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Old 01-15-2011, 04:31 PM   #11 (permalink)
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The opening line "Ex-Marine, Nick... who lost both of his hands in Iraq". Maybe you should watch it again.

Making jokes about current issues is one thing... this is quite another. you're right, there is no grey area... this falls under the outright wrong. If it was just "someone with metal hands trying to fight in the UFC" fine.
How is them setting the scene with a current, believable, story offensive? They are not in any way shape or form making fun of soldiers who have been injured they are simply using it as a believable (because it is current) setting for the joke about the metal hands.

You are twisting it all around to suit your argument. Simply mentioning that he lost his hands in the Iraq war is not making fun of anyone or anything. If I use a playground as a setting am I automatically making fun of kids? If I use a police station as the setting for my comedy am I automatically making fun of all police officers and those who were injured in the line of duty? Would you be offended by this? 'Cause it is exactly the same thing.

Yes real people are being injured in Iraq every day. Does that mean it should be illegal for any war movie to be comedy? How long do we wait until it's okay to make a show like MASH? I guess MASH would be offensive since real people are dying in war every day?

This video will not negatively or positively affect anyone in any way shape or form which is the only basis for censoring any type of speech in a free country.

And you must have misunderstood my comment about the "grey area". I meant in free speech there is no grey area. Either there is censorship or there isn't, and what you are talking about is straight up censorship.
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Old 01-15-2011, 04:37 PM   #12 (permalink)
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They're not making fun of crippled marines, is the point. The fact that he is in the joke doesn't mean he is being made fun of, he could just as easily have lost his hands in a logging accident or a machining accident. It's just backstory to set up the joke.
... this just in

nobody is debating that... i think they should have left the marine thing out though, bc it makes it less funny since this rings true for many people. it's not funny at all.
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Old 01-15-2011, 04:39 PM   #13 (permalink)
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... this just in

nobody is debating that... i think they should have left the marine thing out though, bc it makes it less funny since this rings true for many people. it's not funny at all.
Except for many people it is probably what made them believe the first part of the video was real, which really adds to the "omg lol this isn't real" affect half way through, which is the entire point of the joke.

It's that current/believable thing I was telling you about.
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Old 01-15-2011, 04:41 PM   #14 (permalink)
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How is them setting the scene with a current, believable, story offensive? They are not in any way shape or form making fun of soldiers who have been injured they are simply using it as a believable (because it is current) setting for the joke about the metal hands.

You are twisting it all around to suit your argument. Simply mentioning that he lost his hands in the Iraq war is not making fun of anyone or anything. If I use a playground as a setting am I automatically making fun of kids? If I use a police station as the setting for my comedy am I automatically making fun of all police officers and those who were injured in the line of duty? Would you be offended by this? 'Cause it is exactly the same thing.

Yes real people are being injured in Iraq every day. Does that mean it should be illegal for any war movie to be comedy? How long do we wait until it's okay to make a show like MASH? I guess MASH would be offensive since real people are dying in war every day?

This video will not negatively or positively affect anyone in any way shape or form which is the only basis for censoring any type of speech in a free country.

And you must have misunderstood my comment about the "grey area". I meant in free speech there is no grey area. Either there is censorship or there isn't, and what you are talking about is straight up censorship.
i haven't twisted anything around. perhaps you didn't read my first post... i said it's not funny to me. i never said it shouldn't be allowed.

Long story short... people are free to post whatever they want.... say whatever they want...etc. that's the beauty of a free country

my opinion... it is a poor attempt at humor. period. i was just sharing my opinion.
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Old 01-15-2011, 04:43 PM   #15 (permalink)
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i haven't twisted anything around. perhaps you didn't read my first post... i said it's not funny to me. i never said it shouldn't be allowed.

Long story short... people are free to post whatever they want.... say whatever they want...etc. that's the beauty of a free country

my opinion... it is a poor attempt at humor. period. i was just sharing my opinion.
That's cool man I was just explaining why it shouldn't be offensive to anyone, but clearly you have every right to find whatever you want offensive.

Was just trying to explain why they chose that and why it adds to the affect of the joke.
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I didn't find this funny at all. When you start a joke off with "ex-marine who lost both hands in iraq", and then make fun of it, you are putting yourself into some heat.

You can say that he could have lost his hands in many other accidents but they didn't use any other accident, so saying that is useless.
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Old 01-15-2011, 04:59 PM   #17 (permalink)
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I didn't find this funny at all. When you start a joke off with "ex-marine who lost both hands in iraq", and then make fun of it, you are putting yourself into some heat.

You can say that he could have lost his hands in many other accidents but they didn't use any other accident, so saying that is useless.
but its just backstory. they are not actually making fun of the guy or how he lost his hands.
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I didn't find this funny at all. When you start a joke off with "ex-marine who lost both hands in iraq", and then make fun of it, you are putting yourself into some heat.

You can say that he could have lost his hands in many other accidents but they didn't use any other accident, so saying that is useless.


Its already been said by a few posters that the "ex marine from Iraq" wasn't the actual joke , it was the metal hands and MMA stuff. They could have easily said he lost his hands in a car accident or in a work related injury but it wouldn't really make a difference. Someone would still be upset because their relative was just in a car accident and lost both hands. u know?

So imo if anyone has the right to be upset it would have to be the amputee/handicap community. The average person doesnt know what they go through everyday...but this was just a joke a very funny one too.
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Old 01-15-2011, 05:23 PM   #19 (permalink)
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I would personally be extatic at the prospect of seeing Jax from mortal kombat in the UFC.
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Old 01-15-2011, 05:31 PM   #20 (permalink)
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This was on the onion sportsdome on Comedy Central....show was incredibly stupid, hope it gets canceled, this was the best part of the first episode and it made me chuckle more because I'm an MMA fan and thought about if something like this really happened.
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