Tuesday, April 5, 2011

#Revolution: Alternate Take

Here's a video featured on Al Jazeera's latest "Listening Post". I find it very funny and (oh well)... amusing.

I am sure many might not share my enthusiasm. But what I find particularly noteworthy about this "piece" is that it provides an interpretation of the recent events from an outsider's perspective (one, among many possible ones of course). Since it can, potentially, speak to many, especially in the (Greater) Middle East, it indeed does a great job of using non-traditional communication techniques - namely, humor - to point out issues, inconsistencies, and... the "ironic truth".

After all, satire usually works so well precisely because it's largely based on truth and reality. It's just about framing, perspective, and presentation that makes it so funny.

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