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2013-07-17 02:01:25 AM  

bdub77: I'll sum up: A douchey conservative videographer asked a bunch of frat douchebags and sorority girls at America's #3 party university a loaded question about abortion and edited the responses.


Everyone is a douche at 21.  It also serves as a pretty good reason why abortion should be legal.  Anyone think these kids are making informed choices about anything?
 
2013-07-17 02:03:01 AM  
This actually works, guys. Before, when I was pro-life, I couldn't get a woman to sleep with me to save my life. Now since I've gone pro-choice, I'm rolling in bros, and I've got more cock than I can handle.
 
2013-07-17 02:06:37 AM  

GWSuperfan: illannoyin: [thepeoplescube.com image 217x250]

That might work if you spelled "hippie" correctly.


I actually got curious and looked up the source of that image.
http://thepeoplescube.com/current-truth/flat-gareth-t4.html

He's not even there. He just photoshops himself (same pose, same sign) over protest photos, to mock those people foolish enough to think occupying Iraq wasn't a terrific idea.

Conservative humor.
 
2013-07-17 02:08:55 AM  

Fano: JorgiX: Bro v. Wade: Getting laid without protection because fark it, that's what abortions are for.

In Japan, that's how they roll.


I was led to believe they rolled more along these lines:
www.finestchef.com
/try the veal
 
2013-07-17 02:11:30 AM  

zedster: from the comment section:

[i42.tinypic.com image 622x135]


Why does my parallel universe self have to be so dumb?
 
2013-07-17 02:17:55 AM  

burning_bridge: Everyone is a douche at 21.  It also serves as a pretty good reason why abortion should be legal.  Anyone think these kids are making informed choices about anything?


I know some good people that are 21.  I think it's less about absolute age than it is about having had a job or two and a few relationships and learned to take care of yourself without external support, which some folk manage by the time they're 18 and some haven't quite mastered by the time they've retired.

Basically, if I were to apply a one-factor standard to being able to make a responsible decision involving having a kid, it'd probably involve some sort of demonstration of being able to care for yourself rather than an arbitrary age cutoff.

This is kind of a roundabout way of saying I think you're justifying abortion from the wrong angle.  Abortion is legitimate because a fetus isn't a functional human being, and because the interests of actual human beings comes before that of pre-human plasm for basic biological and sociological reasons, as well as abstract reasons of personal liberty (in the US, anyhow).  To put it in terms of "well, it's bad, but what about these extenuating circumstances" is just putting the ball in the court of the anti-abortion idiots.  Abortion  isn't bad, it's quantitatively beneficial to both individuals and society in a myriad of demonstrable ways, no hedging necessary.
 
2013-07-17 02:22:54 AM  

Brick-House: [t2.gstatic.com image 225x225]


I'm sorry, I know I keep coming back to this, but Christ, I can't get over how awful it is.

It's like they told some Young Republican volunteer who's somehow never even been on the Internet to GIS the word "meme," pick an image at random and insert something about pro-choice men are bad.

It just makes zero sense. Has this guy even seen Lord of the Rings? Do he know what that line is supposed to mean? Seriously!
 
2013-07-17 02:23:49 AM  

Jim_Callahan: burning_bridge: Everyone is a douche at 21.  It also serves as a pretty good reason why abortion should be legal.  Anyone think these kids are making informed choices about anything?

I know some good people that are 21.  I think it's less about absolute age than it is about having had a job or two and a few relationships and learned to take care of yourself without external support, which some folk manage by the time they're 18 and some haven't quite mastered by the time they've retired.

Basically, if I were to apply a one-factor standard to being able to make a responsible decision involving having a kid, it'd probably involve some sort of demonstration of being able to care for yourself rather than an arbitrary age cutoff.

