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Let's Pretty-Up the Absurd
emnmnmeHeard about this on conservative radio:Registered Userregular
One of the best forms of parody is drowning the mundane in gallons and gallons of 'fancy'. Hanging a portrait of a Campbell's soup can in an art gallery is one way to do it. Writing a thesis paper on the philosophies of Duke Nukem is another. Sure, the joke takes more effort to complete, what with all the decoration and professional writing to pull off the illusion, but this kind of parody has the rare quality of getting funnier the longer the joke plays out. But there's also a requirement: everyone involved must maintain a dead-serious composure or else the audience won't get the absurdity.
Commercials play around with this idea mostly, in short bursts. For example, this cat eats better than I do and the idea of a chef slaving over cat food is absurd ... but classy. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ef-R_eq28h4