Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Wednesday Roundup

Favorites and duds from Wednesday's commenting. 

Favorites, in no particular order:

Here's a very funny lyric joke from SavetoFavorites in the Daily Screencap post. Look how it circles back at the end. So witty. And there's even something funny about the slash, although I'm not sure I can explain that one. I laughed aloud at this joke.

It's rare that you see a genuine kick-ass "Idiot" joke, but here's one, from RMJ=H in the Mark Sanchez post. This is great. Of course, it's a pretty solid pull, but that alone would not be enough to carry the joke. RMJ=H does a great job hiding the punchline, and the delivery packs the kind of silliness that turns a joke from clever to funny. Awesome work. I'm making this the Comment of the Day. Fight me, burners.

I really enjoyed this goofy caption joke from Raysism in the Bob Costas: Shill post. It's just so, so ridiculous. It's impossible to not laugh at the photo after reading this comment.

This is a sharp wordplay gag from ReverseApeChemist in the Robin Yount post. You know, this joke probably doesn't need the italicized part. It's probably a tighter, more elegant package as just a one-liner. Still, it's a strong reference and the one-liner portion of it is just perfect. Great job.

Here's an outstanding thread in the Jay Wright Rumor post, featuring Mantis Toboggan, M.D., Sgt. Hammerclaw, Raysism, RMJ=H, BronzeHammer, All Over But The Sharting, I Like Cheap Beer, Hit Bull Win Steak, J. Henry Waugh, ScottMitchellReport, and several others. +1s all around.

This burst of originality deserves a mention, from BronzeHammer in the Gay Joey Barton post. It's different and creative and has more than a couple funny lines in there. Good work.

Here's a very good one-liner from a burner called TorredeOro in the 2004 Olympics post. That's quite the haul of +1s. Ditch the burner account and stick around.

And here's another excellent one-liner from a burner, this one called BradJohnsonsHead in the Bret Bielema post. At the risk of sounding like a complete snob, it makes me a little crazy when burners and randos post things like "COTY" and "DHOF" and "Best Deadspin comment EVAR!1!one" I can't offer any solid justification for this feeling. Sometimes, there are jokes that should be nominated as the best of the day or the week or the month, and every once in a blue moon there might be a comment so great, so surpassingly wonderful, that you immediately think of it as THE best comment in memory. This is a very good comment, but it is not remotely a COTY-level comment. It's a strong, funny one-liner, and that's it. That's nothing to be ashamed of. But it seems like every time a comment gets eight or ten +1s, some random goofball will jump in with the whole COTY thing, and . . . I don't know. It makes me crazy.

Total Fucking Duds

No duds tonight. I don't have the energy.

It turns out attempting to be more selective about the Favorites is, itself, a big huge pain in the ass. I saved some time tonight by skipping some great jokes, but without any sort of firm criteria for what makes a Favorite, I'm left to consider things like, "yes, I like this joke, but do I love this joke?" Which is dumb.

Anyway, I left quite a few very good comments out there. It's fair to say this Roundup contains my favorite Favorites from Wednesday. We'll see how long this new approach lasts. The issue, of course, is that Roundups with 20+ Favorites take, seriously, hours to put together. It's pathetic.

Hey, have a great night, everyone.

Too late for DUAN?


  1. The voice in your head that tells you to burn things. BURRRNNNN THINGS!December 5, 2012 at 10:52 PM

    and . . . I don't know. It makes me crazy

    No, I make you crazy!

  2. Thanks for honoring my request. Much better.


    1. You know, you were right. It really is a big improvement.

    2. Wow, I could tell something was different, and I am not in favor.

      Wait, are we talking about the new window request, or the less Raysism request?

    3. Ideally, Raysism will not be featured in the new windows.

  3. Thanks for the effort on these, Shitehawk. They're invaluable when I'm over here on the other side of the planet and on the exact opposite schedule as everyone over there. +1

  4. Being called an idiot by you is the best back-handed compliment since my HS basketball coach was quoted in the local paper saying "He's a solid player. He doesn't try to do things he can't do."