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(Daily Dot)   Patton Oswalt spent the day trolling his followers with strategically-cut two-part Twitter messages that imply (...) Patton Oswalt is a racist, sexist, homophobic kiddy-diddler. Some people just can't handle the truth   (dailydot.com) divider line 61
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2013-08-17 10:28:09 PM
Wow, that was phenomenal.
 
2013-08-17 10:48:54 PM
L
 
2013-08-17 10:49:29 PM
OL
 
2013-08-17 10:51:58 PM
 
2013-08-17 10:54:15 PM
Very nicely done, Patton.
 
2013-08-17 11:18:12 PM
I HATE
 
2013-08-17 11:20:38 PM

Apos: Very nicely done, Patton.


This. Brilliant.
 
2013-08-17 11:23:38 PM
Is the 'clumsy change' one an autocorrect failure?  I mean, I get the two part tweet joke, but I can't figure out WTF he means by 'clumsy change' if not 'climate change'.
 
2013-08-17 11:36:51 PM

TuteTibiImperes: Is the 'clumsy change' one an autocorrect failure?  I mean, I get the two part tweet joke, but I can't figure out WTF he means by 'clumsy change' if not 'climate change'.


I'm pretty sure you've hit it right on the node.
 
2013-08-17 11:48:04 PM
That is some funny shiat right there
 
2013-08-17 11:49:03 PM
Watch out. That guy is sneaky. He'll pull a knife out of his boot and stab you with it.
 
2013-08-17 11:55:39 PM
I saw some of those in my feed today and had a serious WTF moment until I saw what was going on.  Masterful trolling.
 
2013-08-18 01:19:32 AM
pictures.mastermarf.com
 
2013-08-18 01:50:52 AM
That doesn't seem wise.
 
2013-08-18 01:53:05 AM
Man that guy is short and chubby. I can't decide if he's a hobbit or
 
2013-08-18 01:53:55 AM
he's a troll.
 
2013-08-18 01:56:41 AM
I've seen this before:
doblelol.com
media.tumblr.com
www.imghut.com
 
2013-08-18 01:58:48 AM

Paris1127: I've seen this before:
[doblelol.com image 300x300]
[media.tumblr.com image 500x500]
[www.imghut.com image 600x623]


Err, I've seen this type of humor before...
 
2013-08-18 02:20:39 AM

Paris1127: Paris1127: I've seen this before:
[doblelol.com image 300x300]
[media.tumblr.com image 500x500]
[www.imghut.com image 600x623]

Err, I've seen this type of humor before...


I think Creepy Date Guy predates Successful Black Man.

i0.kym-cdn.com

i0.kym-cdn.com
 
2013-08-18 02:26:45 AM
I had a front row seat for this, and it was amazing.
 
2013-08-18 02:51:38 AM

TeddyRooseveltsMustache: I had a front row seat for this, and it was amazing.


I have only ever seen one amazing thing on Twitter and it was when Steve Martin was live-tweeting an imaginary ping-pong match as the Sandy Hook shooting unfolded. People kept telling him to stop and he just kept on going for hours oblivious until he finally turned on the TV and figured it out. He sent an apology tweet and then gave up Twitter for like a month like he had suddenly realized he had a problem. I kept wondering if he was ever coming back.
 
2013-08-18 02:54:50 AM
it reminds me of a dumb game we used to play where we would say something acceptable and positive, but we'd whisper the first half of the sentence and then yell the second half.

"racists are terrible people because they think that BLACK PEOPLE ARE INFERIOR TO WHITE PEOPLE"
 
2013-08-18 03:03:17 AM
Huh, so Googling to see what other reactions to this were led me to discover the existence of /r/drama.  I'm not sure if that's a positive development or not.
 
2013-08-18 03:08:49 AM

fusillade762: Paris1127: Paris1127: I've seen this before:
[doblelol.com image 300x300]
[media.tumblr.com image 500x500]
[www.imghut.com image 600x623]

Err, I've seen this type of humor before...

I think Creepy Date Guy predates Successful Black Man.

[i0.kym-cdn.com image 680x1020]

[i0.kym-cdn.com image 625x937]


Another good example. As for which came first, according to Know Your Meme, the Successful Black Man predates Dating Site Murderer.
 
2013-08-18 03:10:46 AM
Meh.

I've never forgiven that asshole for killing Kennedy, and I never will.
 
2013-08-18 03:26:40 AM
That was very funny.
 
2013-08-18 03:33:14 AM
Liked the way he did it, didn't agree with everything he said.
 
