About time it's been officially announced. My apologies to Brian...
OT: Soccer officially announces it is gay
Not insensitive at all...
C'mon man, soccer is fun to watch, and I do enjoy attending matches, but have a sense of humor. That was one of the better ONN reports I've seen in awhile.
I have played soccer my whole life and enjoy watching it, but that was one of the funnier things i have seen in a while. I especially liked the joke about being able to do the gayest things in soccer now comfortably, like bicycle kicks and juggling with your knees. Definitely funny shit. I dunno if it is as funny as that hysterical Alabama fan/endless love video. Wait...that one wasn't funny? Oh thats right.
I get it you guys didn't like it. I happen to be really good friends with the guy who made it so maybe that is why I found it funny.
I often find myself forgiving something offensive when it's funny. This wasn't. I'd prefer some groin hit by soccer ball, please.
Lighten up Francis.
Some day you will learn how to take a joke.
... not that there is anything wrong with that.
I'm usually cool to give satire a free reign in all things PC, but that was ridiculous and not even close to being funny or clever.
Well, I'll give it one joke - the Beckham joke was ok, but still that was pretty contrived.
EDIT: Ok, having an opinion is apparently neg-worthy. Sorry if I don't think calling things "gay" is funny. I had a good friend (who was gay) leave a job he liked because of the rampant insensitivity and homophobia. So again, sorry for thinking calling things gay in a derogatory manner is not funny.
I couldn't care less about the points, but really, why shouldn't I be able to have an un-popular opinion?
You certainly can have an unpopular opinion and The Onion can report that soccer is gay. Fair enough right?
That's fine. I just think it's a pretty juvenile attempt at a junior high joke. For the leading satire source in entertainment, I expect something a little more clever than "X is gay" jokes. The Becks joke was OK and the "bunt" joke was on the clever side. I thought the rest was weak sauce. IME!
seems pretty funny and original to me, and I'm a huge soccer fan.
Anyway, I'm totally fine if someone says a piece of humor isn't their taste, but I object when they try to play the insensitive or tasteless card, which implies that the humor shouldn't be produced or that others shouldn't laugh at it. In saying it is juvenile you are denigrating people that find it humorous in the same way that you find offensive. And BTW, many gay people laugh at and even use the "it's gay" reference.
Haven't and won't neg you for having an opinion, seems to be the place this is for. I would contend though, that it is the juvenile nature of the joke presented in such a dead-pan hard hitting news story kind of way that makes it funny...i would agree, simply reading "soccer is gay" is "weak sauce", but seeing it presented in a PTI kind of way is funny, ime. i guess that is really the Onion's hook, more or less, though it is often more clever in it's story premise than this, that hook goes a long way.
i think we can all agree the "high school mascot signs letter of intent to annoy people at UCLA..." was funny, thoughts?
the fact that you got the "I couldn't care less" part right. So often that is expressed incorrectly.
I won't neg you for your opinion - I don't know why people necessarily would simply because you thought the video wasn't funny. That said, I think the comedy is more in the delivery and how similar it is to the "real" news that is packaged and digested on the rest of the news networks. Standing alone, though, saying soccer is "gay" is not the most clever thing in the world.
The precedent that baseball admitted bunts were gay? Hilarious. Unclench.
And we all have gay friends, black friends, Mormon friends, whatever. If it's funny, we laugh,
We won't make fun of anyone around here ... Except the Italians.
better...they do it again. One of their best ever reports :-)
... this is ok, but it wasn't all that funny on the Onion meter. This, however, may be the funniest Onion video ever:
"Precedent set by baseball announcing bunts are gay"
I think that was the best part of the whole thing.
I thought the same thing.
This isn't going to end well. But then I clicked it and realized it was just an Onion video. In other news, Kim Jong-il is pissed he wasn't informed of this.
EDIT: This isn't a Kim Jong-il is gay joke, it's more that Kim Jong-il would be very angry he had a team playing a gay sport joke and he may be forced to use his telegraphic abilities to tell his coach about this.
Sorry, I couldn't make out what anybody was saying over those damn vuvuzelas.
any sport where its cool to wear a scarf to the game is gay in my book.
Used his gay-dar to "out" soccer years ago.
"Soccer was invented by European ladies to keep them busy while their husbands did the cooking."
Yeah, sorry, I don't find calling something "gay" in a joking manner, even if done satirically, to be relatively acceptable. I love the Onion as much as the next guy, they're great at what they do, but this crosses the line a bit.
That's a neg-bang I have absolutely no problem taking.