I’m not saying you don’t all get it just that the general impression over here is that a lot of Americans don’t and I can’t judge myself as I have only been to America once when I was 14. It is probably things like the professor Frink sarcasm detector that gives that impression.
Well when I grew up I had a friend from the UK who introduced me to Blackadder, Fawlty Towers, and most importantly, Red Dwarf, so I guess I am a bad example as I am well versed in British Humor (humour) .
“And am I the only one that doesn’t get the Kagiso comment? or am I just being dumb?”
The comment is dumb. He is saying that her gay friend will always have her back as far as companionship, but will also have her boyfriend’s back, as in playing naked leapfrog with him. So don’t feel dumb because it was just lame and poorly written.
I had to read it a couple times but here’s what I think it means: Khulile (another great name) is a female who wants a gay guy friend ot “have her back” and Kagiso (serisouly, these have to be fake names) is saying the gay guy will also have Khulile’s boyfriend’s back – meaning they would be having gay sex together.
I have not much to say except for something I’m reminded of as a result of the mention of leprechauns.
Has anybody here seen the film Leprechaun? No? Go on. GO rent it. I can wait.
Leprechaun is the greatest film of our time. Jennifer Aniston, her dad, a little kid, and his mentally deficient adult friend are chased around by a wacky leprechaun played by the guy Ricky Gervais kicked in the face on Extras.
Oh yeah, it’s a horror movie.
On the actual topic… why would a gay friend have her back anymore than a straight guy? Ohhh, right, because we’d be too busy sitting there thinking about fucking her to listen to her problems? Damn, we gotta work on that.
Talking of awesome British comedies, rent the aforementioned Extras (man, I’m just a big old advertisement whore today, aren’t I?) and watch it over and over and over and over before the Americans rip it off and replace drama and humour with Steve Carrel bumbling about and being a moron
(Sarcasm. Before my fiancee [or any other Steve Carrel fans] murders me )
I don’t mean to repeat this as it is sort of advertising but anyone who is appreciative of decent comedies must watch the mighty boosh! Also league of gentlemen if your into dark humour. We seem to get a lot of American comedies over here but people in America get few of ours.
Glad to hear I’m not the only one whose not part of the Office-is-hilarious groupthink. A friend of mine lent me teh DVD set of “Coupling” – I thought it was pretty funny, I just didn’t get some of the English pop culture references.
Not like I haven’t had a different opinion before, but I like The Office. It’s not hilarious, but it does make me giggle. My boyfriend loves it. Go ahead and flame away. Hahaha. I really don’t care that much.
What is it with all the surprise at the names Khulile, Kwanele and Kagiso? You do realise that the US isn’t the only country on Earth? There’s hundreds of other countries, thousands of languages and cultures, and they don’t all have names like Brittanie, Kandie, or Shabamaniquisha. Or Rick.
On the Only Fools and Horses remake, I keep swinging between ‘interested to see how it turns out’ and ‘Steve Carrel as Del Boy? Fuck off.’
But that article clinched it for me.
Vince Vaughn as Boycie? Get out.
Then again, Ben Stiller as Granddad just makes me think it’s a sick twisted joke
“Hey, you teenagers should grow up. I can judge anything I want without knowing the context because I have a university education which I feel I have to bring up because I’m insecure about my intelligence.”
you do know that USA is not the only country in world right? u do know that english is not the only language in the world right? Khulile, Kagiso and Kwanele are South African names and they all have meanings. come for the world cup u’ll hear some names u can’t even pronounce. gotta Love S.A
@kgmilano, if we want to hear a lot of names we can’t pronounce we’ll just go off to the ghetto where people give their children such beautiful names as Treveonte, Dontrarius, Darquavius, and many others.
I love a good British comedy, the Boosh, Black Books, Monty Python, etc are brilliant.
Don’t discount the ability of Americans to make classy satire, though. When you consider that the American remakes are mainstream, and therefore usually shit – having been dumbed down for the average moron.
What about The Daily Show? Jon Stuart is a genius!
If you’d like to try some Australian humour, try The Chaser: (CNNN, The Chaser’s War On Everything), pretty much anything by Shaun Micallef: (Newstopia, The Micallef Programme)
That American one is such a fool,would be the same as someone from here saying to her:
“oh i thought you’re country was meant to filled with obese people,searching for McDonalds.Oh well,say hi to George Bush for me!”
Also,any comedy from the US is terrible with the few exceptions,so yes,we do get jokes,irony and sarcasm..ugh what a closed minded person getting their idea of Ireland from watching the St.Patrick’s Day simpsons where we all talk like complete idiots and live in the past,and the way they made fun of the north and south not getting on would be the same us making a joke about 9/11 like it was no big deal.
Too many people were killed here in the fight for indepence and the divisions it created,car bombs are terriost attacks too no?
I’m fairly sure that her saying the thing about leprechauns was a joke. I highly doubt that any educated person sincerely believes that there are little men dressed in green running around with pots of gold.
I’ve a friend from Chicago, like many American’s he has Irish family and so he came to visit and did a tour around the country. He went to the Guiness factory and texted me to tell me that “some guy from the Bronx just asked if Guiness was distilled from sheep” if someone can believe that, they can definitely believe there are leprechauns.
Also, when we roadtripped America my friend told everyone we met that she was Bono’s daughter and said her name was bainne (irish for milk). Too funny.