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This is the Worst Joke in the History of the World

Kyle Scott - June 24, 2013

Pack it up, Joe Amendola. This guy wins.

The George Zimmerman-Trayvon Martin case started today, and since I’m not Nancy Grace, this will likely be the only time it’s ever mentioned on this site. But Zimmerman is charged with second-degree murder for killing Martin, an unnarmed black teenager. The case is getting significant attention from all the cable news networks. And it has brought to the forefront yet another discussion about prejudice in this country. So, naturally, Zimmerman’s lawyer, Don West, kicked things off with Knock Knock joke about the difficulty in finding an impartial jury.

Even crickets were offended:

Let me say, I would like to tell you a little joke. I know how that may sound a bit weird in this context under these circumstances. But I think you’re the perfect audience for it. As long as you don’t — if you don’t like it or don’t think it’s funny or inappropriate that you don’t hold it against Mr. Zimmerman. Hold it against me if you want, but not Mr. Zimmerman. I have your assurance you won’t.

Here’s how it goes: Knock knock. Who’s there? George Zimmerman. George Zimmerman who? All right. Good. You’re on the Jury.

Nothing? That’s funny. After what you folks have been through the last two or three weeks.

I literally can’t stop watching the video. Dead silence. Not a peep. Just West dangling in the winds of judgement. Even the prosecutors looked embarrassed for the guy. It’s like West studied the Amendola-Rominger playbook for how to act like an ass in court. Next up: trivia and Pin The Tail On The Donkey! I think Zimmerman is going to jail.

UPDATE: The guy lifted the joke from a Fark headline.

Video: Marine Colonel Jokes About Killing Roy Halladay

Kyle Scott - June 22, 2011

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Since it’s Marine Week in St. Louis – a chance for the military to show its might and stage a giant PR event near one of the most impoverished cities in America, East St. Louis – several hundred military folk were at last night's Phillies – Cardinals game… including Colonel Shane Tomko and Sergeant Nicole Tannahill.

Our military does many fine things, and words can't fully express our gratitude. Every round of applause and standing ovation is more than deserved. However, spending over 25 years in the service can skew one's worldview, which is exactly what seems to have happened to Col. Tomko, who joked about killing Roy Halladay with a tank:

Col. Tomko: I'll tell you what, with that M1A1 Abrams we got across the street, if Halladay keeps on pitching well, we can fix that with one round pretty quickly.

Announcer: – awkward laughs – I'm sure you could. I don't know if we should say that, but you just did.

Col. Tomko: I can say whatever I want because I'm a war fighter, and this is the Cardinals Nation the last time I checked.

 

Annnnd therein lies the problem. We probably wouldn't have posted this if he had just made the poor-taste joke, but the fact that he had a chance to clarify it and followed up with only more ignorance cemented the deal.

War is obviously what Tomko does 24/7, but he has to know better than to joke about something like that, especially on TV.

The comments on this one should be fun.

Video is after the jump- about 35 seconds in for the remark. Yeah, the Marines might want to think about getting a new spokesman.

UPDATE: FOX Sports Midwest issued a statement: 

"The comment was an attempt at humor, but was inappropriate to the setting.  We apologize to any fans who may have been offended.”

H/T to (@mcmullensr)

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When Chris Wheeler Jokes Go Bad

Kyle Scott - April 16, 2011

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Heh….. heh…

To be fair, Chris Wheeler jokes are always acceptable, and T-Mac has stepped up his game this year. The wind reference is excellent. Chris Wheeler loves wind.

[Related: Chris Wheeler drinking game]

Video after the jump.

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