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* Al Capp's LilAbner is a brutal but comedic satire on society and culture.
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LilAbner is a brutal but comedic satire on society and culture.
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* The "Really!?! with Seth (and Amy)" skit on ''SaturdayNightLive''. Constantly points out the absurdity of celebrities or politicians by comparing their actions with how the same actions would affect ordinary people. Typically Juvenalian, although Creator/TinaFey's "Really!?!" to Greece on her first guest appearance in 2008 was more disappointed than nasty.
* The "Really!?! with Seth (and Amy)" skit on
''SaturdayNightLive''. Constantly points out the absurdity of celebrities or politicians by comparing their actions with how the same actions would affect ordinary people. Typically Juvenalian, although Creator/TinaFey's "Really!?!" to Greece on her first guest appearance in 2008 was more disappointed than nasty.
Eli Roth’s 2013 Cannibal Film the Green Inferno is no ordinary Horror Genre Throwback, Like Ruggero Deodato’s 1980 film Cannibal Holocaust that came way before Eli Roth’s own, this genre is heavily indebted to Mondo cinema, which similarly aimed to shock audiences with exotic customs and graphic violence. The only new premise of this cannibal film is that it’s in the21st Century, The Western-Folk/ Collage Students from a "civilized" country enter a jungle and run afoul of cannibalistic natives. Also, it has a satirical anti-imperialist slant to it; the "civilized" Westerners are the first to perpetrate extreme cruelty and violence upon the natives. The cannibals, in turn, reap revenge by inflicting the same form of barbarism on those same westerners. The Green Infernos plot involves some NYC Columbia University college students as they venture to Peru to protest the oil company's illegal clear-cutting, and bulldozing of a jungle inhabited by an isolated stone age tribe. “These kids are thinking, ‘But we’re your saviors, we’ll rescue you, Unfortunately, the indigenous tribe turns out to be big believers in the ancient taboo of cannibalism, who see them just the same as imperialist intruders, and they learn the hard way that maybe there are some fights that you shouldn't be involved in. Eli Roth did also say in his heart that not only he wanted to make a cannibal horror/thriller roller coaster ride, But also he felt that what is happening in culture is that there is this pervasive feeling of this false form of student activism that we call 'slacktivism,' which is the laziest form of getting involved in a cause. People see something on the internet, they look at the message, and email, and share it and think that's enough, but no it just makes the problem more badly. Roth wanted to make a satirically cruel statement about those types of kids that are very smart, that are very educated, they go to school at Columbia University. They’re idiots and puppets of imperialists, they think they know what they’re doing, but they also think because now they have the power to stream and embarrass people with their cellphones, that they can just go around the globe and shame people into doing what they think is right. The plot itself revolves around a group of so called, good-intentioned college students that decide to help the natives, but when they crash land into the jungle, they’re kidnapped caged, and gruesomely killed by the very natives they want to protect. This scary situation with the cannibals satirically & metaphorically warns of the consequences of social breakdown, of moral collapse, and the failure of the whole human system of exchange, of what happens when the system of giving and taking back is replaced by the system of taking and taking back.
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* The movie ''ThePlayer'' satirized Hollywood's crushing effect on the visions of individual artists as well as the kind of people that environment attracts.
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''ThePlayer'' satirized Hollywood's crushing effect on the visions of individual artists as well as the kind of people that environment attracts.
