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Very poor taste by the French.

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I think it’s funny 

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21 minutes ago, Paz Marverde said:

I think it's disgusting 

I agree.  I think it is disgusting, too.

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At least it shows the Dallas police being involved in the assassination.

Sometimes satire brings out the otherwise "unspeakable."

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Posted (edited)

I'm offended but amused.  Could it really draw attention to the silliness of the single bullet Theory? Or will people laugh off the execution of JFK? 

Edited by Ron Bulman

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7 hours ago, Paul Brancato said:

I think it’s funny 

Amusing...nothin' sacred in my book...speaks to the enduring place of the JFK assassination in pop culture.

Edited by Cliff Varnell

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I imagine the French, like most foreigners, thought that the Warren Report was a joke back in 1964. You had to be an Ugly ("It couldn't happen here") American to believe it.

 

 

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5 minutes ago, Ron Ecker said:

thought that the Warren Report was a joke

I'm afraid to disappoint those who think otherwise, but I agree with those who are not offended. Eventually, ideas that are unsustainable leave themselves open to satire and irony and mockery. I'm thinking of Marx's phrase that history repeats itself, first as tragedy and then as farce.

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26 minutes ago, Robert Harper said:

I'm afraid to disappoint those who think otherwise, but I agree with those who are not offended. Eventually, ideas that are unsustainable leave themselves open to satire and irony and mockery. I'm thinking of Marx's phrase that history repeats itself, first as tragedy and then as farce.

Unfortunately, it's not satire. It's a commercial ...

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Why don't you guys make fun of the crucifixion while you're at it?  If nothing is off-limits...throw Hitler and the concentration camps in with your twisted sense of humor.  

 

Edited by Rich Pope

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We could do a commercial spoofing the OAS attempted hit on De Gaulle, but then both countries would go WTF!?

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1 hour ago, Rich Pope said:

Why don't you guys make fun of the crucifixion while you're at it? 

You mean like Monty Python's "Life of Brian"?

1 hour ago, Rich Pope said:

 

If nothing is off-limits...throw Hitler and the concentration camps in with your twisted sense of humor.  

 

You mean like Mel Brooks' "The Producers," or a number of "Seinfeld" episodes, like the time Newman busted Jerry making out at the theater during "Shindler's List"?

 

Edited by Cliff Varnell

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Cliff,

People who have any semblance of class or clarity don't make fun of tragedy.  Any comedian who espouses the theory of "nothing is off-limits" is lazy at his craft.  That includes Monty Python, Mel Brooks and Jerry Seinfeld.   In addition, a commercial that incorporates the assassination of JFK lacks inventiveness and ingenuity.  If you believe there is anything funny about the assassination of our nation's President, you don't belong on this forum.

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