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comicus

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« Reply #165 on: August 31, 2006, 05:35:05 PM »
[quote name=\'Brandon Brooks\' post=\'129894\' date=\'Aug 31 2006, 01:21 AM\']
[quote name=\'CountdownRound\' post=\'129891\' date=\'Aug 31 2006, 12:08 AM\']
[quote name=\'uncamark\' post=\'129643\' date=\'Aug 29 2006, 05:25 PM\']
Not to defend GSN, but you know damn well that the top 3 will all be known and generally-agreed-upon titles.  They're not going to make a 105-eps-and-out series that they aren't even repeating anymore their number one.
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Someone wanna buy this cat a sarcasm detector?
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Excuse you?  You were attempting sarcasm?
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Uhm, yeah.  Sorry if I didn't make it transparent enough for you and "uncamark."  Next time I'll be sure to use plenty of obtuse acronyms and emoticons, to guarantee that the entire room "gets it."

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« Reply #166 on: September 01, 2006, 12:06:31 AM »
Yes. It must be that we're just not sophisticated enough to get the joke.

That's a popular line with heckled stand-up comedians, too.
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Brandon Brooks

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« Reply #167 on: September 01, 2006, 01:13:39 PM »
[quote name=\'CountdownRound\' post=\'129989\' date=\'Aug 31 2006, 04:35 PM\']
Uhm, yeah.  Sorry if I didn't make it transparent enough for you and "uncamark."  Next time I'll be sure to use plenty of obtuse acronyms and emoticons, to guarantee that the entire room "gets it."
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Yes, please be sure.  Or it could be that there is a difference between cynicism and sarcasm.
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Jimmy Owen

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« Reply #168 on: September 01, 2006, 01:27:52 PM »
Sarcasm doesn't translate well on the internet.
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Brandon Brooks

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« Reply #169 on: September 01, 2006, 01:42:11 PM »
[quote name=\'Jimmy Owen\' post=\'130071\' date=\'Sep 1 2006, 12:27 PM\']
Sarcasm doesn't translate well on the internet.
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Which means it shouldn't be attempted unless you know it'll be successful.  He came off as saying:

 "I wouldn't put it past GSN to air a bunch of Cram for number one."

There's nothing witty, ironic or biting about this statement.  This is not sarcasm.  So, Mr. CountdownRound, If you take people to task on interpretation, make sure your own house is clean, "cat."
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comicus

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« Reply #170 on: September 01, 2006, 02:25:25 PM »
And what does that say about those of you dumb enough to take that comment seriously?  I was led to believe that this is where all the "smart" ex-ATGSers hung out, as compared to other message boards.  I'd expect much more from an ex-Hollywood Squares champ.

Or would I?

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« Reply #171 on: September 01, 2006, 03:00:43 PM »
That's a nice hole you've got going there.

I tend to want to stick up for folks who feel that a joke of theirs was missed (even if I don't see the joke), but "Someone wanna buy this cat a sarcasm detector?" is not generally the response of someone who wants to make his fellow readers laugh at something funny. Appreciate his blinding wit, yes. Enjoy themselves, no. Further responses have brilliantly borne this out.

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Matt Ottinger

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« Reply #172 on: September 01, 2006, 03:09:20 PM »
[quote name=\'Brandon Brooks\' post=\'130076\' date=\'Sep 1 2006, 01:42 PM\']
He came off as saying:

 "I wouldn't put it past GSN to air a bunch of Cram for number one."

There's nothing witty, ironic or biting about this statement.  This is not sarcasm.  [/quote]
Actually, that statement reeks of sarcasm, but only if you give the person who posted it credit for being smart enough to know that it's an absurd exaggeration.  After all, Chris said "I wouldn't put it past them to make it StarFace" and everybody assumed that to be sarcasm without any problem at all.  

That's why what Jimmy said is so true (and Jimmy's dry wit has fallen victim to this more than once as well).  When you just see the words, and you know there are people out there who might believe such a statement, you can't be sure whether something is said seriously or facitiously.

Let's stop talking about this now.
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« Reply #173 on: September 01, 2006, 03:38:10 PM »
[quote name=\'Matt Ottinger\' post=\'130095\' date=\'Sep 1 2006, 02:09 PM\']Let's stop talking about this now.[/quote]Okay, would you like to talk about Santa Claus or toothpicks?

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Brandon Brooks

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« Reply #174 on: September 01, 2006, 09:58:08 PM »
[quote name=\'CountdownRound\' post=\'130088\' date=\'Sep 1 2006, 01:25 PM\']
I'd expect much more from an ex-Hollywood Squares champ.

Or would I?
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I never called you "dumb," or questioned your intelligence.  I'm not sensitive, but now that I now you like to attack the messenger, I'll quit.

I, and evidently Mark, thought you were serious.  And when you took a shot at him, I took offense.  But since Matt has a good point, I'll recant.
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