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May 15th, 2006


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07:41 pm - sometimes you just gotta sit back and let the comedy wash over you
You know, reading Internet meme explanations on Wikipedia is a lot like having some jackass with bad breath and something hanging from their nose sit down right in front of your face and adenoidally drone on and on as to why something inexplicable is funny, until it's no longer funny.

OH I GET IT, THE CLIP IS "CONSIDERED" FUNNY DUE TO THE INFINITY AND "UNFAMILIAR" SOUNDS OF FINNISH AND AMUSING CLIP OF AN ANIME GIRL TWIRLING A LEEK, THANKS FOR CLEARING THAT RIGHT UP, CAPTAIN ASPERGERS

Wait, wait, that means it's just like the Simpsons episode guides on SNPP.

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From:tansu
Date:May 16th, 2006 12:05 am (UTC)
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I find long drawn-out murders of jokes rather funny, in their own way.
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From:derspatchel
Date:May 16th, 2006 12:10 am (UTC)
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Okay, see, it's funny, cause this guy first went to the circus and the clown insulted him, right, and he was totally humiliated, and so then he took some self-assertiveness classes so he could return to the circus, and he got back up in the spotlight like he had been before, and the clown told the same joke, right, and gave the guy the same insult, and then the guy took the microphone, and even though he'd taken all those self-assertiveness classes and was able to totally reverse the outcome of almost any situation, all he could say then was "fuck you, clown" which is funny, since it's just hurling invective back when really he had all the skills necessary for a complete and utter verbal destruction of the man in the clown suit, also it's funny due to the incongruity of loudly uttering an obscenity over a public address system especially in a circus crowd where you know children are present who shouldn't be listening to such things
From:ungratefulninja
Date:May 16th, 2006 12:13 am (UTC)
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Fuck you, clown.
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From:derspatchel
Date:May 16th, 2006 12:34 am (UTC)
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I AM REVERTING YOUR ENTRY ON THE INTERNET
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From:tylerpistol
Date:May 16th, 2006 12:21 am (UTC)
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When I worked as a subtitle editor, I had to write joke explanations for foreign language translators...it was the most bizarre phenomenon. I had to really think about why things were funny, and then explain them in completely non-humourous terms.
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From:stopword
Date:May 16th, 2006 12:56 am (UTC)
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Ha, I remember when the LJ-Drama crowd created http://www.encyclopediadramatica.com/index.php/Main_Page because wikipedia wouldn't let them put their timelines of stupid LJ-drama in there. Now Wikipedia is backsliding and trying to cover this crap, too?

Whatever. Either you're a serious reference source or LOLWTFBBQ.
From:archangelsk
Date:May 16th, 2006 10:32 pm (UTC)
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Wikipedia recognizes its own limitations, sort of: "This article... is in need of attention from an expert on the subject."
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From:invisibelle
Date:May 16th, 2006 02:04 am (UTC)
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Heh, I hope you didn't take my giving you that link as some attempt to enlighten you as to how/why it's funny. I just thought it had all the info for the band/song. :)

Either way, I kinda agree, but then there are some phenomenon (such as Hatten är Din) that I probably would've welcomed some explanation on, back before wikipedia. heh.
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From:invisibelle
Date:May 16th, 2006 02:06 am (UTC)
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Ooooooh... I lied. The wikipedia article on hatten is pretty painful.
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From:derspatchel
Date:May 16th, 2006 02:16 am (UTC)
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The Wiki link showed up in several places at the same time, your entry included.

What I like is rudimentary background information: "The song used is this. The picture is from this show." But trying to explain why the thing is funny is the dealbreaker.

Mel Brooks said it best, when he compared comedy analysis to dissecting a frog. Sure, you figure out how it works, but after that, the frog's dead.
From:(Anonymous)
Date:May 16th, 2006 02:58 pm (UTC)
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Wait, wait. Why is that clip funny, again? I need an explanation!
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From:heathbar27
Date:May 16th, 2006 02:58 pm (UTC)
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Blah blah not logged in.

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