Tag Archives: subtle satire

I think it’s time for you,

Imageto get off the computer for a little bit!  Go for a walk, go do a load of laundry, go volunteer at a nursing home, go call your sister, go read your scriptures, go plan your week.  And the list goes on, and on.

Seriously folks, we are TOO ONLINE these days!  I very much appreciate that you read my blog, but the OUTERnet can be even better than the INTERnet.

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I love this song of Mr. Paisley‘s.

It is a PERFECT satire of this social problem

(although there is the teensiest bit of mild lyrical innuendo)

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And Elder David A Bednar of the LDS Church warns of this ubiquitous problem

of assuming fake identities on the internet.

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CLICK HERE for that talk (and my sweet thoughts on it) that is insanely awesome

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But back to Ms. Wilkinson’s main point (bookending!)

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I love you all (platonically and literally),

but right now I think it would be oh! so wise

to go attend to the matters of real life, know what I mean?

So now skedaddle!  GO DO SOMETHING!

But I’ll see ya back here eventually, right?

🙂

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Zac Brown Band fills the void of what has been missing in country music!

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Yes they do!  These boys are the REAL DEAL.  Ain’t no sell-outs wearing cowboy hats singing with some ugly fake twang (I ain’t naming names, but ya’ll know who I’m talkin’ ’bout) .  Expect to hear more about ZBB on this blog.  The night I saw them in concert with Renae was one that has influenced me to this day.  Don’t know where to start musically because it’s ALL amazing, but here’s an all-time favorite:

(best part is 3:00-3:30)

Seriously, that voice gives me chills, and it’s even BETTER in person.

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Great memories 🙂  Of the concert, and also of my hair looking that beautiful.

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I was a satirist…

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before I even fully knew what that meant!

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Alexander Pope and Jonathan Swift would be so proud!

Check out my approach to satire here. 

For those who may not quite understand, I was exploiting the stereotype that Mormon girls often get married and pregnant very young.  Here is another self-satire.

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It’s not about the nail….or about this video:

I am not livid at this video.  I do think it’s clever, well-made, and also like that it illustrates that men and women often speak different languages.  It tactfully delves into the realm of female/male relationships without desperately resorting to sexuality for cheap attention.   Oh, and I love Stevie Wonder, and also wouldn’t mind asking that woman how she styles her bangs…

However, it is problematic as well: The man in the video is reasonable, and the woman, though not completely crazy, is stereotyped as a little annoying and of course very silly and ignorant.  Again, there have been way more offensive portrayals of this stereotype, but may I just add that as you enjoy this video, don’t forget about some of the subtle, deeper messages portrayed in it as well.

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Sometimes you don’t understand the first thing about Rugby…

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but you take a picture with a guy you find in Fiji because he’s wearing a BYU Rugby shirt.

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🙂

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Doctrine & Covenants is NOT the same thing as D&C

DOCTors will understand why DOCTrine & Covenants is different.

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Sometimes a picture is blurry…

but you Facebook it anyways because:

A) Your hat, hair, and makeup looks cute.  (Oh, yeah and I like these girls sometimes)

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B)  It’s the ONLY picture you took when you flew out to surprise your friend (even though she picked up on all of your “subtle” hints).

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And don’t think it’s an accident that both of these pictures feature my left-side.  To the left, to the left!  Come to think of it, I AM irreplaceable 🙂

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