Tuesday, May 14, 2019

In Dire Need of a Satire

The internet loves to satire. The internet loves to satire so much; it brutally satirizes itself sometimes. The YouTube series Epic Rap Battles of History satirizes both historical, or modern, subjects and the failures of education regarding these figures. For example, the creators took Steve Jobs and Bill Gates and dressed like them. They also imitated their styles in order to make fun of the rich men. However, the creators not only make you laugh but also make you think as well. With lines to entertain such as: "You blow, Jobs." and "Beating you is Apple II easy." But there are also lines slipped in to make you think about more serious things such as: "Hippie, you got given up at birth" and "I got a PC, but it wasn't from you." These lines reflect on Jobs' childhood and reason for death. Although joking because Gates made PC, PC for Jobs is Pancreatic Cancer. However, we can count on the creators, EpicLloyd and NicePeter to make us laugh and think critically in one sitiing.

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