Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Not Unfunny

A few days ago The Georgetown Metropolitan linked to a Vox Populi post complaining about the names chosen by trivia teams at The Tombs.

Ok, look, FLG will admit that most of those names are in very, very poor taste. But he also keeps chuckling at random times throughout the day when "More like Gay-daffi" pops in his head.

Vox Populi tries the time-tested method of making things unfunny by over-explaining sarcastically -- "It’s funny because … gay!" But here the strategy doesn't work. Because it's not funny because it's gay. It's funny because it's so stupid.

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