Louis CK hates us...because we overuse the word "hilarious"

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  1. Pat Healy

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    Can we all agree to stop calling everything "hilarious?" Someone's troll post is almost never hilarious. Someone's failure to stay on topic is not hilarious. Someone's nonsensical argument may be inane, but it is not hilarious. Contending that a $1,000 power cord enhanced your note bloom is ridiculous, but it is not hilarious. Here's now Louis CK defines hilarious:

    "Do you know what hilarious means? Hilarious means so funny that you almost went insane when you heard that. It's just so funny that it almost ruined your life. You're homeless now because you can't cope or reason anymore because that hilarious thing just shattered your mind, and three months later you've got **** and leaves in your hair and you're drenched with pee in the gutter. That's how funny hilarious is."

    I agree. Watch the vid below, starting at 3:00, and please stop.

     
  2. A-Bone

    A-Bone Montonero, MOY, Multitudes Gold Supporting Member

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    Maybe we can add it to the list along with genius, awesome, hero, and classic.
     
  3. Pat Healy

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    ^

    Awesome post. Genius.
     
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    That was amAAAAAzing!!!!
     
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    That clip was hilarious and awesome bordering on epic, certainly a classic. Louis CK is genius.

    I found the OP's use of "hate" to be rather ironic.
     
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    Sorry, but that's insane. ;)
     
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    Seconds after finishing the video, my supervisor shared a bit of banal office gossip that she ensured was "hilarious."
     
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    Nurk2 "Ignore Everybody" ~Hugh MacLeod

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    Well. You should see Lisa.
     
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    I think our culture in general over uses most superlatives -- everything is "amazing" or "incredible". People are "geniuses",....
     
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    right up there with haters and geniuses.
     
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    This is all so hilarious that I LMAO.

    Neil
     
  13. Tony Foran

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    A word that I wouldn't use to describe his routine.
     
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  14. Tylenol Jones

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    Oh boy, you're so deep.
     
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    And everyone that does things that people disagree with are often instantly compared to Hitler/Nazis.
     
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    -video facilitated moderate amusement
    -use of irony and exaggeration reached illogical and therefore mirthful conclusions
     
  19. Tony Foran

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    Says the boy named Tylenol.
     
  20. Tylenol Jones

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    It's pretty bad when you have to steal from kindergarten kids for comebacks. ;)

    It's an alias derived from a movie... a comedy. That's stuff that people watch to laugh. It helps to have a sense of humor when clicking on a thread about a comedian.
     
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