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Topic: Anyone think this is funny
Message: Posted by: ted french (Nov 3, 2007 10:43AM)
I DO
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ostKhVCVIcc

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=todQtQrOUZs

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kxn-XzhYDpM
Message: Posted by: Montethrower (Nov 3, 2007 11:41AM)
No.
Message: Posted by: MagicSanta (Nov 3, 2007 12:56PM)
I have to agree with Mr. Montethrower.
Message: Posted by: johnnymystic (Nov 3, 2007 02:00PM)
I fail to see the humor
Message: Posted by: stoneunhinged (Nov 3, 2007 02:15PM)
I agree with Johnny, Santa, and Mr. Montethrower.
Message: Posted by: balducci (Nov 3, 2007 02:48PM)
Ditto. I want those wasted minutes of my life back.
Message: Posted by: Bill Nuvo (Nov 3, 2007 03:11PM)
No but I've got a jar of dirt!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gRcj6CAhe7s
Message: Posted by: JRob (Nov 3, 2007 04:27PM)
The Jar of dirt bit was funny. As to the rest,I agree with Johnny, Santa, Mr. Montethrower, Balducci and Mr.Bill. Especially Balducci's closing sentence.
Message: Posted by: kregg (Nov 3, 2007 06:46PM)
Yes Ted it was funny. Unlike these old farts, I go for irreverent, off the wall stuff. ;) But, I also like ATHF.
Aren't those the Tom goes to the Mayor guys? John Reilly rocks, he's totally unphased by his celebrity.
Message: Posted by: magicgeorge (Nov 3, 2007 06:57PM)
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On 2007-11-03 16:11, mrbilldentertainer wrote:
No but I've got a jar of dirt!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gRcj6CAhe7s
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That's all well and good but why has the rum gone?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JImcvtJzIK8&NR=1
Message: Posted by: Bill Nuvo (Nov 3, 2007 07:02PM)
Touche!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=swU7U8KIduo
Message: Posted by: ted french (Nov 3, 2007 08:35PM)
Kregg, I think your right many over 40 might not get it. I cant remember but there is 1 episode where Bob Odenkirk is a magician. I love it when the guy says think about your dad, O want to meet that dad in the second clip.
Message: Posted by: MagicSanta (Nov 3, 2007 09:06PM)
Well, if being over 40 means not confusing stupid for funny then I'm glad I'm over 40.
Message: Posted by: ted french (Nov 3, 2007 09:16PM)
It is both stupid and funny. BTW I realize this type of humor is not very popular or mainstream.
Message: Posted by: MagicSanta (Nov 3, 2007 10:26PM)
Or humorous. Say, are you one of the Frenches that Mr. Mystic is going to be ridiculing soon?
Message: Posted by: Josh Riel (Nov 3, 2007 11:10PM)
I think it's hilarious. As a matter of fact I plan on watching it soon to see for myself how funny I think it is.
Message: Posted by: Scott Cram (Nov 3, 2007 11:23PM)
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On 2007-11-03 22:06, MagicSanta wrote:
Well, if being over 40 means not confusing stupid for funny then I'm glad I'm over 40.
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MagicSanta, you have to understand that this is from a generation the grew up being told that Will Ferrell, Adam Sandler and Chris Farley were funny.
Message: Posted by: MagicSanta (Nov 4, 2007 12:05AM)
Oh my..... and the guys on those YouTube vids couldn't qualify to do laundry for Will Ferrell, Sandler, or Farley....
Message: Posted by: ted french (Nov 4, 2007 12:32AM)
The clips are from a TV show on Cartoon Network called Tim and Eric Awesome Show Great Job. The Humor is a little odd so I can see why many people will not like it.
Message: Posted by: MagicSanta (Nov 4, 2007 12:44AM)
The title isn't even good..... I will admit that my favorite show on TV takes getting use to, Reno 911....improv at its best.
Message: Posted by: balducci (Nov 4, 2007 01:25AM)
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On 2007-11-04 01:32, ted french wrote:
The clips are from a TV show on Cartoon Network called Tim and Eric Awesome Show Great Job. The Humor is a little odd so I can see why many people will not like it.
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It's not that it is odd (Monty Python, Blackadder, and Mr Bean are all odd, but people loved those shows), it's that the humour is just bad.
Message: Posted by: stoneunhinged (Nov 4, 2007 03:08AM)
I'm over forty. I wasn't disgusted or offended, nor did I fail to get why it was supposed to be funny. It just didn't make me laugh. That's it.