Many cartoonists, Mike Judge in particular back in 1996, doesn’t regally assume the task of opposing government policy especially when it predates the 9/11 tragedy of 2001, 5 years later. The story begins when the dimwitted teen duo of Beavis and Butt-Head have their television set stolen, now they have to travel across America in search of it, but it’s not going to be easy. After several mishaps involving searching for a television, they visit a low-quality motel that advertises "T Vs in every room". There, they encounter Muddy Grimes, who is waiting for two hired hitmen (later revealed to be the same people who stole Beavis and Butt-head's television) to murder his wife, Dallas. Muddy (who is drunk), thinking that Beavis and Butt-head are the killers he has contacted, says that they must "do" (murder) his wife. Thinking that by "do" Muddy means "score with", Butt-head convinces Beavis that both of them can "score" as well as, they'll get paid and they can buy a new television. Muddy hands them a photograph of Dallas with instructions on where to find her. He then drives them to the airport to catch a plane to Las Vegas. After arriving in their Vegas casino where they are staying, the boys get arrested by security after being mistaken for trespassers and then they are taken to their rooms. Their room was purchased by Muddy to be adjacent to the room of the hunted woman, Dallas Grimes, and they accidentally burst in. Dallas soon realizes they have no idea what they have been hired for. While Beavis and Butt-head begin fighting over who will "do" Dallas first, the police arrive to arrest her. Thinking quickly, she plants a stolen biological weapon known as the "X-5 Unit" in Beavis' pants in order to get rid of it. She then gets them tickets on a bus to Washington, D.C. instructing them that she will be waiting for them in the United States Capitol and will let them "do her" there. The stolen biological weapon attracts the attention of the ATF, headed by Agent Flemming who orders a body cavity search on everyone he encounters, even if they were just innocent bystanders or just witnesses who saw or heard something, and in spite of his tough talk he relies on fellow Agent Bork's assistance virtually all the time. Flemming becomes convinced that the duo are criminal masterminds after they accidentally release the water behind the Hoover Dam, cutting the power to Las Vegas. On the tour bus, they visit landmarks including the Grand Canyon and Yellowstone National Park. After becoming stranded in a gift shop at Petrified Forest National Park, they are told Washington is "about 2,000 miles that way" and begin to wander through the desert. Then a security guard admits that he let them go because he was afraid of them, and Agent Hurley then gives him a cavity search. Flemming then sends out roadblocks for over 200 miles over every road in the desert. They soon meet two former Mötley Crüe roadies, who are heavily implied to be their fathers, but part ways before they can make the kinship connection. During the trek across the desert, they soon begin to die of dehydration. Delirious from the heat, Beavis unwittingly consumes a peyote cactus, and has a vivid psychedelic experience overnight. The next day, Beavis and Butt-head are found by Muddy, who plans to kill them after realizing they were not the hit men he hired. However, after hearing that Dallas is going to meet up with the duo in D.C., Muddy decides to take them the rest of the way in his trunk to hunt down Dallas. In the middle of I-81 in Virginia, Butt-Head opens the trunk with a car jack, and they escape by jumping onto the road, causing an 18-wheeler to swerve off the road, resulting in a huge, 400-car pileup. Beavis and Butt-head casually walk past the scene and get back on the tour bus, stopping at the United States Capitol Building before finally reaching the White House. Before Dallas can meet with Beavis and Butt-Head to recover the weapon, she is confronted in the parking garage by Muddy. Muddy and Dallas then briefly reconcile before they are arrested by the ATF while having sex in Muddy's car. Faced with the possibility of a 60-year jail sentence, Dallas betrays Muddy by saying that he hid the weapon "in some kid's pants" but she still gets the sentence. The ATF is dispatched to the White House due to Beavis and Butt-Head being there on the same day as the "Give Peace a Chance" conference. Beavis consumes caffeine pills (following a speech about scoring and never getting to score, which ended with a fight with the bus driver), sugar and coffee while on the White House tour, then transforms into Cornholio. He wanders around the White House and picks up the red phone in the Oval Office, causing the military to go to DEFCON 4. Meanwhile, Butt-head wanders around the White House where he runs into Chelsea Clinton; his attempts at hitting on her lead to him being pushed out of a window where he is detained and cavity searched by ATF officers. Beavis leaves the White House and goes inside Mr. Anderson's trailer. Moments later, Anderson catches Beavis "whacking off" and angrily throws him out of the trailer. The ATF spots Beavis walking around the camper pants-less and confront him, thinking he has the weapon on him. They are just about to open fire when Anderson opens his camper door, telling Beavis to take his pants with him, which causes the ATF to go after the pants. The pants are ripped open, with the weapon flying out of them. The weapon, landing safely in Butt-Head's hand, is recovered; Butt-head simply hands it to Flemming. Blame for the incident is ultimately pinned on Anderson, who's arrested along with Dallas and Muddy. Agent Flemming informs Beavis and Butt-Head that their adventure will remain top secret. Beavis and Butt-head are shown seeing President Bill Clinton, who then makes Beavis and Butt-head honorary ATF agents. Beavis and Butt-head return to Highland and find their TV in front of the motel. The film ends with them carrying their TV into the sunset while insulting each other.
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Recently, fourteen years after the animated series Invader ZIM first debuted on Nickelodeon back in 2001, ZIM creator Jhonen Vasquez decided to contine the nigtmarish adventures of Zim, Gaz & Dib in the form of a paperback comic series. While the TV show itself never found a high level audience, its unique style and sense of humor attracted a cult following that remains even ten years after the final episodes aired. Now those fans can take heart that ZIM and friends are returning. No longer in another animated series, but in a new ongoing comic book from Oni Press. Everything from the late animated series is back, the dystopian earth Zim lives on, the Injustice that goes on not just in the big city, but the School Zim attends as well.
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