J. Allen wrote:
I get the "badass-ness," I just don't think the whole gag is funny anymore.
It's literally been done to death. Time to stick a Romulan scepter in it and be done with it.
While we're at it, let's quote some song lyrics for a caption contest and ask if anyone knows where they'll be when their diarrhea comes back, and all in the form of a de-motivational poster about LOLcats...
Or, how about this ol' reliable favorite?
"Oh, that went well!"
"Open mouth, insert foot!"
"If you're here, then that means... oh boy!"
Seriously, though, you know thread bombs don't have to be contemporary or particularly trendy, right?
Um, yes. John, I know you mean well but for once try not to be the people's champ. The altruism is getting to be a bit much, even for you.
I don't take issue with the age of the thread bomb. The problem I have is that the joke of the thread bomb has been told every day, by multiple posters every chance they got across most of the forums since the damn movie came out. In short, it's been played out. It's not funny anymore. It's The Simpsons, season 32.
I take issue with the fact that the "humor" contained in it is predicated on two things: A bastardization of the "Rules" schtick made popular via Chuck Norris, Vin Diesel, and Jack Bauer a few years ago (and which was losing steam by the time the picture came out) and the prologue scene with Taran Fahir as Captain Robau in the film. The former is no longer "funny" anymore because the OCD Trek nerd contingent here have rammed it (and the joke) in to the ground endlessly
since the movie premiered.
I get it. Robau's a badass. But holy fuck, you guys are all Wolverine'ing him and it's fucking old.
I don't want to rain on the parade. I'm just offering my opinion on the subject because it's not a funny joke anymore and it doesn't make for a funny thread bomb.