We were short on good jokes today. It was a quiet Monday. There were a number of two-star efforts, but we were missing that higher-tier of comment that makes Deadspin so great. Some good stuff, but nothing killed me. I am very much alive.
Favorites and Duds from Today's Commenting
Favorites, in no particular order:
There were decent idiot jokes on the Tennessee track coach story. RMJ=H shined with this very, very stupid team name gag.
The Giants fan at an Eagles game video had a couple of decent gags. Short dialogue jokes don't always land, but Madoffs Mets used the old Philly fan cliché to his benefit here. Nice work. John, Maddened used the positive vibes in the video for an optimistic bait and switch. This is your Comment of the Day.
Nice pull by cobrah, brah! in the Victor Cruz/NY Daily News. This one works because of the specificity. It deserved more love than it received.
Today featured a rare, decent joke on a Regressing story by EffIcIentJImBreech. I don't know who you are, but faux-headlines with dick jokes are always welcome here.
Total Fucking Duds
We don't quote television shows/movies as jokes on Deadspin. Will Leitch covered this at length (so long ago that his story contains a Pussycat Dolls reference). Archer is a good show—I'd guess that approximately 66% of Deadspin readers would agree with this—but quoting something that is funny does not make your comment funny. Maybe it's supposed to be meta and it's just unclear? You can do better than this, MacBook Whoa.
Some Guy in the Internet is an adult who cheers when a waiter drops a heavy tray of plates and silverware.
This comment by newburner22 is an example of a visual gag that relies entirely on the visual. Setting the typo aside, there is nothing of interest in the text here. The idea isn't necessarily bad, but attention to detail is what separates a bad joke from an average joke and an average joke from a good joke and a good joke from a great joke and a great joke from that one joke about blowing god because of the one set of footprints.
That's it for today. If I missed anything, please share below.