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Re: CHAT: Them Far'ners (was Re: Words)

From:John Cowan <jcowan@...>
Date:Friday, September 8, 2000, 14:53
"Thomas R. Wier" wrote:

> I was shocked, > when he got annoyed and snooty at me for watching _The Simpsons_ one > day. I asked him what was wrong, and he said something to the effect that > why should I watch that when I can see it all the time around me? Don't I get > that it's making fun of Americans? Duh, of course it is -- it's a satire of American > society. He had apparently thought that they were in fact entirely true.
This might be cultural or just individual. Heinlein said something to the effect that there is no satire so broad that a large minority won't think it's an attack on motherhood. -- There is / one art || John Cowan <jcowan@...> no more / no less || to do / all things || with art- / lessness \\ -- Piet Hein