Frankie Boyle on the Paralympics this time

Discussion in 'Olympics 2012' started by Wilf, Aug 31, 2012.

  1. Wilf

    Wilf Meeting few of his KPIs

  2. 8ball

    8ball Up to something

    These 'jokes' are just confusing more than offensive.

    Although the 'Anthony Fitzpatrick posted: “Only someone so unfunny and desperate could make jokes about Paralympics.” ' is a bit weird. Guess everything about the Paralympics is officially very, very serious.
  3. Wilf

    Wilf Meeting few of his KPIs

    No, not for one second - I just think it's a bit crass to have a laugh at someone's loss of a limb or two. Even worse when it's his insult by numbers stuff.
  4. IC3D

    IC3D Post Mid Arc

    Hopefully he will have an aneurism.

    It's a pretty obvious target for his bland self publicity I suppose
  5. 8ball

    8ball Up to something

    I know - I was just referring to the quote in the article rather than anything you said.
  6. Wilf

    Wilf Meeting few of his KPIs

    Fair enough.
  7. biggus dickus

    biggus dickus what a dork! Banned

    Who are these people who follow Frankie Boyle on Twitter and then complain that he makes sick jokes? That's what he's famous for

    I can understand people complaining about him making those sort of jokes on TV but not on Twitter 'in this day and age', I stopped following a lot of comedians they were just posting shit jokes they think of on the bus or something, like those Frankie Boyle jokes they just aren't funny

    The only reason that these things work is because they are uncensored

    edit: I also think it's lame as fuck making jokes about disabled people at the Paralympics, but loads of his jokes are lame as fuck, even when he was on Mock the Week and got to use his best jokes from his career half of them missed...
  8. ericjarvis

    ericjarvis give a feck for the feckless

    I object to the idea that there is ANYTHING that can't be laughed at. Which seems to be the basis of many of the complaints. What counts isn't the subject matter of the joke, but the attitude it displays towards other people, and whether or not it is funny. Like all comedians Boyle is hit or miss on the last point, but in my view he tends to reserve his contempt for the rich and powerful. A case in point being the Saudi paralympians joke, where the butt of the joke is a legal system that considers amputation to be a just punishment.
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  9. 8ball

    8ball Up to something

    I know, it's pretty depressing but I think some people just do this sort of thing as a hobby.
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  10. Firky

    Firky The first of the gang Banned

    If you don't like Frankie Boyle you're censoring freedom of thought or something.
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  11. krtek a houby

    krtek a houby how's it going to end?

    Someone should lance that Boyle
  12. Maggot

    Maggot The Cake of Liberty

    Lame is an unfortunate choice of word.
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  13. tommers

    tommers Your disco needs you

    I thought the one about the referee at the blind football match wasn't bad actually.

    More bothered about his beard.
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  14. 8ball

    8ball Up to something

    He can be very funny, he just seems to have this self-destructive misanthropic streak.
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  15. Random

    Random Ethnic nalgocrat

    He's a Sun columnist? Scottish Sun, I suppose, but still, he can fuck off
  16. ska invita

    ska invita back on the other side

    i wish alan partridge would come in to commentate on the olympics
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  17. DotCommunist

    DotCommunist specter haunting

    boyleoutrage is getting old, we need a new peddler of shit taste jokes to shake our fists at. Thing is, the scottish shitbag holds the dubious crown atm and is unlikely to be usurped unless he veers into even nastier territory and fucks himself up.
  18. ska invita

    ska invita back on the other side

    I cant read the jokes cos tthey get cut off
  19. Firky

    Firky The first of the gang Banned

    Frankie Boyle gave one of my friends who is registered disabled tickets to his show. He knows they're disabled.
  20. biggus dickus

    biggus dickus what a dork! Banned

    Ha! I didn't even notice that!
  21. articul8

    articul8 Dishonest sociopath

    The jokes weren't that offensive, compared to what he's come out with in the past.
  22. Idris2002

    Idris2002 the liberation forces make movies of their own

    When I think of Mr. Boyle I am reminding of G.B. Shaw's wise advice that assassination is the highest form of censorship.
  23. felixthecat

    felixthecat are we there yet?

    I must be missing the point - the paralympians don't seem to be the focus of the second two jokes and the first is more of a comment on the saudi justice system than anything else. :confused:
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  24. likesfish

    likesfish officaly hardest and most tooled up urbanite:)

    I thought the saudi one was funny.
    Its frankie boyle offensive shit is his thing dont follow if you dont like it.
    Much like edwina is stupid .
  25. Casually Red

    Casually Red tomorrow belongs to me

    I think theres more than a bit of manufactured outrage going on . I dont think he said anything that was all that offensive . He just hasnt held the paralympic games in po faced reverence , which people are supposed to do . Its like when Diana died or something . Obligatory reverence . He just took the piss a little out of an event , and not in a particularly malicious way either .
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  26. Firky

    Firky The first of the gang Banned

    I like that, I may have to nick it and call it my own.
  27. kropotkin

    kropotkin libcom

    They are all a bit funny, with the Saudi one the best.
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  28. silverfish

    silverfish Sprinkling glitter on turds

    are the jokes offensive to the disabled?....not really, they are current and political
    Most people dribbling on about being offended probably didn't even understand the Saudi joke reference

    Having said that none of them have me either gasping/sniggering in disbelief at the tastlessness of them or belly laughing which is my aim when I watch Boyle

    Shit media click their fingers and their public stand on their back legs and bark
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  29. Casually Red

    Casually Red tomorrow belongs to me

    note too the claim that channel 4 are giving him the boot is then referenced as an anonymous source . Manufactured bollocks .
  30. Riklet

    Riklet procrastinación

    at worst they're meh, at best quite amusing tbh. i'm struggling to find any indignation.

    he has at the same time been retweeting anti-ATOS and stuff about disabled folks protesting, also this which I think is quite a fair comment:

    "Nobody thinks it's a good thing to laugh at the disabled. But it is a genuine problem that we're not allowed to laugh with the disabled."
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