This is kind of a roundabout way of saying I think you're justifying abortion from the wrong angle.  Abortion is legitimate because a fetus isn't a functional human being, and because the interests of actual human beings comes before that of pre-human plasm for basic biological and sociological reasons, as well as abstract reasons of personal liberty (in the US, anyhow).  To put it in terms of "well, it's bad, but what about these extenuating circumstances" is just putting the ball in the court of the anti-abortion idiots.  Abortion  isn't bad, it's quantitatively beneficial to both individuals and society in a myriad of demonstrable ways, no hedging necessary.


I was being a smart-ass.  And I fully agree with what you wrote.
 
2013-07-17 02:26:03 AM  
Well, this is a weird troll thread.  And Supersized to the Main page, too.
 
2013-07-17 02:27:10 AM  

burning_bridge: I was being a smart-ass.  And I fully agree with what you wrote.


Sorry, I live near a college and work there, so my Poe's law error bars are perhaps wider than strictly necessary.  My bad.
 
2013-07-17 02:28:46 AM  
So...what you're trying to say is...you want these men, who are looking to procreate by any means possible including holding what you consider to be substandard morals, to be successful in their mission?
 
2013-07-17 02:29:47 AM  

Hickory-smoked: GWSuperfan: illannoyin: [thepeoplescube.com image 217x250]

That might work if you spelled "hippie" correctly.

I actually got curious and looked up the source of that image.
http://thepeoplescube.com/current-truth/flat-gareth-t4.html

He's not even there. He just photoshops himself (same pose, same sign) over protest photos, to mock those people foolish enough to think occupying Iraq wasn't a terrific idea.

Conservative humor.


I had nothing to do with that.
 
2013-07-17 02:31:52 AM  

Jim_Callahan: GWSuperfan: illannoyin: [thepeoplescube.com image 217x250]

That might work if you spelled "hippie" correctly.

Actually, it's considered a valid alternate spelling, listed in most dictionaries.

Definitely not the most popular way to spell it though, probably because it's also an actual word ("having big hips") and that'd get a bit weird after a bit.


go hippy go with it
(Let me see what you're twirkin' with)
go hippy go with it
(Look at those hips)
 
2013-07-17 02:51:04 AM  

Watching_Epoxy_Cure: Watching_Epoxy_Cure: In after all those who try to discredit the obvious.skullkrusher: L Buff: Meanwhile ... Republican pickup lines:


[s3.amazonaws.com image 550x506]

Is This Modern World a conservative cartoon?

Only in it's creators fantasy.
As it always has been.

/Don't think about that too hard, it may hurt.

In after all those who try to discredit the obvious.skullkrusher: L Buff: Meanwhile ... Republican pickup lines:


[s3.amazonaws.com image 550x506]

Is This Modern World a conservative cartoon?

Only in it's creators fantasy.
As it always has been.

/Don't think about that too hard, it may hurt.

Come to think of it, This Modern World has always been a fantasy for american liberals of How Conservatives Think.  I can't remember the name of the guy who creates it, but has anyone seen him and Aaron Sorkin at the same time?


Do you NOT remember the 2012 season? They lost no less than 4 congressional seats and a farking Senate seat over it!

They literally would have had GAINS if the topics of Abortion and Rape had stayed out of their god damn mouths. And 3/4ths of the time it was unsolicited!

That's not a cartoon about about how liberals think conservatives think, it's a mockup of their 2012 election strategy.
 
2013-07-17 03:22:44 AM  

Conservative Humor: rmcooper4: This has me conflicted. On one hand, this video is another example of how terrible conservative humor is. On the other, it highlights the stupidity of bro-masculinity pretty darn well. Hmmm...

What did I ever do to you?


Eh, there was one bit of conservative humor I liked tonight during the All-Star Game: They found Michael Moore, Bill Maher, and Salman Rusdie huddled together near the dugout, and they put them up on the scoreboard and labeled them "The Axis of Evil."

/The only thing that would've made that better is if they would've gotten Keith Olbermann over there with them.
 
2013-07-17 03:26:51 AM  
Bro's and Internet White Knights, and other cockblockers of that sort have been pulling this BS for years.
 
