Favorites and duds from today's commenting.
Lotta posts today. Whole lotta posts. Lotta posts, lotta favorites, lotta duds. Lotta lotta lotta.
Favorites, in no particular order:
Here's an excellent one-liner from RMJ=H in the Lindsey Vonn post. I'm sorry to say the difference between commenters who can pump out one-liners and those who feel they can't is wit. I'm even sorrier to say that I fall into the latter group. Wit is not synonymous with humor or intelligence. It's sort of a specific thing: quick, keen inventiveness. Not everyone who is funny is witty. Never fear, though - this is why God made dialogue jokes.
This is also why God made bat-shit-insane rambling Idiot jokes, like this one from FreemanMcNeil in the Lindsey Vonn post. Yowza! This is the ultimate high-wire act, crafting something that climbs to a prominent position of desperation and goofiness. Sometimes you've got something that yanks out a guilty laugh, and sometimes you've just created something stupid and embarrassing. This time it worked!
This is terrific, from I'm Dan, He's Casey in the Joe Jesus post. An excellent dig, delivered beautifully, and perfectly relevant to the specific content of the post. Excellent joke. This is the Comment of the Day.
Alright, so, I needed a minute with this one, from The Amazing Sneijderman in the UTEP post. I was really having a hard time with it, and I needed a full second reading of the post before it all came together. It's very clever, with few clues in the delivery. Good stuff.
Here's an excellent line from Madoffs Mets in the Ecstasy post. It's great to see this guy back in action. Stick around, won't you?
I chuckled at this line from knopster in the Ecstasy post. That's funny! Smart and silly and funny! This should have gotten a little more attention.
This is awesome, from Gene-Rayburner in the Todd Williams post. Great idea, executed wonderfully. This put a big smile on my face. Great job.
Here's a funny little dialogue joke from ReverseApeChemist in the Grumpy Texas Booster post. Another joke of his got a bit more attention in another post, but I actually think this one is funnier. This has a unique, funny angle, perfect timing, and is great to visualize. I chuckled at this.
I laughed at this, from Same Sad Echo, in the Postponed Hockey Game post. Same Sad Echo has a habit of getting me with just a word or two tucked into a joke. This time it was ye sad sacks. He's got a genuine talent for this. The whole comment is a solid, good-humored delivery vehicle for just a couple of carefully chosen funny words. I love it.
As has been well-documented, I am powerless against a good Tony LaRussa joke. This, from Raysism in the NBA Buyout post, clears the hurdle. I laughed. I can't help it.
Total Fucking Duds
Fidrych or die tryin was either trolling here, in the Hockey post, or had a complete mental breakdown - maybe both - but I know he can do better than this. Come on, buddy. Let burner idiots and the dummies trapped in the Pendings post this kind of junk.
Here's something to enjoy for its awfulness, from some goober named owen-magnetic in the Dennis Rodman post. There are Idiot jokes, and then there are idiots. This . . . well, you know.
I don't normally bother with this kind of shit, but this, in the Personal Trainer post, is just incredibly dumb, just as dumb as things ever get. I can't even. It's from a burner. Fuck that guy.
This, from ANTVGM64 in the Joe Jesus post, is vapidity defined. What in the world was this person thinking. Man alive.
I left an awful lot of solid jokes out there, and I really hope you guys will fill in the comments below with your missing Favorites. I don't want to hear any bitching - I can't spend all night doing this crap. Just post 'em below. Post your own jokes. Do it.
Also, when you can, glance down into the Pendings every now and again and promote anything you think is funny. Stupidly, this version of Kinja is way less friendly to new commenters than the old star system. Hilarious, right? At least before, I always saw all the grey and pink comments. Now? Virtually never. So dumb.
Hey, stay warm, and have a great night.