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SNL tech talk touches raw nerve?

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MarvA
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MarvA   10/22/2012 11:10:30 PM
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Tremendously funny, and sad at the same time. The truth does hurt. We are a nation of complainers. The real humor is that the skit pits American "journalists" (whom I'm sure that Dilbert would put in the same boat as Marketing people) against exploited Chinese workers. No contest. If an engineer complained, it would be for good reasons. Real design problems. A real engineer wouldn't think about complaining to the assembler unless they didn't follow the procedures. If someone didn't think the skit were funny, I would be interested in the explanation. There would be some real humor there.

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EREBUS0   10/20/2012 9:48:45 PM
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Satire, the greatest American export EVER! Yes the truth hurts, but if you are so stuckup you can't have a good laught, then I go nothing for you. Lets see someone in China complain about anything. You will find them chained to a workbench somewhere building I-Phones. Just my opinion.

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ReneCardenas   10/19/2012 6:30:39 PM
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Hilariuos !!! I had a great chuckle, specially the chineese violin bit ... pricelsss... I anyone gets offended over this comedy skit, they need to take note of each action We take to make USA even more dependent on Chinese imports. Sylvie, thank you for the reflection piece, I missed this episode, and enjoyed the relevance on this forum... Keep up the great work you do.

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Bert22306   10/17/2012 11:06:36 PM
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I also think it was hysterical. And similar to what David says, if you don't see truth in the comedy, it wouldn't be funny. I thought the whole thing was funny.

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Duane Benson   10/17/2012 4:18:57 AM
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Very funny. It's along the lines of the Internet meme "First world problems." Search for it and enjoy lots along these lines. We really do need to lighten up and remember what's really important now and then. I really like my Android phone, but the Ice Cream Sandwich upgrade was more of a down grade as far as I'm concerned. I have complained about that. But how long ago was it that I had to carry around a big tabloid size map book in order to get good coverage of the state? How long ago was it that I had to have a computer to get my email? And, how long ago was it that I actually had to use a pen or pencil and paper in order to communicate?

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David Ashton   10/17/2012 1:10:19 AM
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That is REALLY funny. Many a true word is said in jest, and we need a mirror held up to us from time to time. If anyone gets offended by that they are taking themselves a bit too seriously, methinks.

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