Author Topic: 'Sorry Dr Rock, you are banned from using this forum! Dont come back this time.'  (Read 10262 times)

non capisco

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I'm a completely boring bastard in real life, just like I am on here.

I'm not having that, sunbeam. I've blown smoke up your aris enough times on the Top Of The Pops thread already but what the hey, you're easily one of my favourite posters.

KILLING IT with the new pages this week.

Blue Jam

  • Crawl out through the fallout
I suspect that I come across as a dour, militant, uptight fucker on here. In real life I'm probably about a thousand times as childish as poo.

Yes, the total puerility of his output was pushed so far that it comes full circle and just becomes strangely innocent, if anything.

I remember a Withnail and I thread a while ago where a few people said they don’t find it funny or particularly well written. I posited that you can open the script on any page and point your finger randomly at any line and it would be something amazing (“We’re coming back in here” was the example, incidentally). Now I’m not saying poo is Bruce Robinson or people who don’t appreciate either are comedically tone deaf, but there is absolutely a high level of language skill going on in poo’s best stuff. You can dislike it, but it’s there.

I’m sorry, I really don’t want to be too critical, but “language skill” is exactly the sort of thing I’m crazy about in comedy - hence this site - and I just don’t see it. I also find the peurility - the obsession with semen, shit and shoving things up arses - entirely boring, repetitive and unamusing. You and pancreas seem to think people who don’t find him funny are thick or something, that seems to be the subtext at times. It’s judt not funny to me, and people comparing him to Chris Morris or Aphex Twin or whoever make me cringe

As did his comment about writing “internationally read papers” or whatever it was.

It’s all just so Peter’s Friends. Is it a middle class thing? * The notion of an academic writing clown cum jokes just seems crap to me, rather than an endless source of hilarity.

* serious question btw. I hope this whole post doesn’t come across as cunty. I’m knackered and have a huge unimpressed scowl on my face as I just don’t get it.
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Lemming

  • Think what it's doing to the mechanism
Pijlstaart really is amazing. I've been studying his post history to try and analyse exactly why the majority of what he writes is so fucking funny and I just can't figure it out, but there's a turn of phrase (or two) every single post that gives me a genuine laugh.

Zetetic

  • Burying isn't the same as killing.
You're a thoughtful, intelligent Cabber, Z, but your posts often feel like a dictionary has just thrown up on my screen.
It's getting worse as well, I think. Feel like I need to sleep for a month and then I might be able to convey meaning again for a while.

Twit 2

  • All impotence, no impetus
I’m sorry, I really don’t want to be too critical, but “language skill” is exactly the sort of thing I’m crazy about in comedy - hence this site - and I just don’t see it. I also find the peurility - the obsession with semen, shit and shoving things up arses - entirely boring, repetitive and unamusing. You and pancreas seem to think people who don’t find him funny are thick or something, that seems to be the subtext at times. It’s judt not funny to me, and people comparing him to Chris Morris or Aphex Twin or whoever make me cringe

As did his comment about writing “internationally read papers” or whatever it was.

It’s all just so Peter’s Friends. Is it a middle class thing? * The notion of an academic writing clown cum jokes just seems crap to me, rather than an endless source of hilarity.

* serious question btw. I hope this whole post doesn’t come across as cunty. I’m knackered and have a huge unimpressed scowl on my face as I just don’t get it.

It’s just a matter of taste. Language is a broad thing and liking ‘language in comedy’ won’t cover everything. There must be tons of comedy you like that you’re aware other people don’t get, and you know what it feels like to appreciate the cadence or tone of a good bit of comic writing. I don’t think we in the poo fan club like him as an affectation or statement, he just genuinely tickled our funny bones.  I don’t care for the Boosh or lots of other empty whimsy, but what he wrote clicked with me. I don’t think you’re  aesthetically impoverished, but I do think you’re missing out. But, hey, neither camp will convert the other. It’s an interesting discussion and it’s good to have one’s tastes challenged and reflect on such things, your posts have been fine, not cunty at all.

I agree, it's just when you say a "high level of language skill", then I think of clever wordplay and such, and don't see any of that - in fact quite the opposite, I see a crude bluntness that I can't find any skill in. But yeah, I don't think you like him as an affectation either, I know people didn't see all the complexity I saw in Bellamy's People or wherever, so I get it.  Oh well. Good night all.

Captain Z

  • Oh yeah my cholesterol's going down
I hate you all and I only post here because I find my own comments hilarious when I read them back later.

Johnny Yesno

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I'm a completely boring bastard in real life, just like I am on here.

I have also joined the queue to rubbish this statement.

New Jack

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I hate you all and I only post here because I find my own comments hilarious when I read them back later.

This is me, only I have an extra chip on my shoulder, and automatically don't laugh if I perceive even slightly someone is using a crutch or a mask to be amusing, and if it's got a layer of being utterly contrived on top of that, I just find it repellent, the very idea you'd use a crutch or even an entire artificial persona as setup for something pedestrian, and the low-hanging fruit just reeks - no amount of artifice can disguise reaching for the low-hanging fruits of "masked" sexism, "jokey" racism or things the body does, no matter the setup, no matter the coat. These are just puerile nonsense punchlines, automatically stripped of their comedy value.

