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Originally posted by Heartisblack
If somebody roasted me I'd probably break down into tears. American humour can be cold, insensitive and hostile at times.
Originally posted by smithjustinb
There's no doubt that messing with people and playing around with them is fun and entertaining, but have you ever considered that it might not be as fun for them as it is you?
Is bringing up people's weaknesses and shortcomings for a good laugh okay?
It feels good, and it is fun and all that, but when words cut deeper than you thought they could, and you get enjoyment out of it, what good are you doing yourself?
So, it's fun, but is having fun at the cost of others really fun?
Are you the person who says things to people without thinking about how its affecting them? In my opinion, you should take a look at yourself and do some "soul" searching, because I think your behavior is hateful.
edit on 21-9-2011 by smithjustinb because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by hotpinkurinalmint
Perhaps the roast servies as a safety valve where people can safely unload all their pent up negative emotions. Having Rick Ross and Patrice O'Neal exchange jabs on TV can act as a substitute for Whites and Blacks exchanging blows on the street.
The comic's style parodies British comics of the post-war period, notably The Beano and The Dandy, but with incongruous language, crude toilet humour, black comedy, surreal humour and either sexual or violent storylines. It also sends up tabloid newspapers, with mockeries of articles and letters pages. It features competitions and advertisements for overpriced 'limited edition' tat, such as a cat which "#s its own weight in gold", as well as obsessions with half-forgotten celebrities from the 1970s and 1980s such as Shakin' Stevens and Rodney Bewes. Occasionally, it satirises current events and politicians, but has no particular political standpoint. Its success has led to the appearance of numerous rivals crudely copying the format Viz pioneered; none of them has managed seriously to challenge its popularity. It once enjoyed being the third most popular magazine in the UK, but ABC-audited sales have since dropped to an average of 76,408 per issue in 2009
Peräsmies is a Finnish underground comic strip drawn by Timo Kokkila that appeared in the Pahkasika magazine from 1983 to 2000. The strips were initially written by Kokkila together with Sami Laitala. Other scriptwriters have also occasionally participated in the comic.
The comic depicts the adventures of Peräsmies, a Finnish superhero and a parody of Superman. The name Peräsmies literally means "Butt Man" and is a play off Teräsmies which is the Finnish name for Superman. The "official" English name of Peräsmies, according to Kokkila, is "Phartman", although "Pooperman" might better capture the essence of the original pun.
Peräsmies is a middle-aged, severely alcoholic homeless man living in a landfill, whose only superpower is the ability to fart supernaturally hard. He gained this power as a result of consuming a can of radioactive pea soup, pea soup being the stereotypical flatulence-inducing dish in Finland.
Claude Ratinier (de Funès), known as Le Glaude, is an old farmer who lives across the road from his long-time friend Francis Chérasse (Jean Carmet), known as Le Bombé. The two are described as the last surviving members of their breed, still living in a rural fashion while the rest of the world has modernized. They spend their days getting drunk and eating cabbage soup, while they spend their nights getting drunk and farting.
Owen is a bumbling German Canadian contestant with a habit of passing a lot of gas in public.