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Men’s Rights Redditor: “Wit is one of the greatest aspects of the MRM.”

Prepare to laugh your ass off (not literally, I hope) at this display of hilarity, courtesy of the Men’s Rights subreddit:

Oscar Wilde would be proud. Wait, not proud. Disgusted, and probably a little embarrassed for you.

I took this screenshot the other day. When I went back to see if there were any developments in the thread, I discovered that both the joke and hardwarequestions’ brilliant reply had picked up some more upvotes, and that crankycloud has apparently been banned. I guess that’s one way to deal with hecklers.

EDITED TO ADD: Hey, Tweeps, come on over to Twitter. I’m trying to get a hashtag started: #OscarWildeQuotesWithLolOnTheEnd

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Posted on May 18, 2012, in antifeminism, I'm totally being sarcastic, MRA, reddit, that's not funny!, TROOOLLLL!!. Bookmark the permalink. 64 Comments.

  1. “Wit is one of the greatest aspects of the MRM”
    “quack, quack, quack”

  2. He meant “lack of wit,” I’m sure. Missing words happen.

  3. [–]OThomson 0 point 1 jour de ça

    We don’t build bridges with our declared enemies, we burn their bridges.

    Well, the MRM surely has burnt bridge from any kind of activism.

  4. Feminists aren’t funny! Shush, Kate Beaton, shush!

  5. The Is This Feminist? Tumblr proves that feminists have humor (self-deprecating humor, even!). If you’re too thick to get it that’s just too bad.

  6. The only thing worse than being talked about is not being talked about. roflcopter.

  7. If you’re too thick to get it that’s just too bad.

    omg where’s your trigger warning for fat shaming, huh, stupid hypocritical feminist

    /mrawit

  8. fwiw it’s worth i appreciate is this feminist but i think it gilds the lily a bit. like most of those posts could be helped by being made shorter and punchier.

  9. But seriously, the MRM is practically a synonym for biting, acerbic wit…

    Woops, sorry—I was holding my thesaurus upside down. The only listing is “douchebag.”

  10. Hey, Tweeps, come on over to Twitter.

    Our Lord commands; it shall be done. Now I have to go set up a friggin’ Twitter account? David is soooo demanding. :-)

  11. Speaking of real humor, here’s a hilarious Onion editorial on Aristophanes.

    Just because it’s Friday.

  12. Ruby Hypatia

    MRA’s don’t seem like a witty bunch to me. I think of them as hateful, humorless people.

  13. Kendra, the bionic mommy

    To be fair, MRA’s make me laugh all the time. It’s not because they’re witty, but because most of what they say is absurd.

  14. Arielle Shander

    I think they meant “shit,” not “wit.”

  15. HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

  16. I posted this in another thread, but it bears repeating. Largely because it’s actually funny.

  17. How can that be? Brevity is the soul of wit, and if there’s anything the standard bearers of the MRM don’t have, it’s brevity.

  18. it also bears repeating (for the benefit of lurkers/newer commenters) that there are actual fighting the tyranny of ladies nights and that that article accurately reflects the views of repeat troll the buttman

    mras: they will NOT be satirized, thankyouverymuch

  19. the loss of humor is really one of the major turning points, for the worse, in the feminist movement

    Damnit, I KNEW when we decided to ban jokes, humor, smiling, and laughter of any kind, we were making a bad call.

  20. I get where the “loss of humor” meme comes from, having been a privileged asshole myself (still privileged, hopefully not an asshole anymore). When I started examining my privilege and informing myself on the ways people are discriminated against, there are plenty of things I used to find really funny that now just make me cringe in how bigoted they are. From an outside perspective that looks like loss of humor, when really there wasn’t any humor there to begin with, just cheap shots at discriminated groups. I’m guessing the “you’re just trying to get offended” meme also comes from that.

