Nothing is like a good laugh. A bookful of Zizekisms, humor with Hegelian connotations, jokes about Soviet bureaucracy, etc. Feb 25, Gaelan D'costa rated it really liked it. Or, he ends up being crude because that's how he's decided to be funny, who knows? In a weird way I hope he's the last of his generation of comedians I know this won't be the case, because that's not how influence or culture works I want to see someone with his intersection of interests and his willingness to be obtuse, but with an upgraded baseline where sexual violence or boring hetero battles of the sexes are not considered for lazy punchlines, for example.
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They're not funny : But they give me exactly what I want, which is awkward delivery of cynicism and shaggy dog stories while using a casual philosophical understanding and soviet humour tropes. They remind me a lot of my friends, nerdy academicians or nerdy programmer types, where we try to tell a joke but it's clear that we're [badly] using the humour to actually explore some geeky thing underneath There's an amount of cynical distrust of everything, authority, truth, belief, other people, etc Maybe I'm wrong, I'm not a zizek junkie, but what little I've read of his stuff makes me feel its a weak point as compared to a foundational position even if I would not begrudge people who decide they have no time for this.
Anyway this is awesome dad joke humour, but that means it falls within the same constraints and flows of traditional dad joke humour even if it's covering a fresh space within that realm. Jul 09, Max rated it liked it Shelves: philosophy , politics , absurd , pessimism , race , humour. Often lacks in useful context, but otherwise a good introduction to Zizek's sense of humour.
Sep 04, Vikas Lather rated it it was amazing Shelves: favorites. These days I am suffering from Zizek's fever :p. Jul 28, Ian rated it did not like it. In theory, jokes could be a good way to inform people about politics and philosophy, but the stilted way that they are written here kills all the humour and renders them dull and uninteresting. There are some good political comedians, but most very political people seem to have no sense of humour and that is the case here.
Its called a punchline because it should hit and be gone, but here the punchlines are more like bear-hugs that linger on interminably. The repetition of the same jokes and the In theory, jokes could be a good way to inform people about politics and philosophy, but the stilted way that they are written here kills all the humour and renders them dull and uninteresting. The repetition of the same jokes and the same joke forms makes it even more dull.
Apr 28, Greg rated it liked it. I continue to be a sucker for Zizek even if I can't understand half of what he is saying. His jokes are much better situated inside of his larger arguments to demonstrate a point I'd strongly recommend "How to Read Lacan". Nonetheless, a couple good new ones to me scattered in here.
Potentially a good idea, bad execution. Why do you tell jokes, when you are really telling jokes? Jan 26, Roberto rated it liked it. A lot felt like the same joke over and over again. Apr 21, Justin Tung rated it really liked it. Some of these are quite funny, but be prepared to not understand much unless you have a background in Lacan, Freud, Hegel, and other such thinkers. Probably would have rated this book higher if there are more jokes about crustaceans.
And i was laughing like an idiot most of the time. Sep 09, Satyajeet rated it liked it. Sep 14, Dorrit rated it liked it. Wonderfully vulgar. I have to also mention that Zizek is so infectious! A half hour after reading him I'm parroting a Zizek voice in my head.. Sep 08, Mikey Connor rated it liked it. Overall it was pretty entertaining and interesting. The book doesn't always include context that would be helpful, and could be dry at times but with that said I still enjoyed it.
Dec 11, Tyler Branston rated it it was amazing. Hilarious quibbles and jokes for those interested in philosophy and psychology that have a slightly dirty sense of humour and enjoy quick humorous aphoristic style jokes. Mar 10, Dellabunny rated it really liked it.
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Dec 21, Benjamin Britton rated it really liked it. We have all the freedoms one wants — the only thing missing is the "red ink": we "feel free" because we lack the very language to articulate our unfreedom. What this lack of red ink means is that, today, all the main terms we use to designate the present conflict — "war on terror," "democracy and free- dom," "human rights," etc. The task today is to give the protesters red ink. The bureaucrat at the emigration office asks him why; Rabinovitch answers: "There are two reasons why.
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What do we know that isn't a platitude that we've heard a thousand times - or a self-satisfied certainty? In the dialectical process, the question asked of the Other is resolved through a reflexive turn in which the question begins to function as its own answer. We had made Hegel into the theorist of abstraction and reaction, but by reading Hegel with Lacan, Zizek unveils a Hegel of the concrete and of revolution - his own, and the one to come.
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