21 Responses to “5 Annoying Comedy Character Clichés”

  1. Rick 9 July 2010 at 5:01 pm #

    Where is the "funny tacky black guy"?

    • brianmcculloh 9 July 2010 at 5:52 pm #

      That almost made the list – probably #6.

  2. doug campbell 28 February 2011 at 2:03 am #

    A. the latest exit polls had 4% of the population acknowledging they are gay and this figure is considered a low ball because of two factors. 1- some homosexuals will never admit to being gay, no matter the supposed anonymity of the poll 2- gay people are not very political until recently, meaning more gay people stay home on election day than straight.
    B. What does "I don't believe in people living homosexual lives" mean exactly?
    1. That you want them to be straight? (it's not a choice, REALLY)
    2. You want them to be celibate, live & die without knowing intimate love and companionship.
    3. You want them to die.

    Which is it, bigot?

    • brianmcculloh 28 February 2011 at 1:19 pm #

      4. I want them to live the best lives they know how and, when they go into the next live and meet their maker, repent for anything they know that they have done wrong in their lives.

      Incidentally that's what I hope for myself, and my sins are no different than anyone else's. I don't want anyone to die, and I don't want anyone to not be who they truly are.

      P.S. You obviously don't understand the meaning of the word "bigot". Lay off the caffeine, bub.

      • doug campbell 1 March 2011 at 12:44 am #


        Thank you for your well written & compassionate reply. I appreciate it.

        I understand your position a little better and don't consider you a bigot, however- you are still mistaken and when you say "you don't believe in people living homosexual lives" without offering further details of how you believe homosexuals should live, it strikes me as disingenuous.
        What are your qualifications for making this statement?
        Are you a Psychologist or Psychologist?
        Have you yourself had homosexual attractions so that you know first hand what you are speaking of?

        • brianmcculloh 1 March 2011 at 9:58 am #

          I am not against homosexual marriages politically. I don't think there should be any favoring towards straight couples versus gay couples. That is nonsense. And I don't regard homosexuals any less than heterosexuals, nor do I treat them differently or even think less of them.

          My statement was coming from what I believe in my faith, which is something that I would never force on anyone else and something I'm entitled to believe if I want to. As a Christian, I don't believe homosexuality is the way God designed it. Does God care ultimately about who you have sex with? In my opinion, no. That's not even the point of it and I think it's a deeper matter pertaining to the way we were originally created. Homosexuality is an unnatural thing that spawned out of sin. It doesn't mean homosexuals don't have true genuine feelings just like straight couples, it just means that's not the way it was originally meant to be. Do gay people choose to be gay? No. Do I have a definite answer to the problem of homosexuality? No.

          If I had written this post more recently, I would have phrased that sentence differently and/or not even included it in this post. It's confusing without further explanation I think, and irrelevant to my original point in the post.

          • doug campbell 1 March 2011 at 11:33 am #

            I see and respectfully won't argue your beliefs.
            I would like to point out, however- that homosexuality is natural in that it occurs in nearly every animal species in nature.
            You strike me as intelligent , enlightened (to a point) and fair minded, three ideals I hold in high esteem and try to develop myself.
            You might be interested in the author John Shore, he has a blog http://johnshore.com/
            he is an evangelical christian, very knowledgeable and somewhat funny, as well.
            Thank you again for your clarification.

          • brianmcculloh 1 March 2011 at 12:09 pm #

            Thanks for the link, that guy's a good writer. I have read some of his stuff and at first glance he appears to have his stuff together. However he does seem like he's trying to convince himself that homosexuality is not a sin, and it's pretty obvious. For instance, take this article: http://johnshore.com/2010/03/04/christians-no-fai…

            He is trying to use the fact that Christians don't take into account the "sell all your possessions" as often or extremely as they should as a way of supporting the idea that homosexuality is not wrong. But in my opinion he actually strengthens the case of homosexuality being wrong. (I won't go into why here, but I can if needed).

            Another example of an alluring but false argument: http://johnshore.com/2010/10/01/how-is-being-gay-…

            He's confusing love with romance. He says Jesus instructs us to love, and that if we say homosexuals should resist their gay temptations we are saying they can't experience love. Yet, Jesus never had physical romance with another human being, but he most assuredly experienced the deepest possible love.

            I respect what this guy is doing and I'm not saying all his stuff is bad, but you should always be wary of everything you read, because a lot of times it's shaped into a very alluring package that is meant to confuse you.

            P.S. just because homosexuality occurs in other – even all other – animals doesn't mean it's the way we were originally created. Everything in creation was unfortunately and indelibly touched by sin.

  3. JesseKNO 28 February 2011 at 1:31 pm #

    Hey Doug:

    A. What exit poll? Do you know how statistically unaccurate and unreliable exit polls are?
    B. It's pretty freaking clear. He believes something. In the United States of America, we get to do this. Regardless of what you believe, that is why our country is the best. You can believe what you want. Unfortunately for some (you?) it goes both ways.

    By definition – if B is a Bigot, so are you. Bigot.

