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What Would People Think?

Wednesday, March 22, 2006


So I got into an overheated debate with Mike about abortion. It's a topic that lends itself to overheating. Actually I was probably the overheated one. I believe I used the phrase "Vietnam of the womb" at one point.

Luckily Meredith interrupted and told a joke. Jokes make everything better. It reminded me that the point of the Internet isn't to scream at each other. (Some people think to the contrary.) Actually, the point of the Internet is to make stupid jokes.

Which brings me to the following joke I thought up on the spot on Mike's blog. The purpose of the joke is to make fun of the evil people at UNC.

Meredith, I dedicate this joke in your honor. Thanks for reminding me that my purpose in life is to point at people and laugh.

Q: How many UNC students does it take to screw in a lightbulb?


Q: Why did the UNC student cross the road?


Q: What's black and white and red all over?

A: WHO CARES? UNC LOST! No, wait........the answer, of course, is newspapers. Specifically the newspapers all over the nation which announced that UNC LOST!


P.S. The spellchecker for this blog - the same one that doesn't know the word "blog" - didn't recognize the word "lightbulb" above. It suggested I replace it with the word "lustfully."

Don't quite know what to make of that.


  • Ha. Stupid UNC.

    By Blogger g, at 3/22/2006 7:00 PM  

  • Yes, Blogger has about the worst spell-checker ever.

    By Blogger Matthew B. Novak, at 3/22/2006 11:22 PM  

  • I didn't think the discussion was really that heated. I imagine we were both more overheated in what we wanted to write than what we actually wrote ;-) Regardless, the phrase "Vietnam of the womb" is awesome.

    However, I stand by despising UNC and (moreso) Duke for totally fucking my NCAA bracket.

    And actually, many would argue the point of the Internet is porn. On "Scrubs" the other night (which, by the way, if you're not watching every Tuesday at 9/8c, you need to, because it's the best comedy on network television right now) Dr. Cox said he believed that if porn were banned from the Internet, there would only be a single website left, and it would be bringbacktheporn.com. I thought that was hilarious.

    By Blogger Mike, at 3/23/2006 10:15 AM  

  • And I think we should all thank UConn for eliminating Evil from the world (or at least from the tournament).

    By Evil, of course, I mean the Kentucky Wildcats.

    By Blogger Jeff, at 3/23/2006 11:05 AM  

  • First off, My Name is Earl is the best comedy on network TV. Second of all, that's all I've got.

    By Blogger Matthew B. Novak, at 3/23/2006 3:51 PM  

  • Have you seen the "The Internet Is For Porn" song/animation yet? It's amusing. I don't have a link to it, but if you can find it, it's quite amusing.

    By Blogger Jeff, at 3/23/2006 3:57 PM  

  • No Matt, "My Name is Earl" would be third-best. Or maybe it's second-best. I'm still a little unclear as to the ultimate fate of "Arrested Development". Either way, "Earl" is a great show, but it would be third behind those two masterpieces. Not that any of that relates to this post at all.

    And while we're not relating to this post, have you noticed that the only good sitcoms on TV anymore are the ones that eliminate the laugh track (such as all those mentioned above)? Wonder if that means anything. Maybe by not pausing for canned laughter, they can work in more humor. Who knows?

    Yes Jeff, UK beats Duke for evilness. But barely.

    By Blogger Mike, at 3/23/2006 5:52 PM  

  • I love how the Duke Chronicle titled its article about Duke going to Atlanta to compete in the Sweet Sixteen: "Devils Go Down To Georgia."

    Also, bringbacktheporn.com would NOT be the only site on the Internet. There would also be a small blog called "What Would People Think"?

    By Blogger Ben, at 3/23/2006 5:56 PM  

  • Ok, if Arrested is still in the running, that wins hands down. And I enjoy scrubs, but I gotta take Earl. And in fact, I'd put The Office ahead of Earl too. Scrubs is just a little too "coasty" (as in West/East Coast) to be number one, while Earl is more down to Earth, and less pretentious. Therefore, point goes to Earl, and it wins. Also, I'm amazed the entire little world that My Name is Earl has created - much more of an accomplishment than the real-life in which Scrubs exists. Again, point Earl. This is nothing against Scrubs, but it's just that Earl is funnier.

    Also, while D-I college basketball is awesome and everything (in March), we all know that the college sport where it's really at is D-III football. Go Johnnies.

    By Blogger Matthew B. Novak, at 3/24/2006 12:45 AM  

  • After last night's episode, I concede that Earl is a fantastic show. However, in noting my generally greater affection for Scrubs, I point out that:

    a) It's been on longer, so I've had more time to get to know the characters and be wrapped up in its world.

    b) My name might as well be John "J.D." Dorian.

    The Office I just can't get into, and I work in an office.

    By Blogger Mike, at 3/24/2006 10:25 AM  

  • Buddy, hate to break it to you, but Mason (www.gmu.edu) has kicked everyone's ass.... Duke is gone.... UConn was killed... so shut up about mason and stop crying. Calm down. I know it hurts that GMU's $200K basketball budget has outdone Duke's$10+ Million budget to get to the final 4. THAT IS CALLED HEART! Chill out and enjoy the show.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 3/28/2006 1:11 AM  

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