Wednesday, March 7, 2012

MKM Open Thread (Mar. 7, 2012)

Welcome to your MKM Blog open thread for March 7, 2012, the day you briefly got all excited about Peyton Manning being released and maybe coming to your team, which is sort of like the way you felt the time you heard Katy Perry was getting divorced and you thought that maybe she'd finally read all your letters.


Good morning everyone, and a happy new iPad day to you.  Be sure to check out all of Gizmodo's continuing coverage, and all the great comments they make over there.  You could learn a thing or two from them.

So, a few notes on the tournament of commenters I mentioned the other day.  I'm still working out the details, but I do want to clarify one thing.  It will not be a commenter ranking exercise.  It will be a comment competition.  Frankly, there's no good way to ask who is funnier, Steve_U or AzureTexan.  They're both great, and they're both funnier than you (unless you are Steve_U or AzureTexan, in which case they are exactly as funny as you).  Plus, I'm pretty sure that back in the pre-IMG Deadspin era, there already as something like that, and it obviously has not succeeded in settling the dispute.  So, instead, my idea is for this tournament to be about specific comments.  I feel like there's less chance of that devolving into a popularity contest and less risk of someone feeling left out or hurt that their #463 seeding places puts them right between lauren_jo and Bullet Tooth Tony.  (Kidding!  Those two would be much lower than the 460s.)  A straight comment competition is purer, more in keeping with the spirit of Deadspin, and frankly a lot easier for me to administer.

Okay, guys, have fun out there today.  More to come.  And soon.

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48 comments:

  1. there's no good way to ask who is funnier, Steve_U or AzureTexan

    Q: Who is funnier, Steve_U or AzureTexan?

    A: Steve U.

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  2. Obsessive Maker of ListsMarch 7, 2012 at 10:19 AM

    I'm kind of new here, but here is a list of the best commenters I've seen so far:

    AllOverButTheEcho
    Theodore Donald Wickers
    A Pimp Named Gamboa
    fat-Babe
    Stev_U
    Steve D
    SameSadMolinaBrother
    Pete Gaines Sparkles
    Maverick is Raysism
    Lionel Foreskins
    Mattingly'sMigraine
    MarkKelso'sSideburns
    RMJ=Hatey
    WhyNotStartAlwaysWinningEveryDay
    Not 1..Not2..NotUweBollocks
    IronMikeGulag
    don't-forget-where-universal-enveloping-algebra-came-from
    Nickly

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    1. That's outstanding. +1

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    2. Half of Maverick is RaysismMarch 7, 2012 at 10:37 AM

      That's genius.

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    3. This is my favorite list of portmanteaus since the Taco Bell menu.

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    4. I wish someone had made some sort of gif if Orson Wells clapping that I could use to show my appreciation for this.

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    5. Oh, do I have some good news for you, IMG

      http://media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lyxtezhE0C1qbtj1l.gif

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    6. [Reads, smiles]

      [Scans names for "Save" or "Favorites" or "to"]

      [Turns away, not crying at all]

      [Notices "A Pimp Named"

      [Turns away again, not sobbing so hard his chest feels like it's going to break]

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    7. SavetoFUPA

      Feel better?

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    8. BevrajFavorites?

      Of course, you could never leave DUAN...

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    9. GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOD! WHAT GOOD IS IT IF I HAVE TO ASK FOR IT?

      [Wipes not-tears from eyes]

      [Returns to sullenly consuming Karamel Sutra and DVRed "Desperate Housewives"]

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  3. Crowd very stingy with the +1s today

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    1. Guy who is very liberal with his +1'ingMarch 7, 2012 at 11:43 AM

      Make better comments then.

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    2. Good God fat, stop being so needy...

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  4. +1 & # 3 9 ;

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  5. Guy Who Doesn't Know Who CeilingFanboy Is, But Still Wants Him To Die In A FireMarch 7, 2012 at 12:24 PM

    His comment in the Price Harry post is ban worthy. I'm not a religious guy, but I'm going to say a prayer tonight that he gets AIDS of the eyeballs.

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  6. Are there any decent unstarred commenters right now? The farm system seems as dry as it's ever been.

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    1. I like this Rubio (for her pleasure) character.

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    2. Lord Comment.

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    3. @Anonymous: I think we can all agree that there is a zero percent chance that Lord Comment is not the alter ego of a starred commenter.

