Friday, December 21, 2012

Friday Roundup

Favorites and duds from the last day of human history.

Favorites, in no particular order:

Here's a rather dark joke in the Daily Screencap post from Raysism. This stuff doesn't always work. If the joke relies too heavily upon the oof of the reference, it will not usually draw a laugh. The reference needs to be dressed up with creativity, and that's what Raysism did here.

SavetoFavorites dropped this excellent Craig Sager joke in the Daily Screencap post. We talked before about comments that have something to say about the content of a post, but it's important to point out that there are some posts that aren't themselves saying anything. These posts practically beg to be taken apart for random joke fodder, and this is one of those posts.

Here's today's Comment of the Day, from BronzeHammer in the Amare Stoudemire post. Frankly, the line [bounds down stairs] is, alone, worth the award. The whole joke is great, with the whole The Gift of the Magi thing going on, but what a firecracker of a finish. Terrific.

And finally, here's a wonderful Bobcats dig from Gamboa Constrictor in the Amare Stoudemire post. So good. Jokes that poke fun at the incompetency of Michael Jordan's Bobcats are always welcome here. I laughed aloud at this joke.

Total Fucking Duds

One dud tonight. I mean, there were dozens of duds, but I'm only including this one. I'm not too sure what the fuck's going on in this comment, from Don_Jeter in the Kris Humphries post, but it's dreadful. No part of it works for me. Not the photo, not the stupid tequila snobbery - look at me ah know mah tequiler!1! - and especially not the generalization at the end. Just thick-skulled and desperately boring. I miss the good old days when this kind of crap, and the incredibly uninteresting conversation that followed, would have been stuck in grey land. Ah well.

Hey, assholes, no starting the weekend early! Too busy buying Christmas gifts for all your imaginary friends to drop jokes on a sports blog? You shitty punks need to get your priorities in order.

Hey, have an especially enjoyable weekend. I can't promise I'll have Roundups for Monday or Tuesday, but we'll definitely be back at it next week.

Thanks for reading, Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, etc. You guys are great.


  1. Thanks, Shitehawk.

    No matter what you all are celebrating out there -- a fresh COTD (me), winning a 10th consecutive case against Brad Culpepper (Ray), or Kwanzaa (Erg), I hope this season is a merry one.

    Have a damn good shit piss of a weekend.

    1. Have the holliest, jolliest Christmas of all, Bronzo.

  2. Happy Holidays folks. You're all very, very clever individuals and I'll continue to assume, for no good reason at all, that this implies you're also genuinely decent human beings with whom I'd enjoy spending time.

    Shitehawk, thanks again for doing all this. I've regrettably not had time to comment on, let alone read, Deadspin recently. Your daily write-ups serve as a wonderful recap. I'd be totally out of the loop without them.

  3. You've been missed, buddy. May yours be the Felizest of all Navidads.

  4. Really glad to see the round-ups back, and it's always an honor to see one of my stupid jokes deconstructed. This truly does make Deadspin commenting more fun. Have a great holidays, Shitehawk!