It was the first time we watched with Gareth, and I got to thinking: what a great way to teach kids about politics. I certainly don’t think comedy should be anyone’s only source of news, but it seems comedy could be a good vehicle for engaging youth. You usually have to know something about what’s going on to get the jokes, after all.
And it doesn't hurt that comedy can make even bad news entertaining.
60 second parody of Trump's offer
"Chaos on Bullshit Mountain" - from a month ago
and an unfortunate 10 minutes long, but still has me laughing
And good god, they have Rush Limbaugh. If you dare venture to listen to his red-faced, spittle-laden hate-speech for more than sixty seconds, it will surely leave you feeling that you need a shower. I don't begrudge Rush's right to say what he wishes, but I’d trade his world where hatred rules, for Bill Maher’s “New Rules” any day.
Bill concluding his argument that if we can't manage to tolerate offensive language in others,
we end up with "The Least Interesting Man in the World."
Romney: "Not only do I believe in drones, I am one."
Spoofing the first presidential debate
Everywhere I turn, someone’s making me laugh about an election that otherwise makes me want to cry. That has to be good for my health, right?
With our country so polarized, and our political commentary so full of vitriol, I am grateful that our family can rally together around laughter instead of hate.
And no, it is not lost on me that I just posted a bunch of videos full of crude jokes and profanity and claimed them as something my "family" can rally around. I guess that's the beauty of having a teenager!
Keep smiling! J