incredibly popular internet shit you don't understand at all

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We're not even talking about cats here.

ô_o (Nicole), Tuesday, 10 August 2010 03:03 (4 years ago) Permalink

seriously, can someone explain why the double rainbow thing is "funny" or "interesting"

Like no gut busting joke said, I think it's funny because the guy attaches some incredible portentousness to seeing a natural phenomenon. To the point of crying uncontrollably and asking "what does it mean?" which, when one is talking about a rainbow, is pretty funny. It means the sun is shining into rain at a particular angle. It's neat looking, but for fuck's sake.

Tsuga, Tuesday, 10 August 2010 03:07 (4 years ago) Permalink

in original WoW video, l33t should be 1337. that's basic.

"goof proof cooking, I love it!" (Z S), Tuesday, 10 August 2010 03:17 (4 years ago) Permalink

This is weird to me, because I'm usually easily annoyed, but I think I get Fred, and I find him entertaining. He's camp for kids! Not the kind of camp that sneaks in to so many cartoons and children's shows that's really meant for parents or stoners or whatever other adults are going to end up watching the show, but really targeted at kids themselves. It seems to me that kids are supposed to watch this and be amused by the recognition of the (often incredibly annoying) things that they and other kids do and say. It's not entertaining because screaming and freaking out are innately funny, it's entertaining because the recognition that childish histrionics are horrible is funny.

Dan I., Tuesday, 10 August 2010 07:00 (4 years ago) Permalink

ugh, no, sorry, that's stupid.

Dan I., Tuesday, 10 August 2010 07:10 (4 years ago) Permalink

ralph pootawn is hilarious

max, Tuesday, 10 August 2010 07:22 (4 years ago) Permalink

but mostly the internet is an awful place

max, Tuesday, 10 August 2010 07:22 (4 years ago) Permalink

where the dreams of the greeks who created western civilization go to die

max, Tuesday, 10 August 2010 07:22 (4 years ago) Permalink

that fucking "shoes" video that every fucking girl at my college loved.

Matt Armstrong, Tuesday, 10 August 2010 07:35 (4 years ago) Permalink

clearly you've never been a girl who loves shoes

caek boss (latebloomer), Tuesday, 10 August 2010 07:49 (4 years ago) Permalink

Someone write a book about all these things, thanks.

Guernsey Shore (King Boy Pato), Tuesday, 10 August 2010 10:04 (4 years ago) Permalink

yeah, i fucking hated "shoes"

shake that ˁxᴥxˀ (Whiney G. Weingarten), Tuesday, 10 August 2010 12:44 (4 years ago) Permalink

omg shoes

people are for loving (HI DERE), Tuesday, 10 August 2010 13:29 (4 years ago) Permalink

shoes

goole, Tuesday, 10 August 2010 14:57 (4 years ago) Permalink

salad fingers

village idiot (dog latin), Tuesday, 10 August 2010 15:17 (4 years ago) Permalink

salad fingers is another case of "I know exactly what this is doing and it's fucking irritating"

Janet Privacy Control (corey), Tuesday, 10 August 2010 15:29 (4 years ago) Permalink

Yes, but when people tell me how funny it is, I feel as though I'm missing something. I like dark humour etc but only when it's funny.

village idiot (dog latin), Tuesday, 10 August 2010 15:32 (4 years ago) Permalink

is homestar runner 'incredibly popular'?

goole, Tuesday, 10 August 2010 15:37 (4 years ago) Permalink

My kids memorised all the Annoying Orange sketches and recite them to each other. I think it's shit, but then my dad hates Vic Reeves and his dad hated Monty Python.

sorprendentemente noioso (onimo), Tuesday, 10 August 2010 17:00 (4 years ago) Permalink

posted this in another thread, but here:

Not surprising that out of everyone I know forwarding and LOLing at this, all but one has been white and moderately well-off (and grown up in the middle-class suburbs or city).

plate of dinosaurs (San Te), Tuesday, 10 August 2010 17:04 (4 years ago) Permalink

Yeah I didn't care for that one. Although I do think Antoine Dodson seems like a cool guy.

no gut busting joke can change history (polyphonic), Tuesday, 10 August 2010 17:13 (4 years ago) Permalink

haha omg shoes

Tolaca Luke (admrl), Tuesday, 10 August 2010 17:15 (4 years ago) Permalink

Salad Fingers is just incredibly boring, wow

shake that ˁxᴥxˀ (Whiney G. Weingarten), Tuesday, 10 August 2010 17:16 (4 years ago) Permalink

xpost ya if anything i'd be laughing with him, not at him (as many seem to be doing). tho i doubt he was laughing at all

plate of dinosaurs (San Te), Tuesday, 10 August 2010 17:16 (4 years ago) Permalink

white people jumpin' all up on some bullshit meme shockah

plate of dinosaurs (San Te), Tuesday, 10 August 2010 17:16 (4 years ago) Permalink

i like almost everything about the autotune news except for the autotune news dudes.
they ruin the whole conceit by jumping in there themselves.

Philip Nunez, Tuesday, 10 August 2010 17:22 (4 years ago) Permalink

I vote for Lonelygirl15 and every JibJab thing ever.

no gut busting joke can change history (polyphonic), Tuesday, 10 August 2010 17:27 (4 years ago) Permalink

Oh, and "Don't Tase Me Bro"

no gut busting joke can change history (polyphonic), Tuesday, 10 August 2010 17:28 (4 years ago) Permalink

appending lol to words in place of having anything clever to say

cozen, Tuesday, 10 August 2010 17:29 (4 years ago) Permalink

I think most of the humor re: the Dodson thing is related to all those "stupid criminal" stories that you always hear about, only this one's got the tables turned even more with the victim and her family publicly threatening the attacker. It's nice to see someone get to mouth of about something you're in righteous agreement with on such a boring formal format as the local news. Plus, the autotune-the-news guys turned it into an impossibly catchy song. I'm not sure how much of it's really race-based. I'm white, btw.

