A Decade of Dark Humor: How Comedy, Irony, and Satire Shaped by Ted Gournelos

By Ted Gournelos

A Decade of darkish Humor analyzes ways that well known and visible tradition used humor-in a number of forms-to confront the assaults of September eleven, 2001 and, extra in particular, the aftermath. This interdisciplinary quantity brings jointly students from 4 international locations to debate the influence of humor and irony on either media discourse and tangible political truth. additionally, it demonstrates that laughter is concurrently an street during which social concerns are deferred or obfuscated, a manner within which neoliberal or neoconservative rhetoric is challenged, and a way of forming replacement political ideologies.The volume's participants conceal a vast variety of media productions, together with information parodies (The day-by-day exhibit with Jon Stewart, The Colbert record, The Onion), television roundtable exhibits (Politically fallacious with invoice Maher), comedian strips and cartoons (Aaron McGruder's The Boondocks, Jeff Danzinger's editorial cartoons), tv drama (Rescue Me), lively satire (South Park), picture novels (Art Spiegelman's within the Shadow of No Towers), documentary (Fahrenheit 9/11), and different productions.Along with reading the rhetorical equipment and aesthetic thoughts of those productions, the essays position each one in particular political and journalistic contexts, exhibiting how organisations, information retailers, and political associations spoke back to-and occasionally co-opted-these types of humor.

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The Ohio couple were driving to Columbus. As they drove along he put his hand on her knee. " So he drove to Cincinnati! 46 Did you hear about the Ohio abortion clinic? There is a year-long waiting list! *** The two Ohio couples got together every Saturday night for years, and boredom had set in. One night, after several drinks, they decided to switch partners. " *** A young man was extolling the virtues of his beautiful bride-to-be. One of his closest friends exclaimed, "You can't be serious about marrying Suzie!

To keep the cheerleaders from grazing after the game! *** What do a football player and an Ohio girl have in common? Pigskin!! * * "(:; Did you hear about the Indy driver from Ohio who made 23 pit stops? Three for fuel, 4 to change tires, and 16 to ask directions! 38 Why are mothers of Ohio Staters so strong and square shouldered? From raising dumbbells! *** Did you hear about the Ohioan who received a pair of water skis for his birthday? He went insane looking for a hill on Lake Erie! *** What do you call a good looking guy in Columbus?

48 7 MISCELLANEOUS In Poland, they tell Ohio jokes. *** What are the first three words an Ohio baby learns? Attention K·mart shoppers! *** Why don't they have fly swatters in Ohio? It's against the law to kill the state bird!! 49 What is the toughest job in Toledo? Riding shotgun on the garbage truck! *** What is the capital of Ohio? About forty cents!! *** Why did the aquarium in Columbus close? The clam died! *** What do you call bad breath in Ohio? Keeping up with the Joneses!! 50 What do you call an Ohioan who practices birth control?

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