2013-07-17 03:35:15 AM  

Watching_Epoxy_Cure: I feel you may have got stung with that New Yorker jibe--do you want to share? You are among friends.


No, I don't want to share, I want to read some conservative humor. Let's see it.
 
2013-07-17 03:42:16 AM  
So if she decides to keep it and sue your ass for child support, you'd be OK with that, right bro-choicers?  Right?
 
2013-07-17 03:50:17 AM  

Lando Lincoln: Watching_Epoxy_Cure: I feel you may have got stung with that New Yorker jibe--do you want to share? You are among friends.

No, I don't want to share, I want to read some conservative humor. Let's see it.


A liberal walks into a bar. Open skull fracture.
img.photobucket.com
 
2013-07-17 04:11:57 AM  

serial_crusher: There is a little something to this.  I find it hard being an agnostic pro-lifer.  Democrats have played up this "war on women" propaganda so thoroughly that I can't get laid by that crowd.  But the vast majority of pro-life women are bible thumping teatards, so what's a guy like me to do?

/ It's basically my version of "I'm a nice guy, why do chicks always go for jerks?"
// My last relationship was with a pro-choice bible thumper.  Not exactly a combo for success.


Pro-life liberal gal here but I'm spoken for.

/and fat
 
2013-07-17 06:05:36 AM  

WhoopAssWayne: You know, if you really want fark to become a liberal circle-jerk like r/politics you're going to get exactly what you ask for drew/modmins.


i18.photobucket.com
It's a mean old world, Wayne.
 
2013-07-17 06:25:08 AM  

Lando Lincoln: Watching_Epoxy_Cure: I feel you may have got stung with that New Yorker jibe--do you want to share? You are among friends.

No, I don't want to share, I want to read some conservative humor. Let's see it.


What exactly constitutes conservative humor?  Just right-wingers cracking jokes in general, or specifically about politics, or only about something specific re: politics?

Because largely right-wing people tell the same jokes everyone else does, and it's funny about the same proportion of the time (i.e. 10%, in accordance with sturgeon's law).  Chicken crossing the road, dead baby, Obama's reading our e-mails, insert random meme here, etc.

As for political cartoons, none of them have ever been funny in the history of the comic strip.  Not once, not for any political alignment.  They're so lacking in humor that the Onion's fake strip is actually consistently funny just by making repeated jokes about how political cartoons aren't; that's how culturally ingrained political cartoons sucking is.

//Honestly most political humor that's actually funny doesn't really have a horse in the race, the speakers that are really attached tend to break down into rants, which are entertaining, but in a different way than actually being humorous.
 
2013-07-17 07:42:26 AM  
This article affirms my suspicions towards guys in pink shirts
 
2013-07-17 07:54:45 AM  

Alphax: Well, this is a weird troll thread.  And Supersized to the Main page, too.


wow.... almost as if... the main page is farking garbage?
 
2013-07-17 08:00:09 AM  

LindenFark: bdub77: a loaded question

If the interviewer's premise makes no distinction between a day-after pill and a third-trimester partial-birth abortion, I don't believe they are being intellectually honest.


Since many pro-lifers are deliberately trying to ban both, as well as ordinary contraception, I'd say it's a fair question.
 
2013-07-17 08:18:43 AM  
2.bp.blogspot.com
 
2013-07-17 08:28:06 AM  

cc_rider: Unintentional conservative humor is best conservative humor.


It's really the only kind of conservative humor.
 
2013-07-17 08:31:23 AM  
You can tell the pro-choice crowd doesn't actually want to believe what the pro-life crowd says is their position, or the position wouldn't be so mystifying. I'd *like* to think it's not simply intellectual dishonesty but it seems as if most people on both sides feel their ideas can't win and it's just easier to control the narrative in order to enforce their view of reality.
 
2013-07-17 08:58:11 AM  
I hope some day they develop an in utero test for homosexuality, then see if liberals would support that couple's right to terminate the fetus for that reason.

