Saturday, October 06, 2007

Oh Samantha... it's KRIS, not Cory

Is America Ready for a Woman President?

Here we go again missing the point. They're not making fun of Cory, Deedee, if you bothered to watch the entire clip you'd see that they were actually criticizing the idiots like La Shawn Barber who insist that women are the weaker sex. If you bothered to listen you'd have heard Bee saying Aquino faced down dictators but that she's "still a woman." If you bothered to look at the other figures in the PerezHilton-type site she was browsing, you'd have seen other prominent women leaders. If you bothered to think about it, "slut" as applied to Cory is so inappropriate that it's funny in itself. If the "Desperate Housewives" thing taught us anything, it's that a joke has to have a ring of truth to hurt. Cory is many things (positive and negative) but a slut she ain't, which makes the thing absurd.

The trouble with satire is that in order to be really funny it needs to be subtle. And subtlety is something too trivial for sainted leaders' assistants to be bothered with.

8 comments:

Boom said...

are people over there seriously making a big deal out of this?

missingpoints said...

Trying to. Deedee Sytangco obviously does not watch TDS so someone (an ABS-CBN reporter, I think) probably showed her the clip on YouTube.

I'm thinking of circulating my own email apologizing for our missing sense of humor.

huami said...

^Go! That would be great (and funny). :)

Boom said...

omg this is sad. we're acting like babies.

missingpoints said...

And not the cute, adorable kind. We're F-ing crybabies who can't get a joke. Hell we'll be bullied even more because of this. Imbes na pabayaan na lang, pinapatulan pa.

iradical said...

Grabe yung mga comments ng mga kababayan natin sa message board ng Comedy Central, may nag demand pa ng formal apology kay John Stewart.

Talagang naintindihan nila eh. talaga bang literal yung pagkakaintindi nila sa word na yun(on the CC message board, the poster also copy-pasted the definition of that word from a site)? di ko alam kung matatawa ka o maiinis lol.

missingpoints said...

Nahihiya ako.

Pao said...

hehe... Deedee Sytangco is my late lolo's step-niece. wala lang. here's a Chinese proverb for my tita Deedee:

"There are a lot of difficulties in two different cultures understanding each other. Especially two very large countries. The world is getting smaller and I think it's important to have a greater understanding of other cultures. I believe Shaquille O'Neal was joking ("ching-chong-yang-wah-ah-soh") but I think that a lot of Asian people don't understand that kind of joke" - Yao Ming