My Facebook Friends' Friends Are Idiots, Part 5

Bloggified by Jake on Thursday, December 17, 2009

Comedy is hard, and creating fresh comedic material is even harder. It's no surprise that many "funny" people get said reputation just by quoting lines of movies or old Simpsons episodes. In context, it's basically saying, "I'm not very funny, but I am familiar with things that are funny, and this particular instance reminds me of a funny thing that occurred in popular culture. Allow me to remind you of it with a simple turn of phrase."

A step below that level of comedy, however, is a lower plane. The out-of-context quote from popular culture.


Ha ha ha ha ha! OMFG u watch Sunny? I f'n love Sunny dude!


If someone did this in a conversation, you would suspect he was retarded or insane. But, in this case, this guy didn't just blurt out a non-sequitur in the midst of a conversation. No, he took the time to read the above comments, type out his response, click "Comment," and sit back to be proud of himself. "That reference to a four day old episode of a TV show that's popular, but admittedly is still on a cable station after prime time, will surely carry the day. My only regret is that people cannot 'like' my comment. I'm certain they will feel cheated not being able to heap accolades on my comedic stylings." Worse, while in a conversation, one might suddenly realize how stupid that comment was and have to spend several minutes apologizing and embarrassedly begging to take back the statement. This guy has had four days to click "Remove" and erase his idiocy, but hasn't!

Fuck, dude, you might as well have replied, "To get to the other side," or "Orange you glad I didn't say 'banana,'" for all the sense your comment makes. Even "Whatchu talkin' 'bout, Willis?" would have been wittier, and--trust me on this--"Whatchu talkin' 'bout, Willis?" is not witty by any measure.

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