/meltdown
 
2013-07-17 09:09:46 AM  

Hickory-smoked: Brick-House: [t2.gstatic.com image 225x225]

I'm sorry, I know I keep coming back to this, but Christ, I can't get over how awful it is.

It's like they told some Young Republican volunteer who's somehow never even been on the Internet to GIS the word "meme," pick an image at random and insert something about pro-choice men are bad.

It just makes zero sense. Has this guy even seen Lord of the Rings? Do he know what that line is supposed to mean? Seriously!



You have to understand, brick house is that guy.

Brick house thinks hope and change is the best web comic ever.
He posts it all the time, mostly when it's making fun of the presidents wife.

Here's an example of hope and change.
img835.imageshack.us

This is par for the course for B.H.
 
2013-07-17 09:11:26 AM  

Jim_Callahan: Lando Lincoln: Watching_Epoxy_Cure: I feel you may have got stung with that New Yorker jibe--do you want to share? You are among friends.

No, I don't want to share, I want to read some conservative humor. Let's see it.

What exactly constitutes conservative humor?  Just right-wingers cracking jokes in general, or specifically about politics, or only about something specific re: politics?

Because largely right-wing people tell the same jokes everyone else does, and it's funny about the same proportion of the time (i.e. 10%, in accordance with sturgeon's law).  Chicken crossing the road, dead baby, Obama's reading our e-mails, insert random meme here, etc.

As for political cartoons, none of them have ever been funny in the history of the comic strip.  Not once, not for any political alignment.  They're so lacking in humor that the Onion's fake strip is actually consistently funny just by making repeated jokes about how political cartoons aren't; that's how culturally ingrained political cartoons sucking is.

//Honestly most political humor that's actually funny doesn't really have a horse in the race, the speakers that are really attached tend to break down into rants, which are entertaining, but in a different way than actually being humorous.


I would like to subscribe to your newsletter, but I have no expectations of it being funny.

Political humor on any side generally involves ridiculing your opposition's contradiction of his own positions (or more likely whatever strawman you've created of his positions).  It's hard to see jokes like that from the other side, because you don't--and shouldn't--agree with the premise.

Liberals also get more creative jokes because they come up with more creative strawmen.  Conservatives usually tend to dismiss liberals as naive idealists, whereas liberals paint conservatives as being part of some vast conspiracy against blacks/women/non-christians.  That creates a lot more material.
 
2013-07-17 09:14:36 AM  

o5iiawah: I hope some day they develop an in utero test for homosexuality, then see if liberals would support that couple's right to terminate the fetus for that reason.

/meltdown



They likely wouldn't because homosexuality is not a disease. It's been observed in virtually all Mammalian species to some degree.
 
2013-07-17 09:19:00 AM  

Raharu: Hickory-smoked: Brick-House: [t2.gstatic.com image 225x225]

I'm sorry, I know I keep coming back to this, but Christ, I can't get over how awful it is.

It's like they told some Young Republican volunteer who's somehow never even been on the Internet to GIS the word "meme," pick an image at random and insert something about pro-choice men are bad.

It just makes zero sense. Has this guy even seen Lord of the Rings? Do he know what that line is supposed to mean? Seriously!


You have to understand, brick house is that guy.

Brick house thinks hope and change is the best web comic ever.
He posts it all the time, mostly when it's making fun of the presidents wife.

Here's an example of hope and change.
[img835.imageshack.us image 800x388]

This is par for the course for B.H.


I'm a Republican but I recognize there's a humor deficit. I think the problem with conservative humor is that it desires to be biting, ends up going straight for offensive, with humor being a distant consideration. It's ideologically satisfying insults, not jokes. Dennis Miller came pretty close sometimes but rather than obscure references making for seasoning for punchlines they became the punchlines themselves, and then he started losing his shiat as he got old.
 
