8/9 (Tue.) Hellish Gag (Host: joseph)

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8/9 (Tue.) Hellish Gag (Host: joseph)

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Session 1:
Article to read:
https://www.taipeitimes.com/News/world/ ... 2003775724

Question 1:
Rock quipped that Pinkett Smith appeared ready to star in “G.I. Jane 2” — a putative sequel to a movie about a female soldier who has a shaved head. (Pinkett Smith, wife of Will Smith, suffers from a hair loss condition called alopecia areata). Will Smith slapped Chris Rock because of it. Would you approve his assault?

Question 2:
The joke can be quote as Hellish Gag. Public spent most of its energy moralizing around Smith's physical assault. But some say Rock's language can be considered an act of violence. What is your thought about this?

Question 3:

Would you spend money to go on a Hellish Gag talk show?

Session 2:

Article to read:
https://www.allkpop.com/article/2022/07 ... hannel-ena

Question 1:
Woo Young Woo is a young lawyer with Asperger's Syndrome; she boasts a high IQ, an impressive memory and a wonderfully creative thought process, but she struggles with everyday interactions.

There has been an unexpected negative side effect of the drama as it was found that middle school students have been using the name "Woo Young Woo" to bully other students.
One netizen wrote in an online community, "The derogatory term that kids in middle school use these days" and explained, "These days, instead of kids saying, 'Are you reta*ded?' they say 'are you Woo Young Woo?' which is really sad."

Do you think the show actually encourage students to bully other students? Why this is happening? What can be done to improve?

Question 2:
https://www.newsdirectory3.com/it-has-t ... ard-plane/

Controversy has arisen after it became known that the airline had refused to board a passenger with autism symptoms.

On the 29th, Mr. A posted on his personal blog, revealing the story of boarding a Korean Air flight with his adult son with autism symptoms and having to disembark before takeoff at the request of the captain.

Do you agree with Korea Air decision?
Do you feel Korea Air can do a better job to let the adult son board the airplane?

Question 3:
TV shows such as Woo Young Woo and Good Doctor are making money and profit from the autism show. The shows usually glorify autism and making people believe most of them have high IQ (In reality 1/3 have IQ below 70). Do you think it's appropriate?

7:00 ~ 7:10pm Opening Remarks / Newcomer’s Self-introduction / Grouping
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Re: 8/9 (Tue.) Hellish Gag (Host: joseph)

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Re: 8/9 (Tue.) Hellish Gag (Host: joseph)

文章 Michael-liu »

Now I realized the Chinese term “地獄梗” is originally from this English term “hellish gag”