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Deadlock Clock: Sep 26th 2013 at 11:59:00 PM
SeptimusHeap from Switzerland Relationship Status: Mu
Sep 28th 2013 at 4:27:45 PM

I've wondered about the crowners myself, in TRS though. Who did call this one?

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Sep 28th 2013 at 4:28:59 PM
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Sep 28th 2013 at 6:18:33 PM

Nitrokitty, you have made it abundantly clear that you don't like the Wicked Stepmother page image, but it is in no way shape or form comparable to the Simpsons suggestion for this page. Now stop riding that hobbyhorse.

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Sep 29th 2013 at 10:18:00 AM

Not sure what is going on here, but it is clearly not resulting in a good pick. Is it a bias in favor of Simpsons? Is there some sort of rush to get it done that is resulting in fewer, poorer candidate images? Are the IP regulars getting a little burnt out?

Well, I can't speak for everyone else, but I personally feel that we have been relying way too much on text-based images lately. Who wants to read an image? Plus, the Simpsons one is nice and subtle.

If quality is an issue for the Simpsons image, here are some more.

edited 29th Sep '13 10:20:22 AM by redhed311

KarjamP The imaginative Christian Asperger from South Africa Relationship Status: [TOP SECRET]
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Sep 29th 2013 at 12:59:13 PM

[up]He said it's not illustrative.

IE, it's not only about the quality.

edited 29th Sep '13 12:59:40 PM by KarjamP

shoboni from Iowa, USA
Sep 29th 2013 at 5:03:56 PM

I'm afraid I have to agree with Eddie, I think it's getting votes because it's the Simpsons. We really need to get more suggestions and try and run another crowner and get more conclusive results.

[up][up]There's some tropes where subtlty undermines them, and the crude humor tropes are like that IMO.

edited 29th Sep '13 5:04:46 PM by shoboni

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Sep 29th 2013 at 5:47:39 PM

"Simply put, toilet humour comprises jokes about weewees, poopoos (human or otherwise), bums, fannies, willies, boobies, other naughty bits, fluids, farts and the immolation of them, boogers, bodily functions, and various other yucky stuff."

It is not jokes involving toilets. Now and then a literal image is funny and works*, but that is pretty rare, and not the case here.

* I suspect it has to do with the likelihood of a trope name being misinterpreted and therefore an image that doesn't match the actual definition adds to the probability of it being misinterpreted, but I haven't given that a lot of thought.

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Sep 29th 2013 at 6:33:19 PM

In this case, I wonder if part of it is the IP regulars not wanting to confront this trope more than is absolutely necessary.

AnotherDuck No, the other one. from Stockholm Relationship Status: In season
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Sep 30th 2013 at 12:18:54 AM

I just voted down the lactose one because I don't see how it's a joke. It's just a situation involving crapping.

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SeptimusHeap from Switzerland Relationship Status: Mu
Sep 30th 2013 at 12:26:18 AM

^Same. Don't see how it's funny, either.

Sep 30th 2013 at 8:39:36 AM

I think that's the joke. It's just "Bodily functions, amirite?"

Sep 30th 2013 at 10:59:00 AM

Now and then a literal image is funny and works*, but that is pretty rare, and not the case here.

I disagree with this. I actually think that a literal image would be kind of funny and work pretty well with this sort of trope.

Willbyr Anime-ted from North Little Rock, AR Relationship Status: Pining for the fjords
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Sep 30th 2013 at 1:56:21 PM

I get the impression some people are either not getting or just overlooking the Edgar Allan Poe reference in the QC picnote ...that's the whole "humour" aspect of the scene.

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SeptimusHeap from Switzerland Relationship Status: Mu
Sep 30th 2013 at 1:58:16 PM

Not everyone knows of these.

shoboni from Iowa, USA
Sep 30th 2013 at 3:20:44 PM

I find it funny as hell and break down everytime I open it, but then again I have a incredibly crude and immature sense of humor more befitting of a Jr High kid.

edited 30th Sep '13 8:06:12 PM by shoboni

"It's not that simple. We are all both, good and evil, we have rage and compassion, we have love and hate...murder and forgiveness."
Sep 30th 2013 at 7:11:41 PM

I don't get the Poe reference and I get what it's trying to do.

AnotherDuck No, the other one. from Stockholm Relationship Status: In season
No, the other one.
Sep 30th 2013 at 7:22:26 PM

[up][up][up][up]Oh, I sort of halfway got that reference, but it's one irrelevant to the trope.

edited 30th Sep '13 7:22:37 PM by AnotherDuck

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Willbyr Anime-ted from North Little Rock, AR Relationship Status: Pining for the fjords
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Oct 4th 2013 at 2:28:41 PM

Considering Eddie [tdown]'d the winner, I'd say this is now pointless. We can revisit this if someone comes up with something. Locking up in the meantime.

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Image Pickin: Toilet Humour
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