32 thoughts on “A Limerick A Day

  1. Ultach

    I have to say I am truly disgusted by Carr this time. I mean, brown shoes with a blue suit? Still, at least he isn’t wearing a yellow tie.

    1. ThePeoplesHero

      We’ve been here before. By making such a claim you’re shining a big bright light on your high levels of sartorial ignorance. Brown on blue is perfectly acceptable lounge attire.

        1. ThePeoplesHero

          I am. Along with every other chap on the planet who knows how to wear a suit. This includes understanding the appropriate look for the right occasion and how to coordinate to make the right impression. Sadly a lost art. Sure today what odds if your suit comes from Tesco and your footwear from Aldi. Stick to your square toes and skinny ties pal.

  2. smellyer

    Clearly Carr’s point here is not that he actually understands that pistorius killed her because she was using a disabled toilet. He is a comedian.

    Please don’t turn into one of those old person presumably left leaning rags that jumps to offence on every subject to prove how liberal they are.

    He is an ascerbic sarcastic comedian who made an ascerbic sarcastic observation.

    what you’re doing is directing the emotion generated from the actual story towards a comedian who said some words to a room of people, who probably all laughed, because considering the persona Carr adopts on stage, it is a funny joke.

    1. Hank

      “Clearly Carr’s point here is not that he actually understands that pistorius killed her because she was using a disabled toilet. He is a comedian.”

      Oh Christ, did you really just type that?
      It’s okay, I’m cringing for you..

    2. rotide

      “Please don’t turn into one of those old person presumably left leaning rags that jumps to offence on every subject to prove how liberal they are.”

      Isn’t that the whole point of broadsheet?

  3. Niamh

    Is there a part of the joke missing? I just don’t get it.

    There are long queues from the toilet.
    I see it from Oscar’s point of view.
    She shouldn’t have been in the disabled toilet.

    I don’t get what’s funny. Is there a part missing from the joke?

    Either way, it’s Jimmy Carr, of course he says things to rile people up. I have no doubt that the Awards organisers are delighted with the attention it has brought.

    1. Jock

      It’s hardly some kind of high brow cryptic reference Niamh.

      The humour is in imagining an extreme response to somebody spending too long in the toilet when you have to go. Adding it that the inappropriate use of a disabled toilet by an able bodied person.

      1. Niamh

        I seriously am only getting this now! I thought there was a part missing about someone using a disabled bathroom at the awards – completely blanked that he was referring to Oscar’s bathroom as a disabled bathroom. Clearly I’m a little slow today.

        1. Bobby

          It’s the Friday before the long weekend. We can all be excused for not being fully committed to Broadsheet today.

        2. Bobby

          It’s the Friday before the long weekend. We can all be excused for not being fully committed to Broadsheet today.

    2. Matt

      The humour is in understanding that such an extreme response would be completely absurd. I can understand why people feel sensitive about such a topic, but to say the subject of the joke was the victim, Reena, was incorrect imo – the joke is clearly about the perpetrator (ie. what kind of a horrendous person would you have to be to do that?)

  4. Clampers Outside!

    I love Jimmy Carr, getting offended by his jokes for some people is as easy as walking into the lane of an oncoming bus. You don’t have to do it.

    Too early Jimmy? Not soon enough, and there should be two or three more along in a minute…

  5. Iwerzon

    I wrote this on Wednesday morning:

    Does anyone find it ironic
    that Pistorius might be iconic
    but he’ll wake up today
    and find on his way
    to the jacks that a burglar’s on it

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