Posted by Darth Dobbin at ct-naugatuck3a-68.wtrbct.adelphia.net on August 07, 2001 at 18:23:10:
In Reply to: Geez? Is it really THAT funny? posted by John Walker on August 07, 2001 at 17:39:24:
: The jock, however misinformed, was clearly talking about the films content.
Yes, but his caveman-like use of language was Monkey-Man-esque. That *IS* funny. It is a crystalized example of the super-simple way that the "Joe Poptart" ACTUALLY THINKS.
Is it funny? You betcher bippy, in all of it's sweetness, it is.
And like most VERY, VERY funny things, the reason it is so hilarious is because it is really so tragically sad.
Say it out loud. "I read that movie hates homos."
Now imagine thinking this thought, voiced with that EXACT phrase, is worthy of saying aloud, in public.
Lynch is, in this situation, much like THE WATCHMEN's "Comedian." He gets the joke, but understands that the reason why it's funny is also the reason that it's tragic.
What's with the bitter?
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