The Resource Who's to say what's obscene?: : politics, culture and comedy in America today, (ebook)

Who's to say what's obscene?: : politics, culture and comedy in America today, (ebook)

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Who's to say what's obscene?: : politics, culture and comedy in America today
Title
Who's to say what's obscene?:
Title remainder
politics, culture and comedy in America today
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Language
eng
Summary
Fans of The Daily Show and will appreciate this timely collection of satirical essays by counterculture icon Paul Krassner. With irreverence and an often X-rated wit, Krassner writes with a unique perspective on comedy and obscenity in politics and culture, from "Bong Hits 4 Jesus" banners to scenes cut out of recent movies, including Borat and Milk. In his essay "Don Imus Meets Michael Richards," Krassner examines racism in comdey, from Lenny Bruce to Dave Chapelle, on The Sarah Silverman Snow and Curb Your Enthusiasm, and in controversial comic strips like The Bookdocks. In his piece "The Great Muhammad Cartoon Controversy," he looks at free speech and self-censorship in the face of threats-real and perceived-from religious fundamentalists. Throughout, Krassner riffs about busted public figures, counterculture, free speech, late-night talk shows, censorship, sex, and the current state of satire. "These are times of repression," says Krassner," and the more repression there is, the more there is for irreverence toward those in authority."
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Midwest
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Krassner, Paul
Dewey number
814/.54
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no index present
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non fiction
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hoopla digital
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Satire, American
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adult
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Who's to say what's obscene?: : politics, culture and comedy in America today, (ebook)
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multicolored
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unknown
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1 online resource
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  • online
  • electronic
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Digital content provided by hoopla
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9780872866430
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(electronic bk.)
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MWT11858437
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remote
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11858437
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MWT11858437
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
Who's to say what's obscene?: : politics, culture and comedy in America today, (ebook)
Link
Publication
Color
multicolored
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9780872866430
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Publisher number
MWT11858437
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11858437
System control number
MWT11858437
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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