Re: [Czechlist] HUMOR: Funny Czech names
- In a message dated 6/21/03 9:40:26 AM, mklimes@... writes:
> does the sheer number of slut, bitch, andIt bothered me so little that I had to think a bit before I realized she'd
> other words she uses (even in connection with positive characters) make you
> as uncomfortable as me (and it's not even my language...)??
used all those words. She was basically using blunt language to describe the
saloon gal sort of character. I could see, though, how it might bother other
people. I come from a fine arts background originally, so I guess I'm inured
to it, because a lot of artists think obscenity is part of being
> Maybe Internet SHOULD be censored after all :)I run into times when I think it should be.
> Is Limonadovy Joe really that much out of place with an (average) AmericanThe reviewer was just stupid. While I was reading her words, I kept
> viewer (w/out the Czech connection), or was the reviewer just dumb...
thinking back to two 12-year-old girls who once sat behind me in a movie theater that
was playing a Mel Brooks comedy. Anytime anything corny happened, they
would effetely exclaim, "Oh, I'm SURE!" They were at the stage of maturity when
they had begun to recognize things that were corny, but they didn't yet
realize that some things are made corny on purpose for the amusement of adults. I
think this woman's state of sophistication must be similar.
Her review also made me think of one written by a Harvard student in the
National Review years ago. He was slamming a David Lynch movie, and, since one
of the major pastimes of Harvard students is judging people who do not go to
Ivy League universities as being of inferior intelligence, he was pointing to
the pukey colors, the corny dialogue and the improbable situations in Lynch's
movie as proof that he was of low intelligence. The Harvard boy's own
intelligence was so low, however, that he didn't realize that Lynch made the film like
If you want to see more typical American reactions to Limonadovy Joe, take a
look at the reviews people have written on its page on Amazon.com:
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