Saturday, March 21, 2009

Class Four - Comedians take on Unions, Immigration and Health Care

Class Four - Comedians take on Unions, Immigration and Health Care

It's time once again for the funny bits. Sure, these are serious issues, but American popular culture folks love to poke fun at everything.

Stephen Colbert's staff over at Comedy Central's The Colbert Report has assembled a medley of pieces he's done on labor unions. You can check it out here.

Have you ever seen The Onion? It's an elaborate parody newspaper and website with satirical video news reports dubbed ONN - Onion News Network. Writers have produced several humor pieces on immigration, which you can view here, here, and here. They also did a piece in which an illegal immigrant from Mexico replaces a Lucent Technology executive because he's willing to work for less:

I discovered a site that compiles clips from various places, Here are two commercials on the site labeled funny - health insurance:

Funny - Health Insurance Commercial - Free videos are just a click away

Perhaps we should have a class in the future that just focuses on social/political issues in commercials! Then again, maybe not...

Have you seen any amusing takes on the subjects of immigration, healthcare, or labor unions? It's time for show and tell! Click on the comments and share.


Dave King said...

Enjoyed this: how the other half copes with today's insanities - not so different from the way this half survives them!

Anonymous said...

This is a test. It is only a test!