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#21 Posted on
I see why they're supposed to be funny as well, but they aren't.

"When Raven comes back he will have a pet raven (but it will be played by a crow becuze ravens are dangerous) and it'll fly in his opponents eyes and peck there eyes out"

That just ain't funny.



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#22 Posted on
But he's RAVEN, and he'd have a RAVEN!

IT'S IRONIC! =P




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Since: 7.2.02
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#23 Posted on
As a prominant member of Weekly Visitor - perhaps the most prominant that hasn't posted dick all in a few weeks now - let me just express that the views taken here by my "co-workers" does not express the Weekly Visitor collective concencus.

I, for one, hadn't really thought that Mr. Hot Newz himself was ripping off Weekly VIsitor and believe that everyone with whom I'm associated is totally overreacting.

Sure, he uses the "OMG" convention in a mocking tone, but WVers only use that on the messageboard, and sometimes scattered throughout their updates. Aside from that, Hot Newz's stuff is all original. The idiotic Raven/raven comment, for example. That kind of dead, dry irony isn't anywhere to be seen on Weekly Visitor. I truely don't believe at all that somebody can be stupid enough to try and parody Weekly Visitor and come out with such a failed, watered down, painful imitation.

Now, I haven't read all of Hot Newz's updates - in fact, I can't even sit through one without wanting to gouge my eyes out - so I suppose there could be parallels I'm missing. However, regardless, if he is directly stealing jokes (as is argued with the devil powers joke), then I agree with my cohorts. If he's just using the style, then I agree that they're all overreacting.



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#24 Posted on
I don't care if he uses "the style".. My primary concern is that he doesn't use it quite as well as he possibly could.




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#25 Posted on
I've had serious problems presupposing what people intelligence dictaits they can do. DONNING, for example. I've reluctantly decided to think of everyone as braindead, and work up from there.

Also, I forgot to touch on another topic:

"Because when you read Jeff K, there's a sense that behind all of it, the guy writing it pretty much thinks like that anyway."

The guy that writes the Jeff K updates (Lowtax) thinks nothing like Jeff K. The fact that you were deceived into thinking otherwise, though, just goes to show how good the updates can be - albeit fundamentally flawed. If you can blatantly tell that Hot Newz is being satirical, then he only reaches one plateau of humor (in the sense of technical writing - not actually being able to laugh at it) but fails to achieve the next.



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#26 Posted on
    Originally posted by Super Shane Spear
    Who is this Jeff K everyone refers to?

C'mon Shane, that's a little like somebody else asking "What is this Weekly Visitor everyone refers to?"

Everyone: This thread is pretty close to "far past the point of diminishing returns." What say we let it go until I put up the next Hot Newz, when you all can repeat yourselves again? ;-)


(edited by CRZ on 7.2.02 0318)



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Since: 7.2.02
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#27 Posted on
I think, as far as the Weekly Visitors, myself exclude go, that they're just upset that what WV feels is an inferior rendition to ours - which we started first - gets more recognition simply due to the fact that it has an exponentially more productive medium.

I, however, don't give a damn. The main reason I write everything is for writing experience. If I wasn't doing wrestling humor, I'd be doing serious, academic work, and I don't favor serious work. It's too easy.

I just came in here because I got the thread referred to me and decided I would SHAKE IT UP, BABY!



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#28 Posted on | Instant Rating: 0.00

    Originally posted by CRZ
    Everyone: This thread is pretty close to "far past the point of diminishing returns." What say we let it go until I put up the next Hot Newz, when you all can repeat yourselves again? ;-)


Man, I'm gonna start ripping off Hot Newz/Weekly Visitor/Jeff K's stuff for my columns if it garners THIS much attention.



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#29 Posted on
5 people isn't really that much attention.

But let's let it all drop, okay? I mean, like I said before--we weren't the first to do it, SA probably wasn't, either, and everyone will always be ripping someone else off. If it's better or worse is in the eye of the reader.

To use an overused phrase (and to use the word use four times in one sentence)--if you don't like it, don't read it.

Now let's all kiss and make up.
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#30 Posted on
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#31 Posted on

    Originally posted by Jim Saccaro

You don't say.



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#32 Posted on
I Can't ven post on an EZ BOARD!! Her's what I meant to say....

What is everyone so uptight about? The guy writes a funny column! Besdies, I'd be willing to bet that 90% of the readers of this site(including Hot Newz) have no idea who Jeff K is or any of the other sites you've been accusing him of ripping off. Just sit back and enjoy and things will be alot easier. I just threw that last bit in there for effect.
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#33 Posted on
Life's too short for net feuds. As for that lame Raven joke, ever think that maybe I was actually parodying lame parodies? Or maybe it was just a lame joke. Probably the second one.

(edited by Hot Newz on 7.2.02 1131)



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#34 Posted on
Allright, parting words on my behalf..

If you're going to parody stupid jokes, always try to make them FUNNY parodies of stupid jokes. That way there's a whole 'nother level of funny. =)

Oh well.. I'm OFF!




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#35 Posted on
Okay, As the guy who started all this furor, I am entitled
to my 2 cents. ;-)

I went to both the www.somethingawful.com and
weeklyvisitor.com site and here is My Own Dammned Opinion.

You guys are right, Hot Newz is ripping off Jeff K. Jeff K
is also funnier. (Sorry Dude, but the truth as seen by me is the truth as seen by me.) As for WV, sorry guys, you guys
are too damn verbose for me to read your stuff. I mean I do have some kinda life, you know? So no opinion either way there. Peace and out.

PS. Dude, I still expect the X is ROMo!!! reference. ;-)
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#36 Posted on
Having a life connotes that you can't understand long words?

(edited by Hooker on 7.2.02 2302)



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#37 Posted on
What's the time in the US, right now?
My comment was not meant as a flame at you WV guys so why
do you insist on taking it as a flame?


{flame}
>Having a life connotes that you can't
>understand long words?

Looks like someone has trouble understanding the
meaning of the word verbose. Go look it up.
{/flame}

(edited by who__lame on 7.2.02 2323)
Waspinator69
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#38 Posted on
I think he intended verbose as in "long." Which is somewhat odd, as Hot Newz guy seems to be infinitely longer than anything I've read on WV.

Hooker didn't take it as a flame, he's just argumentative, especially when it comes to words.




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Since: 16.1.02
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#39 Posted on
From what I understand, Mr. Hot Newz has never heard of Weekly Visitor or Jeff K, which I'll take his word for and belive. Now, I checked out both Weekly Visitor and Jeef K since learning of their existence and I didn't really see what was being ripped off, especially at Weekly Visitor. I will say that Jeff K and Hot Newz have a similiar style, but that's about it. Visitor and Hot Newz didn't seem to have anything in common from what I saw. So, if you think it's a cheap rip off, fine, you're entitled to your opinion. If you don't like it and you're here to complain about how stupid it is and how you can't read it, here's a novel idea, don't read it!
Now, as far as the raven joke goes, I thought it was pretty funny, but maybe I have a different sense of humor than all of you. OF course, that goes hand in hand with the fact that I do read the column and enjoy it.



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#40 Posted on
Yeah. If I consult m-w.com, it clearly states that verbose means long in that it contains too many unnecessary words, not just black and white long. I don't think Weekly Visitor is guilty of that.

Main Entry: verbose
Pronunciation: (")v&r-'bOs
Function: adjective
Etymology: Latin verbosus, from verbum
Date: 1672
1 : containing more words than necessary : WORDY ; also : impaired by wordiness
2 : given to wordiness


Edit: Likewise, I don't think Hot Newz is guilty of that, either.

(edited by Hooker on 8.2.02 1423)



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