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Friday, January 25, 2013

Since Everybody on Slog Seems to Love Puns So Much...

Posted by on Fri, Jan 25, 2013 at 12:13 PM

For some reason, I rarely agree with the top choice in a Slog poll—I'd say maybe a quarter of the time, I choose the option that winds up as the top pick. But I'm still shocked and disappointed that Slog voted overwhelmingly in favor of puns yesterday.

Never let it be said that I don't give the people what they want: The Rumpus just published their second round of literary puns. You like puns so fucking much, go take a look. I have two words for you: Mark Twainkie. MARK TWAINKIE. This is what you voted for, Slog. This is the kind of world in which you want to live.

 

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MacCrocodile 1
That's redundant, since Mark Twain was already made of yellow spongecake with a creamy filling.
Posted by MacCrocodile http://maccrocodile.com/ on January 25, 2013 at 12:21 PM · Report this
Matt the Engineer 2
What's up with the Stranger's War on Puns? Let's show some tolerance.
Posted by Matt the Engineer on January 25, 2013 at 12:27 PM · Report this
Will in Seattle 3
Sigh.

You wouldn't have made it into the Vancouver SF pun contest qualifying rounds.
Posted by Will in Seattle http://www.facebook.com/WillSeattle on January 25, 2013 at 12:27 PM · Report this
seatackled 4
They should have gone with Mork Twain instead.
Posted by seatackled on January 25, 2013 at 12:28 PM · Report this
Dougsf 5
Oh c'mon, those was some sub-Garbage Pail Kid attempts. Maybe it's not puns that suck, maybe it's The Rumpus.
Posted by Dougsf on January 25, 2013 at 12:31 PM · Report this
Pope Peabrain 6
They forgot Walt Whipman.
Posted by Pope Peabrain on January 25, 2013 at 12:37 PM · Report this
MacCrocodile 7
@6 - I prefer Malt Whitman.
Posted by MacCrocodile http://maccrocodile.com/ on January 25, 2013 at 12:46 PM · Report this
treacle 8
Shocked! I say, SHOCKED!! Literally vibrating with disappointment! Blue-faced horror! WHAT, indeed, is this WORLD COMING TO? I ask you... Eheuh! <clutches pearls>
Posted by treacle on January 25, 2013 at 12:53 PM · Report this
Fnarf 9
Oh, here's one I forgot -- the greatest newspaper headline of all time, after Inverness Caledonian Thistle (known as Caley) upset Celtic in the Scottish Cup:

SUPER CALEY GO BALLISTIC, CELTIC ARE ATROCIOUS
Posted by Fnarf http://www.facebook.com/fnarf on January 25, 2013 at 12:53 PM · Report this
treefort 10
Just because something is popular doesn't mean it's good. Keep the faith, Paul.
Posted by treefort on January 25, 2013 at 12:59 PM · Report this
seatackled 11
@9 It took me a couple of seconds to get it, but that's pretty impressive.
Posted by seatackled on January 25, 2013 at 1:12 PM · Report this
mr. herriman 12
halloween snoopy card I saw once:

Q: why do ghouls hang around with demons?

(open it up, there's snoopy all done up like carol channing)

A: because demons are a ghoul's best frieeeenndd!!!"
Posted by mr. herriman on January 25, 2013 at 1:31 PM · Report this
13
For the most part those aren't puns, they're dumb jokes. I kinda like Thomas Pinchin, though.
Posted by Levislade http://ballofwax.org on January 25, 2013 at 2:59 PM · Report this
MacCrocodile 14
@12 - I. Need. That. Card.
Posted by MacCrocodile http://maccrocodile.com/ on January 25, 2013 at 3:29 PM · Report this
mr. herriman 15
I may have it, @14, but it'll be a long time before it turns up :)
Posted by mr. herriman on January 25, 2013 at 4:03 PM · Report this
16
I don't think Mark Twainkie is a proper pun. But come on Paul, take another trip through Buffy the Vampire slayer and tell me you don't love a good pun!
Posted by LukeJoe on January 25, 2013 at 4:30 PM · Report this
lostboy 17
The problem was that the poll's only alternative to embracing puns was to condemn them utterly and universally as never acceptable. I suspect a less extreme choice would have likely produced much different results.
Posted by lostboy http://plus.google.com/104883658551712008719 on January 25, 2013 at 6:13 PM · Report this
McBomber 18
I've heard residents of White Center refer to their neighborhood as "Creamy White Center." Perhaps Mark Twainkie hails from there?
Posted by McBomber on January 25, 2013 at 6:22 PM · Report this
McBomber 19
Also, Google provides a link to an exhaustive list of pun-based porn titles. I didn't get very far down the list, but most aren't very good (though "Ocean's Eleven Inches" isn't horrible).
Posted by McBomber on January 25, 2013 at 6:29 PM · Report this
Free Lunch 20
I confess I laughed at Eudora Sheltie.
Posted by Free Lunch on January 25, 2013 at 6:49 PM · Report this
mr. herriman 21
Mcbomber @19: I thought "One Night In Paris" was a stroke of genius.

See what I did there? ;)
Posted by mr. herriman on January 25, 2013 at 11:20 PM · Report this

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