Thursday, August 25, 2005

The Blurred Line of Comedy

B-Cack sent me his entry into the contest to pimp my swag. (this is still on so keep entering) The strange thing is I don’t know whether or not I should laugh or be offended. There is such a fine, blurry line between offense and comedy, and B-Cack has a way of jumping up and down all over that line. Some other time I would have found this hilarious but now I’m kind of undecided. So, I’ll post his submittal and let you the readers decide if this is over the line or funny. His caption is in italics.

Deer Toney, Thanks U for the shirt, it is th' secund won I oned since I am frum Kentuky. Boy these arab guys do sure have small c*ck$." Lndie

19 Comments:

At 11:31 AM, Blogger Pebble said...

not funny...
these pic's put our soldiers in much more danger, I'm sure many have died as a direct result of all those photo's.

 
At 11:38 AM, Blogger Dr. Phat Tony said...

Don't confuse an excuse for their real problem. They would kill Americans with or without these pictures. If I there were pictures of naked americans lined up I wouldn't go out and riot. With that said, I'm leaning more to your side anyway.

 
At 11:59 AM, Blogger PoP said...

If the arabs were wearing the shirts, and Liny was naked that would be funny.

 
At 12:05 PM, Blogger The Conservative UAW Guy said...

How about a picture of the Bush twins, instead?

Hey! Where was your Carnival submission?!?!
I would have pimped your swag in it!

 
At 12:31 PM, Blogger Dr. Phat Tony said...

I forgot about it completely is it too late? Remember this was B-Cack's submission.

 
At 1:20 PM, Blogger a4g said...

One man's line is another man's bread and butter.

I like B-Cack's caption, whereas I thought the post with picture of the muslim woman being prepared for stoning for the "crime" of infidelity was WAY over the line-- but judging by the comments, nobody else did.

But it's not like I'm going to be boycotting Dr. Phat's because of one post that didn't do it for me. (this would change if I can figure out a way to turn a boycott into additional traffic at Point Five, but that's an entirely different subject)

Hey, I figure when you're doing 'teh funny,' you're going to offend somebody everytime, and maybe everybody sometimes, so you gotta just go with your gut. Your faithful readers will give you slack when you go too far, because we know your heart is in the right place.

Besides, were right wing wackos: we don't care about feelings, only results. If it brings traffic, go for it.

 
At 1:49 PM, Blogger Dr. Phat Tony said...

I don't know maybe it's the killer in me that finds other peoples misory slightly humorous. The hardest laugh I ever had was when me and B-Cack went and took the tour to the USS Alabama and I saw the poop troughs they had for toilets. I know they had poop races since all it was, was a long trough with a drain at one end and water flowing from the other.

 
At 1:55 PM, Blogger a4g said...

In a poop race, is the winner the guy who has the runs?

 
At 2:06 PM, Blogger Dr. Phat Tony said...

That was one of the questions we had. I was doing the commentators voice and B-Cack was setting odds on who ate what. It was 3to1 for the person that had the Mexican suprise.

 
At 3:31 PM, Anonymous B-Cack said...

Ok, I wish I could apologize for "offending" some of you with my pimp my swag entry, but I simply can't. (If you are still offended read the disclaimer on the top of Dr P's home page.) I think that most of the people who didn't find the comedy in this fail to see that I am poking fun at Lyndie more so than at naked arabs. (Nothing agains y'all from Kentucky, I love what you did with the tooth brush... yes, it was invented there, anywhere else and it would have been called the teeth brush) Anyways, I originally wanted to superimpose it over a picture of the guy on an MRE box with wires running to various parts of his anatomy, but it just didn't look as good.( Black is negative and red is positive, remember that folks)
As far as the comment about more soldiers getting hurt because of the picture... well not so much. I am pretty sure this pic was taken AFTER 11SEP01 (that is 9/11 for the rest of you), they fundamentally hate all of US and I really don't think we can ever change that. Secondly, I think the whole thing was blown out of proportion, WAY out of proportion. I also think that the people who did this were idiots, one for doing it, (a.k.a. NOT winning hearts and minds)and two, you never take pictures... (also not winning hearts and minds) I guess I could say the real problem I have with it is the fact that more harm was done to American POW's during Vietnam in such places as the Hanoi Hilton (not a real HOTEL... I will write more on this later). People just don't seem to think that was all that dispicable, after all we were bombing those poor, peace loving people right Jane? Also, if you were on the field of battle, and faced with two options, which one would you take Option A) Having your head cut/sawed off with a dull knife on TV or B) being forced into a big ole ball of FUCK and having your picture taken? Hmmm let me think about it.

P.S. Phat Tony, hands down I win your contest. Later, B-Cack

 
At 4:09 PM, Blogger GunnNutt said...

I laughed, but only because it was B-Cack's joke. a4g is right that anyone who's a regular here won't be offended. Can't say what newcomers will think.

 
At 5:19 PM, Anonymous rightwingprof said...

I'm from Kentucky (originally) and I thought it was funny. Btw, I have two very close friends in Huntsville ...

 
At 5:32 PM, Blogger Insolublog said...

I'm partial to Ask Dr. Phat Tony, Phat History, Tony's insightful analysis of the Gay community, DPT's wild kingdom explores the mysteries of Wookie procreation... stuff like that.

 
At 6:21 PM, Blogger Dr. Phat Tony said...

Wow this sparked one off. O.k. I'll try to explain some army humor later in a PHat History Lesson. I think must of you will find that most Army jokes outside of the Army would be considered crass, disgusting, or gay, but I'll let you guys in on the stuff that I though was hilarious while I was in tomorrow. And B-Cack the contest isn't over yet.

 
At 9:39 PM, Anonymous Fitch said...

I think B-Cack's entry is Absolutely hilarious. Sorry Doc, but it's the funniest thing I've ever seen on your site, and it's not even yours. B-Cack is one funny SOB. it was invented there, anywhere else and it would have been called the teeth brush If you understand that joke, it's enough to make beverages spout from your nasal cavity. Awesome B-Cack. Awesome.

 
At 12:23 AM, Blogger Uber said...

Ok, I laughed. The shock-factor got me. It's funny to me that B-Cack dared to actually do it. Military type humor amuses me mostly because it amuses them.

I just think it's fun and funny to watch these guys, who are often going through hell, laugh so much about any and everything.

The Abu Grab photo bothers me only because it takes something from a vast majority of the military who have worked so hard to do what is right and gone unmentioned by the media. I wouldn't post it simply because so many anti-US military bozos out there want this to stay on the mind of the American public. Easier to make sweeping generalizations. I would like to see the opposite.

 
At 8:57 AM, Anonymous MEGABRAD said...

That was funny as hell. Good job B-cack.
Funny
Funny
Funny!

 
At 1:01 PM, Blogger Tyler D. said...

Now that I look more, I find it funnier and funnier.

 
At 4:01 PM, Anonymous B-cack said...

Glad to see that I actually entertain some of you guys! (I am not sure if Phat Tony can either confirm or deny the fact that I am quite the entertainer....) hmmm maybe just one more Heffeweissen.....

 

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