2013-08-18 04:05:02 AM
That was awesome! I was just going to go for a snack when I read that. I kind if felt like having jellybeans, or I kinda want jube-
 
2013-08-18 04:07:18 AM
jews.. They're kind of lame actually. I hate the black ones. All the blacks are disgusting actually. Someone really needs to get rid of all of them World would be a better place.
 
2013-08-18 05:28:47 AM
Wow... New found admiration for the guy.
 
2013-08-18 07:09:40 AM
Eh, that was cute but got old really quickly. I guess since it's the internet 2/3ds of the users just like watching the other 1/3d get upset.
 
2013-08-18 07:51:02 AM
This was genius, but holy balls is this going to get annoying quick as every stand-up wannabe tries to do something similar.
 
2013-08-18 09:13:26 AM

FirstNationalBastard: I HATE


Elevator music.
 
2013-08-18 09:16:01 AM
Slow clap gif
 
2013-08-18 09:18:18 AM
I like Patton Oswalt, I follow him on Twitter, but I have the feeling he thinks he is more important than he actually is.

His blog post about joke thievery, Heckling & Rape jokes confirms this*.  When you get to Lenny Bruce, Richard Pryor or Carlin stature, than you can lecture other people how to behave.  Until then, you just a comedian that had a bit part on a TV show with a better comedian as its star, and some bit parts in some movies.

* http://www.pattonoswalt.com/index.cfm?page=spew&id=167
 
2013-08-18 09:32:15 AM

Gunderson: I like Patton Oswalt, I follow him on Twitter, but I have the feeling he thinks he is more important than he actually is.


He thinks the entire profession of comedy is more important that it is. It's pretty obvious how fascinated he is by the art of crafting a joke. And, to that end, I'm happy he was able to find a line of work he was destined to have. But he seems to think the average comedy club goer is similarly interested in knowing how the sausage is made and has serious thoughts on which comedian is better than another or if punchline A "works" better than punchline B. I'm not saying he's wrong for being excited about his passion, but he's yet to reach the point where he knows it's okay if his fans don't share the passion.
 
2013-08-18 09:41:25 AM

The Great EZE: Gunderson: I like Patton Oswalt, I follow him on Twitter, but I have the feeling he thinks he is more important than he actually is.

He thinks the entire profession of comedy is more important that it is. It's pretty obvious how fascinated he is by the art of crafting a joke. And, to that end, I'm happy he was able to find a line of work he was destined to have. But he seems to think the average comedy club goer is similarly interested in knowing how the sausage is made and has serious thoughts on which comedian is better than another or if punchline A "works" better than punchline B. I'm not saying he's wrong for being excited about his passion, but he's yet to reach the point where he knows it's okay if his fans don't share the passion.


And yet, his net worth ... and your net worth...
 
2013-08-18 09:43:52 AM
I heartily endorse this event or product.
 
2013-08-18 09:47:28 AM
I actually did unfollow him during election season. It got to be too much.  He's very funny, but whenever he wanders into politics, his lovable style of comedy becomes hateful and unfunny.
 
2013-08-18 09:54:44 AM

phalamir: And yet, his net worth ... and your net worth...


That's a horrible benchmark .  I can say the same thing about Nickleback, George W. Bush & Donald Trump
 
2013-08-18 10:02:00 AM

Gunderson: phalamir: And yet, his net worth ... and your net worth...

That's a horrible benchmark .  I can say the same thing about Nickleback, George W. Bush & Donald Trump


A Patton Oswalt fan who uses that as a benchmark must not be paying much attention to him. I'm sure Patton cares very much about Paris Hilton's net worth.
 
2013-08-18 10:08:02 AM
He also demonstrated the problem with Twitter more adequately than any politician taken out of context has so far.

THAT'S the true genius here, displaying exactly why a 140 character limit is idiotic for anything more than a "Made it to Glastonbury, this is gonna be awesome!" type of message.

Since politicians keep Tweeting, Patton obviously felt they weren't getting the message from everyone else's fark ups, so he turned it up a notch.
 
2013-08-18 10:25:00 AM
i follow PO and watched this unfold with glee. he's a genius.
 
2013-08-18 10:26:48 AM

Gunderson: phalamir: And yet, his net worth ... and your net worth...

That's a horrible benchmark .  I can say the same thing about Nickleback, George W. Bush & Donald Trump


Not really.  The Great EZE was saying Patton Oswalt did not understand what was important to an audience.  If The Great EZE is so clear on why Patton Oswalt is failing at a basic part of his job, i.e. understanding what the audience wants, then The Great EZE should be raking in more than Oswalt.  It is analogous to saying "Henry Ford doesn't understand the early 20th century car-buyer."  If you do, you ought to be out-selling Ford.