Fetchboy, Tuesday, 10 August 2010 17:30 (4 years ago) Permalink

the people I know who are forwarding it on aren't people who are championing what Dodson did, they're making fun of his accent, and the things he says.

plate of dinosaurs (San Te), Tuesday, 10 August 2010 17:32 (4 years ago) Permalink

I watched it & I thought that dude was pretty awesome. He's got some righteous rage because his sister almost got raped. I thought it made sense that he'd stick up for her like that, even if the way he's letting off steam is a little OTT. Just because some dumbasses are posting it (I know a few) doesn't make him a dumbass.

spanikopitcon (Abbott), Tuesday, 10 August 2010 17:34 (4 years ago) Permalink

Oh he ain't a dumbass at all -- I fully support what Antoine said and did, I just don't like how people I know are like "LOL DUDE IS SAYIN GUY IS RAPING EVERYBODY". hell I didn't even realize it was about an attempted rape until I openedi t up as none of the people I know sharing it mentioend that aspect

plate of dinosaurs (San Te), Tuesday, 10 August 2010 17:36 (4 years ago) Permalink

That's pretty shitty. I'll still vouch for it as being funny to some for reasons other than racism. XXP-Abbott OTM. My FB friend who posted it first is the local organizer for V-Day and super-sensitive to this kind of shit and now she keeps inviting everybody to join his FB fan club, etc.

Fetchboy, Tuesday, 10 August 2010 17:39 (4 years ago) Permalink

the people I know who are forwarding it on aren't people who are championing what Dodson did, they're making fun of his accent, and the things he says.

― plate of dinosaurs (San Te), Tuesday, August 10, 2010 6:32 PM (5 minutes ago) Bookmark Suggest Ban Permalink

Eh, one could just as easily say the same thing about the double rainbow guy being a stereotypically white fat ass hippie.

thirdalternative, Tuesday, 10 August 2010 17:40 (4 years ago) Permalink

xpost that I'll ride with. not people making fun of him in a condescending fashion.

plate of dinosaurs (San Te), Tuesday, 10 August 2010 17:40 (4 years ago) Permalink

"Don't Tase Me Bro"

how can you not love "Don't Tase Me Bro"

shake that ˁxᴥxˀ (Whiney G. Weingarten), Tuesday, 10 August 2010 17:41 (4 years ago) Permalink

my gf thinks that vid is the funniest thing ever. not sure if i can date a racist tho, now that you point that out.

xposts

oreo speed wiggum (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Tuesday, 10 August 2010 17:41 (4 years ago) Permalink

I don't think people who find it funny are 'racist' as I hate to slap that label on anybody. the acquaintances I know are definitely misguided though.

plate of dinosaurs (San Te), Tuesday, 10 August 2010 17:42 (4 years ago) Permalink

how can you not love "Don't Tase Me Bro"

I don't really enjoy watching people get tased, I guess!

no gut busting joke can change history (polyphonic), Tuesday, 10 August 2010 17:43 (4 years ago) Permalink

I did however like the pants on the gruond guy (Larry Platt) tho. but that surprisingly got tired way faster than I expected. even the facebook group isn't posting on topic anymore.

plate of dinosaurs (San Te), Tuesday, 10 August 2010 17:44 (4 years ago) Permalink

how was that not tired like 3 nanoseconds after dude's first appearance

people are for loving (HI DERE), Tuesday, 10 August 2010 17:44 (4 years ago) Permalink

can't something just be funny, ffs? we (or at least i) found it funny because you just don't see that kind of thing on the news. they let him go on and on and then cut to this straight-faced newscaster talking in her nicest news-voice. i never thought of it as laughing "at" him or at his "accent".

xposts

oreo speed wiggum (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Tuesday, 10 August 2010 17:45 (4 years ago) Permalink

i nominate facebook.

Philip Nunez, Tuesday, 10 August 2010 17:45 (4 years ago) Permalink

however this cracks me the fuck up

people are for loving (HI DERE), Tuesday, 10 August 2010 17:45 (4 years ago) Permalink

i guess it's really TV but also nominate the tribunal of humiliation brand of TV contests.

Philip Nunez, Tuesday, 10 August 2010 17:52 (4 years ago) Permalink

xxxpost I'm not standing on a soapbox talking about everybody who likes this Youtube video - that wouldn't be fair. I'm talking about specific people I know, and who have left comments on their Facebook posts clearly indicating why they found it funny, which I found to be somewhat condescending in those cases. I wouldn't suspect your wife or you (whom I don't personally know) of any such biases.

plate of dinosaurs (San Te), Tuesday, 10 August 2010 17:54 (4 years ago) Permalink

are these specific dudes frequent condescenders? i've noticed a cultural shift where people are more cavalier nowadays about throwing around condescension (for which i blame facebook)

Philip Nunez, Tuesday, 10 August 2010 18:02 (4 years ago) Permalink

people are more cavalier about a lot of things on facebook, which is why I trim friends lists monthly.

plate of dinosaurs (San Te), Tuesday, 10 August 2010 18:03 (4 years ago) Permalink

You sound like a guilty whitey who has only white friends.

thirdalternative, Tuesday, 10 August 2010 18:11 (4 years ago) Permalink


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