A Bad Place Full Of Bad Jerks
A Bad Place Full Of Bad Jerks
Illustration for article titled Roundup - Thursday, August 21, 2014

Evening, folks. Lots of good stuff today so let's get to it.

Favorites and Duds from Today's Commenting

Favorites, in no particular order

This was a great little bait-and-switch dig in the Sports Jeopardy post from pkellen2313. In the same post, marmol heater has a funny recontextualization that plays off of the show's "form of a question" shtick.


This, from RMJ=H in the Jeremy Lin post, is about as perfect a make-you-have-to-look-twice one-liner as you can get. So sharp and clean.

FreemanMcNeil brings the funny with some clever wordplay. That it's about those sheepfucking Scots is just a bonus. It's your Comment of the Day.


This is a great example of a misinterpretation/idiot joke from StuartScottsEye in the Linda Cohn post. Later, pkellen2313 had a tight callback to Ms. Cohn's troubles in the 50 Cent post.

DougExeter's earnest resignation in his delivery of this misdirection joke in the Darren Wilson Kickstarter post makes the punchline all the more funny and painful.


Lots of great puns in the knife-wielding golf course resident post from Raysism, John, Maddened!, Joey Tallywacker, AuntEggmaBlowtorch, and Milo Minderbinder. I love puns, you guys.

This is a bitterly funny little one-liner in the Chris Rock post from Milo Minderbinder.


This, from Kovack in the John Calipari post, made me laugh. Then it made me rue the time I wasted watching that damn show.

With this wordplay, pkellen2313 shows that sometimes the silliest jokes are the best jokes.


Total Fucking Duds

Residue Pi starts with a racist bit of drivel in the Mario Balotelli post and only gets worse with his replies.


I appreciate the edit, brobinson416, but bitching about the characterization of what is referenced before you actually read it wastes everyone's time.

Hey, did you notice that the announcer got Bobby Cannavale's name wrong in the video accompanying the Chris Rock post? There may have been a joke there but just quoting the mistake verbatim, IcecoldDavis, or copying it, Lana, Lana,...LANAAAAAA!!!, are not jokes.


Interrupting a racist thought in the middle of a slur doesn't make it any less racist or any more funny, booooooooooooourner. As Wendel Clark Bar pointed out in the comments, this was probably a play on idiots who try to do Rock's bit, so I'm taking it out of the duds. My apologies to booooooooooooourner.

Ok, everyone. There was a lot of good stuff today, which meant a lot of close calls. Yell at me below for anything you think I missed.

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