September 29, 2009

Dialogue about struggling with clamshell packaging: "It was entombed!" "Just get a box cutter!" “What am I, Mohammed Atta, I gotta get a box cutter?”

9/11 humor — in with the (profuse) blow job jokes on "Curb Your Enthusiasm."

Are we okay with this... now, after 8 years? I must admit, I laughed a lot.

21 comments:

paul a'barge said...

I don't watch "Curb your Enthusiasm". The guy is a liberal shill.

Fred4Pres said...

I laugh at Larry David, even if his politics are not very funny. And I have thought the same thing dealing with clamshell packaging.

It is funny.

peter hoh said...

I thought we had to wait until January, 2024 to make 9/11 jokes. My guess, Larry David doesn't think he'll make it that long.

Hoosier Daddy said...

Are we okay with this... now, after 8 years? I must admit, I laughed a lot.

So did I since I had no personal connection to the 3000 people incinerated by the guy.

PatHMV said...

It's what we do, as a country. We laugh at everything, in the end. It helps us forget the past (or at least ease the memories of it) so we avoid being controlled by it. It's one of the things that makes us great, our ability to laugh at even the most serious things. Keeps us humble. We laugh even at nasty cartoons, in the end, so we don't feel compelled to blow things up, instead.

Slow Joe said...

Dude may be a liberal shill, but I think he's a brilliant comedian, and his show is awesome. It's a funny joke. 9/11 was very sad, and even sadder is that it's a forbidden topic and many are determined to force us to forget it.

I know Larry's not trying to remind us of the horrors we face, but it was still a funny joke and I don't mind that it was offensive in some way to the memories of the thousands of innocent people murdered. You have to have a sense of humor about it to some extent.

bagoh20 said...

""...with the (profuse) blow job jokes...

"I must admit I laughed a lot.""

Hoosier Daddy said...

We laugh at everything, in the end. It helps us forget the past

Unless of course its a corny 40 year old Andy Williams dance routine with hot babes in minis. I guess Some things can't be laughed at despite the passage.

Oligonicella said...

"What am I, Mohammed Atta, I gotta get a box cutter?"

"That movie had more cuts than a Goth girl's forearms."

Which is more offensive and why. Discuss.


wv: texpedn - backpedaling on what you said in print.

bagoh20 said...

Amazing that the same simple tool would get both jobs done. That a plane full of people could be conquered so easily simply because they did not accept the threat was real.

Reminds me of half my country lately.

rhhardin said...

Small arms fire can get the clamshell packaging open.

Alex said...

Sorry, not funny at all. It's like making Holocaust jokes - you just don't.

miller said...

The Onion had it first in their review of Mohammed Atta in hell, just a few weeks after 9/11.

Paul said...

Larry David may be a liberal shill but he unabashedly exposes the Hollywood limousine liberal set for the petty, selfish, adolescent narcissists that they are. CYE is an advertisement for the corrupting influence of liberalism on society.

He also is really good at weaving together several comedic themes into each show and having them cleverly converge at the end. Plus the characters are really great. Suzy and Jeff Green? Hilarious!!

MadisonMan said...

I can't stand clamshell packaging -- all those plastic ties! Ugh. If people equate it with Al Qaeda that's fine with me. Maybe companies will find a way to use something else if they don't want to be reminding people of 9/11 every time their products are liberated from the packaging.

RobertL said...

David did his first 9/11 humor two (or more) seasons ago when he attended a dinner party hosted by a man who claimed that his brother was killed on 9/11. Larry goes crazy on the host (in front of all the other guests, of course) when he finds out that the brother was actually a bike messenger who was run down by a cab somewhere uptown on the same day....
Throwing in some Holocaust humor on the same show, Larry brings a friend to the party who is an Auschwitz survivor because the very same host tells him that another invited guest is a "Survivor". Turns out that the host's friend is the winner of the TV show....
David can NEVER leave anything alone....

Paul Zrimsek said...

Let Polanski go-- but first let me at the guy who invented clamshell packaging.

Cedarford said...

Alex said...
Sorry, not funny at all. It's like making Holocaust jokes - you just don't.(9/11)


9/11 reminds me of the legions of PC people claiming they were champions of this victim group or that..therefore...no jokes about any victims OR THEIR CHAMPIONS!!! was acceptable or funny.

Reminds me of a feminist joke....

Champion of women: "There is nothing funny about the millions of women oppressed and victimized under the patriarchal male power structure...Or the concerned brave empowered women leading these victims to healing and closure!"

Joke teller - "That was even better and funnier than the joke I planned to tell!".

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Why didn't Khalid Sheihk Mohammed ride on one of the flights with the other martyrs?
KSM did a long calculation. His body fat would add to the fires, but it takes more energy to burn excess body hair than burning it produces. On balance, KSM realized he could not contribute to the success of the mission.

Why didn't KSM just shave off all his hair.
He did think of that.
Bin Laden turned him down when KSM disclosed how much extra all the razors and Gillette Foamy would cost. He was looking into sheep shears when the mission was moved up..

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Paul Zrimsek said...
Let Polanski go-- but first let me at the guy who invented clamshell packaging.


I picked up two cakes for my wife. In clamshells. One collapsed and folded in on itself when I was putting in in the trunk, just from holding the stupid thing.
The other one, arriving intact, required a Buck knife then poultry shears to cut open.

BJM said...

Being totally inappropriate and unaware is what makes David funny.

My favs are still the pube hair caught in his throat and the cursing chef.

I totally agree with PatHMV; it's what we do to cope. The Brits have a similar sense of the absurd and have elevated gallows humor to an art form; i.e. Monty Python.

Joseph said...

Yes.

Oxbay said...

Larry David is an anti-Christian bigot in the same way as anti-Semites hate Jews.

I'll never watch his show.

And I hate myself for saying this but I am not a Christian.