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May 6th, 2010, 15:56
That's a hard call. Obviously, it's black humor, but it's not exactly funny enough to make a clear point. Are we laughing at political correctness, people's ability to fool themselves, or is it just a rather pointless & offensive easy dig at who knows what? I suppose the point is the one you make—that free-range, humane, organic methods are just a sop to the conscience—but it seems a rather overdone way to make it, i.e., more of a bludgeon than a stiletto, and a bit too gratuitously offensive for the issue at hand. If you're going to make a Nazi joke, you really need to make sure it's properly scaled, and it also helps if it's actually funny.

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May 6th, 2010, 16:27
To be fair, the guy is usually funny, even with his Nazi jokes. Here's one that made me LOL:


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May 6th, 2010, 16:48
Okay, mildly amusing, I guess. Everyone enjoys a laugh at the expense of bumbling bureaucrats. But it's not translating for me into anything else very clearly funny. If this stuff is a theme in the guys work, I guess it's all part of his approach to humor, and possibly works better where you are than where I am. .

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May 6th, 2010, 17:58
He does do Nazi jokes, but not all that many. He draws a strip every day, and I can remember maybe a half-dozen from the past year or two. Also, he doesn't translate well — the gag is usually some really bad pun that only makes sense in Finnish.

But on the whole I like it. A part of the reason is that the guy with the round face and the glasses is the chairman of my house board (I swear).
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May 7th, 2010, 00:15
Perhaps this could lead to what I find an interesting topic; the regional nature of much humour. For example, I dislike most (though not all) American humour. I just don't find it funny. I especially loathe US sitcoms with laff tracks; I just find the stuff either stupid, or pathetic. On the other hand, I find much of the British (more subtle) humour hillarious. Yet, I hear that most Americans don't 'get' British humour at all. Why is that, I wonder?

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May 7th, 2010, 10:57
By the way, the cartoonist who made the Free Range Jew Soap strip apologized for it. Appropriate, IMO; it was in poor taste and not very funny.
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May 7th, 2010, 16:31
Good to know. I imagine whenever you deal with racially sensitive motifs, humor can be a double-edged sword/ Here's a kind of funny example of our version of such humor (the BMWB variety):

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Some may not find this amusing…
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May 10th, 2010, 07:47
It's okay, mudsling — it's a well-known fact that libertarians don't have a sense of humor.
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May 17th, 2010, 11:25
Not political, but a bit naughty, so I'll post it here. A bit (well, actually very) geeky to:

Dirty UNIX Joke in the New York Times

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May 27th, 2010, 00:42
It's old, but still quite accurate!!

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The New GM (Government Motors)

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This car runs on hot air, bull-shit and broken promises.

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June 15th, 2010, 16:43
Oh, the irony…

http://www.inquisitr.com/75869/big-butter-jesus/

Big Butter Jesus got hit by lightning and burned to the ground. The article does a wonderful job of completely missing the real source of the statue's nickname (a Heywood Banks song that gets played on Bob and Tom all the time). I guess God's an art critic now.

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John Pennington telling it as it is:

Darwin and Evolution has no basis on fact. Actually they are more of a religion by definition. Science themselves have proven Evolution wrong. Science shows that there at one time was a world wide flood and that by FACT the sun shrinks at constant rate of 3ft per hour. Now if the math is done there is no way the Earth can be over 9000 years old cause the sun would burn it up. Same way with the dust on the moon falls at a constant rate. When we first went to the moon the had huge pads with legs cause if the Earth was billions of years old the dust would be thick but it was not. Before you start talking about theories that apparently you haven't studied maybe you need to read them as a whole and not in part. So parts are believable but as a whole it is impossible. God does exist but people make our own decisions and we pollute what God has ordained. This is why our country was so great cause we was founded on God, but because we have hardened our hearts and turned away from him is why the country is in the shape it is in. Oh and for fact we don't believe the world started 5000 years ago. If you study the time line approx 5000 years ago was the flood. the Earth was here about 2000 years prior to the flood.

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Speaks for itself, me thinks.
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Here's something for… some of us here, at least.



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July 6th, 2010, 19:58
Nice! I especially like the "selectively frugal", "the island", and "bizarrely hypocritical".
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August 5th, 2010, 21:18
The night before Chelsea Clinton got married, Hillary wanted to be the perfect mother.

"Have you had sex with Marc?" she asked.

Chelsea thought for a moment and replied, "Not according to Dad."

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"the perfect mother"?
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