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So anyone watch South Park this week?

http://southpark.comedycentral.com/video_by_episode.jhtml?episodeId=127947

I must say, that this wasn’t the funniest episode I’ve ever seen.  It did however represent the “rock lifestyle” well through the guise of Guitar Hero.  Yet this episode seems as much a parody of the hardrock life as it was a stab at the fetishization of Guitar Hero.

 Another interesting point to consider is the “Queer-O” aspect, which I didn’t totally get.  Are Parker and Stone being ironic, labeling these “Guitar Heroes” as queer themselves, or are they reflecting a common stereotype? 

 For more thoughts on this “Guitar Hero” issue, you may want to read Farhad Manjoo’s blog posting, which I think really relates to the South Park episode:

http://machinist.salon.com/feature/2007/08/15/guitar_hero/

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