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Subject: Re: Lucas & Spielberg Originally Wanted to Make Indiana Jones a ChildRapist
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Date: Tue, 7 Nov 2017 10:04:41 -0500
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On 11/7/2017 9:40 AM, Obveeus wrote:
> On 11/7/2017 9:20 AM, moviePig wrote:
>> On 11/7/2017 8:39 AM, Obveeus wrote:
>>> On 11/7/2017 12:42 AM, BTR1701 wrote:
>>>> Obveeus<> wrote:
>>>>> Earlier today I read about the first woman getting caught up in this
>>>>> 'sexual harassment of underage kids' Hollywood outing festival.  Never
>>>>> mind that all she did was make a joke on the internet...a joke we've
>>>>> heard many, many times before including on this newsgroup:
>>>> Patton Oswalt made a series of jokes about that same kid during the
>>>> STRANGER THINGS Comic Con panel, at which he was the moderator. 
>>>> Basically,
>>>> a riff on how the kid has the perfect 80s porn name-- Finn Wolfhard.
>>>> He's now doing the ritual mea culpa:
>>>> "I thought I️ was being funny, but was actually a graceless asshole. 
>>>> I've
>>>> since apologized and, I hope, learned."
>>> The kid was clearly annoyed, probably because he has heard jokes 
>>> about his last name before.  I'm not sure this is the same kind of 
>>> 'sexualizing children' that the model did to this kid (also a much 
>>> reused joke common to society).  Patton Oswald's joke is aimed at the 
>>> name/word, not the kid...but still in bad taste (which is what lots 
>>> of comedy is all about).
>> I'm not picking up that the kid was clearly annoyed. 
> You couldn't detect sarcasm in the kid's voice when he thanked Oswalt 
> for that comment?
>> Nor would I expect him to be, as the topic can hardly have taken 
>> anyone by surprise.
> Really?  You don't think that it is surprising for the emcee to make fun 
> of the kid's name and try and reference it to porn?

I've watched -- and tried to hear -- it several times now, and, no, I 
can't divine any more than mock annoyance.  For one thing, the ambiance 
was possibly the most congenial in which he's heard the joke.  I'd be 
quite surprised to learn that his reaction was sincerely averse.


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