June 15th, 2010 at 3:39 PM ^

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.


June 15th, 2010 at 2:50 PM ^

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.


June 15th, 2010 at 3:07 PM ^

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!


June 15th, 2010 at 3:24 PM ^

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.

Todd Plate's n…

June 15th, 2010 at 3:25 PM ^

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?


June 15th, 2010 at 3:48 PM ^

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.

Space Coyote

June 15th, 2010 at 3:21 PM ^

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.

st barth

June 15th, 2010 at 6:10 PM ^

The thing with sports is that nearly all of them separate participants by gender so, in a broad sense, most are gay (or homo instead of hetero).

Kind of ironic that the handful of sports that actually have men & women participating together (figure skating immediately comes to mind) also tend to be ridiculed as "gay".

Bando Calrissian

June 15th, 2010 at 11:41 PM ^

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.