Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Separated At Birth: Redacted

“The true hypocrite is the one who ceases to perceive his deception, the one who lies with sincerity” ~ Andre Gide

Just for fun, today, I want to link to three different blogposts, by three different bloggers, and I want both of my readers to notice the difference between how each blogpost is presented. The first is mine, from April, 2006, in which I noted a similarity between a bad photo of Cynthia McKinney and Rocket J. Squirrel. I want you to notice how a particular blogger, whose name I will not publish, responded, so please be so kind as to read the comment thread as well.

Then I want you to follow this link to Lone Ranger's blog, where he made an equally humorous observation.

Lastly, Follow this link to the nameless bloggers blog and read that comment thread, as well.

Note, if you will, that all three blog posts are humorous, but also notice how the three are presented. Two were funny but not mean spirited. One was funny but mean spirited. The interesting thing to me is that out of the three, the only blogger whose post really was mean spirited, is the one who accuses the other of being mean.

Go figure.


Lone Ranger said...

Ummm, mine wasn't meant to be humorous. It was meant to scare the crap out of people. Would that be mean-spirited?

Red said...

Just goes to show you can please some of the people some of the time but not all the people all of the time (not that that's what a blog is meant to do anyway!).

BB-Idaho said...

IMO, if we take our politics very seriously, our humor is confined among the like-minded. Good humor should be able to transcend that.
Example (not too good): at a management seminar some years back,
the leader was talking about hard
hitting executive humor. He asked for examples, and a fellow in the back enquired.."Is that your nose, or are you eating a banana?"

Lone Ranger said...

Humor doesn't always transcend political lines. Liberals have gossamer-thin skins. They CHOOSE to take any humor directed at them as mean-spirited. They can dish it out, but they can't take it.

Joe said...

McKinny/Rocky was funny! And you were kind.

In general, liberals idea of humor is to use ridicule and call it satire, 'cause they don't know the difference.

Conservatives use ridicule to point out the ridiculous.

Mark said...

I'd say yours is more of a warning, LR. Obama's adoring worshipers won't listen, but I'll give you an E for effort.

It's still funny.