Could Friends BE any funnier!

Let’s start off with this:


So, I’m sitting here filling out my experience profiles for teachers college (kinda) and watching Whose Line Is It Anyway which of course reminded me of our lecture this past week on humour…so here I am, blogging.

this isn’t gonna get me into teachers college…

So, what makes something funny? If you laugh, chances are it’s probably funny, to you. Whether it be over exaggerated, dark, dry, sarcasm, or just good old classic comedy. If you want to laugh…then laugh. Who cares if people around you don’t find it funny, not everyone finds the same things funny. I mean…I find myself to be quite the character every once in a while, but others feel the need to tell me other wise.

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Anyway, moving right along…

Good ol’ sarcasm. When this was brought up in class, one person came to mind…

Mr. Chandler Bing:

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Personally, Chandler kills me. Friends is one of my favourite shows,  I think it’s hilarious.

In the spirit of our neighbours celebrating Thanksgiving, let’s take a look at this:

Did you laugh? I know I did…and do every time I watch it. Joey was not even trying to be funny, but come on…it’s Joey.

But now, lets try this….

Was it as funny? I’m just going to say it. No. Monica tried WAY too hard to try and imitate Joey’s humour. She did what she had to do until she made Chandler laugh…basically, she’s needs to stop and leave it to Joey. (note Chandler’s sarcasm at the beginning of the clip towards the duck..lmao! i love him)

Since I’m on the topic of Friends, I’m just gonna throw this in here because honestly….I CRY EVERY SINGLE TIME! (of laughter that is)

i may or may not be in tears right now

And to end with some over exaggerated humour from our good friend Willard Smith, mrfreshprinchimself

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Blue is not even a warm colour, what are you even talking about?: Blog Assignment 2

I feel like there should be an introduction here, but you know what they say. No. That’s what they say. Let’s just jump in and go shall we?

Alright, so two things are certain, right? Death and taxes. However, that’s not actually true and it’s just something people say. Kind of like a saying. What’s actually more certain is that we are born and we get a sweet beanie afterwards. The colour of our beanie, however, kind of sets up how we’ll be treated for our entire lives. Blue is for boys, pink is for girls. Men are strong, women are weak; men are brave, women require men to kill spiders for them; men are hella sexual, women require relationships (like always always always). Notice how men seem to get all of the cool qualities and women kind of don’t? Me too. Maybe that’s why stereotypical masculine behaviour in women is more tolerated than stereotypical feminine behaviour is in men. This tea is delicious. Opposition is how we place ourselves in our gender identities and fully root ourselves on the pink or blue side of the gender dichotomy. That’s when yet another old-timey saying comes into play: opposites attract.

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See also: man disproves homosexuality by using magnets.

Men and women are supposed to desire each other, you see, because we’re opposites right? Right? RIGHT? Wrong. Surprisingly enough, gay people do exist. So do lesbians, bisexuals, asexuals, pansexuals, and trans and non-binary individuals. Anyways, where am I going with this? Oh yes, Blue is the warmest colour.

This movie does nothing for lesbians. NOTHING. Not even the original source author likes the film. It’s probably the ultimate movie for any straight dudebro to hide away in his spankbank until further notice. I don’t want to sound gross, so I’ll be more eloquent here: the male gaze. The male gaze occurs when the audience is put into the perspective of a straight man. Did you notice how almost every scene included a shot of Adele or Emma’s butt? Almost as if the director wanted us to sexualize these ladies? Don’t lie to me. I’m not even a lesbian (to be fair, neither is the director), but I’m almost 500% sure that that’s not how lesbians have sex.

What would Zizek say about this movie? Well, pretty simple actually: mate and reproduce. The two actresses in the movie aren’t lesbians. Don’t get me wrong, the average guy has exactly a 0% chance of getting with either of them. But, they have a slightly less 0% chance of getting with them than they would if they were actually lesbians. SO THERE’S STILL A CHANCE, GUYS. MOVE TO FRANCE. YOU CAN HAVE SEX* WITH THEM!

*no you cannot.

If anything, this film does a lot to reinforce gender and sexuality stereotypes. It’s seen when Adele moves into the workforce, where she learns how to be a mother through her kindergarten teacher job. It’s seen when Adele’s relationship status changes, where she falls apart because she’s nothing without a romantic partner (remember: women care about relationships more than men). Just because she’s not in a heterosexual relationship, does not make her exempt from gendered expectations.