Jeff
Message: Posted by: Doug Higley (Nov 4, 2007 05:31AM)
When you have to push and push and strain and strain to bring forth a turd, someone somewhere could find it funny. Anything or any moment can be funny...BUT most aren't. The turds, that are and have been FILTERED out by the great comedians and comedic writers over the centuries, these days are UNfilltered by anything remotely resembling TALENT. This, loosly reffered to as, crap, it is piped directly to an unfettered, unsophisitcated mind which has the taste of a 2nd year Med student.

Thus we get Adult Swim and the above videos.

Like Josh, I too will watch them soon to see if I'm really correct or not...the key however is Cartoon Network...usually about as 1/2 as funny as CSPAN.
Message: Posted by: Rupert Bair (Nov 4, 2007 05:38AM)
I find nothing funny about hyperlinks.
Message: Posted by: Doug Higley (Nov 4, 2007 05:49AM)
OK...I was wrong. It's worse. At about the level of a 12 year old attempting to think like a 2nd year Med student or to be more precice, at the level of those who leave dirty comments on YouTube.

To each his own. :)

Cartoon Network has become a WARNING logo for Flat, Flavorless, Mundane, Obvious Lack Of Humor Geared To The Lice That Live In Bevis And Buttheads Shorts! (or FFMOLOHGTTLTLIBABS! (Cartoon Network being easier to construe)
Message: Posted by: JRob (Nov 4, 2007 05:51AM)
I'm sorry, but the humor isn't a little odd, it's non-existent. I like farce, absurdist humor, dry humor,bawdy humor...there is very little comedy I don't like. Heck, even adolescent bathroom humor gets a chuckle out of me (don't get me started on South Park).
This stuff just doesn't even deserve to be called "adolescent". "Sophomoric" maybe. Even then I would feel compelled to apologize to sophomores everywhere for calling it that.
Message: Posted by: DStachowiak (Nov 4, 2007 06:40AM)
I thought the John C. Reilly character might be funny in a better skit. The skits themselves looked like they might have been written by failed shock jocks.
Message: Posted by: kregg (Nov 4, 2007 07:23AM)
It is a spoof and that's what makes it funny. The real joke is that these guys are trying to do the lamest thing and get it on the air. Some of them got fed up with cartoons that were overly detailed computer models, they felt that the animation was not representative of cartoons. I know this because I know a few of the guys over at CN.
Look at all of the animated features like Toy Story; they take big name actors to do voice work, hit junkets and go on talkshows to pitch mega budget films ad nauseam.
What's the latest one (?) ... oh yeah ... Bee Movie (yawn).
Whereas these guys are putting live action with (mostly) no name actors, lame plot lines on a Cartoon Network, and they get paid to do it.
Message: Posted by: ClintonMagus (Nov 4, 2007 07:47AM)
This looks like something that would be on a local public access channel...
Message: Posted by: Doug Higley (Nov 4, 2007 07:53AM)
Why spoof what's not worth seeing or spoofing especially utilizing even less quality and talent? The spoofs have already ben done to this kind of crap.

Andy Wharhol turned his camera on the Empire State Building and just left it there for many hours and showed it as a 5 or 6 hour feature to spoof all the boring avante guard trash that was being put out by those with talent enough to ONLY do lame boring crap that fell flat.

There was a group in New York who would wander around a stage in large paper bags and sing off key notes. That was entertaining.

CN is an embarassment to all the talent that while may be wasted on some of the current projects, none the less is highly skilled and creative as hell in all the right ways.

There is a segment of the population that would find wandering around singing off key in a large vrown paper bag highly artistic and entertaining. Please allow me and others a large middle didget and say Bull Sh**.

"This IS Lame and not funny so lets do something that's even more Not Funny and spoof it! Yeah! That's funny!"
"Yeah and easy too!"


Meh.

