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  •  I think they've strayed into the (3+ / 1-)
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    emelyn

    realm of Newspeak. Or delusion, in a DSM-IV kind of way.

    "I'm all for pragmatism just as long as it's not just a slight pitstop on the road to hell." - TJ, 11.30.10

    by output on Wed Aug 03, 2011 at 08:14:04 PM PDT

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    •  Well, it is entertaining. (1+ / 0-)
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      rivercard

      The long standing use of mock seriousness in absurd circumstances or about absurd ideas or human behavior.  It does require some skill in maintaining a seriousness in the presentation to accentuate the humor in the disconnect between the tone and thesis.  It almost reaches the level of satire, but it's too difficult to maintain without a receptive audience so on the boards it tends to deteriorate rather quickly.

      These productions open in a number of venues but never make it to Broadway, though the Beltway is really the intended audience.

      Regardless, it is amusing.

      For those who serve the greater cause may make the cause serve them.... Murder in The Cathedral......T.S. Eliot

      by blueoasis on Wed Aug 03, 2011 at 08:32:18 PM PDT

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    •  Yeah we are all brainwashed (3+ / 0-)
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      everyone that doesn't agree with that is.

      sheeesh.

      you just can not pretend like spitting in the face of some progress, because it is 'not enough ' is going to get you more progress

      by missliberties on Wed Aug 03, 2011 at 09:07:17 PM PDT

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