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matcom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 02:36 PM
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Audiences just love seeing guys getting hit in the groin
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Maybe it's the exposure, the vulnerability or simply a white-hot resentment of men. Whatever it is, few things from Hollywood's greatest creative minds elicit the crowd-pleasing merriment of watching a grown man take a monster shot to the groin.

Around since antiquity, the assault on a man's nether region is enjoying a sort of renaissance if such a highbrow word can be used in such a lowbrow context becoming a virtual staple of the summer comedy as evidenced in such current films as "DodgeBall," "Napoleon Dynamite," "White Chicks" and "Anchorman."

And it's not just slap-happy times at the movies. TV sitcoms and advertisers frequently capitalize on the visual gag's comic potency too. Audiences today can't seem to get enough and perhaps they never have and never will.

"It's been around at least since ancient Rome," said Amy Richlin, a classics professor at USC who teaches a course on comedy. "There's something about the things that stick out of the body noses, ears, a woman's that seem to be funny. It's like bodily fluids, they make people laugh."

http://www.latimes.com/news/custom/showcase/la-et-mille...
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GOPisEvil Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 02:37 PM
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1. It's not fun if it happens to you, though!
:hurts:
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trumad Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 02:38 PM
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2. Ha Ha Ha ha Ha Ha
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indigobusiness Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 02:51 PM
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3. Make-A-Wish Foundation Asked To Punch Barry Bonds In The Nuts
Edited on Mon Jul-19-04 02:52 PM by indigobusiness
AMES, IA--Members of the Make-A-Wish Foundation struggled to come up with a response to a dying 9-year-old boys request that they punch slugger Barry Bonds in the nuts repeatedly. The boy, Danny Wickman of Ames, Iowa, reportedly hates Bonds and wants nothing more than to see him in debilitating pain. The director of the foundation said that it was the first such request that he had ever received.

http://www.thebrushback.com/barrybonds_full.htm
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bo44 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 02:54 PM
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4. Even retarded people think it is funny
A friend teaches a class of severely mentally impaired teenagers and adults. During recess he is adjusting a kiddie basketball hoop/net. I was observing his class for the day. One of his students sees his vulnerability, (my friend's extended hands over his head, nuts open for a shot), and quickly moves in for a backhanded cup check. I tried not to laugh but couldn't help it. It was fucking hilarious. My buddy got over it. He gets assaulted quite often. The student ran off laughing like retards do.
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hughee99 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 03:19 PM
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5. LOL
Edited on Mon Jul-19-04 03:23 PM by hughee99
That's great! It may be the lowest rung of the humor ladder, but it's still funny.

Many years ago, in my high school physics class, my professor was demonstrating wave harmonics with a 5 foot spring. The student holding the other end lost his grip and the spring hit him right in the applebag. We all had a good laugh.
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jus_the_facts Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 03:28 PM
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6. *SMACKS MATCOMS GROIN*
*GUFFAWS'n'APPLAUSE*

:evilgrin: :loveya:
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