Originally Posted by Rathertired
No, actually I didn't watch it in full. No one did - or had when I posted because for the first several days this BHTV was up large parts of it were missing because of technical difficulties.
I've just listened to the last fifteen minutes or so that had been missing. (Including the final minute where Farrell explains what "a modest proposal" is. A segment that was missing when this BHTV was originally posted.) Contrary to what you say, Yanni isn't using the phrase tongue in cheek. His proposal is serious - and thus not at all "a modest proposal." ...
Funny, I watched the entire diavlog within an hour of the original posting, and no parts were missing. The end part where they discuss the provenance of the phrase was fully intact. Sorry to burst your finger-wagging bubble, but neither Varoufakis nor Farrell are dumb.
Also, his name is "Yanis," not "Yanni
." I'm beginning to suspect that the issue here is something other than everyone around you knowing less about everything than you do. Joke went over your head, so you wrote a long essay explaining in detail something everyone was already aware of. End of story.