You know you’re in trouble when absurdity brings clarity

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The top reason why I love Family Guy: because it uses the absurd to make excellent points. Like the exchange below, that happened between Peter and Brian when they visited Ground Zero during the episode Baby Not on Board from Season 7:

Peter: Ground Zero. So this is where the first guy got AIDS.
Brian: Peter, this is the site of the 9/11 terrorist attacks.
Peter: Oh, so Saddam Hussein did this?
Brian: No.
Peter: The Iraqi army?
Brian: No.
Peter: Some guys from Iraq?
Brian: No.
Peter: That one lady who visited Iraq that one time?
Brian: No. Peter, Iraq had nothing to do with this. It was a bunch of Saudi Arabians, Lebanese and Egyptians financed by a Saudi Arabian guy living in Afghanistan and sheltered by Pakistanis.
Peter: … So you’re saying we need to invade Iran?

I don’t know about you, but I have been in and overheard quite a few conversations about many topics that sounded alarmingly like the one above.

Reminds me of a really funny picture that circulated a couple of years ago…


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