[Guest post by Aaron Worthing; if you have tips, please send them here. Or by Twitter @AaronWorthing.]
As usual, you are positively encouraged to engage in sock puppetry in this thread. The usual rules apply.
Please, be sure to switch back to your regular handle when commenting on other threads. I have made that mistake myself, a lot.
And remember: the worst sin you can commit on this thread is not being funny.
And for this week’s Friday frivolity, we have the Bill Maher accusing the Onion of ripping him off and getting pwned* in the process. But I will put it under the fold, because some of the jokes are mildly not safe for work.
So Maher tweeted, “I see The Onion stole my placenta joke that I did in Feb 2010 HBO special.”
Which prompted Joe Garden of the Onion to reply, hilariously: “Bill? We don’t watch your show. And check the date. http://onion.com/ipQ9hn” And if you follow the link, you get to an article that they originally posted in August of 2009. They just linked back to it because it was suddenly relevant again. So in fact, if anyone was stealing anyone’s joke, it was Maher.
But it gets even funnier than that. Daniel Tosh of Tosh.0 decides to jump in, writing:
calm down @billmaher plagiarism happens a lot. for example, you said “Life starts at the erection” a year after I told that joke on my show
Heh. Couldn’t have happened to a nicer guy.
Of course it would be hypocritical not to admit that pretty much this whole Friday frivolity was cribbed from John Hudson.
* “pwned” is nerd slang for “owned.” It was based on the fact that a video game (I think it was World of Warcraft) had a typo in the term “owned” where the author apparently accidentally hit the p key instead of the o key.
[Posted and authored by Aaron Worthing.]