TWENTY-THIRD CHALLENGE

TWENTY-THIRD CHALLENGE

CHALLENGE: FACEBOOK FIGHT  

Due 11/24 by 7am CST

http://www.real-time-with-bill-maher-blog.com/index/2018/11/16/adulting


SO A FRIEND OF MINE WROTE about the above link

Hey, Bill Maher, you classless twit, maybe if more people in this country read comics, they would have recognized the poorly written one-dimensional would-be cartoon super villain currently in the White House for the bad rip-off of Lex Luthor that he is.


To which I wrote:

Huh! I totally agree with him though. "The problem is, we’re using our smarts on stupid stuff. I don’t think it’s a huge stretch to suggest that Donald Trump could only get elected in a country that thinks comic books are important." What's classless about what he wrote? Don't we have a problem in this country distinguishing between actual smart people and people who act like smart people?


And then


Maher's complaint is that "adults decided they didn’t have to give up kid stuff. And so they pretended comic books were actually sophisticated literature." It's about maturity, not intelligence. I, too, am confused by my fellow adults who keep gobbling up the same formulaic, shallow stories about magic authority figures removing our agency and saving us from our own problems. It's daddy-worship. It's kids stuff. AND it can be a fun night out. To hold Stan Lee up alongside the much more complex (and less blindly problematic) stories of great artists seems strange. Stan Lee is Jr High Doctor Seuss. That's not nothing, but it's nowhere near the top. I'm told that even inside the format of the graphic novel, he's nowhere near the top.

It’s dumb. The whole thing is dumb re: my involvement in any way wasting my time on this.

So the challenge is to stage a Facebook fight.

It can be about anything, but this Stan Lee subject has legs.


Structure: FANTASY COMEDY SANDWICH - where seriousness is the bread and comedy breaks out in the middle.

Put it inside some other event like a first date, funeral, or wedding. The fight is happening in the ether all around Greek Chorus style.

Rules:

Someone has to reference Hitler

Someone has to call someone racist

Someone has to post a ton of links to bad sources and someone has to call them out

Someone has to become a GIF troll

NO FOURTH WALL

No computer should ever be on stage.