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danfaust:

Ha. Ha. Ha. You do not understand something that I know a lot about. Ha. Ha. Ha. That makes me better than you. Ha. Ha. Ha.

COMEDY! 

Also known as: why I didn’t care for The IT Crowd. Maybe it’s that I work in IT.

I can’t believe I’m taking the bait on this one…

This scene is not using Jen’s ignorance as the butt of the joke; it is negatively calling-out the condescension that Moss and Roy are exuding. We are laughing at Moss and Roy, not with them. The entire series was built upon the (wholly valid) stereotype* that IT personnel are condescending and socially inept.

That’s exactly why I loved The IT Crowd. Maybe it’s that I work in IT.

My point is: the condescension is awkward and awful. We all know IT guys like that. I am an IT guy who is NOT like that. I’ll take the time to explain why memory isn’t disk space, why RAM is important, etc, not give you “HA HA HA I am superior” spot.

IT guys are supposed to help you get your job done, they’re not there to stand in your way. I gave a whole talk on this at PSUMA this year, because it’s that fucking important.

So yes, some IT guys are like that. Are all lawyers ambulance chasers? That’s why the IT Crowd makes me crazy.

Tom,

Congrats on being better than the stereotype. Here’s a medal in appreciation of your important speeches and lack-of condescension. It’s a good thing you never condescend when people like things that you don’t.

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If you’re going to spend your life hating comedy that is based on stereotypes, then you’re going to have a hard time finding things about which to laugh. It is OK to laugh at things that are funny. We are not bad people for finding humor in things - even things that are at someone else’s expensewhether it’s a couple of nerds who think everyone else is technically inept or whether it’s an image that pokes fun at the fact that the icon design on iOS 7 Beta looks childish.

tbridge:

danfaust:

Ha. Ha. Ha. You do not understand something that I know a lot about. Ha. Ha. Ha. That makes me better than you. Ha. Ha. Ha.

COMEDY! 

Also known as: why I didn’t care for The IT Crowd. Maybe it’s that I work in IT.

I can’t believe I’m taking the bait on this one…

This scene is not using Jen’s ignorance as the butt of the joke; it is negatively calling-out the condescension that Moss and Roy are exuding. We are laughing at Moss and Roy, not with them. The entire series was built upon the (wholly valid) stereotype* that IT personnel are condescending and socially inept.

That’s exactly why I loved The IT Crowd. Maybe it’s that I work in IT.

Monty Python - Argument Clinic

The audio version of this sketch shuffled up while I was listening to music last night. It’s probably been 10 years since I last heard or saw it. It’s so freaking good.

Laughing is the best thing ever. Well… second best. Third? OK, well, top-5, anyway.

Greg Giraldo Will Be Missed

I first came to know Greg Giraldo from his frequent appearances on Tough Crowd with Colin Quinn. He was consistently the funniest and most likable regular on the show.

I was always surprised that he never gained a more mainstream popularity. One of the greatest mysteries in the world is how a no-talent ass-clown like Dane Cook could become America’s comedic sweetheart while a hard working family man like Greg struggled to find a lasting audience and was relegated to the comedic-roast circuit.

I was so happy to see him as a judge on the last season of Last Comic Standing, and once again he proved to be the funniest and most likable person on the show.  He was constantly positive and went out of his way to make sure he complimented even the worst comedians - never belittling any of them.  A true class-act.

I’ll definitely be missing him and his comedy. We lost another great one today.

This Is Spinal Tap - “Stonehenge”

This is one of the most famous scenes in the entire movie, but for all the wrong reasons.  The performance gets all the attention, what with the theatrics and the tiny Stonehenge and the dwarfs dancing around, but it’s the dressing-room fight that follows that is the real gem.  The actors are firing on all cylinders here and the wit is non-stop and sharp as a tack.

Harry Shearer speaks all of three lines during the 4 minutes of the fight, but he absolutely steals the scene with his delivery.  Three perfect little one-liner gems.  He plays the character perfectly - constantly thinking about how to improve the situation and stay focused on the music itself rather than get caught up in the drama that has just occurred.

Ian: “I really think you’re just making a much to big a thing out of it.”
Derek [off camera - with impeccable timing]: “Making a big thing out of it would have been a good idea.”

Derek: “Maybe we just fix the choreography - keep the dwarf clear…”
David: "What do you mean?"
Derek: "…so he won’t trod upon it."

[IAN HAS STORMED OUT OF THE ROOM - LEAVING A LONG AND UNCOMFORTABLE SILENCE]
Derek:
"Can I raise a practical question at this point? … Are we gonna do Stonehenge tomorrow?"

It’s only when you stop and consider just how much of the dialog in the movie was improvised that you can really begin to grasp just how comedically brilliant the entire cast was.

Can you imagine 3 nose studs and a heavy cold? Whoa! Forget about it! You might sneeze and kill your friend!
“Ahchoo!”
“OOOAAAAHHHHHH! FUCKIN JOEY! MY EYE! MYYY EEEEYYYEEE!”
Now your friend has a pierced eye!
…To go along with your pierced nose.

George Carlin

I am nowhere near the end.

aedison:

Jesus: Hey, guys? Does anyone know how to calculate a 20% tip?
Judas (muttering): Of *course* he can’t do math.
Peter: Yeah, gimme the bill, I can work it out.
Jesus: Great. Oh, and one last thing: Truly, truly, one of you will betray me.
Peter: Carry the 1… Guys how many cubits are there in a dozen?
Judas: Wait, wait — hold the phone. Jesus, you know that one of us is going to betray you?
Jesus: Um… yep.
Judas: And do you know *who* it is?
Jesus: Oh, bigtime.
Peter: I think I’m doing this wrong. Should we be tipping a Benjamin on an eighty dollar bill?
Judas: And you’re not going to do anything to stop him? Or her.
Jesus: I guess it’s kind of the plan or something. I wasn’t really paying attention. Real Housewives was on.
Judas: So this person who’s gonna betray you, they’re kind of doing God’s work, right?
Jesus: I don’t know. Apparently one of those New Jersey wives is a *mobster*.
Judas: Yeah, no shit. Seriously — there won’t be any punishment for the betrayal, right? Maybe just a slap on the wrist, or something?
Jesus: Oh, no, I think I heard something about an eternity in hell.
Judas: Shit.
Matthew: Hey, Judas — are those new shoes?
Judas: Shit shit shit shit shit.

Sweet lord. It just keeps getting better and better.

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