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Downplayed Serious

Severe historical figures become modern pop culture comedians

Implications - Humor today is much more crude and shocking than it used to be. One way to get a few laughs is by decreasing the seriousness of often serious subjects, such as historical figures and occurrences that would normally offend an older generation. Parodied and played with, these historical motifs signify a shift in pop culture and preferred comedy, which is skewing more and more toward playful flippancy.
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Jul 10 — Jan 11
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The Martin Loofah King Exfoliating Glove Mixes History with Hygiene
I must admit that I'm more than a little confused about the existence of the Martin Loofah King exfoliating glove. Sure, the name of the product's namesake, American luminary Martin Luther King, can quite… MORE
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Historical Character Figurines
Little Giants Mini-Figures Collection Makes Prodigies Playful
The past 500 years has seen a variety of intellectual geniuses as depicted in the Little Giants Mini-Figures Collection. Some of the most notable characters are re-created in 3-inch caricature form for… MORE

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