Comedic Communication: The Only Way The Smarties Can Inform Dumbies

At, we've been talking a lot about the level of ignorance on display at the McCain/Palin (or Palin/McCain) rallies during the last couple of weeks. In one post, I explained how upset I was at the fact that these people get to vote without problems at the polls, without lost ballots or stolen votes, yet it wasn't too long ago that black people had to take literacy test in order to vote. But this also raises a question about how you reach any group of people who are fundamentally comfortable in their ignorance about issues of life and death or war and peace. Then the answer became really apparent... Comedy! From Saturday Night Live to Family Guy, one has to wonder: Has communication been "dumbed down" to the point that cartoons and comedy sketches have become the only way to reason with the American proletariat? For example, how glaring is this message from Family Guy: Read More


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