[Funny] Funny Pictures! (Keep em clean, folks!)

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A part of me really wants to bring back "freethinkers" as a dismissive insult. I think it's the 'r' sound that sort of goes perfectly with a sneer, and the hard 'k' sound to emphasize. The only problem is that I'm a freekthinker.

I can gladly say that I'm not exactly a "nice guy" because I know myself well enough to understand that I have serious problems in my social interactions, and those who followed my relationship misadventures in some threads know both of my awkwardness and immaturity and my tendency to be "friendzoned" -wich basically means me being friendly, thus being considered a friend, and then having feelings for those firends-... but is that really the way one reacts? "that's okay, oh well, at least I tried"?

Wouldn't it be, "oh, no! I'm glad I tried because that would have been unbearable but oh how painful this is and I've ruined the friendship forever"?

This... is a real question. Is shrugging this stuff off like nothing the normal reaction?
I guess it depends, man. If you've actually ruined a friendship, yeah, you're not gonna shrug it off. But if you're just acquaintances and you took a risk the second or third time you saw them, well, whatever.
 

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In this thread, I learned it is not possible to get a "joke" yet still think it's not funny.

Also, anti-humor is The Game. You apparently can't discuss it without becoming the punchline. The only way to win is to sneer with self-satisfaction at people actually talking about The Game.
No, not really. I think if you guys took a step back and didn't feel so personally hurt and inflicted, you'd see there's plenty more to comedy than just "not being in the joke". But, a thread full of recycled images from the internet is really neither the time nor the place for it. But y'all can keep being cranky about it, if you want :p
 

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I really didn't get the impression that anyone here was actually cranky or hurt. Seemed fairly low key and civil for a change, in fact. Maybe that's why I was confused.
 

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People being angry about bad tv shows confuse me. Don't watch it.
It's irritating when that show is part of a specifically timed lineup that has a broader menu than it has time to air and finances their own shows. IE - Adult Swim. Money spent on, and time allotted to, Tim & Eric is resources that could have gone to finding the next (or hell, just rerunning some more of) Venture Bros, Boondocks, Big-O, Harvey Birdman, Sealab, etc. Or hell, producing more Korgoth of Barbaria than just the universally acclaimed pilot. Or just air some more anime that's halfway decent. After all, before Adult Swim, the only two genres of anime known to the US were Sailor Moon/Pokemon and Tentacle Hentai.
 

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I counter that with robotech, dragonball z and akira.
Which were robosailormoon, screamypokemon, and a "what the hell is this shit I can't tell what is going on" movie that aired once on sci fi and then dropped off the face of the western hemisphere.

For all practical purposes, Adult Swim (and it's offshoot, Toonami) broke anime into the western mainstream, for good or ill.
 

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If that's what you want to think, by all means.
I feel bad for you, Gas, I really do.
Hey, I remember getting up at 6am in the 80s to watch robotech like all my other school classmates. Doesn't change what it is. And that sure as hell isn't Ghost in the Shell.

(The point I was trying to make, was that before CN made mature anime more mainstream, the overwhelming view of anime is that it was either kid's cartoons or porn).
 
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Hey, I remember getting up at 6am in the 80s to watch robotech like all my other school classmates. Doesn't change what it is. And that sure as hell isn't Ghost in the Shell.

(The point I was trying to make, was that before CN made mature anime more mainstream, the overwhelming view of anime is that it was either kid's cartoons or porn).
they basically bled money hoping to make anime a profitable business, toonami/adult swim is responsible for making it a mainstream activity, high-speed internet. fan-subs, and torrents are responsible for it becoming a "loss leader". My conjecture is simple, when the majority of the fan base could give a hoot about a dub, and you can download/stream it next day after broadcast on TBS, NHK, etc. with English subtitles, it becomes very hard to sell people on paying to watch it any form.

it seems true of most tv these days as well, but I remember when it was the huge discussion in the anime circles.
 

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although I would also like to take the same picture and age it a generation where the "kids before" have an atari and a baseball.
 
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And then he would have to constantly chase away those pesky little Compy dinosaurs so they wouldn't steal his small rocks . . .

. . . or eat him.
CompyEaten83.JPE
 
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