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South Park and Philosophy: Bigger, Longer, and More Penetrating (Popular Culture and Philosophy #26)

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Trey Parker and Matt StoneOCOs long-running Comedy Central hit cartoon "South Park" has been equally cheered and reviled for its edgy humor, poited satire of current events and celebrities, and all-around obnoxiousness. But is there more to Kyle, the lonely Jew, Timmy and the Crips, CartmanOCOs bitchiness, ChefOCOs inappropriate advice, and KennyOCOs continued violent deat ...more
ebook, 288 pages
Published August 1st 2011 by Open Court Publishing Company (first published March 8th 2007)
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Marcelo Pontin
So far this book is serious Philosophy dealing with real questions but looking at them through the lense of the pop culture phenomonon of South Park.

You can complain that south park is too libertarian or to scatalogical to be taken serious but in reality they touch subjects and topics even the news stays away from and tend to take the middle ground, Hanley argues that some times this is a 'Pussy move", right or wrong.

Philosophers referenced range from Kant, Singer and other more modern thinker
Ben Kline
Its a "collection" of philosophical essays through the use of South Park to originate and create the essay themes. This 'collection' is 90% Richard Hanley and the rest being a group of other writers from some of the other Pop Culture books or from Hanley's University of Delaware. Overall... its the typical superfluous not needed, and not terribly great writing, or even that amazing of a piece of work, as is usual for the series (essays vary, the books/themes vary, some great, some bad). This one ...more
Rob Haas
terrible. I felt like i was reading the thoughts of someone who smokes to much pot and tries to get real deep while they are high. This guy is supposed to be a professor of some weight at a prestigious university. Instead of giving me quality, i felt like i was stuck in the ramblings on an existentialist invalid.
I usually like the and philosophy types of books and I don't really mind reading anyone's arguments, but I do mind when the authors come in off the street, don't seem to care about the context of their examples and are determined to prove atheism in South Park when it's quite simply not the case.
Can see why god botherers might cringe. he uses sought park style language and directness etc. if ya cant handle a naughty word applied to your favorite god then 1- stay away from this book and 2- your a pussy.
It was good, but not as good as some of the other Popular Culture and Philosophy books. This one was just as much social commentary by the authors as it was actual philosophy, if not more.
Excellent book. I have read it more times then I can count!
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