Sunday, January 15, 2012

An Unnecessarily Long and Unfunny Conversation About Same Sad Echo (Profiles in Commenters Who Aren't as Good as MKM)

Same Sad Echo is to Deadspin commenting what the third-class cabin was on the Titanic: something that exists solely to fill in a bunch of unneeded and unwanted empty space with any undesirable ballast available.  Same Sad Echo is All Over But The Sharting without the Olive Garden bit, which is approximately the same thing as saying that he's BuDaMan with a star.  How did this come about - there's only one way Same Sad Echo would explore this matter (because it appears to be the only way he is capable of expressing himself): a long-form dialogue!

IMG:  So, Echo, can you explain to me why you always do long-form dialogue jokes?

SSE:  Oh, sure, it's simple, IMG.  The more I write, the greater the chance I have of scoring a laugh.

IMG:  I'm not sure I follow.

SSE:  Well, you see, if I were just to write "a joke," I'd only have one chance to nail the punchline.  By writing something that goes on forever, I have literally infinite chances to fall ass-backwards into something that elicits a slight titter.

IMG:  But why not just write out the mildly-amusing part, and cut off all the ridiculous fat around it, thereby saving both you and the reader lots of time?

SSE:  Ridiculous fat?  Oh man, you just made me think about Kirstie Alley making out with the guys from my avatar.  That's hysterical; obese people are funny.  Anyway, your question is easy.  Because I actually have no idea what the funny part is.  But I've found that if I write enough, people will give me a +1.  Who knows, maybe there is no funny part, maybe they just feel bad that I wrote so much and want to make me feel better about it.  Or maybe they just see that someone else gave it a +1, don't want to read it all themselves, and just give it a +1 so they feel like they were in on the joke, too.   I don't know.  I'm not a mind reader.  I'm no Amazing Johnathan.

IMG:  So, if you don't know what you're going to write, and don't know when you've delivered the punchline, how do you know when to wrap up your joke?

SSE:  Oh, that's the easiest part.  Once my fingers start to get tired from all the typing, I just have something absurdly violent happen to one of the characters, usually in brackets, and bang, joke is complete.

IMG: [hires chimp to rip own face off]

And, fin.  +1!!!1!!

Pictured: The Crushing Feeling of a SSE Joke Manifested Physically.

MKM > Same Sad Echo > StuartScottsEye


  1. Hey, just checking, where do I fit into the hierarchy?

  2. I was wondering the same thing.

  3. SesameStreetEdamameJanuary 15, 2012 at 11:53 PM

    Yeah, what about me?

  4. SugarySnacksEndwithdiabetesJanuary 15, 2012 at 11:54 PM

    Stop leaving me out of these!