My opinions were set long ago. I didn’t care for his humor, even if there’s something deeper going on. Reason is: Too much of his audience won’t be in on the joke that they’re part of the joke – and I grew up with SO MANY PEOPLE who regurgitated his lines in high school, bars, around town, that I was tired of it. So, I’ll leave it with: I accept your interpretation as potentially valid but my bias is too set that if this was a mismatch between high-art comedian and low-brow audience, it was a mismatch.

My opinions were set long ago. I didn’t care for his humor, even if there’s something deeper going on. Reason is: Too much of his audience won’t be in on the joke that they’re part of the joke – and I grew up with SO MANY PEOPLE who regurgitated his lines in high school, bars, around town, that I was tired of it.

So, I’ll leave it with: I accept your interpretation as potentially valid but my bias is too set that if this was a mismatch between high-art comedian and low-brow audience, it was a mismatch.

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So to generalize:

If 10% of an audience gets the real message and 90% of the audience gets the wrong message, what is the real message?

To me, the real message is the generally received message, particularly if that is what spreads far and wide.

Effective communicators communicate effectively.

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That said, continue fighting for it if that’s what you believe to be true. Maybe you’ll sway some.

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