We watched The Aristocrats last night. While I was more entertained than I expected…I was just as uncomfortable as I expected.
- Andy Richter telling the joke to his santa-hat wearing infant. If there’s anyone that completely doesn’t get it…it’s someone that totally lacks language comprehension.
- Cartman telling the joke on South Park. Making that not funny would be like The Onion telling it and not being funny…wait, The Onion bit wasn’t. Cartman not getting it himself – beautiful.
- The joke being flipped around, with the tame bit in the middle and the offensive bit at the end. I think the shock/surprise value works better in that order, while still containing the joke’s history and intent.
- Sarah Silverman taking the joke too personally. “I don’t list The Aristocrats on my resumé anymore….” Ha.
Made me think the joke would make a great podcast…and I smell a satire of Web 2.0 startups in there as well.