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Yes Man

Postby Kathleen » 08 Apr 2013, 10:35

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Team #Yes captures 100% of the vote. One person voted.
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Re: Yes Man

Postby General Michi » 08 Apr 2013, 10:40

I laughed so hard at Beej shaking his head at the end. Nice one :D

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Re: Yes Man

Postby headband » 08 Apr 2013, 10:46

Count me on #TeamYes. I do like roast beef sandwiches.
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Re: Yes Man

Postby Drecon » 08 Apr 2013, 10:57

Yes!

Also: Throbstorm?
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Re: Yes Man

Postby DSmaster21 » 08 Apr 2013, 11:19

This reminds that I started a thread for ideas of what could be added to the forums. We had tons of ideas from many people yet only like four votes. Yes I am promoting the "What the Forums Need" Thread. Go to it, vote, I will pm Paul, things may change.
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Re: Yes Man

Postby AlexanderDitto » 08 Apr 2013, 11:26

I like this video so much, I watched it five times, just to catch all the subtle nuances.

Kathleen, Kate, and Cam delivered outstanding performances here, and top-notch writing. "That is an extremely compelling potato." And Kate's enunciation of "hashtag bitch be stealin yo manz when." I died.
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Re: Yes Man

Postby ad134 » 08 Apr 2013, 12:12

I loved this video so much. Perhaps the most brilliantly satirical LRR vid ever.
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Re: Yes Man

Postby DarkMorford » 08 Apr 2013, 12:15

Yes.
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Re: Yes Man

Postby Geoff_B » 08 Apr 2013, 13:20

Bieber. Not Beiber.

I'm so ashamed of myself.

Loved the way Beej's name changed round each time :D
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Re: Yes Man

Postby Foxmar » 08 Apr 2013, 14:01

Really liked this one. Everyone did a great job but Beej shacking his head and Alex wearing my Walmart hat really killed me.
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Re: Yes Man

Postby AlexanderDitto » 08 Apr 2013, 15:18

I have realized: I basically adore all vegetable-based humour.

Now you guys know how to make me laugh. Put some leeks in your video, or a head of lettuce.
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Re: Yes Man

Postby Lord Hosk » 08 Apr 2013, 15:26

Seriously what was up with grahams hair this week?

Also,

2012?

No, (nods up and down)
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Re: Yes Man

Postby MisterDee » 08 Apr 2013, 18:10

Impressive work. It's exactly like CBC news, only with better/more attractive hosts. :)

That "Let's see whatever random people are saying on Twitter and Facebook" aspect of reporting really needs to be ridiculed into oblivion...
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Re: Yes Man

Postby Slack Mesa » 08 Apr 2013, 18:50

"Nodding of the head while throwing up the horns is the minimum that would have been acceptable."

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Re: Yes Man

Postby Kapol » 08 Apr 2013, 22:51

DarkMorford wrote:Yes.


Yes. *shakes head*
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Re: Yes Man

Postby tamaness » 09 Apr 2013, 00:49

Could you tone down that rhetoric? A simple "most likely" would do quite well.
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Re: Yes Man

Postby Mara Kalat » 09 Apr 2013, 03:09

Though entertaining, I felt something was going over my head.
Was there something in Canadian politics recently that sparked this video?
I can't be the only non-native thinking this way.

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Re: Yes Man

Postby Amake » 09 Apr 2013, 03:24

A satire of the propaganda generators/politically motivated news reporters who are more interested in espousing their beliefs than anything resembling journalism, I believe. If a public figure says A, you have to make sure everyone knows they meant X or Y depending on what you think is important. No matter how clearly they say A and explicitly nothing but A.

I am very amused by the concept of this video, and its execution.
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Re: Yes Man

Postby MisterDee » 09 Apr 2013, 04:29

Mara Kalat wrote:Though entertaining, I felt something was going over my head.
Was there something in Canadian politics recently that sparked this video?
I can't be the only non-native thinking this way.

Mara.


Nothing in particular, I think (at least, not on a national level.)

I mean, the Yes/No debate is more of a Quebec thing, but the video clearly didn't refer to that particular can of worm and it's really not topical at the moment.

I think the video was more about the ever-declining quality of reporting in traditional medias (always giving the two sides equal time, treating irrelevant issues as important to fill air-time, etc.)
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Re: Yes Man

Postby empath » 09 Apr 2013, 05:01

ad134 wrote:I loved this video so much. Perhaps the most brilliantly satirical LRR vid ever.


I am SO in agreement with ad134! (s)he has succinctly embodied my feelings on this in much more fully (and yet vastly more concisely - heck, this parenthetical statement is longer than his/her entire original post) than I could have.

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Mara Kalat wrote:Though entertaining, I felt something was going over my head.
Was there something in Canadian politics recently that sparked this video?
I can't be the only non-native thinking this way.

Mara.


Amake wrote:A satire of the propaganda generators/politically motivated news reporters who are more interested in espousing their beliefs than anything resembling journalism, I believe. If a public figure says A, you have to make sure everyone knows they meant X or Y depending on what you think is important. No matter how clearly they say A and explicitly nothing but A.

I am very amused by the concept of this video, and its execution.


Amake nailed how I feel about it - the tv is often on the 'news' channel when I eat, and despite not consciously paying attention (one, I'm eating and two, I usually have a book to read for the rest of the break) this is the vibe I get any time the CBC or CTV finishes providing the set up for a news story and then asks the panel what they think about said story.
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Re: Yes Man

Postby MotorWaffle » 09 Apr 2013, 15:34

Brilliant. Just brilliant.
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Re: Yes Man

Postby ad134 » 09 Apr 2013, 18:11

empath wrote:
ad134 wrote:I loved this video so much. Perhaps the most brilliantly satirical LRR vid ever.


I am SO in agreement with ad134! (s)he has succinctly embodied my feelings on this in much more fully (and yet vastly more concisely - heck, this parenthetical statement is longer than his/her entire original post) than I could have.



I am a he ;)



In response to the video analysis, I must say that the VERY SECOND that Cam showed up and started talking about how he would prefer a clearer response, in the most politician-like way possible, he reminded me entirely of Ed Miliband (leader of the opposition) over here in the UK and his insistence on attacking everything the PM is doing, regardless of whether he actually agrees (or called for it in the first place).

I loved the way that the whole video was a very simple demonstration of the pettiness of politics, and the retraction was a fantastic jab at the constant homogenisation and empty compromise of politicians. It contained more commentary within those 3 minutes and 42 seconds than I could ever say straightforwardly in 10 minutes. This post alone is taking me about 10 minutes to write.



TL;DR: Biting cultural satire of the highest quality, regardless of whether all of it was intended.





Aaaand there goes my succinct opinion.
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Re: Yes Man

Postby SomeCallMeTim » 09 Apr 2013, 22:21

I want Paul in every video while he has his condition, just cleverly disguised or just out of shot. We're two for two so far!
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Re: Yes Man

Postby Lord Chrusher » 11 Apr 2013, 04:32

Admittedly I have been out of Canada for a few years but this video felt like a weird mix of America and Canada. The title of Prime Minister and the names and locations of the think tanks were clearly Canadian (although the Broadbent Institute is based in Ottawa not Toronto) while the partisan back and forth and messages coming from a spokes person felt more American to me.
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Re: Yes Man

Postby Metcarfre » 12 Apr 2013, 16:19

Positively delightful, and extra laughs for fellow Canucks.
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