Monday, March 12, 2007

"God, I hate the South Park guys"

I love watching South Park. It is often rude and crude but most importantly it is almost always incredibly FUnnie. South Park is one of those very rare shows that has actually IMPROVED with age. In the early years, the emphasis was more on rude and crude but nowadays there is often an hilarious point to be made. Case in point was last week's South Park episode in which Stan Marsh's father blurted out the N-word on national TV much to his own and his family's complete embarrassment. To make amends for this transgression, Randy Marsh met with Jesse Jackson and had to express his sincere apology by getting down on his knees and kissing Jackson's bare butt. The reason why this is was so hilarious is that it pretty much mirrors, symbolically, what people in real life have to do in regards to Jesse Jackson for perceived racial transgressions. The key to South Park is that is strives to be FUnnie, no matter the target. Sometimes it satirizes the Left as in the Global Warming episode but it also targets the Right as it did when in an episode alluding to the Terry Schiavo case, Kenny in heaven is being brought back to life which interferes with his video game battle against Satan in the other world. So did we hear a big protest from Conservatives about that episode? For the most part no. The main reason is that Conservatives have a better sense of humor than the Left. To prove my point, just look at the title of this DUmmie THREAD, "God, I hate the South Park guys." What set this DUmmie off was this Rolling Stone ARTICLE about the creators of South Park, Trey Parker and Matt Stone. Apparently this DUmmie can't stand the thought that Parker and Stone dare to sometimes lance Leftwing icons such as Carl Reiner and his weirdly obsessive anti-smoking campaign. So let us now watch the DUmmies attack South Park for daring to mock their sacred beliefs in Bolshevik Red while the commentary of your humble correspondent, whose favorite South Park show was the non-political episode in which Paris Hilton lost a whoreoff contest to Mr. Slave, is in the [brackets]:

God, I hate the South Park guys

[Is that you, Paris Hilton?]

So, basically their message is to be a self-centered ass and not get involved in anything. I've always hated the way the show seems to attack anyone with passion on a subject as some kind of hysteric. And RS is doing its readers a disservice by quoting rightwing ass and star of dick morris' "Fahrenhype 911" as proof of Stone and parker's supposed independence.

[I always hated the way the show seems to mock my sacred leftwing beliefs.]

From Rolling Stone:

To not be a pussy, then, is of foremost importance. Most of South Park's humor either advocates radical individualism (everyone is stupid, so don't listen to anyone but yourself) and/or a conservative agenda (this is a great country, and you're a pussy if you're down in the mouth about President Bush).

[Radical individualism. What a weird concept for DUmmies who prefer radical collectivism.]

Neither Stone nor Parker will delineate his political views, and both contend that the libertarian label, which has been applied to them in recent years, is not entirely appropriate. (As far as the "South Park Republicans" tag that was affixed to their fans a few years ago to define the "cool" part of the conservative movement, they say it's a dumb notion.) They won't talk about the war, even to voice an opinion on President Bush's new troop-deployment plan. "I wouldn't even begin to say I know enough to say if it's right or wrong, because whomever is telling you it's wrong is full of shit too," says Parker. Neither votes -- "like, ever," says Stone. Parker waves a hand in the air. "Each election is a choice with a douche or a turd, so who cares," he says. "If Gore had beaten Bush, things wouldn't be much different."

[Douche and Turd. That was the title of the October 2004 episode in which the South Park Elementary School has to choose a new mascot: a giant douche or a turd sandwhich. Oh, and it was also a great satire about the dopey Puff Daddy "Vote or Die" campaign.]

While Stone is in fact deeply immersed in politics and a serious reader of nonfiction books about the Middle East, I practically have to wrestle him to hear a smidge of his politics: He's against the War on Drugs, pro-gay marriage, against socialized medicine and basically in favor of free markets, except in cases like dropping public funding for roads or education. As for Parker, who owns a couple of guns, the closest I can come is his paraphrase of Team America's climactic monologue: "There's a difference between dicks and assholes. Because there are terrorists -- assholes -- you've got to have dicks, people who hunt down terrorists. Dicks are bad, and it sucks to be a dick, but it's way worse to be an asshole, and because there are assholes, we need dicks. So shut the f*ck up, all you pussies!"

[GASP! Stone and Parker oppose the terrorists. Don't they know where their priorities should be? Namely to impeach Bush.]

Try to argue back to this kind of logic, and the joke's on you, much to the glee of Stone and Parker. "We went to a party in Malibu on the beach recently," says Stone, "and this woman came up to us, like, 'Oh, my son is at the University of Colorado, and I can't get him to go to class, because he snowboards all the time.' I'm immediately thinking, 'F*ck you and your kid,' because I couldn't afford to snowboard in college. Then I say, 'Yeah, I still go to Colorado to visit my family.' She's like, 'So they really are just a bunch of gun-toting hicks out there, aren't they?' I'm like, 'I just told you my mom and dad and sister live there.' Then Trey walks up to her and says, 'George Bush is a great man.' She looked like we'd poured acid in her ear. We were laughing our asses off."

[I LOVE this story. Why? Because I used to go spearfishing a lot in Malibu. Much to the consternation of the celeb residents, the "common people" had the legal right to beach access there. Whenever I and my friends went spearfishing on the sacred Malibu turf, almost all the rich residents just glared at us like we didn't know our place. So it is great to read about Parker and Stone upsetting some airhead Malibu celeb.]

