Are jokes about self-pleasuring really appropriate for TPI? This is one of the few sites I have always felt safe letting my older son look at by himself, because Robert runs it as a clean site for families. I think Jeff's article could have been fine without the need to jam in a "joke" like this.
I thought the bit about the new Roller Coaster Tycoon game was interesting. That's something new I hadn't heard about. I kind of expected a column called "Beyond CaliFlorida" to not have anything about WDW in it, since that's in Florida, but I did like how Jeff weaved little jokes into his bit about the Frozen meet and greet situations. It is strange that EPCOT gets something that people really like and they take it away, like EPCOT didn't know what to do with something popular.
I just don't understand the focus of this column, though, if it's supposed to be things outside of California or Floria but the column includes Disney things as well.
I loved the fact that Jeff didn't go to any dark places in this column but it would have been nice to not have the self-pleasuring reference.
Thank you for this. The LOL just made my day!
PS I didn't know what "flogging the dolphin" was until one of the posters explained it to me (and to any kids who might have missed the reference as well). Thanks for clarifying Jeff's double entendre.
And by clarifying, you are, of course, defeating the porpoise....
I just don't know why Jeff had to put a very adult "joke" into a story that was not about that at all. He was actually telling a good story about these kids breaking into the park, but then there was the adult joke. It made no sense.
Actually, that would have been a good time for him to mention to readers the time that some guy got killed at a Sea World (I think San Diego) in the night because he snuck in and went swimming with one of the whales. They found the guy in the morning and Sea World said he was drunk and fell in and got hypothermia or something. But, it seems that the animals killed him. This could have happened to those college boys who broke in if what they really wanted to do was swim in the tank.
Huh? It's a joke, but your description above talked about "late night beer run", Dipping Dots and Donuts and Dolphin Flogging. There was no mention about pizza until you just stuck this line in there. So there!!!
You're coming from left field. So far left. It isn't funny because there is no relationship to what joke you're making.
Here's some context for ya: How do you make a handkerchief dance? Put a little boogie in it. Pbbbbftttt....
Jeff, was there something that you can fill-in for us to make the pizza comment a bit clearer?
Until Robert starts publishing Anon And Annette's Laughter Is The Best Medicine column, we really have no choice but to accept the obviously inferior humor Jeff provides. It is a cross we all must bear.
"I just don't understand the focus of this column, though, if it's supposed to be things outside of California or Floria (sic) but the column includes Disney things as well."
Please reread this part of Jeff's introduction to the article:
"And despite the title, that is only a guideline, and I will talk about whatever I feel like, and merely concentrate my efforts on topics that don’t concern a mouse, a wizard, or a whale. But frankly, if something gets my goat, it is going to receive a verbal “treatment.”
A mouse, a wizard, and a whale walk into a bar. The bartender, we'll call him Hagrid, looks up and says, "Is this some kind of joke?"
At this point, whether I get the laugh doesn't matter. The sentence didn't make sense. The joke is irrelevant.
Comedians do this all the time. They blow a joke. I can still appreciate a message that works. Many comedian do observational humor. The dearly departed David Brenner, who appeared on The Tonight Show, was the master of observational humor.
The humor displayed here is... ???
You're going to get me in trouble! I'm at work right now and I can't stop myself from bursting out in repeated fits of uncontrollable laughter because of this comment stream.
Some of it because it is intended to be funny, and...some of it because it is taking itself WAY too seriously.
Weird, weird day on TPI. Thanks for the chuckles, all.
(What the heck do I mean?)
When I sat down to write this week's article, the only thing I had already written was the pizza comment, and thought it was pretty funny, so I kept it even after I researched the real story and it went off in a different direction.
I could have used the terms "boxing the clown" or "making number 3", but they wouldn't have had the right SeaWorld connection. I actually spent some time looking for the clinical term for "excessive amounts of love toward sea mammals", but couldn't find it. I am currently reading "The Lust Lizard of Melancholy Cove" by Christopher Moore, so not saying something along those lines was like trying to stop an avalanche with a stern voice and hateful gaze.
The picture was from graduation for my masters degree. And I'm not from Transylvania.
Pussycat: "I wanna be alone with you, Robin."Robin: "Alone with me? But why?"Pussycat: "I can see a very important part of your education has been grossly neglected."
Robin: "Her legs sort of reminded me of Catwoman's."Batman: "You're growing up, Robin. Remember, in crime-fighting always keep your sights raised."
Thanks to Hulu, now I understand.