Step away from the writers room....
dvo; 'why me? first Murray loses and now this...'
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I must say the angry chap on the other thread needs to brush up on his influencing skills - abusing all and sundry is not quite the best technique to bring people round to your point of view :)
Anyway, back in the dim dark days (1996) a cricket mate was also the editor of the University student mag. He came up with the insanely edgy idea of having an entire "Holocaust" edition. There were articles such as "The importance of being furnaced" which mentioned a cast of 6,000,000. There were fake ads for efficient gas ovens. And many more things along the same lines. I think the point of the exercise was something about the boundaries of humour - though all I really remember was the shit-storm it flared up. The university council attempted to grab all copies of the magazine but a number of students snared their collector's edition first. The two editors were interviewed on national TV news. The big newspapers had a deluge of letters to the editor. The National Jewish Council could detect no humour in all the various articles and went predictably ballistic.
I think the later part of the week featured the TV apology, and the full page apology in the next week's edition. My cricket mate was sacked as soon as he completed the round of apologies. I think without the distractions we won the next couple of games ...
A couple of years later the new student mag editor released a "Crime" edition with shoplifting tips, and a (satirical) article with the premise that women might help themselves avoid rape if they wore dowdier clothes. I think he was sacked as editor as well.
I think what I'm trying to say is that dvo's sub is a storm in a teacup by comparison ..
we all laugh at things we know we shouldn't
we all say things we know we shouldn't
we all do things we know we shouldn't
it's what makes us human
who wouldn't want to see that magazine?
I'm ashamed to say 'The Importance of Being Furnaced' had me howling
Can you get it on Amazon?
Had 3 copies of the mag. I think they all got nicked at a student party :(
I actually think these spats are a healthy thing.
It certainly makes for lively debate.
And maybe helps define what people do and do not find funny.
I'm sure most people would have just read it and moved on if whatshisface hadn't made his objections felt.
I think most of the time people don't actually have an opinion on anything until forced to make one. (Re:Terry v Ferdinand)
The sub was pretty anonymous, but now we all have to make a judgement.
To be honest, I'd read it, thought it crossed my personal line and moved on.
Mr Angry did prompt me to comment, but only because his outburst was so unnecessary that I felt I should say something.
Didn't realise I was opening myself up to an attack from someone with evident anger management problems.
These debates are healthy, but it becomes a little wearing when you read your nth discussion on the same theme.
EDIT - Feel that Dvo has been attacked unnecessarily by some.
No need for it to get personal people.
The thing I don't get is that initially he attacked you after you'd sort of agreed with him.
Which is a bit odd in itself.
He attacked you because you'd taken the time to explain.
My achilles heel is when people have a go at old folk in a cruel way.
I can put up with most stuff but not attacking old people.
Especially as I am one myself now.
There is a definate MO to this trollery. Also this particular guy has been around since April, never posted and then goes all arsey and personal like he has been here for ages...Hmmm
I've only just recovered from being teased about the cow's bottoms thing.
Totally blindsides you when you're hit from a completely new angle like that.
To be fair Ironduke, it is an unusual hobby for a fireman. Did you manage to rescue those kittens, by the way?
Perhaps he has a "Trolling Name Bank" Jen?
I suspect he does Al, I suspect he does...
Within hours of Junket56 making his now legendary appearance, Youbuyitnow has christened the term 'cunting dollop'.
Can it be mere coincidence...or is a higher power at work here?
Cunting Dollop sounds like the name of the sort of pretty, ye olde village where they film things like The Vicar of Dibley and still burn a wicker man.
Also the sister villages of Much Cunting Dollop and Lower Cunting Dollop.
The pub is called The Cunts Inn, and there's a local folk group who are The Cunting Singers.
If there's a Lower Cunting Dollop it stands to reason there is an Upper Cunting Dollop, which with a Somerset accent (which I hope all agree is obligatory for this vernacular village cluster) should make for marvelous double-entendres.
I saw the "Upper" as a given Id, and yes, Somerset is the only county in which these villages could possibly be.
I was talking to an Aussie last night and I was explaining how "You Can't" get from A to B on a bus, and he took offence. It took a Kiwi to explain to him he was wrong in his understanding. It was 2 to 1 that the Aussie was wrong, and about 64 million to one if you considered that he was in the nation that invented his language.
Hmm... [sticks his head out of trench and looks around cautiously].
Sorry to bump this up again but perhaps better here in the chat room than in ‘the other place’ and maybe we could now let it sink into the depths once more.
First of all, my genuine apologies to anyone who was genuinely offended by my ‘Dunblane’ sub.
Other than to say that there was no intention in any way to ‘make fun of’ the circumstances or children slaughtered in Dunblane (but to use it as an event against which to mark the massive media coverage of Mr Murray and his full-time ball-hitting career) I really don’t think there’s anything else I could say on the content of the dozen or so words sub itself.
However, it clearly crossed ‘the line’ by a large margin for many (some of whose opinions I have learned over the past year to value for their honesty). ‘The line’ is somewhat subjective but the consensus, amongst both those who do find my work funny from time to time and those who express no opinion on same, is quite clear in this case.
At the risk of poking a sticky stick into a nest of grumpy hornets I thought I'd post this response to comments made here and on the other thread.
On the other hand it was the catalist for a most enjoyable floucing session. I haven't laughed so much since I strangled those kittens ... what?
Welcome back dvo!
Yes, welcome back Dvo.
I understood that you were trying to create a juxtaposition, and 'got' the point, as I explained it just wasn't for me.
Little did I know that my attempt at explaining that would just add fuel to the shit-bomb that erupted!
I've always found your stuff amusing, so please don't stop posting because of one troll.
" Hmm... [sticks his head out of trench and looks around cautiously]."
...so the Somme's a giggle now?
You just can't leave it alone, can you?
(I'll pop back in half an hour, and four pages, to check which comes first, Hitler or the Paedophilia. Welcome back Dvo!)
Yep, suitably grovelling apology dvo, duly accepted by most I'm sure, with one notable exception.
If anyone feels like expanding the idea of using Hawkeye to judge whether the line has been crossed or not, please feel free. It seemed to go down ok as an in-joke on here but perhaps could be applied in a wider sense. I'm just a bit busy at the moment to have a go at it myself.
I love that he objected to the staining, but not to the baby's dummy!
I suppose instigating a court case based on the allegations of child abuse would open up a whole new can of worms.
Must say though, that is a stonker of a drinker's nose old Popey boy has going on, Communion wine anyone?
Welcome back, and may I say with an apology that Jimmy Carr would be proud of, following a Joke that Jimmy Carr would have been proud of. Hold on, are you Jimmy Carr?
Banged to rights guv
That's a terrible accusation to level at anyone, Perks
...so the Somme's a giggle now?
You just can't leave it alone, can you?
This just made me gaffaw out loud.
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