[2012-May-27] Atlantis II

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Re: [May 27 2012] Atlantis II

Postby 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.
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Re: [2012-May-27] Atlantis II

Postby thejakeman » Tue May 29, 2012 5:17 pm

ITT: Humor Plebs.
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Re: [May 27 2012] Atlantis II

Postby 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!)
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Re: [2012-May-27] Atlantis II

Postby 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

Postby 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.
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