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Nice verdict...for me to poop on!
June 14, 2005 10:41 AM   Subscribe

Triumph at the Michael Jackson trial sideshow. As if Star Wars nerds weren't an easy enough target... (embedded video)
posted by Gamblor (31 comments total)

 
My only complaint is that I can barely yawn above 20 decibels. Does anyone know where I can take classes to increase the intensity of my yawns?
posted by Plutor at 10:56 AM on June 14, 2005


Yeah, you know Triumph at the Republican National Convention was hilarious, but when he starts doing M &M videos, doesn't that pretty much mean the joke has jumped the poop so to speak?
posted by willnot at 11:06 AM on June 14, 2005


he didn't say "for me to poop on" :( I hate it when my hand puppet idols evolve as artists
posted by Kattullus at 11:06 AM on June 14, 2005


It appears fashionable to no longer thing Triumph is funny. Maybe someday I can be smart like Plutor and be appropriately bored and maybe even yawn loudly so everyone will know how smart I am.

In the meantime, this is fucking hilarious.
posted by glenwood at 11:09 AM on June 14, 2005


for the record, my favorite bit was the guy who just filmed the camera crew and kept saying "fuck you", that was hilarious... never try to stand up to the put down artist, you'll just end up looking like a fool
posted by Kattullus at 11:13 AM on June 14, 2005


"No longer"? I never thought that shooting fish in a barrel was funny. Not even back when it was "fashionable" to think it was.
posted by Plutor at 11:14 AM on June 14, 2005


Well you were wrong. It is in fact funny.
posted by glenwood at 11:16 AM on June 14, 2005


While I am really sick of Jacko, and tired of Triumph, the Star Wars nerds video is still pretty funny to watch (go Spock!).
posted by SirOmega at 11:17 AM on June 14, 2005


the guy playing spock in the star wars video is an old pal of mine. he was in a great band back in the day called 'bicycle face'.
posted by glenwood at 11:22 AM on June 14, 2005


Well you were wrong. It is in fact funny.

Asking the reporter if she has anything to eat and then remembering that wait, reporters feed on human misery was funny. And, maybe the on a scale of 1 to 10 line. Everything else was so predictable as to be tiring, and even those two things I kind of laughed at were more clever than original.
posted by willnot at 11:26 AM on June 14, 2005


Here's what's not funny : Discussing and arguing over what is and is not funny.

Truce. We shall agree to disagree. Perhaps it just hit my funnybone in the right way this afternoon.
posted by glenwood at 11:27 AM on June 14, 2005


Please, glenwood, go easy on Plutor. Loudly shitting on links you find beneath your high standards is an excellent way to raise the level of discourse on this site.

Contributing good links would be too obvious a tactic, and I commend him on his restraint.
posted by Gamblor at 11:27 AM on June 14, 2005


Oh, come on--"He came in his pajamas"? Comedy gold, I tell ya, comedy gold.
posted by MrMoonPie at 11:33 AM on June 14, 2005


I thought the appearance of albino Triumph was a hoot. I'm surprised the Jacko fans didn't attack him. Pretty passive group.
posted by Carbolic at 11:33 AM on June 14, 2005


I vote funny. As in very very. Thanks for making my lunch break bearable.
posted by fungible at 11:33 AM on June 14, 2005


Gamblor: "Please, glenwood, go easy on Plutor. Loudly shitting on links you find beneath your high standards is an excellent way to raise the level of discourse on this site. Contributing good links would be too obvious a tactic, and I commend him on his restraint."

I take it all back, I'm sorry I ever insulted your puppet.
posted by Plutor at 11:45 AM on June 14, 2005


Yeah, you know Triumph at the Republican National Convention was hilarious, but when he starts doing M &M videos, doesn't that pretty much mean the joke has jumped the poop so to speak?

That's not actualy triumph, apparantly the point of those Eminem videos is that triumph sucks. One of the lines is something like "I can say whatever I want because I'm a cute puppet"

Anyway Triumph > Eminem.
posted by delmoi at 11:58 AM on June 14, 2005


I'd say M & M's > Eminem, as well.
posted by Gamblor at 12:06 PM on June 14, 2005


This Triumph...does he pre-date Ed the Sock?
posted by The Dryyyyy Cracker at 12:07 PM on June 14, 2005


This Triumph...does he pre-date Ed the Sock?

