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2013-05-06 08:18:51 AM  
www.wearysloth.com
 
2013-05-06 09:22:02 AM  
Subby, this ain't one of them.
 
2013-05-06 10:07:51 AM  
Sometimes Cracked is funny.  This is not one of those times.
 
2013-05-06 10:16:18 AM  
I'm not usually a "Cracked" hater but I mean really? This is a list of the author's own jokes. Telling us to look at how funny and edgy he is because he mocked political correctness, death and mac users!
 
2013-05-06 10:17:32 AM  
Gladstone holding himself up as the an expert on comedy?  I want this to be metahumor, but I fear otherwise.
 
2013-05-06 10:21:23 AM  

God Is My Co-Pirate: Sometimes Cracked is funny.  This is not one of those times.


Yeah, Cracked likes to lecture people sometimes.
 
2013-05-06 10:29:27 AM  

cfreak: I'm not usually a "Cracked" hater but I mean really? This is a list of the author's own jokes. Telling us to look at how funny and edgy he is because he mocked political correctness, death and mac users!


I agree, one shouldn't mock Apple users, we should feel sorry for them.
 
2013-05-06 10:37:03 AM  
Cracked is not funny.
Cracked is depressingly unfunny.
 
2013-05-06 10:41:28 AM  
TFA = Look how wise article writer is on comedy edginess; stay for the climactic idolgasm of Gerg Giraldo.  I'm amazed the words are all spelled correctly after plastering a creampie onto his keyboard.  If you listen closely, you can still hear him sobbing as he typed #1.
 
2013-05-06 10:41:40 AM  

cfreak: I'm not usually a "Cracked" hater but I mean really? This is a list of the author's own jokes. Telling us to look at how funny and edgy he is because he mocked political correctness, death and mac users!


I read that as political correctness, death and magic users.  Which was way funnier than the article itself.
 
2013-05-06 11:01:57 AM  
4.  Your joke reduces an entire sexual identity to the practice of sodomy and coprophagy.  You don't get credit for volunteering yourself to be the butt of the joke (LOL BUTT), because in the end the joke is still about laughing AT homosexual activity (IN THE END LOL).  And your vehemence towards "political correctness" is about 2 decades stale at this point.

3. You're correct that joking about a public figure's death can be funny. Your examples from your own Twitter feed are too oblique and/or too trite to be funny.

2. Satire consists of more than "saying the opposite of what you mean."  Which is why your gay marriage piece earned you so much criticism; you didn't do an effective job of underlining the absurdities of the point of view you're allegedly embracing.  Chalk it up to Poe's Law: somewhere on the Internet there's a column just like yours expressing an anti-gay-marriage perspective, except completely serious.

1. Jesus Christ I watched that whole 6-minute clip and I have no idea how you constructed that bizarre David vs. Goliath narrative out of it.  A group of comedians arguing over the quality of each others' material? See every writers' office and green room in the industry. You're a comedy writer and you think that Greg Giraldo did something exceptional there?
 
2013-05-06 11:02:29 AM  
Greg Giraldo died of an overdose. That was his funniest bit.
 
2013-05-06 11:05:08 AM  
That should be NSFW for language.
 
2013-05-06 11:06:06 AM  

Ronnie_Zman: TFA = Look how wise article writer is on comedy edginess; stay for the climactic idolgasm of Gerg Giraldo.


I was a big fan of Greg Giraldo as well but even I thought this guy was a bit over the top with his fallen hero worship. That clip did include a funny exchange with Leary (who I've never found to be all that funny) getting owned with Giraldo's Russian War quip but everything after that was just Greg being full of himself for making a great wisecrack. Leary pointing out that Giraldo's came into the show with a bunch of prewriten material was perfectly valid given that Tough Crowd was meant to be an on the fly comedic discussion of current topics and not a stand up spotlight or planned news sketch. Taking a shot at Leary's show being cancelled was not some "standing up to a bully moment" but more of a low blow for getting called out over undercutting Tough Crowd's premise. Yea Leary's show sucked out loud but that was just petty.
 
2013-05-06 11:08:34 AM  
 
2013-05-06 11:16:17 AM  
G.G.

I miss him
 
2013-05-06 11:37:41 AM  

poot_rootbeer: 4.  Your joke reduces an entire sexual identity to the practice of sodomy and coprophagy.  You don't get credit for volunteering yourself to be the butt of the joke (LOL BUTT), because in the end the joke is still about laughing AT homosexual activity (IN THE END LOL).  And your vehemence towards "political correctness" is about 2 decades stale at this point.

3. You're correct that joking about a public figure's death can be funny. Your examples from your own Twitter feed are too oblique and/or too trite to be funny.

2. Satire consists of more than "saying the opposite of what you mean."  Which is why your gay marriage piece earned you so much criticism; you didn't do an effective job of underlining the absurdities of the point of view you're allegedly embracing.  Chalk it up to Poe's Law: somewhere on the Internet there's a column just like yours expressing an anti-gay-marriage perspective, except completely serious.

