Thursday, 3 December 2015

Headline Of The Day

Stolen circumcision ambulance found after tip-off

12 comments:

DBC Reed said...

You don't actually believe that circumcision involves cutting off the tip of the penis do you? The very opposite happens. The clue is in the etymology =cutting around .

Mark Wadsworth said...

DBC, come off it. You try doing a better circumcision/crime play on words if it's so easy.

DBC Reed said...

@MW No you come off it (ooh that's inyourendo missus!): this play on words, which you esteem so highly, only "works" with people who have hazy, naïve notions of what circumcision is.And you,like, for instance, usually complain when people are not absolutely dictionary perfect in their use of words!

Mark Wadsworth said...

DBC, I refer you to the Rabbi Tuckman scene in "Robin Hood: Men in tights". If Mel Brooks can make jokes along these lines then so can everybody else.

Bayard said...

DBC, you baffle me. AFAICS, the extreme end of an uncircumcised penis, i.e. the "tip", is missing in a circumcised one, being formed from that piece of skin removed in the circumcision process. Surely you must realise this; I'm pretty certain you are not a nun.

DBC Reed said...

@B There is an operation like that but its not called circumcision. The circumcision procedure is graphically depicted on Wikipedia and involves all of the foreskin, not just the end of it.
@MW Rabbi Tuckman, played by Mel Brooks soi-meme, brandishes a model guillotine and cuts the ends off carrots while proclaiming the need to "nip the tip".The comedy is in the reaction of the brave Robin Hood and his outlaws who are frightened silly by it, the only time they show fear.Brooks is a Jewish comedy genius and goyim cannot take the piss out of Jewish religious and other practices, the same as only Chris Rock can do a brilliant routine saying that, as a black man at a cash machine, he is frightened by "niggers" not stereotyped depictions of black crime by the media.
Try and imagine some public-school English actor in the Tuckman role.

Bayard said...

I am now baffled as to how you can remove all the foreskin and not the tip as well.

Mark Wadsworth said...

DBC, don't drag "Jewish people" into this.

Are you saying that (only) people who, for whatever reason, have been circumcised are allowed to make jokes about circumcision? It's a simple question, yes or no.

DBC Reed said...

@MW Not a question of being "allowed" or not: its just that the same brutal satire about circumcision is funny when delivered by Mel Brooks; would make people uneasy if delivered by an equivalent goy like Chris Rock. But only Chris Rock could have got laughs with his routine about being scared of "niggers": he was not a middle-class black establishment figure.A problematic black figure like Bill Cosby ( once establishment) could not win back black support with this kind of edgy routine.The criterion is whether its funny , not political correctness.
@B To risk more dodgy word play: I don't think you've got the hang of this!

DBC Reed said...

I have sent two mild, humorous comments on this theme and you have not printed either of them.Why not?

Mark Wadsworth said...

DBC, I disagree on "mildly humorous". The orignal post was "mildly humorous" and you are trying to spoilt it.

What is your obsession with Jewish people? Most Sikhs, Americans, Muslims and many Africans are circumcised as a matter of course and they don't make any big deal out of it.

In any event, can you reply to my question: are only jewish people allowed to make jokes on the topic* or is this open to anybody who is circumcised?

* e.g. Did you hear about the rabbi who missed and got the sack?

DBC Reed said...

The original post was hardly humorous: anybody who knows that circumcision is not cutting the tip off somebody's cock will not get the joke.The joke was spoilt to start with.
I don't have an obsession with Jewish people :you were the one who introduced Mel Brooks!The problem is that the laughter content of a joke depends not on its intrinsics but on the person telling the joke and the people who appear in it (People laugh at people falling over on banana skins more when they are rich and up themselves than if they are poor and oppressed-I think Orwell pointed this out.When Henry V finished the "Once more unto the breach" speech , the low born comic characters sit down and discuss it, decide its not for them and wander off in the other direction.A lot of Sh's comedy is the poor, puncturing pretension and pomposity .For this reason Jewish and minority comic characters get more laughs than ruling-class blowhards
Of course anybody is "allowed" to make any jokes they like but whether they get laughs or make people uncomfortable is entirely different.
As I said in the previous e-mail which was really not allowed to appear by you, I once attended an end-of-term entertainment devised by "disabled" students.They used the words cripples and raspberries throughout and much fun was had on the subject of incontinence.If the kids' carers had used the same material the kids would have been in tears.The kids doing it themselves found it liberating.Comic characters have to have the cheeky underdog persona.
God almighty, you are making fearfully heavy weather of all this.All I meant was that anybody who found tips off funny in the circumcision context must be a bit of a dick.