A Bad Place Full Of Bad Jerks
A Bad Place Full Of Bad Jerks
Illustration for article titled Roundup - Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Here we go, jerkos! Many, many, many funny jokes in Commentland today. Twelve (!) favorites this evening. Here's your highlight reel.

Favorites and Duds from Today's Commenting

Favorites, in no particular order:

I really dug (digged?) this self-deprecation from FreemanMcNeil in the What Have We Learned retrospective. This exercise has a kind of Same Sad Echo patina on it, where Freeman is gonna walk you through the gag only to deflate the balloon before you know it's over. Live it. Love it.


Oh hell yes, snoop-a-loop. I love this Old Testament justice you rained down in the Redskins Patent post. What a splendid image: Dan Snyder screaming bloody murder while being methodically and slowly sawed in two.

A whole lotta solid strikes in the Bitcoin Bowl (lol) post this morning, and cobra, brah! earns first place honors for this laconic connection. A lot of commenters tried for the spikes-in-value angle over there—and hey, many were funny!—but cobra lended added oomph with the "Degree in Communications" tie-in. Perfect.

I can't wait to see who wins the Redskins Logo Photoshop, but my personal favorite is girlwonder's submission. [mutters] Fuckin' Pharrell's hat …

Here's Fred Merkle in the Falling Fan update with a crafty little swipe at the sad and historically hapless Buffalo Bills.


Lovely stuff from marmol heater in the Aaron Hernandez checkup. What's great here is that the zeugma is so goddamn funny in both directions, which can't be said all the time. Sometimes a wordplay is just a wordplay and it can net a good amount of laughs. But just the image of Aaron Hernandez remaining optimistic in the face of such overwhelming evidence against him—and oh yeah, his medical records could bring to light some dirty personal secrets—is astounding and ridiculous. Kudos.

We have two favorites in the weird-ass Pole Vault Relay post. First, Arthur Digby Sellers pulled a fine recontextualization joke out of thin air, and just below him BedandBreakfastMan made me cock my head to the side and say "What?" Like seriously, could you imagine an event where the participants just throw hurdles around for … points? distance? I don't know. That one's funny.


I enjoyed Scott Norwood's Agent's goofy little dialogue in the Diamondbacks story today. The elegant and subdued understatement here really makes a good delivery.

Skydiving and fighting? Skydiving and fighting. Take a look at Captain Gladys Stoatpamphlet's tidy observation and report back, will ya? Oh yeah! While you're there, have a gander at RMJ=H's team line-ups too. Well done, gentlemen.


Good Christ, DougExeter. You're having a hell of a week, and today you were killing me. First of all, this ridiculous Fight Club thing in the Skydiving post is just so stupid. And then, again, in the FCC Complaints collation? That is a fucking Deadspin comment: a wonderful sort of boomerang effect that comes back to where it started. What better way to expose hypocrisy? Zing! Comment of the Day!

Total Fucking Duds

Why don't we just bask in the sheer volume of favorites from the day? I'm feeling a little buzzed, and why bring down the mood. Leave your favorites or omissions below, and enjoy the summer night.

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