After Moon's death, Unification Church splits into several competing factions
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JohnA, I'm not being funny, but neither are you.
This doesn't even make any sense!
Oh I don't know. I thought the idea of the Unification Church splitting up would at least get a smile.
You must be wearing plaid underpants again.
I think the problem is, you're more 'reporting actual events' than 'writing amusing satire'. As a sub on here, it doesn't work at all: it's just a vaguely ironic observation.
smithy, you may be missing the point that "Unification" and "splits" are opposites, hence the irony.
Not the funniest, but it's certainly worth a shot.
not even topical, keith moon died yonks ago
and it was funny, no matter what waywardsmithers says.
just because 99% of other posters think that he is the only one thats funny on here, doesnt mean that he is right.
personally i think he misses as often as he hits, but then im a miserable git who only laughs at infirmity in cute baby animals and ill fortune to others.
oh, and racist jokes.
sexist jokes too, i like.
sick jokes i love.
but apart from that, i dont laugh at anything.
bloody comedy nazis.
Not terribly funny. In the US, we have Unitarian Universalists. They are neither united nor universal.
My favorite was an american friend who when i asked what type of christian she was she said she part of the church of non-denominational christians. When i pointed out that surley that is a denomination in itself she got quite upset. You should have seen her face when I told her there was no God
what about Thor? Janus? Apollo? surely you cant deny their existence?
I had to read it twice, but then I got it, reflecting my dismal inteligence rather than the quality of the gag which is a slow burn clever chuckle of an observational humour and I like it.
Cetainly didn't deserve the knee-jerk put down, Smithy old bean.
Lets play nicely.
PS Re-read it after posting and was going to correct the misspelling of 'intelligence', but then realised I was rather emphasising my point, so left it. That took longer to say than I thought it was going to, thanks for sticking with.
I disagree: it's just a real headline. There's lots of headlines talking about the unification church splitting in two after Moon's death.
OK, the last one isn't a news story: just a really stupid name for a Moonie branch.
It's not good to come up with headlines that are actually true, is it? There's been occasions when NB has had the same ticker as the Sun newspaper headline, and it doesn't look good.
wind your neck in smithers, who died and made you the final arbiter of what's allowable?
not everyone is as "funny" as you.
Minty, anything is 'allowed'. I'm just saying that this is incredibly weak, over and over again, in a manner that JohnA will be more than familiar with and will take with typical good humour.
Personnaly I think it works better if it is shortened to 3 words. 'Unification Church splits'. Those 3 words are the joke. I think it's a juxtaposition, but i am probably wrong. The rest is padding and you lose the bit that is funny. I know its based on a real story but without the detail the joke still works, and in a headline format that fits newsbiscuit.
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