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To provide meaningful architecture is not to parody history but to articulate it.
When I was young and it was someone's birthday, I didn't have the money to buy nice presents so I would take my mom's camera and make a movie parody for whoever's birthday it was. When I'd show it them, they'd die laughing. That reaction was a high for me, and I loved that feeling.
Sometimes I think that a parody of democracy could be more dangerous than a blatant dictatorship, because that gives people an opportunity to avoid doing anything about it.
Aung San Suu Kyi
Satire is a lesson, parody is a game.
At this point I've got a bit of a track record. So people realize that when 'Weird Al' wants to go parody, it's not meant to make them look bad... it's meant to be a tribute.
It is old age, rather than death, that is to be contrasted with life. Old age is life's parody, whereas death transforms life into a destiny: in a way it preserves it by giving it the absolute dimension. Death does away with time.
Simone de Beauvoir
By the time I'm in the studio recording my parody, 10,000 parodies of that song are on YouTube.
I think a lot of the time you just parody yourself.
So that's why one of my rules of parody writing is that it's gotta be funny regardless of whether you know the source material. It has to work on its own merit.
After ten or twelve years you can only play something so long and then you start to parody it.
A typical 'Larry King Live' is a pastiche whose absurdism defies parody. Wearing his trademark suspenders and purple shirts, he looks as if he's strapped to the chair with vertical seat belts, unable to eject.
Literary theory has become a parody of science, generating its own arcane jargon. In the process, tragically, it discourages love of literature for its own sake.
I'd like to say that parody is a celebration of a person's specific characteristics, as opposed to mockery.
The first acting thing I ever did was my senior year I decided not to play a sport in the Spring and, in that Spring B.J. Novak who went to school with me, asked if I'd be in this show that was a parody of all the teachers in the school, 'sure!' That was the first acting thing I did.
There's a side that I want to do just like really retarded arty films like parody, pretentious art films that kind of are supposed to have some deep meaning.
Parody is homage gone sour.
For all of my class projects, I somehow turned it into a commercial parody or put on plays. My whole thing was seeing things from a big picture, from beginning to middle to end: making a costume, doing voices, writing a script, making it all happen.
Memories of the last nine years have turned Ground Zero from a site of horror, to a reminder of grief, to an occasion for ludicrous artistic posturing - and now to something very close to parody.
Whenever I do a parody it's not meant to make you hate anybody's music really.
Rap's conscious response to the poverty and oppression of U.S. blacks is like some hideous parody of sixties black pride.
David Foster Wallace
You can parody and make fun of almost anything, but that does not turn the universe into a caricature.
There are a lot of songs that would ostensibly be a good candidate for parody, yet I can't think of a clever enough idea.
All great reality shows have a very, very similar format. That's why it was so easy to parody.
I never consciously do any work directly influenced from any movie, unless I'm doing a parody.
The digitization of human beings will make a parody out of 'doctor knows best.'
John F. Kennedy
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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