2013-07-17 09:19:53 AM  

Lando Lincoln: Molavian: L Buff: Meanwhile ... Republican pickup lines:

[s3.amazonaws.com image 550x506]

That guy's hilarious!  Right up there with The New Yorker.

Post some conservative humor comics. Those are always a blast.

A ton can be found here.





Conservatives find the following web comic funny.
http://hopenchangecartoons.blogspot.com/
Hope and changes USA Alexa ranking is 105,385.
For comparison Farks is 1,485.

 
2013-07-17 09:20:48 AM  

tinfoil-hat maggie: megarian: What the fark did I just read?

Did I just have terrible sex? Or am I drunk? Or did I just read a horrible article?

I hate everything that happened here, stubby.

/trick question (sort of)
//always drunk after 7ish
///the other question are still applicable

LoL, just have sexy time with me no risk of getting preggers and I'm easy going king of girl.


O_O

Okay yeah I'm in!
 
2013-07-17 09:27:20 AM  

I want your skull: Propain_az: Abortion should be legal until the 36th 225th month.  STOP THE WAR ON WOMEN!

Fixed


18 3/4 years? They'll have been a voter for nine months.. You monster!
 
2013-07-17 09:34:31 AM  

Mrfusticle: I want your skull: Propain_az: Abortion should be legal until the 36th 225th month.  STOP THE WAR ON WOMEN!

Fixed

18 3/4 years? They'll have been a voter for nine months.. You monster!


Yeah, but once we get it passed we can just claim that people older than 18 3/4 aren't affected and shouldn't have any say in the matter.  That leaves on the the 18-18.75 age range allowed to vote on whether or not to change it.  They'd obviously vote in droves against it, but fortunately we can just abort everyone in that age range before election day.
 
2013-07-17 09:48:41 AM  

Ricardo Klement: I'm a Republican but I recognize there's a humor deficit. I think the problem with conservative humor is that it desires to be biting, ends up going straight for offensive, with humor being a distant consideration. It's ideologically satisfying insults, not jokes. Dennis Miller came pretty close sometimes but rather than obscure references making for seasoning for punchlines they became the punchlines themselves, and then he started losing his shiat as he got old.


The vast majority of Republicans aren't funny because they consist of only a few mostly unfunny factions:

1) a rich elite that wants to control the government and use it to enact things helpful to their businesses, regardless of the long term consequences. (most of these people are psychopaths) - business owners, some lawyers, lobbyists
2) religious leaders that want to control people and get rich off of them (most of these people are psychopaths or are merely unhinged)
3) a bunch of sheep swayed by religion (they lost their funny bones when they got crazy eyes) - as long as the GOP is anti-abortion and anti-gay these people will follow like lambs to the slaughter
4) different factions of white supremacists, gun nuts, anti-tax, misogynists, sovereign types - many are a combination of these - you've got a few comedians who can cater to this group, if you can call them that (Larry the Cable Guy)
5) Rushbots (they have some great jokes Rush told that are horribly offensive)
6) uninformed people whose parents were in the GOP, live or lived in a strong GOP area, and don't know better. (these people find stuff funny but are harder to reach)

Did I miss anyone?

Mostly though - none of these people are funny, and having a conversation with them will almost certainly lead to politics, because they're like the loud obnoxious person in the room.

Comedy is about talking about the absurd, and these people are absurd to begin with.
 
2013-07-17 10:18:46 AM  
actually, a lot of guys are pro-choice for this very reason.  it may be unspoken, but it's not weird or uncommon or satirical or douchy.  it's perfectly reasonable.  decrease the adverse consequences of doing something fun, and more ppl will feel free to do that fun thing.  the limiting factor for all-out banging all the time with everyone has always been women.  of course guys like it when women feel less pressure to keep their legs closed.

a lot of men are pro-choice for the same reason that many women are.  increased sexual freedom.
 
