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  •  Whiplash - times at least 5 (4+ / 0-)

    - Romantic, candlelight - a hotel room?
    - and the person I love best - is god?

    Whoever did this is a professional - but a professional what?  It's powerful, it will get all kinds of feedback, and I think that it was primarily intended to shake the worldview of anybody who sees it.  Especially IYAR.  I think it may accomplish a lot of that.  I don't know whether the results will seem positive, but there's much to be said for a little shaking.

    I think that it will be an incredibly difficult sequence to forget, and if I didn't have my thinking straight (I think) on every bit of what's brought up my head would be spinning for the next few days.  

    You can't think about this.  I think it was intended that way.  The fact that the thread has gone off topic twice already (okay, the site outage doesn't really count) tends to confirm that for me.  Best I could do was go meta almost immediately after I finished watching.

    I don't like it, I don't hate it, I'm not appalled by it - I think it's one of the most incredible pieces of mindgaming I've seen in a long, long time.

    •  Why so much angst over the video? (2+ / 0-)
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      Yellow Canary, kat herder

      It's just satire.  Well done and effective.  (Spoilers.)

      It does what good satire does.  It takes a leap from an actual event to demonstrate how ridiculous the real thing is.  If Akin, et al. think rape babies are a gift from God, then what could be better than rape?  It's like being intimate with God.

      The thing that makes it effective is that the leap is not very large.  If you're repulsed by it, it's because the idiots like Akin are repulsive.  

      If you consider it insensitive about rape, you may be missing the point.  It's exposing the insensitivity of the Republicans about rape.  Perhaps one could effectively make the point that using rape -- one of the most hideous thing our species does to one another -- for a political point is always wrong no matter which side of the aisle.  I respect that point.  But I view this more as slamming the bad guys for having done it.  

      •  Are you sure (0+ / 0-)

        you're replying to me?

        •  Sort of (0+ / 0-)

          Yes, you and the general tenor of the thread (half of whom seem to think it is a real ad).

          I think it is well done and effective, but the Republicans-think-God-sanctions-rape meme has been a Kos standard for two weeks.  Why does this touch a nerve all of the sudden?

          •  My comment (0+ / 0-)

            had nothing at all to do with rape, or God, or anything except the sheer genius of how the pieces of this video were put together.

            Each time I thought I had figured out what the dialogue was about, it shifted premise - beautifully.

            Angst? Nowhere that I can figure.  

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