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Desc:Ha ha, how about those taxes, folks? SATIRE!
Category:Humor, News & Politics
Tags:Mst3k, SATIRE!, the trading gap shuffle
Submitted:Xenocide
Date:07/16/11
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Raggamuffin
This show is my God
Caminante Nocturno
Up yours, the Capitol Steps!
Xenocide
And then we went up the capital steps.

And built the supercollider.

Thanks, you've been a great audience.

memedumpster
Oh man, someone told me I should submit this and I didn't. Every skit from this episode is awesome and weird.
Modern Angel
It just gets weirder when you realize that everyone on this show is hyper-liberal and vocal about it... except Mike, who is like a Bizarro Frank Conniff: loves Breitbart, spends all his time with his wife doing Jesus camps, believes some terrible shit about taxes and Obama...
Aelric
When I hear Mike mention his politics in interviews it always struck me as the politics of a man who does whatever his wife says.

Innocent Bystander
It's even weirder considering that Mike clearly takes a lot of cues from subversive liberal stand-up comedians (George Carlin et al.)

poorwill
Great, now you ruined Mike for me poeTV.

Bort
Think of it this way: Mike is a Republican you would buy a beer for. There may not be many of them, so appreciate Mike for what he is. (And pray to Baby Jesus that he snaps out of it someday.)

SteamPoweredKleenex
I just looked up the interview that Wikipedia cites for Nelson's conservative leanings:

http://www.d1041111.dotsterhost.com/mst3k/special-events_inter view_mike-nelson-2-main.html

"Well, let me say this, I read the National Review cover to cover. Check in at Townhall.com every day. Check the Washington Times daily. Listen to Dennis Prager and Michael Medved on a regular basis. Read Mark Steyn with regularity. Read the Weekly Standard. So, yes, I do vote Republican. As the pundit Hugh Hewitt has observed, there are indeed two Americas: Serious America and Silly America. The Democrats seem bent on turning this into Silly America, so I stick with those who wish this to remain Serious America.

Of course, in addition, as angry as it makes me, I check in with the monolithic press: the NY Times, the L.A. Times, the Boston Globe. One thing I canít do, that makes me just insanely angry, is read my local paper, the Minneapolis Star Tribune, known to many as the Star and Sickle, or the Red Star Tribune. "

That sounds like he's still in "riff" mode to me.

jangbones
I know...and like and respect...a lot of conservatives.

The ones that bleat about it and send angry e-mails and shit are all horrible but the ones that just have different beliefs than me, and who I can have a pleasant conversation with, are a-okay.

Innocent Bystander
I definitely think that if all conservatives (of the American variety, at least) were Mike Nelsons, the world would be a better place.

memedumpster
Well, poe, you just Crystal Skulled MST3K for me. Now Mike is dead to me forever.

I hope you're happy, with your truths about people and your need to share them.

Spit Spingola
Frank worked on lots of liberal projects like Air America and Invader Zim.

I like Mike a lot, but I also like Colin Quinn and pre-9/11 Dennis Miller. Fucking up tight liberals. It's ok to laugh at funny conservative people if they're funny and not douchebag bullies.

SteamPoweredKleenex
How is Invader Zim "liberal?" And do if you mean the movie "Air America," again, how is that "liberal?"

As for Colin Quinn, there's a reason his show went down in flames. If you watch, every time he tried to find a way of somehow supporting Bush, even he couldn't make eye contact with the camera. There's being funny, and there's having an agenda. If the second one comes first, you're going to fail.

Spit Spingola
I meant the Lorenzo Lamas TV series where Al Franken pushed his liberal agenda.

Aelric
SteamPoweredKleenex: Air America was (still is?) a XM radio station with association with The Huff Post, Current, Al Franken and other liberal figureheads. It unabashedly liberal biased, making it the best example as a counter to Fox News, but it's radio so nobody really knows much about it.

You know what, guys? it doesn't matter. I still totally want to kiss Mike on the mouth in a night of wild passion. Dem, Repub...it's just Mike and Joel, except instead of both being awesome they both suck. If the person is alright, then fuck their politics.

Zhou Fang
No less weird than Johnny Ramone being a Republican.

Anyway, I always thought it was "I'm the Crimeville Bang Bang!" So Crow's bit makes a lot more sense now.

Xenocide
Jesus, people. Mike is funny. He doesn't magically get un-funnied just because he's got a Mitt Romney bumper sticker. Funny conservatives are the rarest of birds. When you see one, relish the experience, for it may never come again. Do this in memory of Goosio.

Pillager
Mike's politics are no big deal. I despise Mike because MST3K became less & less entertaining as the years went on.

The last two seasons were utterly unwatchable.



Bort
Pillager, one of the very best MST3Ks is "The Girl in Gold Boots", and it was season 10. If you haven't seen it, please do:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MLuDhzshdwU

Aelric
Pillager is a Joel guy

Bort
The only part where I have trouble with "fuck their politics" is, politics says at least something about what the other guy believes is sane and just. If the other guy is fine with treating gays as second class citizens and wants women to have to carry children to term as a scarlet letter, I start to suspect that they may not be that good of a person, at least on some issues.

Being "conservative" these days doesn't mean what it used to; the conservative agenda as it stands now is demonstrably destructive on a number of levels. I might approve of Mitt Romney circa 1994 (http://www.poetv.com/video.php?vid=97225), but Mitt 2011 is a buggy defective piece of software.

joelkazoo
Conservatives tend to have a much more mean-spirited sense of humor. You can feel Mike's influence when the jokes are about how fat or ugly a person in a film is, even if they're not all that fat or ugly. Those kinds of jokes rose exponentially with Joel's departure, and skyrocketed when Frank left. "But wait a minute!" you may say "Mary Jo was fat AND ugly!". Well, she's also a Catholic, and I can speak from personal experience that Catholics love self-loathing. You can tell the difference when you compare Rifftrax to Cinematic Titanic. While the riffs on RT often go into mean-spirited territory, CT tends to make fun of technical incompetence or the backwards-ass attitudes of the filmmakers.

Aelric
We liberals can be plenty mean spirited in our comedy. I'd say that with republicans, their ideal comedy has an obvious agenda, which Mike's doesn't and that if there isn't an agenda, it's so mild and tame that it's pretty much a knock-knock joke.

themilkshark
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