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    4. It's ridiculous that I have a star and Rubio doesn't. Just saying.

      Also, this guy may have a bright future. Or not:

      http://deadspin.com/5891292/marlins-president-calls-miamians-stupid-jose-reyes-greedy?comment=47713084#comments

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    5. Universal Enveloping AlgebraMarch 7, 2012 at 1:39 PM

      Radon Zeppelin has tickled my fancy once or twice.

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    6. Hey, you guys remember when anybody had anything in any way positive or constructive to say in the comments of this blog?

      Me neither.

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    7. Hey, thanks for showing us how!

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    8. @Cian, I wouldn't go that far. He unquestionably deserves one but you guys have both had some gems. And that dome joke was the best I've seen in a day or two.

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  7. Guy Who Wants To Say Fuck You To The Guy Who Included A Pimp Named Dave R On His List Of Outstanding Commenters YesterdayMarch 7, 2012 at 1:38 PM

    http://deadspin.com/5891304/the-guy-from-the-dropkick-murphys-would-like-you-to-know-he-didnt-really-say-jonathan-papelbon-couldnt-use-his-entrance-music?comment=47713572#comments

    Explain yourself.

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    1. Obviously it's not a good one, but I think there was a kernel of a joke in there somewhere at the very least.

      I was under the impression that the list was indeed a ranking and that Dave R's inclusion at the bottom (along with the other bottom dwellers) was the poster's way of saying 'these people are not good'

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    2. Obsessive Maker of ListsMarch 7, 2012 at 4:26 PM

      @GWWTSFYTGWIAPNDROHLOOCY

      Yes.

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  8. I was perusing the most recent Grierson/Leitch post, and had a question:

    Both TedSez and skahammer appear to be starred on every Gawker site. Is there some kind of glitch, or is that for real?

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  9. Guy Making Wanking Motion As He Types ThisMarch 7, 2012 at 2:32 PM

    Oh look, AiDS made another dead person joke.

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  10. Please, God, make this happen: http://twitter.com/drewmagary/status/177478632674033664

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  11. Anyone ever remember seeing a comment from "A Formerly Busted Posey?"

    http://deadspin.com/5890010/the-us-womens-open-of-bowling-will-be-held-outdoors-in-the-least-magical-place-on-earth


    Worth an approval?

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    1. I think that's his first post? Not a bad debut, though.

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    2. ReverseApeChemistMarch 7, 2012 at 4:07 PM

      That made me laugh. I keep trying to approve it but it isnt working for some reason. I got approved on my first comment that wasnt a dumb reply. Im going to keep trying.

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    3. Reply to it. That'll do it.

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    4. I think so, too. It's the only one I see, so I guess it is.

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    5. Definitely worth an approval. Not his first post but just a solid joke.

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    6. Even if somebody's made multiple pink posts, none of them will show up in the commenting history. Once they're approved, all of the old ones show up.

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  12. http://deadspin.com/5891303/hines-ward-signs-with-ravens-reports-pittsburgh-tv-station-that-fell-for-obvious-parody?comment=47715778#comments

    Everything about this was great. Really funny original comment, horrendous unprompted explanation, solid Ninja response (damn you disabled embedding), and then SnarkyCianfrocco absolutely knocks it out of the park.

    +1 to everyone involved (except for you Conky...you break even because your misstep inadvertently led to a gem...so +corn flakes.)

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    1. Nice work, Snarky. I actually didn't go back and see that, thanks SbV8. Any idea what Conky thought actually happened when he said "Okay that was freaky"? Safe to say he didn't get it.

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    2. Maybe just didn't realize that explaining a joke was so frowned upon and was surprised with the strength of response?

      I'll just assume that's what happened.

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    3. Thanks guys

      @sponsored by V8- I just figured Conky was commenting on the Sledgehammer clip. It is a pretty trippy music video after all.

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    4. Ahhh...makes sense. I missed that...can't watch any streaming video while at work.

      So if you ever notice a comment on a video from me that doesn't make sense...that's because I'm guessing what's in the video. Actually, this blog is blocked for me at work as well.

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  13. I really liked Uwe's intensive purposes joke today. You think a cutting wit like that means he could analingize this cork out of my asshole? If it makes a difference, it's from a bottle of Veuve, which IMG said was a great champagne to insert in one's rectum.

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