  21. So I guess I’m on track with my anti-laughter shock collar that I’ve been working on?

  22. Yes, feminists view the sound of laughter as a public nuisance, like dogs barking.

  23. Myoo – I think it’s partly that (and props to you for having the courage to admit it). But I’ve also seen “no sense of humor” used an attack after insults that were clearly not meant as jokes, just as an attempt to order the person you just insulted to laugh it off rather than taking your insult as an insult. This happens inside and outside of social-justice situations and it’s shitty regardless.

    Apparently while some of us were learning a joke is “a humorous story or remark,” others were learning a joke is “a thing no one is allowed to be angry about because it doesn’t really count as a thing you said.”

  24. Also, if you use the phrase “no disrespect” you can say anything you want and it’s ok.

    “No disrespect, but your mother’s a whore.”

  25. Cloudiah, for a larger version of the turtle picture, see here:

    http://manboobz.blogspot.com/2010/12/masculine-inadequacies-drive-women-nuts.html

    For some reason when that old post got transferred to wordpress, the picture ended up smaller:

    http://manboobz.com/2010/12/16/masculine-inadequacies-drive-women-nuts-also-turtles/

    Masculine inadequacies drive women nuts!

  26. Crumbelievable

    Paul Elam is truly the Oscar Wilde of our time.

  27. Cloudiah, for a larger version of the turtle picture, see here:

    Kinda OT, but tomorrow is World Turtle Day. Celebrate with lovings, not stabbings.

  28. Argenti Aertheri

    “No disrespect, but your mother’s a whore.”

    Lol I wish, then I could go back to thinking the asshole she’s married to isn’t my biological father!

    And those turtles look like snapping turtles, they aren’t exactly harmless (though why anyone would be swimming with them to begin with is a mystery to me)

  29. Those turtles are even more glorious when large enough to see the details!

  30. “Chewed to bits by giant turtles” ranks right up there with this Mark Trail panel for best caption ever.

  31. Hey, it killed my HTML! Also I was on the wrong account.

    This is the panel.

  32. @Bee

    Kinda OT, but tomorrow is World Turtle Day. Celebrate with lovings, not stabbings.

    Can I celebrate by not getting off my back?

  33. Speaking of Oscar Wilde, I’m teaching the Norton Critical edition of THE PICTURE OF DORIAN GRAY next fall (it has two versions, the original novella, the expanded novel; contemporary commentary in the media from the time, and scholarship from later on).

    EEEEEEEE!

    Oh, and the wit of the MRA: I’d put it as below the “wit” of the THREE STOOGES (which reminds me, why the fuck would anybody remake TTS?????)

  34. Yeah, they look like snappers, but not very. It ends up looking like Manly Man there is being menaced by box turtles!

    Incidentally, Frank Zappa named one of his albums Weasels Ripped My Flesh after one of them there Man’s Life covers (it’s the one with the weasels).

  35. I believe there’s also some sort of B-movie student film entitled Weasels Rip My Flesh after that same magazine.

  36. fucking weasels. they’re why we can’t have nice things.

  37. to be fair, the idea of mras having any affect on any elections is fucking hilarious. but maybe i’m wrong, maybe come november exit polls will show that for 1% of voters the most important issue was ‘all women are whores’

  38. Sharculese – It’s really not hilarious when you look at what they’re trying to do with VAWA and mail-order brides.

  39. the mra’s have nothing to do with what’s going on with vawa right now. that’s plain old gop misogyny and homophobia crossed with a desire to embarrass the president. don’t let the fact that they’re trying to take credit for it fool you- fidel castro has more pull in congress than they do.

  40. Oh I beg to differ! Upcoming Spearhead features will show just how much an effect MRA trolls are going to have on November’s election. Stay tuned.

    And your conflation of “gop” cross-dressing with attempts to embarrass the president in the same breath is laffable.

    P.S. The Three Stooges were pure genius. We may have common ground in disdain for any remakes.

  41. Kendra, the bionic mommy

    Oh I beg to differ! Upcoming Spearhead features will show just how much an effect MRA trolls are going to have on November’s election. Stay tuned.

    I wait with bated breath.

