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I once saw a sunset so vivid and warm that I swore it was perfect I once had a lover, I'm not sure if I'll recover, but I know it was worth it Then, last nig...
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Cynicism in Hawai'i - The University of Hawaii Kaleo

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Cynicism in Hawai'i
The University of Hawaii Kaleo
To attest to this, Hawai'i has the lowest voter turnout in the nation. On top of that, in the 2008 election, Hawai'i's youth had the lowest voter turnout.
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...makes me sad to realize that our young people have become so jaded.

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We [Heart] Cynicism

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I remember about a year ago being really annoyed with someone. All I could hear from this person was the screeching sound of cynicism as they criticized one thing after another. No, this wasn't you...
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observation: skeptics & cynics & boors...oh my!

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Top 10 Political Comedians

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Top 10 Political Comedians - Check out this list of the 10 best political stand-up comedians, from Bill Maher to Dennis Miller.

 

It might seem like political comedians have an easy job -- to take shots at leaders and bureaucrats for whom the public at large already have a healthy dose of cynical mistrust. But the best political comedians do more than take shots; they shape the discussion and become part of the process through the act of telling jokes. They can be more than simple commentators; they can be voices. Funny, funny voices.

Though the majority of political comedians do tend to lean left, there are those who speak to conservatives and others who elect not to choose sides. All are represented here, in varying numbers and degrees.


Via Sharrock
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Sharrock's curator insight, October 22, 2013 10:55 AM

More celebrity comedians should be involved with social media influencing. Comedians as a profession have repeatedly clarified complex issues: politics, social customs/tendencies, business environments, competition, etc. We laugh because something said was devastatingly true or emotionally accurate. Also, Conan is a manager. He makes decisions under high-stress situations. He has to interact with writers, his producer(s), network executives. He's not on the "outside" looking in. He's just able to make money for his tv network, keep people employed, entertain an audience, while keeping his sense of humor.


But political comedians already influence us. We know Jon Stewart, Stephen Colbert, Gary Trudeau (Doonesbury), Scott Adams (Dilbert), Bill Maher, and others listed here http://comedians.about.com/od/top10lists/tp/top10politicalcomedians.htm. There are others who are not listed at that link. Some of their influence only works from their chosen medium, but some of those listed are exceptionally capable of off-the-cuff, live, intellectual contributions that either create the news or they make people take action. For example, how often does a manager or supervisor use Dilbert comic strip to avoid becoming one of the characters depicted there? How often does a comic quote get used?