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Something Joey Said This Evening

FortKnox (169099) writes | more than 9 years ago

User Journal 31

"Daddy, the clouds are trying to trick me."


I decided it was time to go out and fit the boy for a shiny tinfoil cap....."Daddy, the clouds are trying to trick me."


I decided it was time to go out and fit the boy for a shiny tinfoil cap.....

31 comments

yeah.... get used to it. (1)

ellem (147712) | more than 9 years ago | (#11707611)

Danny: Don't rake all the leaves daddy. They'll know.

Re:yeah.... get used to it. (1)

Iamthefallen (523816) | more than 9 years ago | (#11719630)

Do you have a quotes page for Danny yet? You seriously need one you know.

I liked it when he said (1)

SamTheButcher (574069) | more than 9 years ago | (#11708195)

"You dressed up all nice, but you're still the same pain in the ass!"

Oh, wait, that was Joey Tribbiani.

I just love that show "Joey"!!

Re:I liked it when he said (1)

dead sun (104217) | more than 9 years ago | (#11710575)

I just love that show "Joey"!!

Please, please, please tell me that was a joke. Please? I'm admittedly not a TV person, but anytime I was subjected to even the little coming soon ads for that show I cringed. (Only reason I saw them was they were running during the Olympics I think.) The limit of awful over funny in those ads approached infinity, regardless of variable held constant. To portray that tripe as comedy should be a crime. Despite the constant laugh track in the ads there was nothing to laugh at, except that Friends fans would subject themselves to it.

Okay, and now that I've shown my disdain for TV once again, I, uh, I'll be going now.

Re:I liked it when he said (1)

SamTheButcher (574069) | more than 9 years ago | (#11714847)

No, it's not high comedy like Python or dark comedy or cereberal comedy. But it's good "take your brain out and laugh" comedy. Last night's had a head scratcher moment, but for the most part, it's just something funny to watch and laugh at.

Me? I'm a Full House snob (I've apologised to people from other countries for it - probably the worst show ever on TV), not to mention plenty of other TV. But for the raunch-fest that Friends became, Joey is a nice sitcom. I don't recall the ads enough to rebut that. :)

Re:I liked it when he said (1)

dead sun (104217) | more than 9 years ago | (#11715527)

Well, I'm not going to hate you or anything for it. Personally I don't care. I was just kind of hoping, with the double bang and all, that it was a joke. Because I didn't even crack a half smile or find anything humorous about the ads, which was how I thought they were selling it, apart from having a Friends star.

I guess take your brain out and laugh humor has always been either somewhat absurdest or physical humor in my book. Like The Stooges or Chaplin. Yep, pie to the face is funny you don't have to think about.

Re:I liked it when he said (1)

SamTheButcher (574069) | more than 9 years ago | (#11717216)

Yeah, I suppose it's not quite slapstick most of the time, though. I suppose it's also because it's a character I'm familiar with, so I'm not "learning" about the character. There are funny moments and some sweet moments. Perhaps I'm choosing familiarity over really funny.

Then again, I do have all those Mr. Bean DVDs to go through as well.

I guess I'm not a comedy purist. I appreciate all types of comedy. As long as they're funny, that is. I'm the first to say when something's not funny. I couldn't stand Friends the last few years. The first couple years it was actually funny. M*A*S*H is funny. Stooges & Marx Brothers are funny. Actually, the Marx Brothers are probably my pinnacle of comedy, along with Python. Kids in the Hall was pretty good, too, as was the State from MTV. The Young Ones was hilarious.

Ok, enough. I like me some funny.

Re:I liked it when he said (1)

dead sun (104217) | more than 9 years ago | (#11717435)

Eh, whatever works. Everybody's funny doesn't have to match, but I find laugh tracks annoying, especially at failed gags. The ads I saw for Joey were trying way too hard to build up that this character could be funny on his own, because he was wacky, when it appeared to me to just be falling apart. I'm vaguely familiar with the character, but it just wasn't working. But whatever, it's unimportant.

