Thursday, October 8, 2009

Dancing on the rim of the toilet bowl

This morning the syndicated Bob and Tom radio show (from Indianapolis) carried a comedy routine which began with a real Midwestern city name, and then added a mythical restaurant name. That city is Effingham, Illinois, and the restaurant is the EffingHaus.

They may have gotten started by splitting the city name to amusingly describe a menu item – the huge Effing ham sandwich. Then they kept going with the concept of obscenely large portion sizes and described the Effing huge burger, the huge Effing salad, the Effing huge omelet, etc.

They previously have used the city of Effingham as an excuse for repeatedly saying a euphemism for an obscene adjective. Obviously it is hard to fill up four hours of air time every weekday morning. I laughed at their routine, but then had second thoughts. Humor is a matter of taste, but their taste is very questionable. Just because you can dance right on the edge of what is acceptable doesn’t mean that you should.

1 comment:

Pam said...

Loved this post. And I definitely agree, humor is in the eye of the beholder. If in doubt, perhaps we should not verbalize it. But your post heading totally grabbed my attention! Thanks.