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Sight Gag: And if you don’t want the decorative plate, . . .

Sight Gags” is our weekly nod to the ironic, satiric, parodic, and carnivalesque performances that are an important part of a vibrant democratic public culture.  These “gags” may not always be funny or represent a familiar point of view, but they attempt to cut through the lies, hypocrisy, shamelessness, stupidity, complacency, and other vices of democratic life.  We typically will not comment beyond offering an identifying label, leaving the images to “speak” for themselves as much as possible.  Of course, we invite you to comment … and to send us images that you think might deserve a laugh or at least a wry and rueful look.

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Sight Gag: And if you don’t want the decorative plate, . . .

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  1. mike3 says

    “… cut through the lies, hypocrisy, shamelessness, stupidity, complacency, and other vices of democratic life.” Interesting to note that also non-democratic systems have their own set of vices as well. Is there even such a thing as a vice-free system?

  2. Lucaites says

    MIke: Of course! Nor do we mean to imply otherwise. But since we live in a democratic society (that we value!) we though it prudent to call attention to the reality of the political culture in which we live.

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