Using humor to prove a point

Discussion in 'Politics & Law' started by pro2A, Oct 18, 2008.

  1. pro2A

    pro2A Hell, It's about time!

    You'll see why this is political in a moment.

    What is Humor? - by Steven M. Sultanoff, PhD

    Basically this says that humor describes a situation that contradicts itself, or something that is not expected.

    YouTube - Gun Free Zones - 1/2 Hour News Hour

    Using humor in itself can disprove the idea that "Gun Free Zones" actually work. If they worked, the above video would not be funny because it would make sense. It's funny because it's something that leads you to believe one thing, but throws you off by something that is not expected. The robber getting frustrated by the sign is not expected (it's not something that would happen) there for, its funny. If it made sense, it would not be funny.

    Last edited: Oct 18, 2008

  2. Merc

    Merc Certified Shitlord V.I.P. Lifetime

    The humor is the fact that no one who is honestly going to commit a crime would see that damn sign and walk off so yeah, you're right as to why it's funny.

    However, I'm expecting the typical "guns are extensions of Satan's penis" arguments to come about soon.
  3. Corona

    Corona Registered Member

    Guns are extensions of Satan's penis. Since it is well established that Amurica is one nation under God, it follows that we must dispose of all guns/Satan's penis.
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  4. Barbara

    Barbara Ess Tii Eph Yu V.I.P. Lifetime

    Gun Free Zones work about as well as No loitering, Smoke-Free, and Drug-Free zones do. If a person is really intent on doing something no imaginary boundary is going to stop them from doing so. Plain and simple. Though the bungling burglar does make me giggle inside. Humor can be used as a very effective method in portraying an idea.
    Last edited: Oct 19, 2008
  5. Merc

    Merc Certified Shitlord V.I.P. Lifetime

    I just think it's amusing that these "solutions" are even presented in the first place. It's an idea that centers around the assumption that people are sheep.
  6. Tucker

    Tucker Lion Rampant

    The video wasn't funny to me because I knew it to be based on a false premise. The purpose of declaring gun-free zones is to make sure that people caught with them in areas like schools go to prison for a good long stretch, not to stop crimes in progress - something that I'm willing to bet the people who produced this amateurish propaganda with its canned laughter knew full well when they embarked on the project.
  7. Merc

    Merc Certified Shitlord V.I.P. Lifetime

    So then why even call it a "gun-free" zone? A more appropriate name would probably be, "Super-enhanced-gun-crime-punishment" zone if that really is the case.
  8. ExpectantlyIronic

    ExpectantlyIronic e̳̳̺͕ͬ̓̑̂ͮͦͣ͒͒h̙ͦ̔͂?̅̂ ̾͗̑

    Is anyone under the impression that any law or rule makes anyone do anything?
  9. Malificus

    Malificus Likes snow


    People obeying laws dictated by a sign? preposterous. I mean look at this; since when does anyone actually go 55? I say we get rid of speed limits everywhere.

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