1. Jesus Christ I watched that whole 6-minute clip and I have no idea how you constructed that bizarre David vs. Goliath narrative out of it.  A group of comedians arguing over the quality of each others' material? See every writers' office and green room in the industry. You're a comedy writer and you think that Greg Giraldo did something exceptional there?


That article was a complete waste of time. Cracked, how could you? I thought you were sorta cool.
 
2013-05-06 11:46:57 AM  
Just Another OC Homeless Guy:

That article was a complete waste of time. Cracked, how could you? I thought you were sorta cool.

You did?
 
2013-05-06 11:56:39 AM  
If not for that article I would not have known about this Greg Giraldo fellow and seen that compilation of roasts.  That in of itself made this the most worthwhile humor article I've seen in a long, long time.  How the hell had I never heard of this guy before?  Oh, yeah... the whole antisocial shut-in thing.
 
2013-05-06 11:59:29 AM  
The article may not be funny, but the two embedded clips of Greg Giraldo are brilliant.
 
2013-05-06 01:09:10 PM  
Poor Gladstone is just so misunderstood. we're just not up to the level of his humor :-(

Oh, and yeah, Greg Giraldo was so "undeniably brilliant" with such "brains and balls" and so much "smarter" and "braver" than the rest of us that he ODd at 44.
 
2013-05-06 01:16:05 PM  
While I wouldn't have polished his knob quite so sloppily,  Greg Giraldo was funny. Leary looked like he was going to cry after that Russia zinger.  Giraldo left himself wide open with that quip  about Leary's show getting cancelled though.
 
2013-05-06 02:23:17 PM  
Also, Woody Allen did a good job of making a joke of genocide (without making fun of it):

"Not only do I know that we lost 6 million, but the scary thing is that records are made to be broken."

Maybe it's his delivery.
 
2013-05-06 02:27:26 PM  
If Cracked wasn't partnered with Fark, it would've  dropped dead a long time ago.
 
2013-05-06 02:33:35 PM  

Mugato: While I wouldn't have polished his knob quite so sloppily,  Greg Giraldo was funny. Leary looked like he was going to cry after that Russia zinger.  Giraldo left himself wide open with that quip  about Leary's show getting cancelled though.


This. The look on his face was priceless. Unfortunately, the clip had everything else as well. Giraldo was okay, but he's not the "died early from drug abuse" comic I miss.
 
2013-05-06 03:02:48 PM  

Ronnie_Zman: TFA = Look how wise article writer is on comedy edginess; stay for the climactic idolgasm of Gerg Giraldo.  I'm amazed the words are all spelled correctly after plastering a creampie onto his keyboard.  If you listen closely, you can still hear him sobbing as he typed #1.


This.

I wonder if he wrote something as "humorous" as this on hearing of Giraldo's death:

Oh, before I forget, the family has asked me to make a statement regarding [Amy Winehouse's] funeral arrangements. The cremation has been cancelled. Or, more specifically, the cremation has been banned by London officials for fear of a nation-wide contact high. Similarly, on behalf of all aquatic animal life, PETA has protested both the sprinkling of her ashes and the burial of her body at sea in its potent uncut form. Amy will now be interred in a lead-case bunker. For those of you wishing to attend the burial, hazmat suits and binoculars are available upon request.

(Ha ha, she used so many drugs that we could just grind her up and snort her, amirite?)

No, I bet he just endlessly replayed the clip of Giraldo "owning" Leary. Really, Leary is about as relevant as Dane Cook now.
 
2013-05-06 03:33:07 PM  

On the Side: Just Another OC Homeless Guy:

That article was a complete waste of time. Cracked, how could you? I thought you were sorta cool.

You did?


THIS JUST IN, a Geraldo Rivera special: People often have differing subjective esthetic opinions.
 
2013-05-07 12:07:12 AM  
Oh my... That Cracked writer really wants to stuck Greg Giraldo's necrotic manhood.
 
2013-05-07 02:41:24 AM  
Always thought Giraldo was funny, in a kind of desperate "Hey guys, look at me, I can funny!" kind of way, but let's face it; there's a big reason why Leary's had two (three?) shows and Greg was only ever the "sweaty bearded guy at every Comedy Central Roast ever", which makes him about as culturally relevant as Jeffery Ross and Ross is still alive...

/Yes, I know Giraldo was in Common Law back in 96, but the fact that Leary's "The Job" aired more than twice as many episodes before cancellation speaks volumes as well.

//However, without The Job being cancelled, we probably never would've gotten Rescue Me (which, admittedly, ran about three seasons too long), and Leary was much better as a smart-ass fireman than a smart-ass cop any day.
 
2013-05-07 09:59:35 AM  
Watched the video of Giraldo, still waiting for the epic burn that was promised. A couple of good shots, but otherwise, meh.

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