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April 20, 2010 3:33 PM   Subscribe

[lets start this off] Everything is Terrible presents several comedy VHS tapes with everything left out but the sexism, racism, and homophobia. The Great Ray, COMEDY ON A VHS TAPE MACHINE!!!?, Rush Limbaugh Sure Is Funny, and Gross Jokes. [applause]

Wanna see more of the rapping guy? Here you go. Jokes For Jesus! Stand Up Reagan.

Coming soon to the Right Network: Right to Laugh
posted by The Devil Tesla (18 comments total) 4 users marked this as a favorite

 
When I was in university Rush's show used to be on some Buffalo channel on Friday or Saturday night, and one evening we turned it into a drinking game; everyone would take a drink every time they cut to a non-white person/couple in the audience laughing after one of Rush's jokes. This got old pretty fast, though, because it only happened once per episode and motherfuckers wanted to drink, yo.
posted by The Card Cheat at 3:38 PM on April 20, 2010 [1 favorite]


I could imagine that Rush Limbaugh video being used to torture people when played on a loop. There's something about it that's incredibly disconcerting and unsettling (in addition to Rush's usual disconcerting/unsettling character).
posted by schmod at 3:46 PM on April 20, 2010


I don't get it. They seem to be talking about cliched 80s topics like "the mall" and "cable tv" but how is that "sexism, racism, and homophobia?"
posted by drjimmy11 at 3:53 PM on April 20, 2010


I don't get it.

I think you need to watch more of these. There is some of that, and there is some of the other crap.
posted by The Devil Tesla at 3:56 PM on April 20, 2010


drjimmy11: "I don't get it. They seem to be talking about cliched 80s topics like "the mall" and "cable tv" but how is that "sexism, racism, and homophobia?""

The Great Ray clip is particularly meaty there. I couldn't watch past a minute and a half or so, when he talks about his wife's shortcomings. Also: "Great Ray"? Really? Have you heard of him?
posted by yiftach at 4:00 PM on April 20, 2010


There's a new Everything Is Terrible post about every ten days lately.

I meant that as a complaint, but the more I think about it, the more I don't mind so much actually.
posted by hermitosis at 4:01 PM on April 20, 2010


CAT MASSAGE
posted by Lanark at 4:17 PM on April 20, 2010 [3 favorites]


Also: "Great Ray"? Really? Have you heard of him?

I watched for a minute or so thinking, "Gee this guy looks just like Ray Combs!" and then I realized it really was Ray Combs, and I felt bad.
posted by Dr-Baa at 4:26 PM on April 20, 2010


I thought I liked the rapper, but then I just realized that I miss Kenneth the Page.
posted by redsparkler at 7:04 PM on April 20, 2010


After the Rapture, EIT and Metafilter will merge to become one awesome website.
posted by mccarty.tim at 7:16 PM on April 20, 2010 [1 favorite]


Either those right to laugh guys aren't very funny, or humor is holistic and I need to exorcise my socialist tendencies to giggle at them.

And why wasn't Kelsey Grammar doing it if he's so right wing? Or was he just introducing it to make fun of them, in a great, Poe's Law metacomedic gesture?

And why do they need their own network when they already have Fox?
posted by mccarty.tim at 7:31 PM on April 20, 2010


Kelsey Grammer is busy doing right-wing things (e.g., schtupping the babysitter).
posted by Mister_A at 7:47 PM on April 20, 2010


Kelsey Grammer is busy doing right-wing things (e.g., schtupping the babysitter).

Only if he's underage.
posted by kcds at 8:36 PM on April 20, 2010 [1 favorite]


Everything on Everything is Terrible is great!
posted by fuq at 8:39 PM on April 20, 2010


I used to have a Skittet and Leroy LP. This one. The cover alone scared my friends.
posted by Astro Zombie at 8:57 PM on April 20, 2010


I watched for a minute or so thinking, "Gee this guy looks just like Ray Combs!" and then I realized it really was Ray Combs, and I felt bad.

On the bright side, the fact that he eventually committed suicide just got a lot funnier!
posted by mightygodking at 11:09 PM on April 20, 2010


I watched for a minute or so thinking, "Gee this guy looks just like Ray Combs!" and then I realized it really was Ray Combs, and I felt bad.

Coincidentally, Ray Combs actually came from my hometown, Hamilton, OH. When I was growing up in the '80s/early '90s, it was a huge point of civic pride when he succeeded Richard Dawson as the host of Family Feud. I recall seeing him as a guest speaker at a few high school functions and remember that he seemed like a pretty affable, easygoing guy. His suicide came as a complete shock to pretty much everybody in town, and it seemed to eerily coincide with Hamilton's overall socio-economic decline through the late '90s and early 2000s.

That said, I think this might very well be the first time I've ever seen the man do actual standup.

After seeing the clip, I'm also thinking it might be just as well if I hadn't.
posted by Strange Interlude at 11:02 AM on April 21, 2010 [1 favorite]


what
posted by Uther Bentrazor at 8:10 AM on April 22, 2010


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