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Postby Morgan » 23 Jan 2007, 10:53

Dr Frankenjam wrote:Do YOU want the image of Morgan masturbating etched into your brain?
DO YOU!?!?!


he's already got that etched into his brain. to live with me is to see me naked.
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Postby Graham » 23 Jan 2007, 10:59

Actually, I've been pretty successful so far at not seeing you naked, and I'm more than prepared to keep it that way.
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Postby Mouse » 23 Jan 2007, 11:17

Lol.

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Postby browncoat » 23 Jan 2007, 11:23

Mouse wrote:True. That's what I'm doing. And also, considering lunch, though it would be an early lunch...

~Mouse


An early lunch? Wow, how the timezones fly ^^
I think half past 7 pm (local time ^^)is quite a good time for dinner ; )

I had my lunch early... at 10 am.
Burger King, right after university.
More a brunch I guess ^^"
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Postby Mouse » 23 Jan 2007, 11:33

Huzzah timezones!

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Postby emma » 23 Jan 2007, 11:39

Because I know you all care, it is 2:39 right now in good old Guelph.
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Postby Mouse » 23 Jan 2007, 11:47

Where's Guelph?

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Postby emma » 23 Jan 2007, 11:49

Ontario. About 100Km west of Toronto, which is the only place people have ever heard of. It's a university town.
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Postby Mouse » 23 Jan 2007, 11:55

Cool.

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Postby rom_ripper » 23 Jan 2007, 14:12

i say less morgan more james. only joking morgan, i also think kathene should be in more vids than you as well.
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Postby Alanna the Banana » 23 Jan 2007, 15:13

Bravo Morgan! I can always use some classical blue-ball humour when feeling cruddy.
May I also say I that I feel your pain and hope for the best.

To Dave: I MISS YOU! Great poem darling! Poor James. hehe :D
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Postby Mouse » 23 Jan 2007, 15:34

For you, 3mm4...

http://youtube.com/watch?v=4-LzM9fMS-0

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Postby Melendwyr » 23 Jan 2007, 15:44

Graham wrote:In response, I don't think it's lowest common denomonator simply because it involves a bodily function.


Ejaculation is a bodily function. Masturbation is an activity.

To put on my analytical hat for a moment:

Much of what we think of as humor is an emotional release of tension, said tension usually arising from a contrast between expectations and reality. In previous WTs, Morgan's monologues have been broken up and therefore contrasted with Graham's interjections. Even when he was alone in "One of Us Has to Change", there were lots of quick cuts and surprise reveals.

Morgan's story was continuous, rather than intercut, and kept to a single train of thought and content. It's hard to make monologues funny for just that reason - professional comics have to build a mood before they break out the real content, and they usually have preceding acts warming up the crowd beforehand. This story was about all buildup without payoff, but the story itself was payoff without buildup, if you see my meaning. It was interesting, and thought-provoking, and amusing, but not guffawing-laugh-out-load funny, for that reason. The ending was, not exactly telegraphed, but inevitable given the structure of the preceding narrative, and that's hard to make funny, too.

Also, no cool people masturbate. James Dean didn't masturbate - as soon as he hit puberty he was surrounded by the ladies who gleefully fulfilled his every whim. So Morgan lost some cool points by not being like James Dean and all the cool people in the audience.

I'm glad to see experiments and risks being taken with the Whatever Thing. Trying sophisticated and different things is worthwhile even if they're not uproariously hilarious all the time. I know I enjoyed it.
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Postby JesterJ. » 23 Jan 2007, 17:35

oh God not again...
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Postby Andy » 23 Jan 2007, 17:56

Dr Frankenjam wrote:
3mm4 wrote:Eh, it's just not that funny.

Maybe it's just the way i've been brought up (and probably the way you have aswell Em) but i just don't find lowest common denominator humour that funny.


This is tremendously interesting. I think it is possible to say that toilet humour (there's a better term for it, but I've forgotten the word) is the GREATEST common denominator.

Comedy draws from all sorts of experiences, and since we all have bodily functions/activities, it is therefore the most common thing that draws us together. It is also interesting to note that the word "vulgar" has two connotations, meaning crass/disgusting and common/of lower class people. Remarkable how these things become related in society.