Though that might be the smack talking

biggytitbo

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I'm the opposite on that, it was what amused me about poo, that he was a middle aged man in a position of responsibility in society who spent his spare time writing about space clowns bumming people. Stripped of that context most of his stuff was just stupid, but situationally it was made funny by that context (imo).

That said, a lot of what he posted was still crap, but sometimes it just hit the mark perfectly in a way few others can.

Chairman Bodog

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The fuck is this about? Rocko was a top man. Chill mannered and sound as tunes.

ROCKO WAS A TOP MANG

Johnny Yesno

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I like writing that makes me laugh irrespective of the supposed standing of the author.

Shit Good Nose

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You're a thoughtful, intelligent Cabber, Z, but your posts often feel like a dictionary has just thrown up on my screen.

As I have said many many times, most of Zetetic's and Bueilligan's posts need to come with a glossary so the rest of us gutter dwelling scummers can fully understand what they're talking about.

Which is more a comment about my own thickery than owt else.

Also, buzby - you have far too much knowledge about the history of crisps (officially CaB's most oft discussed subject) to be boring.  I daresay you're essential.

QDRPHNC

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  • "A soupçon of pizzazz."
I liked poo. Some of his vs. posts had me in tears.

Cuellar

  • Push off my wire
If only poo were around to read all this.

But he's not. :(

Chairman Bodog

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Poo got fucked too? Who's gonna be next?

New Jack

  • BANG! Lyrical blow to the jaw
I'm the opposite on that, it was what amused me about poo, that he was a middle aged man in a position of responsibility in society who spent his spare time writing about space clowns bumming people.

What, like he was writing it from the back benches, or from a SCOPE in Warrington? Whispering about shit and piss as he manned the Samaritans hotline?

... Suppose juxtaposition adds a little comedy

gib

  • weak and wobbly
Pijlstaart really is amazing. I've been studying his post history to try and analyse exactly why the majority of what he writes is so fucking funny and I just can't figure it out, but there's a turn of phrase (or two) every single post that gives me a genuine laugh.

It's also the way he just pops up when you least expect him, the avatar, and the fact that he doesn't overdo it quantity wise. Lost count of the times when i haven't cracked so much as a smile all day then a Pijl post makes me do an actual lol

FerriswheelBueller

  • Floaters gonna float.
You're one of the least boring bastards I've ever encountered on the net.

Cheers mate. I needed that.

I never found Poo funny either to be honest.

Now Doomy Dwyer, there was a funny poster who I miss (A delight in real life too.)

Brundle-Fly

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Cheers mate. I needed that.

Don't mention it.

Brundle-Fly

  • Beryl Vertue signalling
I never found Poo funny either to be honest.

Now Doomy Dwyer, there was a funny poster who I miss (A delight in real life too.)

By Jiminy, yes! Good old fashioned artfully composed linear humour. I embrace absurdism but don't understand a lot of the post-nineties abstract content posted on this site anymore and quite frankly, nor fucking should I. 

pigamus

  • Sex, death, mayonnaise.
I never found Poo funny either to be honest.

Now Doomy Dwyer, there was a funny poster who I miss (A delight in real life too.)

This. Brilliant writer.

I never found Poo funny either to be honest.

Now Doomy Dwyer, there was a funny poster who I miss (A delight in real life too.)
Ironically the only time I've ever found poo funny was when DD shared his shitting himself odyssey

Johnny Yesno

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the avatar

Ah, yes, the subtly changing avatar, which I didn't notice till someone else pointed it out. The very opposite of LOOK AT ME.

buzby

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Thank you for the positive responses. My original post was more in admiration of SGN's pro-Rock attitude. The description of myself was never intended as fishing for compliments.

I'm sure wer all have our own dysfunctions, but collectively our broad range of specialist areas of knowledge and viewpoints are what keeps this place interesting..

I would also like to add to the Pilj love-in - his post history is a thing of wonder and beauty. Also, while I understand the objections to the nature of the language he used (though most of my interactions with him were out-of-persona cycling-related), Poo's odd brand of absurdism led to the poetry recital competition, which was one of the most creative and funny things that the site produced in time I've been here.

saltysnacks

  • Bowed to the influence of Disney
Poo and farts never ever get old for me. Maybe when I've been on here for 10 years I'll have a different opinion, but my day is always improved by a loud fart or a big fat bum in trousers that are way too tight.

BlodwynPig

  • R.I.P. The Waxwork René
You're a thoughtful, intelligent Cabber, Z, but your posts often feel like a dictionary has just thrown up on my screen.


Oo, it's all coming out now! x

He's talking about slets.

Chairman Bodog

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Would I have any megafans protesting my permo, if lawdy forbid a muzzie or willy post made the light of death?

Disposably Bodog