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But where has the sense of humor gone? Where did the second degree go?

Can you believe that there are eminent intellectuals, people clad with diplomas, great minds, known pamphleteers, who flop because of the famous “cracking” of Michel Charrette in his role as teacher in Happiness at VAT?

As half of the province chuckles in laughter, freaks of fun in circles are unable to see the second degree and take this anthology issue at face value.


I have long had great admiration for René-Daniel Dubois, the actor, author and playwright to whom we owe Being at home with Claude, Panic in Longueuil Where Never blame the Bedouins. But he has become a little priest who does not hear a laugh.

On Facebook, he wrote about Michel Charrette’s cracking-up: “Everything is wrong with this waste. All. […] Cowardly lies, (not) an atom of truth. “

An author of plays (therefore works of fiction) who criticizes a TV series (therefore a work of fiction) for not being “true”, admit that it is quite ironic.

That a great mind like RDD hasn’t been able to see that this scene is a caricature, an exaggeration, a parody, is quite disheartening. But he goes even further, writing: “I live in a society drowning in lies, a society where hatred for young people is nothing short of terrifying. “

Wô, let’s calm down. The scene where the teacher yells “Year after year, I teach students who are even more stupid than those of the year before!” Is not a call to take a baseball bat and go and smash their heads. It’s the cry from the heart of a depressed, delirious man on the edge of the burnout.

The newspaper Metro interviewed several specialists (most of them from UQAM) who are offended by this scene which they find dangerous and full of stereotypes. You remember that Michel Charrette’s crackdown is triggered by a student who asserts that the word highway does not have to be written in the feminine or the masculine, because the freeway can choose its gender. It’s so obvious it’s a caricature, a joke about inclusive writing.

But according to a linguist who surely has as much sense of humor as a chair bar, “this kind of scene further widens the generation gap and creates a feeling of isolation among young people. This scene can be costly for the future of the French language and for the mental health of young people. “

My God ! Poor young Quebec students will be traumatized for life because of a fictional scene?


On his show on QUB radio, Richard Martineau heard from a psychologist who said that several of his patients, who are teachers, loved this “bump in the bucket” because it made them feel good.

But no one thinks they would take action by smashing everything in their classroom and knocking over desks!