2013-07-17 10:24:38 AM  

Shadowtag: Pocket Ninja: This is actually true. If you've never tried it before, you need to do this: Go up to the most attractive single woman in a bar, sit down next to her, lean in real close, and whisper in her ear the following: "I don't wear condoms, but don't worry, I'm pro-choice. Wanna bang a few out?" She'll be on you before you can blink. I swear to god this has worked so many times it's not even funny. You can buy her a drink if you want to, but it totally won't be necessary.

This is what crazy conservatives are afraid actually happens, completely overlooking that banning abortion won't do anything about that so long as hangers and stairs are still legal.

The only thing about Mitt Romney that I was okay with was that he admitted that legalized abortion just meant that anyone that did have an abortion had a better chance of surviving the process.

/Bring on the dickbags.


Mitt Romney felt that way because he actually knew a woman who died from an illegal abortion.

They can ban abortion all they want, it's still going to happen. It will just be a lot less safe and doctors will have to treat women with botched ones. Add to that you can get any pill you want over the Internet and a woman can easily get half the drug involved in a RU486 abortion.

This whole banning abortion is just to punish "dirty slut women" for having sex.

Of course they don't want to pay welfare to kids born so can we all agree to start calling them pro-birth. Because they don't give a fark about life after birth.
 
2013-07-17 10:26:35 AM  

yapopo: actually, a lot of guys are pro-choice for this very reason.  it may be unspoken, but it's not weird or uncommon or satirical or douchy.  it's perfectly reasonable.  decrease the adverse consequences of doing something fun, and more ppl will feel free to do that fun thing.  the limiting factor for all-out banging all the time with everyone has always been women.  of course guys like it when women feel less pressure to keep their legs closed.

a lot of men are pro-choice for the same reason that many women are.  increased sexual freedom.


Or they don't feel the need to get in other people's personal decisions.
 
2013-07-17 10:30:31 AM  

Fart_Machine: yapopo: actually, a lot of guys are pro-choice for this very reason.  it may be unspoken, but it's not weird or uncommon or satirical or douchy.  it's perfectly reasonable.  decrease the adverse consequences of doing something fun, and more ppl will feel free to do that fun thing.  the limiting factor for all-out banging all the time with everyone has always been women.  of course guys like it when women feel less pressure to keep their legs closed.

a lot of men are pro-choice for the same reason that many women are.  increased sexual freedom.

Or they don't feel the need to get in other people's personal decisions.


---------------------------------------

sure, that too.  i said "a lot", not "all".
 
2013-07-17 10:34:55 AM  

Pocket Ninja: This is actually true. If you've never tried it before, you need to do this: Go up to the most attractive single woman in a bar, sit down next to her, lean in real close, and whisper in her ear the following: "I don't wear condoms, but don't worry, I'm pro-choice. Wanna bang a few out?" She'll be on you before you can blink. I swear to god this has worked so many times it's not even funny. You can buy her a drink if you want to, but it totally won't be necessary.



Actually, the wanna 'fark' line does work, just a lot of rejection along the way to the rare yes.  Confidence matters.


Agrees:
 
2013-07-17 10:34:59 AM  

ZeroCorpse: pretentious dipshiats with liberal arts, IT, or medical technician degrees


I've heard IT guys and med techs called many things, but "pretentious" is a new one on me.
 
2013-07-17 10:37:56 AM  

serial_crusher: whereas liberals paint conservatives as being part of some vast conspiracy against blacks/women/non-christians.


No, they're just greedy self-serving assholes. And they're proud of being assholes.
 
2013-07-17 10:42:06 AM  

serial_crusher: Political humor on any side generally involves ridiculing your opposition's contradiction of his own positions (or more likely whatever strawman you've created of his positions).  It's hard to see jokes like that from the other side, because you don't--and shouldn't--agree with the premise.


That's fair, I guess.  There's also the fact that humor by its nature needs to be to some degree clean, streamlined, and snappy, so just knowing enough about how the system actually works can easily kill a punchline either by the issue it brings up having already been addressed in all seriousness or by the joker's attempts to make it actually match the full situation choke the joke in overcomplicated nuance.