Everything else you list that I'm familiar with I'll agree has some good funny. I think Python is pretty much the grail, so to speak. It's just too clever for it's own good quite often.

Re:I liked it when he said (1)

SamTheButcher (574069) | more than 9 years ago | (#11717566)

I find laugh tracks annoying too. I turn them off when I watch our M*A*S*H DVDs. I'd just as soon do without them.

Re:I liked it when he said (1)

Pirogoeth (662083) | more than 9 years ago | (#11712275)

Yay! Now people can get off my ass for watching Sex and the City. Joey? ZOMFG!!!111oneoneone

Don't bother (1)

Brainboy (310252) | more than 9 years ago | (#11708540)

He wouldn't trust a tinfoil hat made by anyone else anyways.

Re:Don't bother (1)

Ethelred Unraed (32954) | more than 9 years ago | (#11710342)

Yeah. I make mine with a triple layer of finest aluminum foil to catch any possible microscopic tears in any individual layer. That's craftsmanship, I tell you.

Cheers,

Ethelred

Re:Don't bother (1)

kesuki (321456) | more than 9 years ago | (#11710372)

Just make sure it's tin [wikipedia.org] Aluminium-foil doesn't block the mind control rays as well...

Re:Don't bother (1)

Ethelred Unraed (32954) | more than 9 years ago | (#11710453)

Aluminium-foil doesn't block the mind control rays as well...

Psssst! That's what they want you to think!

Cheers,

Ethelred "Why no, I've not yet had a lobotomy" Unraed

Re:Don't bother (1)

SiliconJesus (1407) | more than 9 years ago | (#11710759)

Wrap the Aluminum in Tin, with in inner core of Gold.

Re:Don't bother (1)

Ethelred Unraed (32954) | more than 9 years ago | (#11711136)

Wrap the Aluminum in Tin, with in inner core of Gold.

Al + Sn + Au? Elementally, my dear Watson.

I'll be here all week!

Cheers,

Ethelred

Re:Don't bother (1)

insanecarbonbasedlif (623558) | more than 9 years ago | (#11712912)

Actually, I believe the best protection from the government is a Gold layer, a layer with Nitrogren and Argon gas, a layer of Carbon, Yttrium. That pretty much blocks any mind-reading rays, plus, it's more fashionable than Tin.

Yes, it's Au+N+Ar+C+Y.

Re:Don't bother (1)

gmhowell (26755) | more than 9 years ago | (#11714666)

Actually, the magic layer is silver. Why else do you think wealthy people have "silver"ware?? It's to deactivate the receptors in their fillings. It's also why Nixon was the greatest president EVAR! By taking us off the silver standard, it allowed private citizens access to much more silver. Nixon was a true man of the people. Why else do you think so much money was spent by the Evil Kennedys to defeat the man?

Re:Don't bother (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#11717214)

Or, it was because the dog was there, and the communists could not seize the four wrest'd for the Threes.

Re:Don't bother (1)

kesuki (321456) | more than 9 years ago | (#11716530)

Of course, I've even heard of using electric current and a velostat bag to try to create enough interfearance to block the waves, but since I'm pretty much naturally immune to mind control I don't need the tinfoil hat etc.. They actually tried to put about a pound of mercury in my head to try and make me more receptive to mind control. It failed miserablly.

don't go for a fitting (1)

http (589131) | more than 9 years ago | (#11708547)

teach him how to build one. Why? Becasuse if you didn't make it yourself, the government has arranged for a defective one to be sold to you.

Gosh, I've got a paranoid streak, and it's THIS wide!

Were you driving? (1)

stoolpigeon (454276) | more than 9 years ago | (#11712354)

My kids have made the same statements about clouds and the moon when we were driving. The conversation was basically about how the moon and/or clouds were following us. Then I would tell them that they weren't really, it just looked that way. And then 'the moon is tricking us' or something similar.
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