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I just had to explain what "kitchen sink" means in a joke. You know the one about "it has everything but the kitchen sink?"

You know what makes jokes funnier? Explaining what makes them funny. Especially when the joke wasn't a knee slapper in the beginning. Hey, you there, reader: pull my finger.

(See, the joke is, I'm going to fart when you pull my finger. Except that you're reading this and possibly many miles away, so you can't pull my finger. It's a tragicomedy!)

Wow. I see many pounds of wine in my future this evening. And maybe Team America. And feel free to make crack fic suggestions in comments so I can get this party switch flipped into the "on" position. Oy.

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dwivian
Oct. 19th, 2009 08:50 pm (UTC)
Well, what does it mean?
stoney321
Oct. 19th, 2009 09:28 pm (UTC)
I think you meant to ask me what is the velocity of a coconut laden sparrow.
christiespace
Oct. 19th, 2009 09:39 pm (UTC)
Team America... F*CK YEA!
My 3yo woke up one night I was watching this... he went back to sleep with a few pats on the back but woke up the next morning wanting to watch, 'America F*ck Yea!' From the mouth of my 3yo son... I just about fell over, and will make sure from now on that he is at my mom's before I try and watch any adult movies... :/
stoney321
Oct. 19th, 2009 11:00 pm (UTC)
LOL, I've been busted with my kids picking up my bad language, too, they'll (and you'll) survive. :D
menomegirl
Oct. 19th, 2009 09:53 pm (UTC)
Crackfic crossover suggestion: Buffy/True Blood/Leverage

Harmony, Sookie and Parker meet in a bar and have what passes as an interesting conversation for all three characters.
darlas_mom
Oct. 19th, 2009 10:56 pm (UTC)
...I second this. That is, like, the HOLY GRAIL of crossover crack right there. ::is kind of awed now, really::
stoney321
Oct. 19th, 2009 11:01 pm (UTC)
If only I knew anything about Leverage.
killiara
Oct. 20th, 2009 09:09 am (UTC)
Got one slightly better/worse?
Xander and Sookie set up on a blind date because their friends think that neither of them date 'normal' people and try to fix that.
denelian
Oct. 20th, 2009 10:56 pm (UTC)
*falls down laughing*
a2zmom
Oct. 19th, 2009 10:21 pm (UTC)
They just don't make idioms like they used to.
stoney321
Oct. 19th, 2009 11:01 pm (UTC)
I read that as idiots and somehow it still works...
a2zmom
Oct. 19th, 2009 11:07 pm (UTC)
I was actually going to include idiots in there somewhere.

irishrose1
Oct. 19th, 2009 10:51 pm (UTC)
heh...my hubby spent YEARS trying to explain the "Here's your sign" jokes to his boss. I don't think he ever did get it. Which really did make it even funnier!
stoney321
Oct. 19th, 2009 11:02 pm (UTC)
That's because you're laughing at him - that will always be funny, when someone is just clueless on purpose. Nothing makes me sigh harder than when I get suckered into explaining why something's funny.
entrenous88
Oct. 19th, 2009 11:23 pm (UTC)
The sex scene in Team America is quite possibly the most beautiful scene in existence. *single perfect tear*
stoney321
Oct. 19th, 2009 11:34 pm (UTC)
It truly is the most romantic of all love scenes!

DIRKA DIRKA!
gabzilla
Oct. 19th, 2009 11:53 pm (UTC)
But how does pulling your finger make you fart?
stoney321
Oct. 20th, 2009 12:06 am (UTC)
I'm rone-ree...
You see, it's like...

OHO I SEE WHAT YOU ARE DOING.

And to you I also say, Durka durka! If you can promise me that you'll never die, I'll make love to you RIGHT NOW.
gabzilla
Oct. 20th, 2009 11:45 am (UTC)
Re: I'm rone-ree...
MATT. DAMON.
caoil
Oct. 20th, 2009 02:04 am (UTC)
Well, it's not much but simonpegg, edgarwright, and nickjfrost have been twittering about Hot Fuzz slash fic? Pretty funny stuff.
scarleast
Oct. 20th, 2009 10:39 am (UTC)
I hate explaining why a joke is funny. Or trying to explain that I was only kidding about something, it really ruins my mood and puts me in a bad one because all I was trying to do was be silly and the person is standing or sitting there with a question mark over their head looking at me weird lately all I have been saying is never mind just pretend I didn't say anything at all.
oatmellow
Oct. 20th, 2009 01:53 pm (UTC)
Team America; Fuck yeah!

seriously, was it a kid you had to explain 'kitchen sink' to? plz say yes; plz say yes...
stoney321
Oct. 20th, 2009 02:05 pm (UTC)
An adult. But I think they were from another country. Or just really obtuse.
denelian
Oct. 20th, 2009 10:55 pm (UTC)
funny note:

i Junior High, i was one of those "overly prepared for overthing" kids. i carried, at all times, everything i needed for EVERYTHING. spare reeds, dance shoes, ankle and knee wraps, EVERYTHING.

one day, in AlgebraII, bored, a guy went through my bag.
which, that particular day, was filled ALSO with presents for the kids i was going to be babysitting. presents, in this case, meaning "furniture for their new doll house"

including a Kitchen Sink.



Tim (the guy) pulled it out, staring at me in wonder, and said "God, i didn't think it was true! but it IS! women really do carry everything including the kitchen sink!"

i got a detention.
and a reputation.
so it evened out.
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