I don’t know about “tired” or “expired”, but I do know that any time there is a mention of anything even vaguely sheep-related, there’s going to be a joke at Hal Briston’s expense within the next three posts. And that is getting a bit tiring.
Why oh why am I still chuckling? Personally I love them. As much as I long charming and intelligent discussion on the board, inside jokes are something that really warm the place up at times. And it makes semi-newbies like myself feel semi-embraced when I finally am clued into them (in unison the crowd “awwww’s”).
I’m sorry OP, I know this really only goes against your intentions with the thread, but for reference sake why doesn’t someone give a list of links to the referred mentions. I know some of them are too old to be linkable, but I would finally like to be subscribed to a thread where I can easily grab them.
PS: someone reminded me recently of a minor one that’s slightly Hal-like, having to do with sexual organs ensuing.
They’re all pretty much expired to me. A small percentage were genuinely amusing but they have been repeated so often that any trace of original humor long since evaporated and while I generally just ignore them, I actually find myself rolling my eyes at some of the more egregious cases, like the aforementioned sheep meme.
Semi-newbie? You’ve been a member here for almost five and a half years, now. What, to you, constitutes an old-timer?
I registered over five years ago, pretty much to only ask and help answer questions in GQ. Then my membership went to “guest” for many years until I somehow wandered into back to this site and then onto other forums. I bought back my membership somewhere in the summer and have been having fun here ever since. Declaring myself semi-new was probably overly bold, but somehow I still find myself learning about old references and sometime cliches weekly.
So you’re correct to wonder why I say this after being a member for so long, but my join date is misleading.
As someone who really is a newbie, IMO, these thing fall into two categories
Expired with extreme prejudice:
Hal Briston sheep references.
1920’s Style Death Rays
The Master Wang-Ka Jehovah’s witness incident (The OP itself is funny, bringing it up every time someone has trouble with unwanted folk on their doorstep isn’t)
A bit tired, but can still be funny if used in a more clever than usual context:
How you doin’
I burning your dog
I’m intrigued…subscribe to your newsletter.
Those are the one’s I can think of right now, but I’m sure there are several I’ve forgotten.