[2012-May-27] Atlantis II

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Re: [May 27 2012] Atlantis II

Post by Lethal Interjection » Tue May 29, 2012 9:00 pm

Oldrac the Chitinous wrote:It sets up some expectations and then it delivers something unexpected. That's a pretty standard formula for humor.
It's the same thing you have in:

What's worse than finding a worm in your apple?
The Holocaust.

(Which I also find amusing. You may not!)


See, I see why you say that yours is the same delivery as the comic, but I disagree. Yours would need some poor joke/observation in a single frame, and then tell the misdirect joke. I'd probably feel better about the comic without the picture. I'd probably feel better about the comic with the caption put above the picture (as then you can basically ignore the picture altogether). I'd definitely feel better about the comic without the throw away threat after the punchline, that ultimately had nothing at all to do with the picture or the joke.
Zach has been great at the misdirect. This is not a good example.

Re: [2012-May-27] Atlantis II

Post by Sandwiches » Tue May 29, 2012 6:30 pm

what's worse than finding a worm in your apple?








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Re: [May 27 2012] Atlantis II

Post by Oldrac the Chitinous » Tue May 29, 2012 5:39 pm

Lethal Interjection wrote:
Guest1 wrote:It's a reference to another joke - that's what's funny. I was confused because I thought it should be funny on its own.

I understood that it was referencing a joke. Still not funny, and I still don't get how it is supposed to be funny. It would be like me describing the great free-range coops that this one farmer has and expecting everyone to laugh at my spin on 'why did the chicken cross the road?'. Stupid.


It sets up some expectations and then it delivers something unexpected. That's a pretty standard formula for humor.
It's the same thing you have in:

What's worse than finding a worm in your apple?
The Holocaust.

(Which I also find amusing. You may not!)

Re: [2012-May-27] Atlantis II

Post by thejakeman » Tue May 29, 2012 5:17 pm

ITT: Humor Plebs.

Re: [May 27 2012] Atlantis II

Post by Sandwiches » Mon May 28, 2012 4:15 pm

I assumed guest1 was being sarcastic and I liked him/her.

I am still doing so. My opinion is still positive.

Re: [May 27 2012] Atlantis II

Post by Lethal Interjection » Mon May 28, 2012 3:44 pm

Guest1 wrote:It's a reference to another joke - that's what's funny. I was confused because I thought it should be funny on its own.

I understood that it was referencing a joke. Still not funny, and I still don't get how it is supposed to be funny. It would be like me describing the great free-range coops that this one farmer has and expecting everyone to laugh at my spin on 'why did the chicken cross the road?'. Stupid.

Re: [May 27 2012] Atlantis II

Post by Sandwiches » Mon May 28, 2012 2:31 pm

Guest wrote:I'm so glad I'm not the only one who noticed 2pi. I thought it was part of the joke on my first read-through.


your n idiott

Re: [May 27 2012] Atlantis II

Post by Guest » Mon May 28, 2012 1:42 pm

I'm so glad I'm not the only one who noticed 2pi. I thought it was part of the joke on my first read-through.

Re: [May 27 2012] Atlantis II

Post by Sandwiches » Mon May 28, 2012 1:29 pm

Even if you've heard the joke, it doesn't mean you'll automatically remember it quickly enough to find the comic funny.

Re: [May 27 2012] Atlantis II

Post by Guest » Mon May 28, 2012 1:18 pm

Are there honestly so many people who haven't heard that joke?

Re: [May 27 2012] Atlantis II

Post by ChaoticBrain » Mon May 28, 2012 12:39 pm

Sandwiches wrote:
The Gecko wrote:Bonus nerdthing: Sector 6.283 = 2 * pi


Do you have asperger's?


I bet you charm all the ladies with that line.

Re: [May 27 2012] Atlantis II

Post by Sandwiches » Mon May 28, 2012 9:53 am

The Gecko wrote:Bonus nerdthing: Sector 6.283 = 2 * pi


Do you have asperger's?

Re: [May 27 2012] Atlantis II

Post by The Gecko » Mon May 28, 2012 3:54 am

Bonus nerdthing: Sector 6.283 = 2 * pi

Re: [May 27 2012] Atlantis II

Post by Oldrac the Chitinous » Mon May 28, 2012 3:02 am

ChaoticBrain wrote:I don't understand, why did Zach decide to commit suicide? And aren't there better ways to go out than death by lawyer?

He's banking on being able to keep appealing until he dies of natural causes.

Re: [May 27 2012] Atlantis II

Post by Kimra » Mon May 28, 2012 1:41 am

Guest1 wrote:It's a reference to another joke - that's what's funny. I was confused because I thought it should be funny on its own.

More the fool you.

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