Donate

This Humor Wasn't Humanizing

There's really only one reason, but perhaps it bears repeating: it didn't work as intended because it was scripted (and badly). Her delivery is flat, her laugh lines aren't self-deprecating and it sounds like the sort of partisan in-joke that only the really committed would find funny (and only then because it's repeating something they all think is "true").


The thing that worked about the so-called crying incident (and the aftermath) is that, regardless of whether it was or not, it seemed real. It seemed unscripted. There's not a woman in the world -- particularly those of us who are sorta hard-ass bitches -- who hasn't had someone be just sort of nice to you at a moment of frustration or exhaustion or vulnerability and felt the water-works start to go. That's what's humanizing about it, and that's part of the root of the frustration about the hyperbolic reaction to it. But a scripted attempt at humor isn't humanizing, it's just sort of annoying. I'll bet Hillary probably does have a sense of humor -- about herself even -- but like many women (me included) it's more contextual and less about written jokes. The thing about being "humanized" is that you have to, you know, act like yourself and you have to sort of not give a shit if people like that. Or at least just tell a fart joke. Those are always funny.

$
Donate with CC
Facebook video screenshot

Corey Stewart, the Minnesota transplant to Virginia who's made protecting "Confederate Heritage" a top issue in his campaign for the US Senate, accused a nosy New York Times reporter of breaking into the apartment of one of his aides. It's a terrific accusation, because while there's no evidence at all and the story makes no damn sense, that doesn't matter at all to people who'd vote for Corey Stewart. They already hate the evil media and know those nasty reporters are capable of all the depravity in the world.

Keep reading... Show less
$
Donate with CC

Hey, remember that hilarious time when Paul Ryan and Kevin McCarthy got caught on tape joking that LOL, Donald Trump and Congressman Dana Rohrabacher were totally on Putin's payroll? WaPo got the goods:

"There's two people I think Putin pays: Rohrabacher and Trump," McCarthy (R-Calif.) said, according to a recording of the June 15, 2016 exchange, which was listened to and verified by The Washington Post.

Rep. Dana Rohrabacher is a Californian Republican known in Congress as a fervent defender of Putin and Russia.House Speaker Paul D. Ryan (R-Wis.) immediately interjected, stopping the conversation from further exploring McCarthy's assertion, and swore the Republicans present to secrecy.

It's funny 'cause it's true! ALLEGEDLY. Earlier this month, Congressman Lubyanka Rohrabacher told Fox reporter Elex Michaelson that DNC hack was obviously an inside job.

Keep reading... Show less
$
Donate with CC
Donate

SINGLE & MONTHLY DONATIONS

SUPPORT THE CAUSE - PAYPAL DONATION

PAYPAL RECURRING DONATIONS

©2018 by Commie Girl Industries, Inc