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  • Posted by sdesapio 5 years, 1 month ago
    TOO FUNNY! I'm still laughing! You have to watch it to the end! LOL!
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    • Posted by khalling 5 years, 1 month ago
      **SPOILER***
      yes, Galt had the last laugh
      I don't appreciate parody on other people's positive contributions. I do appreciate what it means to ride on other people's coat tails.
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      • Posted by sdesapio 5 years, 1 month ago
        **SPOILER***

        "Ladies and Gentlemen, we're out of chocolate cake. Do you know why? I took it from you. Chocolate cake is a sacred possession. This is John Galt speaking."

        OMG! I can't stop laughing!
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        • Posted by khalling 5 years, 1 month ago
          it purposely trivializes the point to irrelevancy. Also, it changes the context to turn Galt into a thief. Instead of the men of the mind leaving, Galt steals chocolate cake. am I just too literal? sigh
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          • Posted by sdesapio 5 years, 1 month ago
            Yes k. It gets Rand wrong. It gets Atlas wrong. It's parody. Its ridicule is intentional.

            The video was not put together to support Rand's message. It's a "make fun of Rand" video.

            And... it's funny. I know this, because... it made me laugh... out loud.

            "Humor is the denial of metaphysical importance to that which you laugh at. The classic example: you see a very snooty, very well dressed dowager walking down the street, and then she slips on a banana peel . . . . What’s funny about it? It’s the contrast of the woman’s pretensions to reality." - Leonard Peikoff (https://estore.aynrand.org/p/6/the-philo...)

            What's funny about the video is the contrast of the video's pretensions to reality.

            "To laugh at the contemptible, is a virtue; to laugh at the good, is a hideous vice." - Ayn Rand

            I'm not laughing at us k. I'm laughing at his misinterpretation of us. I'm laughing at the message of the video, not Rand's message.

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            EDIT: a word for clarity
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