I put it to you, that the LOWEST common denominator of humour would be something like, say, jokes about the 18th century economic philosopher Thomas Malthus. Only a few historians and economists would get those jokes, hence making them a minority of strange, pale people laughing at the back of the room.

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Postby emma » 23 Jan 2007, 19:20

Melendwyr wrote:In previous WTs, Morgan's monologues have been broken up and therefore contrasted with Graham's interjections. Even when he was alone in "One of Us Has to Change", there were lots of quick cuts and surprise reveals.


That is more of the reason that I didn't like it very much, I think.

You hit the nail on the head, Mel!
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Postby emma » 23 Jan 2007, 19:21

Mouse wrote:For you, 3mm4...

http://youtube.com/watch?v=4-LzM9fMS-0

~Mouse

PS: I heart you.


Except... I'm actually from Toronto. I just went to university in Guelph. I - I like Toronto! I also know that song. :P
But thank you for thinking of me!
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Postby dark_realm » 23 Jan 2007, 20:07

Mouse wrote:For you, 3mm4...

http://youtube.com/watch?v=4-LzM9fMS-0

~Mouse

PS: I heart you.


you heart everyone! :P
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Postby emma » 23 Jan 2007, 20:07

dark_realm wrote:
Mouse wrote:For you, 3mm4...

http://youtube.com/watch?v=4-LzM9fMS-0

~Mouse

PS: I heart you.


you heart everyone! :P


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Postby Link » 23 Jan 2007, 20:21

Although I grew up in Hamilton, I also love Toronto. I think I'm the only person I know of who actually enjoys driving in downtown T-dot.

Also, this week's WT was pretty damn awesome. I don't know why some people don't find it that funny, because Morgan's facial expressions, particularly as he says "my ALARM GOES OFF," were top-notch.
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Postby Misty » 23 Jan 2007, 23:35

That's what made it funny for me, his enthusiasm. Honestly, if not for the fact that he was dressed so nicely and had those exaggerated expressions I would've been bored to tears.
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Postby Dana » 23 Jan 2007, 23:41

The suit was awesome.
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Postby eiopqrtuwy » 24 Jan 2007, 00:16

In case anyone one was doing an official public opinion poll I thought I would chime in. (admittedly only because I don’t like, or plan on learning to like, anchovies)

Like some of the other members here I didn’t think this WT was funny. It seemed to me that it was created with the idea that using taboo material would make it funnier. But it didn’t.
There really didn’t seem to be anything ironic/amusing/unexpected about the story that would envoke laughter. Something other than masturbation could have had much more comic potential, like dreaming of having a woman sandwich … and eating it. :D Just re-reading that sentence over and over makes me laugh.
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Postby Graham » 24 Jan 2007, 00:32

eiopqrtuwy wrote:It seemed to me that it was created with the idea that using taboo material would make it funnier.


Nice Anchovies reference, by the way, full marks!

I'm not slamming your opinion, but I can tell you for sure that this was not written with the intent of "taboo=funny". I mean, Morgan doesn't find it especially taboo for one thing, but moreover, that's not how we roll.

I frankly despise the entire "rely on shock to compensate for comedy" theory of comedy writing, and it may work for some, but it's not for us.

Dreaming of having a woman sandwich and eating it... would have been very funny actually. I like.


Oh! Um. You... you guys know this is a true story, right?
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Postby Misty » 24 Jan 2007, 00:48

Graham wrote:I frankly despise the entire "rely on shock to compensate for comedy" theory of comedy writing, and it may work for some, but it's not for us.

Dreaming of having a woman sandwich and eating it... would have been very funny actually. I like.


Oh! Um. You... you guys know this is a true story, right?

Shocking doesn't equal funny, in my book. Someone could shock me by saying something I wouldn't expect, but most times I'll just give them a WTF look and not laugh. I'm really glad you guys have enough talent that using that sort of shortcut isn't necessary.

Of course we know. These are MORGAN'S dreams we're refering to here. What else could he dream about, other than hot women?
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