Monday, November 12, 2012

Monday Roundup

A selection of favorites and duds from Monday's commenting.

Favorites, in no particular order:

I chuckled at this reference from IronMikeGallego in the Alabama Fan Meltdown post. It's just a funny little pull packaged appropriately. Nice job. It's good to see IronMikeGallego back in action. We demand more!

Steve U earned a round of applause with this crafty dig at ESPN in the $40 Billion post. That's your Comment of the Day, right there.

Here's a simple word-association gag from AMagicianNamedGod, also in the $40 Billion post. This joke may have been lost in the dregs, but I thought it was funny enough. Good work.

BronzeHammer took the whole stupid=good thing way out to the outer extreme with this outrageously goofy joke in the Christian Ponder post. All of it, the pun of the word "play", the detailed list of changes, the conflict with the spouse, all of it exists as an excuse to break out a ridiculous title. Well, not all of it. The technical language also acts as a set-up, creating the expectation that the author is intelligent and passionate about theater, such that when he presents his absurd title, you've been pulled, albeit gently, away from the punchline. This is essentially a self-deprecating joke, and a funny, charming one. Or, anyway, I laughed at it.

Total Fucking Duds

Arsonist of Rubber dropped the worst, most depressing comment of the day in the Alabama Fan Meltdown post. What a fucking shame. I don't suppose there's anything new to say about this kind of shit. We all know there is no way, no fucking way in hell this would have made it under the approval system, and no one on earth would argue that this kind of shit contributes to the discussion or whatever.

This is just your run-of-the-mill rent-a-joke from some jackass called Soloburrito in the Cowboys Ass post. Terrible.

It was a slow day in Deadspin commenting. Here's to a busy Tuesday!

Gooooooo DUAN!


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