Same goes for the other three.   Nickleback, George W. Bush, and Donald Trump understand their audience, and thus make money.  It has jack-all to do with quality and/or artistic/political/financial merit.   But complaining the other guy doesn't understand women, while he is balls-deep in a cheerleader (even the hefty, bottom-of-the-pyramid one) and you are cuddling your granny at the prom is more than a wee bit disingenuous.
 
2013-08-18 10:32:11 AM
How's your hole...family
 
2013-08-18 10:36:31 AM

phalamir: Not really.  The Great EZE was saying Patton Oswalt did not understand what was important to an audience.  If The Great EZE is so clear on why Patton Oswalt is failing at a basic part of his job, i.e. understanding what the audience wants, then The Great EZE should be raking in more than Oswalt.  It is analogous to saying "Henry Ford doesn't understand the early 20th century car-buyer."  If you do, you ought to be out-selling Ford.


Oooooh, so it's just a matter of you not knowing how to read.

I never said Patton doesn't understand what's important to an audience. I just said he assumes the average audience member shares his enthusiasm for the nuts and bolts of comedy writing. You need Patton's passion to be a successful performer like him, but not to appreciate his work as a fan.

But I can see how that concept can still be a little confusion so I'll wait until somebody can draw you a picture.
 
2013-08-18 10:52:29 AM
Twitter needs to go.  What an
 
2013-08-18 10:53:09 AM
abortion.  it's the only way to fix our society.
 
2013-08-18 11:11:47 AM
With all the bickering going on in here I had to scroll back up to the top and make I hadn't wandered into the Politics tab. Jesus Christ....
 
2013-08-18 11:36:39 AM
Oh man, this is hilarious, let me give it a try.  Okay...  Captain Throat Punch loves giant cocks in his mouth
 
2013-08-18 11:37:25 AM
.
 
2013-08-18 11:40:28 AM
^Fail^
 
2013-08-18 12:10:04 PM

Go Fornicate Without a Partner: abortion.  it's the only way to fix our society.


Yeah, there's a lot more wrong, and more deeply rooted, with modern culture than twitter. How the public makes use of twitter is just a sympton.
 
2013-08-18 12:33:05 PM

The Great EZE: phalamir: Not really.  The Great EZE was saying Patton Oswalt did not understand what was important to an audience.  If The Great EZE is so clear on why Patton Oswalt is failing at a basic part of his job, i.e. understanding what the audience wants, then The Great EZE should be raking in more than Oswalt.  It is analogous to saying "Henry Ford doesn't understand the early 20th century car-buyer."  If you do, you ought to be out-selling Ford.

Oooooh, so it's just a matter of you not knowing how to read.

I never said Patton doesn't understand what's important to an audience. I just said he assumes the average audience member shares his enthusiasm for the nuts and bolts of comedy writing. You need Patton's passion to be a successful performer like him, but not to appreciate his work as a fan.

But I can see how that concept can still be a little confusion so I'll wait until somebody can draw you a picture.


That's kind of funny considering this:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LDCjIjsZp_Y

(and I do agree with you, as much as I like listening to him when he's on the job)
 
2013-08-18 12:41:04 PM

danielscissorhands: jews.. They're kind of lame actually. I hate the black ones. All the blacks are disgusting actually. Someone really needs to get rid of all of them World would be a better place.


Not an Eric Andre fan I take it....

BTW is this Stormfront Sunday on Fark? Had another long-time troll drop the dogwhistles entirely in another thread.

I'm hoping the mods are all hungover this morning and haven't started pruning threads.
 
2013-08-18 01:24:41 PM

Crotchrocket Slim: danielscissorhands: jews.. They're kind of lame actually. I hate the black ones. All the blacks are disgusting actually. Someone really needs to get rid of all of them World would be a better place.

Not an Eric Andre fan I take it....

BTW is this Stormfront Sunday on Fark? Had another long-time troll drop the dogwhistles entirely in another thread.

I'm hoping the mods are all hungover this morning and haven't started pruning threads.


Also apologies to Daniel (your post reminded me of the other thread; I know you're just playing).
 
2013-08-18 01:32:05 PM

The Great EZE: Gunderson: I like Patton Oswalt, I follow him on Twitter, but I have the feeling he thinks he is more important than he actually is.

He thinks the entire profession of comedy is more important that it is. It's pretty obvious how fascinated he is by the art of crafting a joke. And, to that end, I'm happy he was able to find a line of work he was destined to have. But he seems to think the average comedy club goer is similarly interested in knowing how the sausage is made and has serious thoughts on which comedian is better than another or if punchline A "works" better than punchline B. I'm not saying he's wrong for being excited about his passion, but he's yet to reach the point where he knows it's okay if his fans don't share the passion.


