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I Really Hope This Video Was Set Up

Triumph the Insult Comic Dog takes on campus Political Correctness:

My first thought on watching this is was what a bunch of dour, humorless walking bags of vapidity kids today are. I could imagine my grandparents watching this video and the conversation going something like:

“No, I don’t like this. It’s not funny. The dog is crude and uses foul language.”

“Well, Grandmom, it’s a parody. He’s parodying political correctness on campus today. Triumph himself is a parody of the old Borsch Belt comedians.”

“The dog is crude, and swears too much.”

Have we circled back around? Are college kids today going to be more like my grandparents? I know comedy isn’t consistent across generations, and not everything is everyone’s cup of tea, but other than the one bearded guy who was trying not to laugh…. wow. I just really hope he set this up for the crowd to try to play the straight man.

3 Responses to “I Really Hope This Video Was Set Up”

  1. beatbox says:

    Yeah, I found it cringeworthy

  2. AnOregonian says:

    Thank you, I needed that. The Friday morning coffee and donuts with coworkers who are the intellectual spitting image of those kids is about to begin, and that gave me the strength I’m going to need to get through it.

  3. Jay Hafemeister says:

    I took it totally differently. I thought they were frightened of what would happen to them because they were a part of this.
    If there had been no camera, they might have thought it was funny. But because they knew other people would be watching it, they were too scared that they would be shunned or expelled. They were too afraid of that to even begin to see the humor.

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