Roundup - Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Favorites and duds from today's commenting.

Favorites, in no particular order:

I chuckled at this silly entry from (who else) Same Sad Echo in the Southern Blowout post. It was dropped a good 35 minutes after the post went up, which probably explains the relative lack of attention it received. It's cute before the yay, and it's three times as cute after. Good stuff. Screw it, this is the Comment of the Day.

Something like this joke, from RMJ=H in the T-Wolves Screwjob post, has been done before, but no matter - it's hilarious. Or, anyway, I thought so. It packages a funny, vulnerable bit of inward-pointing humor in a loose recontextualization, and I love it. Also, here's something stupid and funny in the Drunk SportsCenter post. Nice job.

Here's ye olde concussion joke from pkellen2313 in the Drunk SportsCenter post. Is this guy ever gonna get a real handle? In what way is pkellen2313 a clever sports-related pun? I just don't get this guy. At any rate, this kind of joke still has a little juice in it. Maybe a month from now something this straightforward will fall flat, but I chuckled.

Here's a humdinger of a shot at Cleveland from Milo Minderbinder in the Black Monday post. Excellent. Letter perfect delivery on this one.

Here's a solid-if-unspectacular effort from someone called Alyoyo in the Game-Ending Turnovers post. He wasn't the only commenter to take a whack at that particular angle, but his was earlier and better. Keep it up, guy.

Here's a terrific pull from Bring Back Anthony Mason in the Penis Injuries post. So good.

I'm not sure this joke, from foxymoron in the Penis Injuries post, is all that successful, but man did he ever go for it. I felt a little crestfallen by the ending - it just seems like a cheap and more or less arbitrary name drop at the end. Still - look at that thing. The effort alone is impressive. I wonder if it took him the full 3 hours and 17 minutes to write the damn thing.

Total Fucking Duds

Here's something boring and lazy and unoriginal from EfficientJimBreech in the Celebration Video post. That another thing was also premature is not funny enough to carry an entire joke. This effort needs some character or wordplay or creative setup or something. As it is, it's little more than a blunt AMIRITE?! joke, and those are only funny - and barely, at that - when they're self-aware.

There's something uncomfortable about this joke from a burner named joel5493 in the Celebration Video post. I'm not the world's leading expert on Tyler Perry, but it seems to me the characteristic that unites this video and Tyler Perry's junk is the race of those on screen. And it probably goes without saying that that's really not enough to carry a joke. It's funny and they're all black, so of course it deserves comparison to this one black guy! Pretty thin, fuck-face.

Hey, take 'er easy there, Deadspinners. I sincerely wish you all a 2014 that kicks the bloody shit out of all your previous years.