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The Funniest Soccer Shootout

#1  Postby Teuton » Nov 22, 2014 4:15 am

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Re: The Funniest Soccer Shootout

#2  Postby Onyx8 » Nov 22, 2014 6:01 am

My kid totally loved that. Me too.
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#3  Postby Jerome Da Gnome » Nov 22, 2014 2:42 pm

LMAO!!
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Re: The Funniest Soccer Shootout

#4  Postby Teuton » Nov 22, 2014 4:05 pm

The best line: "His trainer takes him off the field like a moustached lion dragging a gazelle through the Serengeti."
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#5  Postby Wimsey » Nov 23, 2014 4:03 pm

Imagine the hilarity of a five-car collision!
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#6  Postby Onyx8 » Nov 23, 2014 4:41 pm

You realise it's pretend, right?
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#7  Postby Wimsey » Nov 24, 2014 6:05 am

Doesn't matter. You're telling children that pain is funny... presumably because you believe this. Mass entertainment encapsulates a society's attitudes.
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Re: The Funniest Soccer Shootout

#8  Postby r.c » Nov 24, 2014 6:21 am

Wimsey wrote:Doesn't matter. You're telling children that pain is funny... presumably because you believe this. Mass entertainment encapsulates a society's attitudes.


hmm so batman encourages vigilante justice, video games encourage violence etc. If someone can't differentiate fact and fiction, I think there is a bigger problem.
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#9  Postby Onyx8 » Nov 24, 2014 6:05 pm

Wimsey wrote:Doesn't matter. You're telling children that pain is funny... presumably because you believe this. Mass entertainment encapsulates a society's attitudes.



No, pretend pain is funny. Every child knows that pain itself isn't funny.
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#10  Postby talkietoaster » Nov 28, 2014 7:08 pm

Scott Stirlings face is like a brick wall that can feel pain and cry alot. Great line
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Re: The Funniest Soccer Shootout

#11  Postby Wimsey » Dec 14, 2014 6:12 pm

r.c wrote:
Wimsey wrote:Doesn't matter. You're telling children that pain is funny... presumably because you believe this. Mass entertainment encapsulates a society's attitudes.


hmm so batman encourages vigilante justice, video games encourage violence etc. If someone can't differentiate fact and fiction, I think there is a bigger problem.


Yes, that really is the biggest problem: confusion of fact and fiction.
That's exactly what xtian indoctrination causes, and that's how propaganda has facilitated the acceptance by large populations of atrocity committed by their governments. And how the medium becomes the message. And how societies degenerate and decline. But at least they have circuses!
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#12  Postby Weaver » Dec 14, 2014 10:43 pm

That's absurd.

The problem with religious indoctrination is that they pretend it's real, and don't tell the kiddies that it is pretend.

Kids can become quite adept at distinguishing fact from fiction. When my granddaughter was about 4-5, we showed her a movie involving very convincing human actors dressed up as something else - the film had a "how we did it" episode on the CD, and we showed it to her, and discussed the difference between real and fake, and how TV and movies will do a lot to show things which are not real. Our intent was to keep her from becoming afraid of fictional monsters - but it worked well for understanding humor as well.

Kids are also pretty damn good at picking up on language cues - over-the-top phrasing, snarky jokes, tone of voice, etc. - to help them discern fakes.

Finally, if your kid is watching over your shoulder while you laugh your ass off, and you talk about how silly it is, they will understand that is deliberately-done humor, and not actually people getting hurt.

So far, my granddaughter isn't religious, she hasn't committed or accepted any atrocities, and she isn't turning into the next Hitler. Oops, Godwin! :roll:
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#13  Postby Weaver » Dec 14, 2014 10:53 pm

Besides, Youtube videos cannot be held responsible for the degradation and downfall of society - that happened decades ago because of comic books. And decades before that, because of dime novels. And probably because of every single type of media throughout history.

The invective against comic books followed a well-worn rhetorical pattern. In 1883, anti-obscenity crusader Anthony Comstock called dime novels, introduced shortly before the Civil War, “boy and girl devil-traps [that] are ruining hundreds of youth.” A U.S. postal inspector and founder of the New York Society for the Suppression of Vice, Comstock was responsible for the 1873 law that made illegal the distribution of “obscene, lewd, or lascivious” material through the mail. Comstock forcefully argued that dime novels “stimulated ambition” in young readers to “imitate deeds of bloodshed and desperation” and were related to every case of violent juvenile crime.

Such logic was fueled by the sensational trial of dime novel enthusiast Jesse Pomeroy a fifteen-year-old Bostonian who brutally murdered two small children in 1874. Observers claimed that the cheap Western novels he loved had inspired his crimes. Generally, though, such claims were largely a matter of tenuous correlation: dime novels were widely circulated, cheap, and readily available to teenagers like Pomeroy; teenagers sometimes committed heinous crimes; therefore a teenager like Pomeroy must have found inspiration in the novels.

Like dime novels, comics were also extraordinarily popular. The genre took off in the late 1930s, embraced by both children and adults; during World War II, comics made up a quarter of the reading material available at American military exchanges. By the end of the decade, between eight and ten million comics were sold each month, most of them priced at ten cents (about one dollar today). Their circulation was often far greater than sales figures indicated; one popular crime comic sold around one million copies a month, and each copy was passed around to “another six to ten readers.”

The 1948 conflagration at Spencer Graded School was one of fifteen comic-book burnings that took place in post-war communities throughout the United States, which are examined in great detail in David Hadju’s 2008 book The Ten-Cent Plague: The Great Comic-Book Scare and How It Changed America. They were part of a moral panic over comic books that occupied Americans through the mid-1950s. Comics were a convenient target for a range of anxieties prompted by the war and its aftermath, particularly an apparent juvenile delinquency crisis, fueled by unreliable crime statistics from both the FBI and the U.S. Children’s Bureau, and by rhetoric that emphasized moral and social erosion. J. Edgar Hoover himself was “shocked and alarmed.”
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Re: The Funniest Soccer Shootout

#14  Postby Scot Dutchy » Dec 15, 2014 2:30 am

What a great way to promote a sport. I think the American football league (eggball) would be laughing as well.
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