No, but Rickles and any number of less famous put down comics do.
posted by juiceCake at 12:23 PM on June 14, 2005


I loved the Star Wars thing, and the RNC thing was pretty good, too. This was not as good, and it may have simply been that it was too easy a target. He had a couple of funny lines, but I would agree that those were more clever than original. I was a big Conan fan when Triumph began, and I disliked Triumph immediately for his repetitive SNL-like "poop on" nonsense. However, they have moved well beyond that now, and it can be pretty enjoyable. It is interesting how a guy standing there with a puppet on his hand can get away with saying things that a guy without a puppet on his hand cannot get away with.
posted by flarbuse at 12:35 PM on June 14, 2005


That was really goddamn funny, thanks for posting it. I hadn't seen that Star Wars clip for years either, good to see that again. I hope I'm never too cool too laugh at plastic dog puppets making fun of people.
posted by marxchivist at 12:35 PM on June 14, 2005


Point taken, juiceCake, but geez...Ed's got a cigar, too! The resemblance goes beyond uncanny. But I guess it's as they say; talent creates, genius steals....
posted by The Dryyyyy Cracker at 12:43 PM on June 14, 2005


Ed the Sock does indeed claim that Triumph is a ripoff (see second item from bottom of left sidebar), but I think Triumph is much funnier than Ed.
posted by teg at 12:44 PM on June 14, 2005


I vote funny, would these faces lie to you?
posted by scheptech at 12:56 PM on June 14, 2005


That's not actualy triumph, apparantly the point of those Eminem videos is that triumph sucks.

Have you even seen the video? I think Eminem likes Triumph, or he wouldn't have let the puppet insult him in his own music vid:

"As a dog I must know, what does Dr. Dre's ass smell like?"

"You're so cute and small. No wonder Elton John loves you, your head comes up to his waist."

"I'm not your wife!" (As Eminem beats up the puppet)
posted by karson at 1:08 PM on June 14, 2005


I'm not familiar with Triumph, but Ed used to be fairly amusing, taken in limited doses (i.e. outside of his Friday night T&A show). His interview with Willie Nelson (who was, shall we say, unimpressed) at Woodstock '99 was just about the best thing I've ever seen on MuchMusic. He still does a pretty good job of hosting the "Fromage" end-of-year worst-of clip shows (although even they're not what they used to be, now that they limit themselves to Top 40 fare).
posted by The Card Cheat at 1:16 PM on June 14, 2005


Yeah shooting fish in the barrel is cheap entertainment indeed...but hell what's on TV these days xcept crap ? What do you expect, PBS or BBC quality stuff on privately owned channels ? Ahahahah YEAAAHH sure ..that once a year for Xmas just to save face..364 days it's crap crap crap crap low cost low quality crap.

Besides I see the Star Wars geeks are good sports, they actually laugh at themselves and know they look at nerds. It's nice they don't seem to give a flying fuck about that :D

I like that !

The dog ? Feh it's just an excuse for the comedian..which is not bad btw.
posted by elpapacito at 1:58 PM on June 14, 2005


The Star Wars bit is a classic.

This was alright. I did like the exchange with the reporter, who actually seemed to enjoy it.
posted by dreamsign at 2:56 PM on June 14, 2005


"It is interesting how a guy standing there with a puppet on his hand can get away with saying things that a guy without a puppet on his hand cannot get away with."

One summer way back when, I got a lot of mileage out of going to a busy park with friends, with a wacky looking furry puppet (whom I named Harvey Stoneage) on my hand. I would make the puppet check out girls with long lewd stares, and say things I'd never actually say to a girl's face if I didn't already know her well, all the while looking the other way and even continuing conversations with my friends - as if the puppet and I were totally separate. If I was walking along and pretty girls were coming the other way, I'd talk to my friend and then have the puppet stare and smile at the girls, looking over my shoulder as they passed, making sort of Animal (the Muppet drummer) faces and head gestures at them.

I met so many girls that summer, it was great. Yeah, it paid off, several times.

*looks around at staring, boggle-eyed faces*

What? I'm just backing up the point with a real life anecdote!

Oh, you had to be there. Geez. *sulks* I miss that puppet....
posted by zoogleplex at 4:18 PM on June 14, 2005


Chicks dig puppets, man.
posted by Kafkaesque at 9:12 PM on June 15, 2005


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