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State of the Union Satire

Posted on Jan 29, 2007
State of the Union satire

James Adomian returns with another dead-on sendup of Bush’s address. Don’t miss the Democratic response at the end. Watch it:

Also, watch Adomian’s 2006 version:

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By Liege, February 3, 2007 at 3:52 pm Link to this comment
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It’s a sad day in America when the satire makes more sense than the speech; the next thing you know, Al Gore will win an Academy Award and the Nobel Peace Prize in the same year (2007).  “As Americans, we should not think about how things is, but about how things could have been.” (GWB)

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By TheEnd, January 30, 2007 at 11:18 am Link to this comment
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I hope folks as little as twenty-five to fifty years from now still find this all funny.  It’s widely known that humor is how humans cope with tragedy of unreasonable burden; therefore, it’s logical to conclude that the funnier a video or cartoon, the more tragic the subject matter.

If you look back through the media of the 1950’s - 1970’s you won’t find nearly the volume of political and social satire as you do now in the 21st century.  While this is due in large part to a greatly expanded global media (TV, internet, etc.) I think it has something to do with the fact that our world is in greater trouble than it has ever faced. In the 60’s and 70’s a figure like George Carlin, with his biting social and political satire, was a maverick.  He was even arrested at one point for his work.  Fast forward to the present and not only are cultural and political issues up for grabs, comedians have additionally been charged with mopping up the mess of the environment, economics, and, in many cases, their very own media!

It’s a funnier time than ever, indeed.  Only days after the most powerful man in the world gives one of the most important speeches in a year, I can flip through at least half-a-dozen skits and knee slapping commentaries on the event…

The Democratic response at the end of the video is pretty damn funny, though ;~)  - TheEnd

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