Cartoon Network should be ashamed of the dregs they put out as the current state of Animation like some 19th rate local Cable Access unit.
Message: Posted by: DStachowiak (Nov 4, 2007 09:25AM)
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On 2007-11-04 08:23, kregg wrote:
It is a spoof and that's what makes it funny. The real joke is that these guys are trying to do the lamest thing and get it on the air. Some of them got fed up with cartoons that were overly detailed computer models, they felt that the animation was not representative of cartoons. I know this because I know a few of the guys over at CN.
Look at all of the animated features like Toy Story; they take big name actors to do voice work, hit junkets and go on talkshows to pitch mega budget films ad nauseam.
What's the latest one (?) ... oh yeah ... Bee Movie (yawn).
Whereas these guys are putting live action with (mostly) no name actors, lame plot lines on a Cartoon Network, and they get paid to do it.
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Hmmm, then if the humor comes from the context of the skit, isn't it lost when the skit is presented out of context? In other words, it isn't that those of us who don't find these sketches funny don't "get" the sketch, what we don't "get" is the CONTEXT.
Message: Posted by: Doug Higley (Nov 4, 2007 11:28AM)
People who can't sing get laughed off American Idol. People who lack Comedy get shows on Cartoon Network.
Message: Posted by: magicgeorge (Nov 4, 2007 11:38AM)
Ha,ha,ha,ha, Doug did a big poo on the other page.
Message: Posted by: kregg (Nov 4, 2007 02:00PM)
During an interview a comedian once said (paraphrasing), a comedian's job is not only to make you laugh, but, to make you cringe. It might have been Sam Kinison.
Message: Posted by: Bill Nuvo (Nov 4, 2007 03:13PM)
[quote]
On 2007-11-03 19:57, magicgeorge wrote:
[quote]
On 2007-11-03 16:11, mrbilldentertainer wrote:
No but I've got a jar of dirt!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gRcj6CAhe7s
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That's all well and good but why has the rum gone?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JImcvtJzIK8&NR=1
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_GYcOJevcG0
Message: Posted by: Doug Higley (Nov 4, 2007 03:31PM)
I knew I could count on Magic George! Pokemahon! :)

Hey Kregg...good call. Sam started probably it all...I used to carry a 2x4 around in case I ever met him and he screamed in my face. What's funny for one...
Message: Posted by: Rupert Bair (Nov 4, 2007 05:08PM)
Ted, do you like bread?
Message: Posted by: ted french (Nov 4, 2007 05:44PM)
I Love It.
Message: Posted by: Doug Higley (Nov 4, 2007 06:34PM)
Haha...now that's funny.
Message: Posted by: Rupert Bair (Nov 4, 2007 06:35PM)
Ted, do you like Kras?
Message: Posted by: Bill Nuvo (Nov 5, 2007 12:41AM)
Stop being so Kras.
Message: Posted by: ted french (Nov 5, 2007 05:35AM)
Ok I will bite, what is Kras? So I obviously missed the joke about bread anyone wanna give me a clue?
Message: Posted by: magicgeorge (Nov 5, 2007 07:09AM)
I've no idea what Matt is on about either but then again, I rarely do.
Message: Posted by: Bill Nuvo (Nov 5, 2007 07:20AM)
Refer to the Frenches Are Coming thread.
http://www.themagiccafe.com/forums/viewtopic.php?topic=230407&forum=32&218
Message: Posted by: stoneunhinged (Nov 5, 2007 07:30AM)
OK, here's a clue: you can read the threads behind doors 1, 2, or 3.

Door #1: http://www.themagiccafe.com/forums/viewtopic.php?topic=181702&forum=2

Door #2: http://www.themagiccafe.com/forums/viewtopic.php?topic=223438&forum=177&18

Door #3: http://www.themagiccafe.com/forums/viewtopic.php?topic=230407&forum=32&218

The answer is in one of the above threads. If you read them all, you'll have the answer you are seeking.

You will also gain Zen-like wisdom, if not Nirvana itself. So it's worth it.

Jeff
Message: Posted by: stoneunhinged (Nov 5, 2007 07:32AM)
Bill, you just destroyed Ted's chance at Nirvana! Party-pooper.

Jeff
Message: Posted by: Bill Nuvo (Nov 5, 2007 07:42AM)
That's because he doesn't have a jar of dirt! That's nirvana.
Message: Posted by: Doug Higley (Nov 5, 2007 10:27AM)
The 'Mariner's' Jar of Dirt was more significant.
Message: Posted by: stoneunhinged (Nov 5, 2007 01:20PM)
More significant than Zen-like wisdom?

Doug: got the book today. HOORAY! I love you, you scary old fart!

Jeff