"That's the most punk-rock thing you can do in L.A.: say 'George Bush is fucking awesome' instead of talking about how lame it is that he's fighting for oil," says Parker. "The only way to be more hardcore than everyone else is to tell the people who think they're the most hardcore that they're pussies, to go up to a tattooed, pierced vegan and say, 'Whatever, you tattooed faggot, you're a pierced faggot and whatever.' '' He looks very pleased with himself. "That's hardcore."

[Saying that would offend most of DUmmieland. And speaking of DUmmieland, on to the other DUmmie attacks on South Park...]

i found the early stuff funny but the last few season have just been downright mean and full of preachy nihilism (if there is such a thing).

[The early shows were funny but the later shows were even FUnnier.]

they are basically against anyone who takes themself too seriously

[Then they must not like William Rivers Pitt and most of his fellow DUmmies.]

i never got why they only attacked the left in Team America
ans supposedly pompous celbrities, but gave blowhards like hannity and o'reilly and the rest of the prowar movement a pass. i think it goes back to their don't get involved, dont rock the boat and enjoy the establishment attitude

[Apparently you didn't UNDERSTAND Team America since half of Paris was destroyed in an attempt to fight the terrorists. Well, Sean Penn HATED that movie which is great.]

if you saw the 100th episode, it was basically entirely devoted to mocking both sides and you obviously didn't get that Team America was completely oblivious as to whether people wanted them to come into their country to try to take out three or four terrorists, while leaving the entire area they were in destroyed, maybe more so than if a terrorist attack had actually happened.

[And this DUmmie WINS an Eric Cartman Kewpie Doll for having a brief moment of mental clarity!]

i think their episode about stupid slutty girls was awesome.
Paris Hilton should be treated that by the press until she goes away.

[I think of that Paris Hilton episode whenever I see a pineapple.]

I've never found them funny. I thought their stuff mostly sucked from the start.

[Is that you, Sean Penn?]

Baseketball was funny, and South Park, when its just humor, is funny but when they try to do satire, they fail horribly. Its too simplistic to be called satire or social commentary, and is instead just a bunch of hastily prepared jokes by a couple of libertarian hacks who have very little grasp of social issues or politics

[Translation: South Park is FUnnie but not when it mocks sacred leftwing dogma.]

It's just simple street gutter fascism. Nothing new at all. History's been there. And the only way to deal with vermin like that has also been shown. The gulag was a good place for fascists.

[A DUmmie who wants to send Parker and Stone to a gulag re-education camp to get their minds right.]

If they aren't being offensive ... they are pretty damn funny.

[A lot FUnnier than you were when you DEFACED a Diebold truck, DUmmie AtomicKitten.]

They're autocontrarian. It works o.k. for a while as a dialectic tool, but ultimately it ends up with nihilism and they're not nihilists, so they end up being dishonest and hypocritical. That's what that comment of theirs reveals.

[You can put your Thesaurus down now. We're only slightly impressed by your big words.]

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

You've been busy the past few days, havent you PJ?

And as FUnnie as ever.

2:16 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The thing I like about SP is that they say the things everyone wants to say, but is too scared or politically correct to do so. I'm not big on the swearing, but I don't watch it with my kids either. If it offends the DUmmies, however, I am all for it.

6:06 PM  
Blogger Paul Heinzman said...

I love FR, but they're a bit prudish at times. I'm gonna start coming here first for my DUFU fix so I can be as nasty as I wanna be.

10:27 PM  
Blogger Paul Heinzman said...

a conservative agenda (this is a great country, and you're a pussy if you're down in the mouth about President Bush).
That's conservative? I thought that was just something you did, like shaving and washing yourself. I love my country, I respect my president. I do that today; I do that in 2007; I did that in 1997.

10:50 PM  
Blogger Paul Heinzman said...

She looked like we'd poured acid in her ear. We were laughing our asses off."
I love this story too. She'll probably tell her friends that she now understands what it feels like to be raped.

10:55 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

They're autocontrarian. It works o.k. for a while as a dialectic tool, but ultimately it ends up with nihilism and they're not nihilists, so they end up being dishonest and hypocritical. That's what that comment of theirs reveals.

[You can put your Thesaurus down now ...]

...and pick up your English Language 101 text book. Refer to the section that describes grammatical structure.

An example of improper grammatical structure:
That's what that comment of theirs reveals.

An example of proper grammatical structure:
"This was revealed in their comment."

1:39 PM  
Blogger JorgXMcKie said...

What this thread reveals is that pretty much everyone at DU is either a douche or a turd.

11:04 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

" So, basically their message is to be a self-centered ass and not get involved in anything.

[I always hated the way the show seems to mock my sacred leftwing beliefs.] "

No, dipwad. What that person said was 'their message is to be a self-centered ass and not get involved in anything'.

And Trey Parker & Matt Stone are bullies. Bullies need to be taught a lesson.

1:19 PM  
Anonymous Fuck South Park! said...

Fuck South Park and fuck all of its lovers! May all of them get the shit blown out of their asses with their damn show.

5:27 PM  
Anonymous at JorgXMcKie said...

You know, JorgXMcKie? You're a big-ass hypocrite for being the very being yoy typed shit about. I mean, you bitch about peopel being turds or douche when you come off as one or both yourself. Real pathetic.

Next time you wanna pass judgement onto others, judge yourself first.

5:30 PM  
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This post seems like a major waste of energy.

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