  42. Oh I beg to differ! Upcoming Spearhead features will show just how much an effect MRA trolls are going to have on November’s election. Stay tuned.

    i’m sure legitimacy is only one of the many things you beg for, but that doesn’t change the fact that your lazy horde of clueless ninnies won’t move more than fifteen votes pretty much ever.

    and your conflation of “gop” cross-dressing with attempts to embarrass the president in the same breath is laffable.

    okay… this kind of looks like a sentence, but i can’t parse it at all. could you rephrase that in the form of actual english?

  43. CassandraSays

    Members of the GOP have started cross-dressing? In public?

  44. i think that was his attempt at a joke, because i used the word ‘cross’ or something.

    yes, it looks like it was written by someone who once had the idea of a joke described to them but has never actually heard one before, but that is about par for the course with this kid.

  45. I wait with bated breath.

    SAVE has already spiked the football (because yes, when you suck at legislation, a procedural house vote that will go nowhere is a huge victory), so expect endless regurgitations of whatever self-congratulatory prolix they can come with.

  46. CassandraSays

    I guess the part that the person describing the concept “joke” forgot to tell him is that they’re meant to be funny.

  47. Oh I beg to differ! Upcoming Spearhead features will show just how much an effect MRA trolls are going to have on November’s election. Stay tuned.

    I bet we already know what it is.

  48. Oh I beg to differ! Upcoming Spearhead features will show just how much an effect MRA trolls are going to have on November’s election. Stay tuned.

    Beg all you want, you fools can’t organize a one car parade.

  49. “I guess the part that the person describing the concept “joke” forgot to tell him is that they’re meant to be funny.”

    Oh yeah? Didja hear the one about the stupid woman driver?

  50. holy shit. so, like, the ‘uncle elmer’ thing isn’t just some creepy shtick is it? you actually are like a billion years old, aren’t you.

  51. uncle elmer: actually lamer than i imagined

  52. Argenti Aertheri

    Still not a joke. (hint, you forgot the punch line, at minimum)

    Do you hear the one about MRAs thinking they can sway more than 2% of the vote? — that’s how you do no-punch-line jokes.

    Still waiting to hear what this is about republicans cross-dressing though, that’d be interesting news. Oh I get it guys! misogyny to MRAs means not being a mangina, and only gays cross-dress, so misogyny crossed with homophobia must be cross-dressing!! Nope, still made more sense in my head…

  53. I do know this : women orgaz every time they laugh.

  54. Argenti Aertheri

    …I don’t think Uncle Elmer is familiar with “the female orgasm” (I don’t get how that’s all that different than the male orgasm, but I know laughter is unrelated) — thus adding to my theory that MRAs are so cross because they need to be better lovers — seriously guys, that goes a long ways towards solving your “alpha cock carousel” problem

  55. i don’t think anyone who would use the word ‘orgaz’ knows anything about orgasms

  56. CassandraSays

    The whole alpha cock carousel thing is basically an extended lament about how unfair it is that women are showing a (partly imaginary) preference for sex with THE WRONG MEN. If the favored group was the guys complaining, they would see no problem with the whole scenario.

  57. @CassandraSays

    The whole alpha cock carousel thing is basically an extended lament about how unfair it is that women are showing a (partly imaginary) preference for sex with THE WRONG MEN. If the favored group was the guys complaining, they would see no problem with the whole scenario.

    Oh, I’m sure they’d find a way to complain.

  58. Two percent? I’d guess, on actual grounds of “MRA” (rather than reactionary sexism), the number is more like .02 of the vote, and less of the electorate.

  59. Crumbelievable

    The whole alpha cock carousel thing is basically an extended lament about how unfair it is that women are showing a (partly imaginary) preference for sex with THE WRONG MEN. If the favored group was the guys complaining, they would see no problem with the whole scenario.

    Even when a woman has sex with one of the favored men, there’s still the chance that she’s a dirty whore who’s only fallen for the man to drain him of his hard-earned money

    Never underestimate the ability of MRAs to find something to whine about.

  60. Alpha Asshole Cock Carousel

    I can’t help it. Entitled bitches want to ride me 24/7.

    I think it’s the entrancing calliope music.

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