    • doug campbell 1 March 2011 at 12:48 am #

      Hey Jesse:

      A. 2008 Obama v McCain
      B. Not- relevant.

      And no, calling someone a "bigot" who seemingly discriminates against Gay People does not make me a bigot also, unless you mean I am bigoted against people who are bigoted against me…which is simply convoluted and a logical fallacy.

      • JesseKNO 1 March 2011 at 12:27 pm #

        A. Yikes, I 'hope' that's working out for you.
        B. Really?

        Please remember to read the fine print:
        'Leave your sensitivity at the door'

        bigot – : a person who is obstinately or intolerantly devoted to his or her own opinions and prejudices; especially : one who regards or treats the members of a group (as a racial or ethnic group) with hatred and intolerance

        Where was the hatred and intolerance? Did anyone see hatred or intolerance anywhere in this blog post or comment section?

        SETTLE DOWN. It's a blog about comedey characters.

        • doug campbell 1 March 2011 at 3:40 pm #

          I don't consider Brian to be a bigot.
          I saw words that seemed unfair and illogical and I reacted by expressing my opinion, however through open dialogue I understand he is a good faith person although we may have some disagreements we don't have to be disagreeable.

          But I would like to address your definition of bigot.
          You say that hatred & intolerance are necessary in order for their to be bigotry.
          That is not actually true.
          First the concept of "intolerance"…We only "tolerate" things we don't like, so to ask for someone's "tolerance" is disingenuous, but this is not relevant to your definition.
          Intolerance (and Tolerance) is a Noun
          Intolerantly is an Adjective describing a Noun.
          You have substituted the Adjective for the Noun creating =LOGICAL FALLACY. 0 points :-)
          As for Hatred-
          White Men who owned Black Slaves in general did not hate them. Some were mistreated, no doubt. Some were probably hated, as that is human nature, but so is liking and loving human nature so I don't believe that all White Slave Owners as a rule Hated their Black Slaves.
          But I do think, and I think you will agree, that ALL White Slave Owners Were Bigots.

          What do you think?

          • JesseKNO 1 March 2011 at 3:47 pm #

            I think you overanalyze everything in this world.

            I don't say anything, I copied the definition from websters dictionary. I responded to you calling the author a bigot. You can submit your objections to Webster's obviously hasty and ill-conceived definition here: http://www.merriam-webster.com/contact/definition…

            I'm sure they'd love to talk about logical fallacies, etc. I'm going to go ahead and read the funny articles here. Good luck!

          • doug campbell 1 March 2011 at 4:51 pm #

            Are these your words or merriam-webster's?

            "Where was the hatred and intolerance? Did anyone see hatred or intolerance anywhere in this blog post or comment section?"

            That is what I addressed. I have no argument and made no argument with the dictionary's definition.

            BTW- You never answered my question. Why is that?

          • JesseKNO 1 March 2011 at 5:03 pm #

            You are the smartest, most insightful blog commenter to ever live. You are also clearly more intelligent and WAY more of an expert on human nature, civil/gay rights, and almost everything else in this world than I am.

            Do you feel better about yourself now? You've 'won' against every single other individual in this thread.

            Now then; please go away, troll.

    • doug campbell 1 March 2011 at 12:49 am #

      BTW- I addressed the issue of "unaccurate statistics"…

  4. Katy 28 February 2011 at 10:52 pm #

    Yes yes, things are "unaccurate" and gays are bad. Whatever. All I'm here to say is that I'm a preschool teacher, and yes, kids ARE that big of jerks, even to strangers. That is all.

    • Brian 28 February 2011 at 10:58 pm #

      Ha, so it's true. Something has got to be done about kids these days!

    • doug campbell 1 March 2011 at 12:56 am #

      Thanks Katy, but I should clarify your statement.
      You see most Gays are Good, but the Bad ones are Better…

  5. brianmcculloh 1 March 2011 at 3:35 pm #

    To not use login and reason, when given the capability to do so, is definitely a sin. Original Sin can have several meanings. I take the Eastern Orthodox view (that's what I was raised) that we do not bear any guilt whatsoever for the "sins of Adam and Eve." I do think there is evil in this world and it effects us in certain ways. My theology/spirituality differs from yours in that I believe there is an actual evil force (Satan) that is the cause of evil, and he is affecting every facet of the natural world at all times.

    And again, you are using the term "love" to describe the love Jesus Christ has for us and the love we should have for each other. This is not necessarily the same use of "love" to describe what two lovers have for each other. The two uses obviously aren't mutually exclusive, but they also are not exactly the same thing.

    I still don't know what I believe about homosexuality in and of itself. All I know is that:

    A) No Christian has ever been able to convince me that it's a sin, and
    B) No homosexual has ever been able to convince me that it's not.

    So, the only thing I have to go on is what's in the Bible, and that is that living a homosexual life is wrong. I haven't studied exactly how it says it and why, and that is what i've been doing…slowly… over the past few years. It is a very interesting subject to me.

    • doug campbell 1 March 2011 at 5:07 pm #

      I get your point and I'm embarrassed because I hate when people do that to me. I have no argument with you, you're all good with me, no homo.

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