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Things Which Will Never Stop Being Funny

x. Puppets
x. "Bitch, please."
x. The fact that the HairDini Magic Styling Wand comes in a box with "For external use only" marked on it
x. Jayne's hat with the ear-flaps
x. Guy + Big Stick = OTP
x. OMGWTFBBQ?!!
x. Puppets


Things Which Were Funny Once, But Are No Longer, So STOP

x. Colin Quinn
x. The Whaaambulance
x. Anything in marquee tags, but especially animated ascii images
x. tl;dr [Too Long; Didn't Read]


Things Which Are Currently Funny, But Soon To Migrate Upwards

x. The Give A Fuck O Meter.


Things Which Were Never Funny

x. That 'arguing on the internet = special olympics' thing
x. The annoying cheerleaders sketch with Will Farrell on SNL


Things Which Are Only Funny At 4 a.m.

x. ElimiDate
x. Yak cheese


kita0610

2005-04-10 11:07 am (UTC) (Link)

x. tl;dr [Too Long; Didn't Read]

OHHH! So *that's* what that means. Kewl. Thanks for sharing.

No one deserves Yak cheese, Buffy.

mpoetess

2005-04-11 01:22 pm (UTC) (Link)

*pets Leo*

Yeah -- and as a concept, tl;dr is funny, but it's starting to get applied to stuff that's actually making a valid point, at which point, it makes the user look dumber than the person they're trying to snark at.

trepkos

2005-04-10 11:25 am (UTC) (Link)

The styling wand reminds me of vibrators with "Do not use on unexplained calf pain".
Yeah, 'cos that was why I bought it.
Now I know to only use it on explained calf pain.

mpoetess

2005-04-11 01:24 pm (UTC) (Link)

You know the sad thing is I know why they say that -- because unexplained calf pain may be caused by a blood clot, and using a vibrator massager on it could jar it loose and send it hurtling towards the heart.

swmbo

2005-04-10 03:15 pm (UTC) (Link)

OMG, how could I chose between Jayne icon, puppet icon, bitch please icon here?! But you weighted puppets heavily.

I am glad to think that you don't think RACCOONS are funny, sicko.

tl;dr</> is still funny to me if it's attached to a really SHORT comment or post.

swmbo

2005-04-10 03:15 pm (UTC) (Link)

swmbo's inability to use tags NOT FUNNY

mpoetess

2005-04-11 01:27 pm (UTC) (Link)

Yes, tl;dr still funny when used ironically. It's even still funny when used as intended, on a long and boring post. It's just edging into unfunny overall because people are starting to misuse it like they've started to misuse 'Okay!' -- in response to valid points that they just don't want to either respond to, or read at all.

swmbo

2005-04-11 01:36 pm (UTC) (Link)

Yeah, *that* is annoying and forever not!funny.

*kicks people*

viverra_libro

2005-04-10 03:26 pm (UTC) (Link)

You forgot "Goddamnit, England!" !!! Noooo! I can't even *type* that without laughing!

In case you haven't seen its origin, go here:

http://www.livejournal.com/tools/memories.bml?user=twinkledru&keyword=American+History+With+Twinkledru+J.&filter=all

mpoetess

2005-04-11 01:28 pm (UTC) (Link)

I've seen!

I suspect it won't become unfunny, but it's also not become a catchphrase around my f'list, so it didn't spring to mind immediately when I was listing.

chicken_cem

2005-04-10 03:37 pm (UTC) (Link)

Jayne's hat with the earflaps!

mpoetess

2005-04-11 01:29 pm (UTC) (Link)

Jayyyyyyyne!

grifyn

2005-04-10 05:06 pm (UTC) (Link)

I think Yak Cheese is pretty funny right now. Is this bad?

mpoetess

2005-04-11 01:29 pm (UTC) (Link)

No. It just means that wherever you are, it's 4 a.m. No matter what the clock says.

julia_here

2005-04-10 05:16 pm (UTC) (Link)

There are some places online where marquee coding is an important part of the culture, sort of like top hats for the Masons: silly looking and outdated but a part of the scene.

On the other hand, on lj is just screws up pages loading and scrolling.

Julia, also not funny: going to a dinner hour gathering and finding that there is not one thing on the menu one is allowed to eat


mpoetess

2005-04-11 01:32 pm (UTC) (Link)

Si, I was only thinking of marquee on LJ, esp. not behind a cut, or used in a discussion, often in combination with the LJ Whaambulance or other graphic that is guaranteed to cause seizures when you try to scroll vertically while it's trying to scroll horizontally.

also not funny: going to a dinner hour gathering and finding that there is not one thing on the menu one is allowed to eat

She speaks truth. Most unfunny.

bear

2005-04-10 07:12 pm (UTC) (Link)

Things Which Will Never Stop Being Funny

Also: your icon.

mpoetess

2005-04-11 01:33 pm (UTC) (Link)

Raccoon! Eating swmbo's head! Helping with porn!

lastscorpion

2005-04-11 04:32 am (UTC) (Link)

LOL! These are great!

If you're old enough, Elimidate can be funny as early as 2:30 am.

mpoetess

2005-04-11 01:36 pm (UTC) (Link)

Or if you live in the correct timezone, I suppose. ElimiDate (and Third Wheel, and... other late-night dating shows whose titles thankfully escape me) keep making me go "My God. There are people this. stupid. in the world. I don't want them to pick *any* of the options, because that implies these people might someday mate."

belleimani

2005-04-16 03:10 pm (UTC) (Link)

. Yak cheese

So. So true.

mpoetess

2005-04-19 12:09 am (UTC) (Link)

Except it's 7 at night and I'm finding yak cheese kinda funny. Hmm.

belleimani

2005-04-19 10:37 am (UTC) (Link)

Again, have you been drinking? ::raises eyebrow at you::

mpoetess

2005-04-19 02:44 pm (UTC) (Link)

Only water.

*looks askance at water*

belleimani

2005-04-19 11:26 pm (UTC) (Link)

Damn...
Hey. You know water has been known to make you a little...happy.
::grin::