10/1/07

why do people find ignorance funny?

i found this link on the rants and raves section of Craigslist today. I always like cruising there when my afternoons are slow... But i have failed to see how it's funny. I don't think anyone else there did either, except maybe the boob who posted it and the buffoons in the crowd laughing. anyone? but why do overweight comics always use weight and weight watchers, jenny craig, whatever weight loss system in their material? and why do they always talk about it in such a way that shows that they know little to nothing about it? ugh. I do want cheesecake now though...and to slap him silly.

4 comments:

Laura said...

That is not funny at all.

WW acknowledges that it has a problem attracting and retaining male members. The "diet" industry is geared toward women so men do get the short end of the stick. You see very few men at WW meetings. I think more of them prefer following the program online. I also know that WW is trying to attract more men.

Still, not funny. Or maybe I lack a sense of humour.

Jen said...

Yeah maybe I lack a funny bone too because I didn't find that very funny (regardless of me being on WW or not, just not funny! I think there was some pity laughing going on)...

I do like though that there was a WW ad to the right when I was watching the video! :) GO WW!!!

Wheebs said...

Meh...I didn't find it funny either. An overweight guy making fun of his own size has the potential to be funny, but only if its done in the right way. That was not. Making fun of overweight women is rarely a way to get laughs...

Angie All The Way said...

Crap, I don't have speakers on my work PC so I can't hear him.

Based on what you said anyway, I notice that comics seem to focus on risque material when it applies to them so that they can feel entitled to say it. Funny? I agree with Wheebs, only if it's approached properly and isn't completely ignorant.

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