So maybe not anyone's  fault it's not funny, just sort of the nature of the beast.

Also, in all fairness, while not strictly "jokes" I have to admit that basic insults/pollack jokes about political opponents do frequently make me giggle.  Which is one of the reasons I still like Obama so much, he's really the master of slipping in basic referential stuff that implies that his political opponents or the media covering him are idiots.  The continual references to his birth certificate and the roasting he gives everyone at the press corps dinners are always a good time.

//If you don't know what a pollack joke is, you are to be congratulated on being far more high-brow than me, probably.  They're jokes where the punchline is a basic claim that x group (traditionally poles, but insert group you don't like here) is stupid or worthless, and are distinguished by the fact that you've heard each one in five different versions targeting variously Blondes, Democrats, Republicans, Mexicans, etc...
 
2013-07-17 10:45:11 AM  
It's a shame that Conservative ice queens (and this applies to both men AND women Conservatives) can't understand that contraception = less chance of getting knocked up.  It's also funny as hell when the Conservative ice queens go to places like CPAC and the sex business in the area always jumps significantly.
 
2013-07-17 10:55:10 AM  

o5iiawah: I hope some day they develop an in utero test for homosexuality, then see if liberals would support that couple's right to terminate the fetus for that reason.

/meltdown


Why wouldn't they support that? The whole point of is that women has the right to exercise autonomy over their own bodies.

Now you, on the other hand, are suggesting that Conservatives will perform what they consider murder of infants because they hate gay people more than they love life or even their own children.

Is that what you mean by "meltdown?"
 
2013-07-17 10:59:01 AM  

Jim_Callahan: serial_crusher: Political humor on any side generally involves ridiculing your opposition's contradiction of his own positions (or more likely whatever strawman you've created of his positions).  It's hard to see jokes like that from the other side, because you don't--and shouldn't--agree with the premise.

That's fair, I guess.  There's also the fact that humor by its nature needs to be to some degree clean, streamlined, and snappy, so just knowing enough about how the system actually works can easily kill a punchline either by the issue it brings up having already been addressed in all seriousness or by the joker's attempts to make it actually match the full situation choke the joke in overcomplicated nuance.

So maybe not anyone's  fault it's not funny, just sort of the nature of the beast.

Also, in all fairness, while not strictly "jokes" I have to admit that basic insults/pollack jokes about political opponents do frequently make me giggle.  Which is one of the reasons I still like Obama so much, he's really the master of slipping in basic referential stuff that implies that his political opponents or the media covering him are idiots.  The continual references to his birth certificate and the roasting he gives everyone at the press corps dinners are always a good time.

//If you don't know what a pollack joke is, you are to be congratulated on being far more high-brow than me, probably.  They're jokes where the punchline is a basic claim that x group (traditionally poles, but insert group you don't like here) is stupid or worthless, and are distinguished by the fact that you've heard each one in five different versions targeting variously Blondes, Democrats, Republicans, Mexicans, etc...


The best thing about brand of Obama's humor is when people try to respond seriously.  See the one where he compared global warming deniers to the Flat Earth Society, who then released an actual press release letting us all know that they do in fact accept that global warming exists and they're insulted that Obama compared them to the deniers.  THAT is true political humor.

/ there was a kid in my 4th grade class whose last name was pollack (pronounced "lack", not "lock"), so my friends and I reiterated a lot of those jokes about him without realizing they were racist against folks from Poland.  Got in a little bit or trouble.
 
2013-07-17 11:05:29 AM  

TwoBeersOneCan: It was slightly funnier than your rendition of stoplikingwhatidontlike.jpg.


Yes, only slightly. And yet I wasn't even going for funny, just snarky.

/I'll be sure to look out for pocketninja's posts in the future, though, he seems like a funny guy
//he may have posted once or twice before, IIRC


Ah, now see. Actual humor. That's (mildly) funny, right there!
 
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