the nature of your message is more important than the quality of your story, which unfortunately always ends in ruining one's ability to tell a good story for its own sake -- a skill that's indispensable for making sure your message sticks with people.
Better to keep silent and be thought a fool, than to speak and remove all doubt. -- Mark Twain

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