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The ” M ” word… by Jeff Foxworthy
Posted: 31 July 2015 10:11 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 16 ]
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Posted: 31 July 2015 10:13 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 17 ]
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Thevillageatheist - 30 July 2015 05:27 PM

Political humor just doesn’t seem to equate well with Jeff’s “redneck” jokes. Besides, the humor is self-deprecating as the article mentions and Americans in general and Southerners in particular get the punch lines. Actually, I find his jokes on the Southern accent even funnier, e.g. Jeetyet? (Did you eat yet?), and ware a-go in’ ta Monunems (we are going to Mom and relatives homes). I guess you could substitute “Jihad” for “jeeeha”, nah, just doesn’t have the same meaning.

Cap’t Jack

My problem is that with most of his jokes, I would be putting my hand up, but I was never a redneck in the original meaning of the term.  Jeff Foxworthy has changed the meaning of the term to suit his own agenda.

But he is not the author!


http://www.snopes.com/politics/humor/foxworthy.asp

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Posted: 01 August 2015 12:47 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 18 ]
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Write4U - 31 July 2015 12:44 AM

I do have a definitive staement by George Carlin on the subject.  (warning crude language)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8r-e2NDSTuE

Ah!  One of my favorite kinds of humor. i.e., religion-deprecating humor.

I never offer try to offer this kind of humor gratuitously and just for insult. Here, I do think it is appropriate in context of the discussion.

But, as atheist, I agree 100% with the observation.

In the interest of full self disclosure:

I am all for self-deprecating humor.

I am all for humor that deprecates others who are deserving of being scornfully laughed at. 

I am not for humor that deprecates individuals or groups of individuals that don’t clearly deserve to be scornfully laughed at.  (e.g., I would change the word “Muslim” in the list above, to, perhaps, “Isis member”).

I am all for humor that deprecates religion, to the extent that religion deserves to be scornfully laughed at, which IMO, is a lot.

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Posted: 01 August 2015 01:15 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 19 ]
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LoisL - 31 July 2015 10:13 PM
BreakUp - 31 July 2015 09:13 PM

My problem is that with most of his jokes, I would be putting my hand up, but I was never a redneck in the original meaning of the term.  Jeff Foxworthy has changed the meaning of the term to suit his own agenda.

But he is not the author!

I was referring to Jeff Foxworthy’s jokes that he delivers in his routines, I would suspect that he has writers working for him.

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Posted: 01 August 2015 04:10 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 20 ]
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TimB - 01 August 2015 12:47 PM
Write4U - 31 July 2015 07:56 PM
TimB - 31 July 2015 04:28 PM
Write4U - 31 July 2015 12:44 AM

I do have a definitive staement by George Carlin on the subject.  (warning crude language)

Ah!  One of my favorite kinds of humor. i.e., religion-deprecating humor.

I never offer try to offer this kind of humor gratuitously and just for insult. Here, I do think it is appropriate in context of the discussion.

But, as atheist, I agree 100% with the observation.

In the interest of full self disclosure:

I am all for self-deprecating humor.

I am all for humor that deprecates others who are deserving of being scornfully laughed at. 

I am not for humor that deprecates individuals or groups of individuals that don’t clearly deserve to be scornfully laughed at.  (e.g., I would change the word “Muslim” in the list above, to, perhaps, “Isis member”).

I am all for humor that deprecates religion, to the extent that religion deserves to be scornfully laughed at, which IMO, is a lot.

Oh, I don’t hesitate to use this particuarly insightful routine, but as I said I offer it only in context of a discussion.

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Posted: 03 August 2015 12:02 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 21 ]
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Here’s a Foxworthy style line:

If you meet Chechnya girls online, send them plane fare to come be your brides in Syria, then never hear from them again…
you might be an Isis member.

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