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There are two kinds of people

People who think this story is the funniest thing they've ever heard, and people who completely don't get it and find it to be mildly offensive.

This is a true story told to me by an old friend about an evening she spent with her boyfriend and his buddies.

Her boyfriend had been friends with this same core group of guys since they were all in kindergarten or something, and despite the fact that they had all grown into very different people, they were still good friends into their college years. One night, my friend was hanging out with all of the guys at one of their houses, sitting on the couch chatting with the group's token nerdy dude (I don't remember his name, but we'll call him Mike, because most of them had generic names like that).

As they were talking, Austin, the group's slightly eccentric cool guy/ladies' man went into the bathroom and exited a few minutes later, beer still in hand, with a small plastic clip with a little duck or something on it, the kind for little girls that you can find at any grocery store, clipped into the front of his hair. Mike laughed a little, nervously and nerdily, and then said, "Um, nice hair clip there, Austin."

To which Austin's deadpan reply was, "It's called a barrette, faggot." He then took a sip of his beer and walked away without further comment.


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Nov. 7th, 2008 07:25 am (UTC)
guys are different. i think the joke isn't funny or offensive, it's just weird guy stuff. my husband has a group of guys he's been friends with for a long time, and they do weird stuff. not offensive or disturbing, just weird and random.
Nov. 7th, 2008 07:30 am (UTC)
I don't know, I think it's hilarious. It may be one of those things that you have to hear as opposed to reading, but when I tell it to people, they either just about wet their pants laughing or look at me like, "Um...what?"

I've never noticed if there's a gender divide in the response (although I do remember feeling like one guy pretended not to think it was funny, even though he really did, because he was with his wife), but I'll have to pay more attention to that.
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Nov. 8th, 2008 02:26 am (UTC)
I can see that.
Nov. 7th, 2008 04:44 pm (UTC)
Nov. 8th, 2008 02:27 am (UTC)
I've always thought so. It's one of those stories that you can tell people and have it be enjoyable even if they don't know the people involved. It may be because I think most of us do know that guy.
Nov. 7th, 2008 06:09 pm (UTC)
I thought it was pretty funny.
Nov. 8th, 2008 02:28 am (UTC)
It reminds me of something Danny or Cliff would have said to Kenny.
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Nov. 8th, 2008 02:29 am (UTC)
Keith and I have decided there's a gene for it. People are either BF Positive or BF Negative. You are apparently BF Positive. Now you know.
Nov. 8th, 2008 02:53 am (UTC)
That had me double over laughing. I think I find it funny because I have that exact group of friends. Which one of us would say it, I dunno.
Nov. 9th, 2008 06:21 pm (UTC)
I don't know what's going on in your icon, but it's cracking me up.
Nov. 10th, 2008 03:00 am (UTC)

Nov. 10th, 2008 03:29 am (UTC)
That may have be the most random thing I have ever seen.

It made me think of this one:

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