Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Tuesday Roundup

Some favorites and a selection of duds from Tuesday's commenting.

, in no particular order:

I really enjoyed this caption joke from Raysism in the Flag Football post. The crowd ate it up. Nice work.

Gamboa Constrictor cracked me up with this wonderfully clever wordplay joke in the Redcoat Sportscasting post. I had to think about this one, but it was worth it. Great joke.

I laughed aloud at this funny recontextualization from RXF=Q, also in the Redcoat Sportscasting post. I was surprised this one didn't get more attention, especially at the start of a thread.

Theodore Donald Kerabatsos dropped one of the day's very best comments with this sensational Pac-Man joke in the Fucking Ghosts post.

Here's a devastatingly funny caption joke from Bevraj of Choice, also in the Fucking Ghosts post. So good. Later, he earned a round of applause for an excellent wordplay joke in the Juggalo Gang post.

Walk Off HBP hit a pair of grand slams on Tuesday, first cranking this humdinger in the Juggalo Gang post, and later knocking me over with what I'm calling the Comment of the Day in the Andre Agassi post. Great, great, great, great, great comment. I laughed and laughed at this.

Here's a very funny caption-style joke from Hit Bull Win Steak in the Whiny Jets post. There are probably a few different ways to deliver this punchline, including the old "pictured:" set-up, but this particular approach is a little more patient and loads up the punchline nicely.

And finally, this recontextualization from unstarred commenter Bellwether Johnson drew a snort from me, a promotion, and a round of applause. That's very, very funny. Nice job.

Total Fucking Duds

Unstarred commenter JayBarkersHat pooped out this shameless hack-job in the Wake Up Deadspin post. That exact joke had been made, only better, down thread. His joke isn't the worst, but hack-jobs irritate the hell out of me. Take the extra few seconds to scroll down the page and make sure your joke hasn't already been made.

And finally, this yadda-yadda-yadda, blah blah blah offering from longtime Mad Bastards All annoyance nightelfmohawk in the Redcoat Sportscasting post. I've only been back in the business of commenting on Deadspin comments for two days, but already it seems that dealing with this kind of commentary will be a headache. This kind of thing is, apparently, no longer against the rules, but that doesn't make it any less annoying. As I understand it, there is now room on Deadspin for thoughtful, articulate, not-intentionally-funny commentary and discussion, but this comment pretty plainly doesn't meet those criteria any more than it meets the be funny standard. nightelfmohawk is the master of commentary that is neither funny nor insightful, and I will once again advocate for the removal of this person's featured status.

Comments were quite a bit better today than yesterday. I actually left a fair number of pretty damn good comments off today's Roundup, in fact. Keep it up, you brilliant rat-fuckers!

Do Juan.


  1. I missed Walk Off HBP's Michael Chang joke, and that's exactly why I'm glad MBA is back. Thanks, brah.

    -- Theodore Donald Kerabatsos

  2. Thank god you are back. I feel remiss that I didn't notice for three posts.

    /looks up definition of remiss

    Yup, remiss.

  3. +1, you magnificent bastard.

  4. "Hey who the hell is trying to imitate me on Deadpsin?!!"

    [click on link]


    - RMJ=H