Monday, December 3, 2012

Monday Roundup

Favorites and maybe, maybe a dud or two from today's commenting.

Favorites, in no particular order:

Holy shit this is a great comment, from SavetoFavorites in the Daily Screencap post. It's interesting that the picture adds to the joke - the comment could just as easily be made by just attributing the speech to Clint Eastwood, or even just not attributing the speech and relying upon our ability to recognize it. But the picture of ol' Clint is, well, funnier. I'm making this the Comment of the Day. Later, in the Buttfumble Jersey post, SavetoFavorites utilized a different structure for the old description-switcheroo joke. That's great.

Here's a funny shot at Jim Schwartz from Madoffs Mets in the Daily Screencap post. Madoffs Mets is an excellent commenter. I have no idea who he is nor how long he's been around nor what other handles he may have previously used, but he seemed to distinguish himself during the very rough just-before-Powwow-through-version-after-version-of-Kinja period. Very impressive. From the very depths of darkness, you might say.

So many awesome comments today. Check out this humdinger from our guy Same Sad Echo in he Buttfumble Jersey post. Man is that great. No set-up/knockdown action here, just a great idea packaged in plain language.

Here's a goofball lyric joke from IronMikeGallego in the Buttfumble Jersey. Yes, it's on the "Idiot" spectrum, but you don't have to be familiar with the author's work to appreciate the solid pull and creativity. It would be funny whoever posted it.

Here's a characteristically sharp dig from Bevraj of Choice in the Buttfumble Jersey post. Bevraj of Choice is part of that small group of commenters with a genuine talent for tight wordplay jokes. Everyone pulls one from time to time, but there aren't many who can do it again and again. Later, he offered this zig-zagging fat joke in the Obese Fan post. Awesome. And even later, here's a kick-ass reference in the 21,000 Teddy Bears post. Look at that fucking reply, for Christ's sake.

This is a funny, imaginative offering from Talib's Rap Sheet in the Buttfumble Jersey post. This joke has a great finish. Everything after the word "Buttfumble" in this comment is just terrific.

Here's a killer one-liner from cobra, brah! in the Obese Fan post. More than anything, that's a really terrific pull. Great job.

Also in the Obese Fan post, I laughed at this comment from Universal Enveloping Algebra. It's just so ridiculous. I'm still chuckling about it. Also, here's a great effort in the Peter King Haiku post.

Here's a fantastic diabetes pun from Steve U, also in the Obese Fan post. So good. It's a pun positioned as a misunderstanding. Also, here's a joke for readers of a certain age in the Fridge and Coffeemaker post. I laughed. And later, he dropped this winner in the Peter King Haiku post.

I also enjoyed this italicized offering from The Amazing Sneijderman in the Obese Fan post. It's a very strange joke, but the odd David Lynch-like nature of it is what cracks me up. Also, here's a funny dialogue joke in the Mike Tyson post. Good shit.

This is a hysterical fat joke, from Raysism in the Obese Fan post. I suppose we should all feel ashamed that we break out our best stuff at the expense of fat and/or short and/or poor and/or dead people. Ah well. Also, here's Raysism's best effort in the Peter King Haiku post.

This is hilarious, from BronzeHammer in the 21,000 Teddy Bears post. Sometimes good jokes go unnoticed. Sometimes they don't resonate quite the way we hope. Sometimes you die laughing while writing up a joke and then you get two +1s from a couple of burners. This can be especially excruciating when it's a long shoot-the-moon kind of joke, but don't let that discourage you! It's always a bigger chance to write three paragraphs of silliness than it is to pump out a one-liner. Keep 'em coming. Later, BronzeHammer dropped this sizzling one-word comment in the Dead Ref post, earning a haul of +1s. Nice.

Danelorgy is back with this funny Hideki Matsui joke in the A-Rod Surgery post. Simple, breezy humor. Good joke.

So, All Over But The Sharting sort of slayed the Peter King Haiku thread. Here are three - one, two, three winners from that post. That first one is fucking deadly.

Here's an excellent sequence from RMJ=H in the Mike Tyson post. It's another silly, creative dialogue joke. These just keep getting better and better.

Here's a funny thread with many commenters in the Charlie Batch post. Enjoy!

Bring Back Anthony Mason cracked me up with this Bobby Fischer joke in the ESPN Twitter Predictions post. Random and hilarious.

Total Fucking Duds


Also, my God, someone throw this TRT-X guy down a well. I really can't stand him. I know the days of be funny are long gone, but for crying out loud.

That's it! Good night.



  1. Great stuff.

    The duds, kill it kill it kill it, in particular, are just such a bummer. There must be something we can do in those situations both to avoid calling interest to that sort of bullshit while also expressing disapproval for it. I mean, otherwise, people will try to lump that shit in with the (already incorrect) stereotype that we're Duke lacrosse alumni law students who have friends we've nicknamed Scottmeister, when some of us actually went to Northwestern, okay?

  2. Appreciate it, Shitehawk. I'm just glad to have a place to write meandering screeds about fucking stuffed animals again. The commenters are rollin', and don't think this blog doesn't have a heck of a lot to do with it. We're some lucky jerks.

    And TRT-X just defies description. God. Hate him.

  3. Yep, it is appreciated, for sure. Thanks.