all of these pun posts start of modestly clever (being extremely gracious here) until the “thomas” of the group comes along and drops some of least witty utter shit one could come up with:
-let’s see if she”s CHICKEN or NOT
-nothings better than a vegan rock club
-considering your a kinda guy who like to just relax and VEG out..
The way you know the dudes in the second one aren’t clever at all is that they said “yeah man artiCHOKE the bitch out” instead of “you artichoke the bitch out.” The way you know they’re douchebags is that they started making puns about beating up a girl. And one of them is named Timo.
Well, with Lamebook consistently posting repetitive bullshit, most of the original commenters having left, and now this whole legal battle… I assume the website is about to die a vaguely miserable death?
repetitive bs – perhaps
original commentators leaving – other than those people who themselves have left i don’t really see this having a deep impact. i would venture to guess that the vast majority of visitors to lamebook don’t even look at comments.
lawsuit – i don’t think facebook has much to stand on for getting lamebook shut down
Hobo, I doubt the site would die just because some people stopped writing comments.
The lawsuit would at most probably require lamebook to change its logo. Also, the present lawsuit is actually the other way around, lamebook is the plaintiff.
Anyway – as Schopenhauer, in one of his few good observations, said, puns are the lowest form of humour.
Kya, Schopenhauer said puns were the lowest. I happen to agree. I also think sarcasm is among the highest forms. In this Schopenhauer disagrees. He maintained that to be ‘high humour’ it had to be a juxtaposition of concepts which were both similar yet divergent.
In terms of the commenters, I didn’t really mean that that would effect the site staying up, but I’ve noticed the comments pages have been fairly dead-ish lately. Not complaining or saying you guys aren’t funny or anything. They’re just a lot shorter than they used to be
BritishHobo: I will be the one to say it then; this site is becoming painfully unfunny, at a time where they are asking for donations. Seems to me beggars should be bringing their A-Game, not posting the same things 50 times.
I’m glad the original commenters are gone. It was like they thought they were in competition with the Lamebook entry or something. You’d read it and there’d be 50 replies with people all trying (and failing) to be funnier than the entry. Was annoying.
Greek, no. A pun relies upon the similarity of words which label concepts in order to juxtapose two divergent concepts. In order to be high humour in the sense of Schopenhauer, the concepts themselves have to be related, not just their labels.
magnet, agreed. It’s been like this for months though. I mean, they post funny entries every now and then, but they’ve pretty much been phoning it in and posting the same four jokes disguised as different statuses.
whether or not the posts cease to be as good as they used to be, i’ll probably still come here often just to check. and i personally think puns are hilarious. but everything makes me laugh so i guess it doesnt count
Greek, yes, Schopenhauer knew how to take the fun out of pretty much everything.
He also once shoved an old lady down some stairs because he was pissed off.
Scarab, boobies. (In all seriousness, I’d like to know what the people who complain about comments think the comments section is for).
@Hobo – This is my first post in probably over 6 months and I’m doing it just to tell you that you are right. Lamebook got lame. I left when they started blurring out curse words a while back. The early days were good times though. Still checking in periodically (obviously).
To be fair, I don’t think it’s lamebook getting lame as much as it is lame is getting redundant. When you’ve witnessed a homicide, a mere beating doesn’t move you and clearly, lamebook has presented some of the most horrific of posts. Lame just gets boring after a while and every homicide, no matter how gruesome is still a homicide and has no greater effect than the first ones. Maybe after a break it may start getting interesting again. Ok I’m clearly a criminal minds addict but that’s besides the point. Also, I love puns, can’t get enough. Back to hibernation, do not awake!!
I suppose that someone may have already said something about the law suit, but I did see some comments with some misinformation.
To set the record straight.
Lamebook seems to be the plaintiff (which means they are suing Facebook)
It is pre-emptive, as Facebook sent a legal letter asking for Lamebook to cease and desist; as far as I can tell it is just the name of the site. Apparently they have copyrighted the words “Face” and “Book”. Strange, I know.
FacePorn had to shut down too…
Word, if you’d like to really imitate your namesake, then you have to expand your talk from just about titties a bit. You need to cover the following:
2. All-girl orgies. And the other kind.
3. Yelling at other people for talking about anything sexual, and
4. Telling me that you are extraordinarily pissed because I’m not funny enough (just me, no one else).
mb we’ve been over this before. Puns are the lowest form of wit.
Walter, I fear I’ve failed. I was going more for the ‘red ants on your nutsack’ effect. In any case I’d like to cordially invite you to do as I usually do with your posts and not read them.
One of my hobbies to take Snickers bars and squeeze them between my titties until they get all melty and gooey. It looks like someone dropped a big dook right on my titties, when conditions are right. That’s another hobby too, come to think of it. Getting dooked on, that is.
It backfired once when I forgot about the candy bar. I got a little snickered myself and passed out, only to wake up later to a whole mess of red ants having their way with my chocolatey titties!
wordper, I was never ‘not over’ your remarks, but that doesn’t mean I won’t mock the seriousness with which you demanded hilarity from me.
Also I enjoy the irony that you were upset by the comments section, and so stopped posting to it, but apparently not reading it.
#25 nailed it on the head – how dare any of us attempt to eclipse the treasure trove of humor that is the original post. No one EVER talks about those being lame. There’s no room in the comment section for comedy, it might detract from the orgy of bitching.