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  • Jun 26th, 2010 @ 9:51am

    Parody vs. Satire

    I had never seen 2 Live Crew's parody "Pretty Woman" and so I tracked it down on YouTube. Although it was funny and somewhat entertaining, it was nothing more than silly. Satire usually has a serious point to make and it seems to me by allowing parody that makes fun of a work and not allowing satire that can be argued to appropriate a work, that the law is lowering the quality of public discourse. The USA has a reputation as being an anti-intellectual nation, but I never realized that this reputation was so blatantly codified by our legal system.