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Half-assed humor is half-assed.

I'm not going to link to Rolcats, because if I hated anyone on my f-list that badly I'd just defriend and ban them. The basic idea is good: translate Russian LOLcats into English for the amusement of people who can't read Russian in the original KlingonCyrillic. Unfortunately, the morons who put the site together were either too ignorant or too lazy to do actual translations. Instead they ad-libbed "translations" redolent of Cold War jokes about the Soviet Union and Communism that weren't funny even in the 1960s. Even Yakov Smirnov and Oleg Atbashian couldn't get any laughs with these sucky "jokes". No, Rolcats is a good idea rendered useless by the incompetence of the site owner, which ironically (in a way) demonstrates the fallacy underlying Marx's theory of surplus labor.


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Feb. 20th, 2009 06:17 pm (UTC)
Someone linked to that site last night. I found it completely unfunny.
Feb. 20th, 2009 06:36 pm (UTC)
I read Russian (poorly, I'm out of practice) but I get 90% of the jokes. That's what pissed me off the most about the site: the original jokes were good and didn't need any pseudo-Cold War asshattery.
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