Thursday, October 23, 2008

Choices, choices, choices

I read a lot of things on the internet, written by people who aren't very smart, or just don't know any thing at all about the topic upon which they choose to opine. Just because someone doesn't know what they are talking about, doesn't mean it's not entertaining...maybe just not for the reasons they thought they were funny (read the economic policy of pretty much anyone in Washington. Especially McCan't or Os(b)ama).

Take Heather's post today. This joke really is pretty funny. The comedian is definately doing his job. I'll put the joke here, so you don't have to taint yourself by going to her blog:

I look at these people and can’t quite believe that they exist. Are they professional actors? I wonder. Or are they simply laymen who want a lot of attention?

To put them in perspective, I think of being on an airplane. The flight attendant comes down the aisle with her food cart and, eventually, parks it beside my seat. “Can I interest you in the chicken?” she asks. “Or would you prefer the platter of shit with bits of broken glass in it?”

To be undecided in this election is to pause for a moment and then ask how the chicken is cooked.

That is good comedy there, made me smirk a little bit. Pause. Then think about it a bit more. If you do, you start saying to yourself. "Now wait a minute, which candidate is the chicken? Oh! oh that's good! This guy doesn't even know that his own joke works for both parties! HAHAHA!! Heather doesn't get it either! That! That is freakin' hilarious! It's like one of them co-ed jokes, only he thinks it's not!"

To fix this joke up you have to add something to the end.

After devouring the chicken you discover it was marinated in hemlock with arsenic garnishing.

Not so funny now, is it?



Blogger Capn John said...

Perhaps The Douche realizes her joke can be taken both ways, which is why she's disabled comments on that particular entry.

What I detest is when the media, and bloggers like The Douche, insist of perpetuating the myth that the election is between just two candidates, and not six.

12:06 PM  

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