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Why the f*ck would anyone buy this?  Or this?

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  • jay leno does a funny bit once in awhile called “things we found on e-bay”…only difference is that the items you found aren’t funny, they’re frightening…

    dc February 19, 2007, 9:46 pm
  • jay leno does a funny bit once in awhile
    You could have stopped there.

    SF February 19, 2007, 9:49 pm
  • letterman fan?, or no sense of humor?, or both…

    dc February 19, 2007, 10:00 pm
  • I understand your point, SF, but this is *nothing.* Obviously you’ve never seen some of the truly strange stuff people have put up for sale on eBay:
    http://www.bizarrebids.com/

    mouse - SF February 20, 2007, 12:02 am
  • Oh, believe me, I know these aren’t the oddest things out there. But a Jean Yawkey death headline? Ick.
    As for funny and unfunny, dc, here goes, just the tip of the iceberg. You can decide for yourself if I have a sense of humor.
    funny:
    1. Woody Allen: Comedian
    2. Chapelle’s Show
    3. Calvin Trillin
    4. the dry wit of Robertson Davies’ best
    5. “Let’s Get Small”
    6. Eddie Murphy: Delirious
    7. The Office (both versions)
    8. Arrested Development
    9. High Farrellys (NOT Fever Pitch)
    10. Bill Simmons’ commentary on the Real World/Road Rules Challenge
    11. David Cross
    Not funny:
    1. Leno
    2. Surgery
    3. Jeff Foxworthy
    4. Two and a Half Men
    5. Republicans (except, perhaps, for Christopher Buckley)
    6. Larry Lucchino
    7. Traffic (not the band, but the backup of cars on roads)
    8. Any movie with Kate Hudson
    Just a start…

    SF February 20, 2007, 7:19 am
  • like i said, to each his own…i’m with you on some of your picks, and not on others…one surprise: i thought stern would make your list

    dc February 20, 2007, 9:40 am
  • I always say, there are two kinds of people in this world, Letterman people and Leno people.
    I’m a Letterman person.
    I think Leno people should have their own schools and water fountains.

    LocklandSF February 20, 2007, 9:41 am
  • Oh, Stern et al are hysterical (the dirty stuff I find the least interesting, frankly), but I figured that it didn’t need to go on the list since I mentioned it in the top thread.
    As for Leno/Letterman, I used to be a staunch Letterman guy (in college I actually spent time writing the show trying to get on viewer mail, back in the NBC days), but I am so rarely up that late (two little kids in the house now!) that I am a bit out of touch. I have been to the Letterman show in person twice, and though he’s softened a little, it’s amazing to watch him interview people. I saw him subtly take apart Patrick Swayze at the seams; the facial expressions were enough to know what was going on — this you can’t get on television with the one-person-POV-shots they rely on.

    SF February 20, 2007, 9:52 am
  • dc:
    Let me guess – you find traffic hysterical?
    ;-)

    SF February 20, 2007, 9:52 am
  • I almost entirely agree with everything on SF’s funny and unfunny list, although I have not read Trillin and Davies (despite my mom’s and older bro’s insistence that I do ASAP), here’s what I would add:
    funny
    Louis CK
    Phil Hartman’s Sinatra
    Curb Your Enthusiasm/Seinfeld
    The Simpsons at its peak
    Colbert
    Richard Pryor
    certain sf rod posts
    Monty Python
    Wet Hot American Summer
    Bob Odenkirk
    literary funny:
    Mark Twain
    Phillip Roth
    Samuel Beckett
    Leonard Michaels
    Dante (that guy’s a hoot!)
    Unfunny
    Leno
    Carlos Mencia
    Carlos Mencia
    Carlos Mencia
    Last Comic Standing
    Saturday Night Live for the last 10 years
    I’m sure there’s more

    Nick-YF February 20, 2007, 10:26 am
  • Gotta be early Roth, Nick. Late Roth is beyond unfunny, but in a good way, for the most part.

    SF February 20, 2007, 10:28 am
  • Yeah, exactly, I’m talking about Portnoy’s and the Breast and Goodbye, Columbus. That era. The later stuff ain’t too funny. You’re right.

    Nick-YF February 20, 2007, 10:30 am
  • traffic and root canals :)
    i used to find bits of stern’s material and the show’s characters funny, but got tired of waiting for the humor…i don’t find it funny to humiliate the guests, and the excessively perverted stuff i can do without…farts are funny even at my age, but nobody can overkill a joke like he can…

    dc February 20, 2007, 10:35 am
  • How’s Stern been on satellite? I didn’t make the switch.

    Nick-YF February 20, 2007, 10:37 am
  • He’s dirtier, no question. But the show is hilarious, if you can take the sharper “edge”. I have always preferred the first 90 mins, where they just shoot the breeze,and the last 60 mins, where they do the news. I have never taken to the interviews. Their collection of oddball “wack packers”, as they call them, is comedy gold. I’ve listened for 15 years, and I think the show is better now than on terrestrial radio. 18 months ago I don’t know if I would have predicted that I would believe that.

    SF February 20, 2007, 10:57 am
  • also on Sattelite, Bubba is on in the afternoon, which I find to be just as funny.

    Brad February 20, 2007, 11:49 am
  • I really can’t stand Bubba.

    SF February 20, 2007, 12:13 pm
  • I got to listen to Syrius once in a friend’s car and he put Bubba on, and after 5 minutes I had him turn the station to music. To each his own.

    Nick-YF February 20, 2007, 12:27 pm

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