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Old 09-29-2008, 12:48 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I'd be interested to know what the boards think of this one. I for one find it kind of humerous.

The conservatives get their movie, I think the premise is kind of interesting, and who doesn't like amazingly bad exageration?

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Old 09-29-2008, 04:07 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I saw the preview for it when I went to the movies the weekend before last. It looked horrible and nobody in my theater laughed at all. That's a pretty bad sign for a comedy, and we were going to see a comedy so it wasn't like the audience wasn't in laughing mode or anything. It left me wondering why conservatives tend to be so bad at comedy and lead to a further conversation with my wife about why conservatives have such piss-poor artistic output in general.
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Old 09-29-2008, 04:11 PM   #3 (permalink)
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What makes you say that? I don't know that conservatives are any better or worse at art than any other grouping.
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Old 09-29-2008, 04:17 PM   #4 (permalink)
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What makes you say that? I don't know that conservatives are any better or worse at art than any other grouping.
It's just something I've noticed over the years. Try making some lists. See how many classic films, albums and books you can think of by people with well-known conservative views, then do the same thing with people with well-known liberal views. See which list is longer.

You could also try it the other way (it might be easier). Think of some of the great musicians, writers, actors, directors, painters, etc. of the past 50 years or so. Then read up on them and see how many were big conservatives.
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Old 09-29-2008, 04:36 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Yeah, I'm not too sure how many would be for larger government given the devices its seen go against them.

The FCC is no friend, you know?
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Yeah, I'm not too sure how many would be for larger government given the devices its seen go against them.

The FCC is no friend, you know?
Yeah, I think a lot of it has to do with the fact that artists for obvious reasons tend to favor free expression, something that is often at odds with conservative values.
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i consider myself pretty conservative but dont find myself at odds with free expression at all -- see my post on chan4 thread

perhaps its more that a person wouldnt want to be known as a 'conservative artist' which sounds like an oxymoron anyway
and peer pressure is a fact of life whether youre in high school or the white house
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i consider myself pretty conservative but dont find myself at odds with free expression at all -- see my post on chan4 thread
That's good. I think it's pretty rare though. Where are you from, out of curiosity? I ask because what is considered conservative tends to vary from culture to culture.
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i think it's going to be stupid.
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Old 10-02-2008, 03:12 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Yeah, I'm not too sure how many would be for larger government given the devices its seen go against them.

The FCC is no friend, you know?

Although bigger government is a liberal idea, not a conservative one...


I didnt know this was a conservative movie until this thread, hahaha.

Yeah, I don't know, I tend to be somewhat conservative, since I consider myself a libertarian, and I guess all the movies and music I like are made by liberals. Not because conservatives arent funny, because most great music tends to be made by those 20-35 years old (an age group that tends to be liberal) and filmmakers tend to be older people a tad bit seperated from reality. Plus, conservatism doesnt sell as well.


Oh, and also, this movie looks fucking atrocious.
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