Roundup - Monday, August 18, 2014

Welcome to the Monday roundup. My name is Tyson T. Grivens. I like jokes that are funny.

Favorites and Duds from Today's Commenting

Favorites, in no particular order:

Milo Minderbinder made a nice Derrick Rose joke.

This attribution joke by Fidrych or die tryin was funny because it went somewhere unexpected and did something specific. There were many attribution jokes on the post, but the others either relied on an easy premise, or something too obscure. There was a lot to like on the NBPA post, but this one did it for me.

Some clever wordplay by marmol heater.

There was a lot of mediocrity in the McConaughey post. Quoting something isn't a joke. Referencing something isn't a joke. Researching marijuana varieties and listing the contents of a fanny pack in just the right order? That's a joke. Nice job, Pleatherface. This is your Comment of the Day.

Jay Sanin wrote a good joke early this morning on the Robert Klemko arrest post, and DougExeter covered similar bait-and-switch ground in the Ray Allen post.

Total Fucking Duds

I thought that filtering would end the Total Fucking Duds. It did not. We still have plenty of stupid (but not stupid enough to be funny) comments, like this nothing comment from jayed_coins.

Speaking of things that are stupid but not funny, I don't know what Batista Thumbs Up was trying to do. Maybe it's a meta-joke about dumb jokes being dumb? I like that sort of thing. This seemed lazy.

This joke by amos chaos reads like something your drunk uncle would say to a room full of people watching tennis on a Sunday afternoon. It could be the premise of a good joke, but rather than thinking it through and coming up with an angle, the author chose to hit publish. It happens.

This is a chain of unfunny people being unfunny and complaining about Deadspin not being funny. This is not a sports news website. It is a comedy website with sports content. If you want news and hate jokes, there are many other websites you can read.

If you haven't had your fill of duds, feel free to peruse the Disney Dudes' Dicks crosspost to read the comments of stupid people who have had their masculinity threatened by illustrated penises.

That's it for today. If I rec'd your joke and didn't list it above, it means I liked it a lot and it came close. Better luck next time.