Annoying the French Encore! by Stephen Clarke PDF

By Stephen Clarke

We’ve been stressful the French for one thousand years. yet do you know that, as lately as 2010:

When the French and British navies attempted to hitch forces, nuclear submarines collided, an coincidence that France’s Minister of Defence blamed on shrimps. It used to be Trafalgar yet again – yet with seafood.
The americans infuriated the French by way of arresting Dominique Strauss-Kahn, a member of France’s political élite, after which treating him like a typical suspect. Ce n’est pas normal!
With either a royal marriage ceremony and a jubilee, the Brits confirmed the French what a rash thought it used to be to decapitate their king.
When David Cameron walked out of a eurosummit, he provoked a volley of comical anti-Anglais insults from French politicians.

Stephen Clarke studies every little thing the English-speaking international has been doing lately to make sure that France hangs directly to its nationwide inferiority complicated. For the French, the merde by no means ends

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Indeed, the impetus for theorizing cultural citizenship grew out of a desire to build community and secure rights among those experiencing exclusion from the larger national body. It is not a foregone conclusion that second-­class citizens will take up arms or rhetorically combat the system or groups maintaining their subordination. While many minority comics perform charged humor, they do not have to and we should not assume that they do or will; they are under no obligation to use humor to engender community or speak out against bigotry.

We’re there, every day, early [ people start cheering and whistling]. Let me give you some examples—­Taco Bell had some tainted green onions, [assumes a mock “White” accent] “Oh god, I got E. ” [Resumes normal voice] Some tainted green onions showed up at Taco Bell, okay, White people get E. coli—­the ­whole world fucking stops. Who picks the onions? [Cheers] Latinos! You talk shit about us it gets down to the fields [laughter and cheering]. I didn’t hear you, what did they say about us? They don’t want us ­here, ­we’re lazy, and ­we’re depleting the system?

Tele­vi­sion and film are subject to censorship not just by the Federal Communications Commission; a film’s or show’s content is also subject to network standards that are in turn supported by advertisers. If the content is polarizing, advertisers may lose out on a portion of a desirable market. Networks choose content carefully to avoid objectionable material that could cost them advertisers. ”33 Not a ­whole lot has changed. Sometimes satirical, but always politicized, charged humor, especially coming from an unknown comic, is not conducive to prime time tele­vi­sion, historically or today.

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