Favorites and duds from Wednesday's commenting.
Favorites, in no particular order:
In the Wake Up Deadspin post, tastes like burning earned a big round of applause for this creative spin on a tidbit from the content of the post. Nice work.
Eddie Murray Sparkles cracked me up with this nonlinear, Christopher Nolan-esque contribution to the Mark Cuban Lawsuit post. That's just so wonderfully creative. Great job.
Mantis Toboggan, M.D. rang up a pair of winners on Wednesday. I chuckled at this recontextualization in the Mark Cuban post, which forced ClintonPortishead to remake his own joke. That alone is something. Later, in the Passive-Aggressive Scouting post, this Brady Bunch joke was one of the day's very funniest comments. So, so good.
David Hume earned a huge ovation for this outstanding one-liner in the Mark Cuban post. That's probably your comment of the day.
I laughed quite a bit at this dialogue joke from Fendi Hotdogbun in the Jack McKeon post. It's one of those jokes that gets funnier the second and third time you process it.
DJ Jazzy Jeff Weaver slayed me and everyone else with this beautifully simple re-use of the theme of the Passive-Aggressive Scouting post. That's a great comment.
Hatey McLife earned a round of applause with this fantastic Salvador Dali reference in the Dwight Howard post. There's really not much to say about this; it's a great comment, Hatey McLife is a master.
I laughed aloud at this hysterical dig at Rihanna from Tulos_Mullet in the Dwight Howard post. The tone of this comment is downright hostile, and that's a major part of the joke.
I was surprised this long, damn funny joke from SavetoFavorites in the Mark Cuban's Lawyer post didn't get any attention. It's a little bit of a reach, sure, but once he got the premise out of the way, I thought the progressively less subtle iterations of the joke were pretty damn hilarious.
Gamboa Constrictor's contribution to the Mark Cuban's Lawyer post was good for a chuckle. And really, who doesn't love a good Top Gun joke?
And finally, Bevraj of Choice did an impressive job constructing this excellent Tiki Barber joke in the Football Cops post, and earned a round of +1s for his efforts. Later, in the Jennie Finch post, he landed this delicious wordplay joke, bringing the crowd to their feet. Two great comments there.
Total Fucking Duds
Unstarred commenter DonCherry'sHockeySchtick brutalized his own [very poor] Emmitt Smith joke in the Mets Sketchbook post. This comment didn't fail because the Emmitt Smith meme is dead - many good jokes are made from this meme every week. No, this jokes fails because it's weak, DonCherry'sHockeySchtick knew it was weak, he submitted it anyway, and then used a slashie to back away from it. Don't do that. Seriously, take pride in your contributions. If you think it's weak before you submit it, don't submit it. If you think it's weak after you submit it, redact it and go with something else. That's always preferable to shaming your own comment with a slashie.
I'm not really sure what unstarred commenter istealllamas was going for with this offering in the Dick Enberg post. I get the sense that's maybe the sort of casual humor that might fly in a room among friends, but even then, I have no idea where the center of this joke is. I say this so much, but take pride in your contributions. Try a little bit harder. The whole idea of this comment lacks any amount of ambition.
Unstarred commenter sir_pantsless satisfies our be funny quota for today with this effort in the Mark Cuban post. Be funny. The guy was once a featured commenter, for crying out loud.
Okay! Look at that! A roundup in the bag and it's not midnight! Wonderful!
Hey, have a great night, and here's to a joyous DUAN.