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Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by RawBert, May 19, 2010.

  1. RawBert macrumors 68000

    RawBert

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    Irreverent, insensitive humor is right up my alley. I love telling a good rude joke and slapping someone in the back while laughing manically. Good times. My idea of a joke that landed is when a female says, “Oh my God, Robert. That’s so mean.” Or like on a Monday morning, going up the elevator with a girl from work and a few others from the building, and my colleague asks me, “So, what’d you do this weekend?” I reply, “Let’s see… I did a bunch of coke and a few hookers.” Some heads shake and people try to not laugh. :D Now, that’s funny.

    That is just one (my favorite) side of my humor. My absurdity is also influenced by Seinfeld, Mel Brooks, Dave Chappelle, Martin Lawrence, Howard Stern (the list goes on…). You know, obnoxious types.

    Of course, I cannot just write on these forums the same way I joke around in real life. It just wouldn’t translate the same.

    How would you describe your sense of humor?
    Examples...
     
  2. Gregg2 macrumors 603

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    Rye, preferably with mustard.
     
  3. leekohler macrumors G5

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    Offensive.

    When I'm trying to get people to hurry up, I'll say something like this:

    "Let's get this moving, I have things to see and people to do." :)
     
  4. rdowns macrumors Penryn

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    Um, you say that all the time. ;)


    My humor is pretty in your face and can be quite offensive. I post that way quite often. :D
     
  5. leekohler macrumors G5

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    Yes, I do. :)
     
  6. steviem macrumors 68020

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    I bought a rape alarm because I kept forgetting to rape people...
     
  7. RawBert thread starter macrumors 68000

    RawBert

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    I got this far^^^... now I can't stop laughing!!!!!! :D:D:D:D
     
  8. chrmjenkins macrumors 603

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    I do a lot of word-play and contort semantics. I think of different ways to take things literally that results in a humorous interpretation.

    I've often thought of trying open mic to see if enjoy it :eek:

    For instance, "I got married recently. Oh, she's great, but when they say mail-order bride, they mean it. Luckily, they poked some holes in the box," or "So, I did it-- I gave in to the e-mails and got penile enhancement. It's working out great, people really love the bucket seat. I'm thinking of adding handlebars."
     
  9. Melrose Suspended

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    I prefer humour, tbh. :D

    I'm very quick at word tricks, that actually come out pretty funny - if I do say so myself. I can be bitingly sarcastic if necessary, but generally I don't care for sarcasm. It's too easy, even with a little bit, to go too far and hurt someone's feelings.

    My humour is deadpan (as some of you may know), usually dry, and usually word- or grammar-based. Once in a while, if my brain's really working someone can do or say something and I can spit out four or five creative one liners, one right after another... not unlike what Steve Martin did in Roxanne (in the bar scene.)
     
  10. IBradMac macrumors 68000

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    [​IMG] ^

    (^That)
     
  11. mobilehaathi macrumors G3

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    I'm all for some offensive humor, but this isn't even remotely clever. It's just kinda lame.
     
  12. RawBert thread starter macrumors 68000

    RawBert

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    It's not meant to be a clever joke, it's something absurd and improper. In typed words on a screen, it's not funny. It's all in the delivery. An idiot on an elevator saying that is just wrong. That, to me, is funny. I have a warped sense of humor. ;)
     
  13. mobilehaathi macrumors G3

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    It's just so hackneyed. Meh, to each his own...:)
     
  14. TheSVD macrumors 6502a

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    haha OP, hell yes! i love humour like this! the kind of inappropriate, insensitive humour which people just shake their head at but at the same time try not to laugh cause they know they shouldn't, but its damn funny. Good to know more people out here like this :) Anyone seen Jimmy Carr? A master of innapropriateness...
     
  15. eawmp1 macrumors 601

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    Humor is many different things to many people. One person's joke is another's insult. But, words out of context are not funny. It is laregely in the timeing and delivery. Give Walter Cronkite Carlin's script for the "Seven Words You Can Never Say On TV" and have him deliver it...well, that might just be funny.
     
  16. Tower-Union macrumors 6502

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  17. UTclassof89 macrumors 6502

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    two more words: 'Stephen Colbert'

    I love a deadpan delivery of something so offensive or twisted the listener is only 80% sure it's not serious.

    I once had a long, serious discussion with a white friend who dated a black guy, and had some heartbreaking anecdotes of the intolerance they experienced. After commiserating for some time through her shock regarding people's insensitivity and myopic fear of anything different from their tiny world view, the conversation lagged. After an appropriate pause I added "yeah... but I still wouldn't date a Jew".
    (I live for those moments when, as then, the listener's mouth opens, ready to castigate me for being a horrible, horrible person, and then realizes I'm having them on).
     
  18. unid macrumors regular

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    I gave up my sense of humour the day apple started delivering emotions.
     
  19. Dagless macrumors Core

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    It depends. With my family it's a very sarcastic, insulting/cheeky sense of humour. With friends it's more a case of dropping in references or contorting words around a bit.

    I find the delivery is the most important part of it. That's why I really don't find a lot of online humour that funny.
     
  20. Gelfin macrumors 68020

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    A little bit phlegmatic, but I've just gotten per a cold.
     
  21. TheSVD macrumors 6502a

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    well said sir :D
     
  22. sushi Moderator emeritus

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    Love the Far Side. :)
     
  23. -Ryan- macrumors 68000

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    Snap! I don't like sarcasm or blatantly American humour (think any sitcom). Because I don't find anything offensive I quite like the dark side of British humour.
     
  24. snberk103 macrumors 603

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    So basically, you don't think it's funny unless you belittle women. And, no - nothing you said above qualifies as "absurd". You might want to look up the definition of the word.
     

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