Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Wednesday Roundup

Favorites and duds from today's commenting.

Favorites, in no particular order:

Here's Same Sad Echo being a silly-goose, as is his wont, in the Doomed Wizards post. Contrary to certain suggestions, I love this stuff. On that note, please refrain from mentioning this blog away from DUAN. It's inside-baseball and gives MBA a presence on Deadspin that is counter to its intentions. Also, awesome comment. Later, Same Sad Echo contributed this winner in the 100 Concussions post. This is very nearly an "Idiot" joke. In fact, I think that's sort of how I read it and why I liked it. And even later, I enjoyed this straightforward dig at Villanova in the Flipping the Bird post. Good work.

This is a wonderful little sequence from Sponsored by V8 in the Doomed Wizards post. It's a very funny joke and it makes use of a dead-true observation about Emeka Okafor. Hilarious. 

Poignant Theater dropped today's Comment of the Day in the 100 Concussions post. That's just a perfect joke. I laughed aloud when I first read it. And, of course, a burner dropped a COTY!1! in there. Gah. This is a losing battle. The COTY!1! nominations will likely never stop. Nevermind, there's an even worse reply among all the +1s. Just look at that shit. I do wish Deadspin commenters would dismiss. You sort of lose the credibility to bitch about the loss of the approval/promotion system if you don't use the tools you have to exert control over the comments. Dismiss, God damn it.

Here's an excellent one-liner from our guy Raysism in the 100 Concussions post. This joke will not do well with the Jezebel crowd. Yowza.

Here's something hysterical from Lionel Osbourne in the Tommy Tuberville post. Oof. It's funny enough even before the final line, but that line really does add something to the joke. Nice work.

Mantis Toboggan, M.D. dropped this humdinger in the 107-2 post. I love this comment. It's just bursting with talent and personality and good humor. I know dialogue and sequence jokes are sort of taking over the place, but the truth is you can't work this kind of creativity into a one-liner, not without some seriously tortured structure.

Finally, for whatever reason, I laughed and laughed at this goofy offering from Dave Algonquin (WWTD?) in the 107-2 post. Well, okay, for the very obvious reason that it's funny. Still, I can't exactly pin down why it's as funny as it is. I'm glad to see others enjoyed it as much as I did. Great joke.

Total Fucking Duds

Just what the fuck are you babbling on about, drfooser? This is one incredibly stupid comment, the kind of thing that makes the lack of an approval system so frustrating I start to hyperventilate. So completely stupid and flimsy and not even worth rebutting, even for other burners. You've got to work hard to be beneath the attention of other burners. Seriously.

Hey, that's it for today. Have a great one.

Goooooooooooo DUAN!


  1. Shitehawk, I'm guessing that based on your return to action that the divorce has been finalized and you've found a nice studio apartment with a galley kitchen and coin operated laundry in the basement. If this is the case, just know that there are at least a few dozen sports blog commenters who value your efforts, and above all, will never turn our backs on you.

    All jokes aside, this site is an invaluable service, and the spike in quality comments is no coincidence. You're doing wonderful work, Shitehawk.


  2. Thanks for um, Englishizing (?), or unamericanizing (?) my handle. Makes me sound much classier.

    As for dismissing comments, I am hoping you can understand my quandary. Do you know how awkward the holidays would be for me if I dismissed m̶o̶m̶'̶s̶ ̶, er jayed_coins "COTY!1!" comment?

  3. I'm sorry. That was a knee-jerk, and worse...lazy,submission and I didn't get back to it until I was too late to edit but still in time to dismiss the slew of "I too saw a television show once" +1s.

    Anway, what a day so far. Between RMJ=H's crushing blow and Raysism's brilliant eclipse joke I'm looking forward to reading the round-up tonight.