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    Re: Do Liberals have a greater sense of humor as opposed to Conservatives?

    Quote Originally Posted by molten_dragon View Post
    I find that the funniest comedians are the ones who aren't tied too closely to any particular political ideology but can see the flaws in both sides and make fun of them. Carlin was a perfect example of this. He skewered everyone and everything.
    Those people tend to be liberals. Modern liberalism has a proximity to postmodernism, as does comedy, and postmodernism is partially about subverting people's expectations; one of which is the expectation that ideals are to be taken seriously, either as cherished values (in the case of one's own beliefs) or as obstacles to their realization (in the case of rival moral and political philosophies).

    Note - the proximity derives from the influence of postmodernism in the Humanities and the reliance liberals have on the Humanities for forming their worldview.
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    Re: Do Liberals have a greater sense of humor as opposed to Conservatives?

    I think its more of an individual thing.Laughing should be an involuntary action.
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    Re: Do Liberals have a greater sense of humor as opposed to Conservatives?

    Quote Originally Posted by ElijahGalt View Post
    It would seem that yes, liberals do have a much greater sense of humor and a superior ability to make people laugh.

    When Fox News tried to air their ridiculous copy of the Daily Show, it failed miserably. There's plenty of evidence that there are more liberal comedians and funnymen than conservative funnymen (I think they have Dennis Miller and I don't know who else).
    Drew comes to mind.

    But there's an argument from a conservative pen pal of mine that I wanted to consider. My conservative pen pal argues that all humor derives from making fun (ridiculing) a person(s). I tried to think of humor that did not involve making fun of a person. There's knock-knock jokes and other childish humor that could be considered non-personal. But for the vast majority of adult comedy, it definitely seems to be derived from people making fun of other people (even if it's self-deprecating).

    Does that mean that while liberals are more funny than conservatives, they're also more prone to making cheap personal shots and ridiculing people who differ from them?
    yes, and this is why liberal comedians have an advantage. because conservatives have a better more mature sense of humor, we can laugh at ourselves. so liberal comedians can play to both sides of the aisle, while conservative comedians are constantly being accused of being haters, bigots, etc by those who can't take a joke or tend to suffer from the inability to tell the difference between people who disagree with them and people who are evil.

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    Re: Do Liberals have a greater sense of humor as opposed to Conservatives?

    Quote Originally Posted by mikhail View Post
    I think its more of an individual thing.Laughing should be an involuntary action.
    No. We must analyze this to death, and it has to have broad implications about large groups of people.

    yes, and this is why liberal comedians have an advantage. because conservatives have a better more mature sense of humor, we can laugh at ourselves. so liberal comedians can play to both sides of the aisle, while conservative comedians are constantly being accused of being haters, bigots, etc by those who can't take a joke or tend to suffer from the inability to tell the difference between people who disagree with them and people who are evil.
    I know of liberal comedians who continually subvert liberalism or its affiliate movements and institutions, but not of conservative comedians who continually subvert conservatism or its affiliate movements and institutions.
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    Re: Do Liberals have a greater sense of humor as opposed to Conservatives?

    Quote Originally Posted by earthworm View Post
    Not that liberals are more intelligent, but they have less fear of change, are more daring, and I think, more relaxed. This leads to a greater sense of humor.
    Intelligence is open to a million definitions, but I think that the liberals tend to be more of "deep thinkers".. This may help with the humor bit.
    Not deep thinkers... just more open to new ideas even if they are stupid.
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    Re: Do Liberals have a greater sense of humor as opposed to Conservatives?

    Whichever ideology wants to claim me, wins in the "the persons of which ideology has the greatest sense of humor" competition.
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    Re: Do Liberals have a greater sense of humor as opposed to Conservatives?

    Bill Hicks is a legend because he loathed everything the conservative America he grew up stood for. Chris Rock is successful because he makes fun of being poor, black etc. Larry the Cable guy is successful because he has managed to make a ****load of rednecks believe he's actually a redneck himself. The point is that a comedian's success is measured upon their ability to relate to the public they are aiming for. If more people were good at making white men between the ages of 18 and 45 laugh, we'd probably have a lot more 'conservative' comedians.
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    Re: Do Liberals have a greater sense of humor as opposed to Conservatives?

    Quote Originally Posted by CaptainCourtesy View Post
    Whichever ideology wants to claim me, wins in the "the persons of which ideology has the greatest sense of humor" competition.
    Is this some kind of joke?

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    Re: Do Liberals have a greater sense of humor as opposed to Conservatives?

    I don't think it really matters.

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    Re: Do Liberals have a greater sense of humor as opposed to Conservatives?

    Quote Originally Posted by SirPwn4lot View Post
    I don't think it really matters.
    In that case, I'll remain undisclosed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wiseone View Post
    This is what I hate about politics the most, it turns people in snobbish egotistical self righteous dicks who allow their political beliefs, partisan attitudes, and 'us vs. them' mentality, to force them to deny reality.

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    You can't paint everone with the same brush.......It does not work tht way.


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    See with you around Captain we don't even have to make arguments, as you already know everything .
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    Had you been born elsewhere or at a different time you may very well have chosen a different belief system.
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    It a person has faith they dont need to convince another of it, and when a non believer is not interested in listening to the word of the lord, " you shake the dust from your sandels and move on"

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