But he has fans that do, like me. I do enjoy knowing the approach comedians take on comedy. I like knowing why things do and do not work. I don't take comedy lightly; I appreciate it for the art that it is. You understand Picasso's paintings better when you know the history of his life, are familiar with his context, and know about his theories about art and life in general.
 
2013-08-18 01:47:05 PM

LemSkroob: The Great EZE: Gunderson: I like Patton Oswalt, I follow him on Twitter, but I have the feeling he thinks he is more important than he actually is.

He thinks the entire profession of comedy is more important that it is. It's pretty obvious how fascinated he is by the art of crafting a joke. And, to that end, I'm happy he was able to find a line of work he was destined to have. But he seems to think the average comedy club goer is similarly interested in knowing how the sausage is made and has serious thoughts on which comedian is better than another or if punchline A "works" better than punchline B. I'm not saying he's wrong for being excited about his passion, but he's yet to reach the point where he knows it's okay if his fans don't share the passion.

But he has fans that do, like me. I do enjoy knowing the approach comedians take on comedy. I like knowing why things do and do not work. I don't take comedy lightly; I appreciate it for the art that it is. You understand Picasso's paintings better when you know the history of his life, are familiar with his context, and know about his theories about art and life in general.


As do I. But we are not average Patton Oswalt fans. We spend our Sundays analyzing a twitter stunt he did while he was bored one Saturday afternoon.

But back to the article  Gundersonlinked. I read that whole damn piece when he Boobiesed it. When you're a professional comedian it's important to think that critically about your craft to succeed. And when you're as into his comedy as we are, it's even fun to see things from his perspective from time to time. The self-importance comes from his thinking we as fans  neededto know this highly nuanced, highly technical interpretation of the art of comedy. It comes from the earnestness with which he wrote about something that most people simply use as a light diversion from everyday life. It pains me to say this, because comedy is his life work and he is extremely smart about it, but the politics of rape jokes, the implications of heckling, and the drastic consequences of joke thievery in comedy circles don't really matter that much in the real world.

It's like the bit someone else linked to of George Lucas thinking Patton wanted to learn the origin stories of Darth Vader and Boba Fett when all he was really interested in was the badass stunts and costumes.
 
2013-08-18 01:52:30 PM

Gunderson: I like Patton Oswalt, I follow him on Twitter, but I have the feeling he thinks he is more important than he actually is.

His blog post about joke thievery, Heckling & Rape jokes confirms this*.  When you get to Lenny Bruce, Richard Pryor or Carlin stature, than you can lecture other people how to behave.  Until then, you just a comedian that had a bit part on a TV show with a better comedian as its star, and some bit parts in some movies.

* http://www.pattonoswalt.com/index.cfm?page=spew&id=167


I just read all three pieces and I didn't get the impression that you did, that he felt he was better than anyone.  He was speaking from his own experiences, and he's been in the game for a long time so he has plenty to speak from.  He even mentioned right in the middle that he doesn't view himself as being close to the greats like Pryor or Carlin, not even at the same level as some of the current comedians that straddle the A and B lists like Jim Gaffigan or Louis CK.

He was offering his opinions, and they're worth a read.  One thing he kept mentioning though is that he's been wrong in the past, and that being wrong in and of itself isn't the problem refusing to learn from it and grow is.
 
2013-08-18 01:56:20 PM

The Great EZE: But back to the articleGundersonlinked. I read that whole damn piece when he Boobiesed it. When you're a professional comedian it's important to think that critically about your craft to succeed. And when you're as into his comedy as we are, it's even fun to see things from his perspective from time to time. The self-importance comes from his thinking we as fansneededto know this highly nuanced, highly technical interpretation of the art of comedy. It comes from the earnestness with which he wrote about something that most people simply use as a light diversion from everyday life. It pains me to say this, because comedy is his life work and he is extremely smart about it, but the politics of rape jokes, the implications of heckling, and the drastic consequences of joke thievery in comedy circles don't really matter that much in the real world.


He wrote about it for those that would like to learn about it, but reading his musings on those topics isn't necessary to enjoy one of this shows.

If you just want to watch him tell stories and jokes, great, I'm sure he'd love to have you as an audience member.  If you want to read about the behind-the-scenes intrigue in the comedy world, he's happy to have you read about that as well.  Appreciating, or not appreciating, one of those doesn't necessarily effect the enjoyment of the other.
 
2013-08-19 01:26:46 PM
Sorry invoking Godwin's Law equals irrelevant arguments. . . .

Also Patton Oswalt, not funny, kind of doucchey.
 
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