July 31 2012 10:45AM
Two Bronze Medals for Diving - insert totally original joke about diving, the canucks and the sedins ahurahurahraurhaurahuha— R dot S E N (@monotonelol) July 31, 2012
This summer, thanks to the presence of diving and synchronized diving events at the Olympics, and also because of the Euro soccer tournament in June, diving has functionally dominated the sports fan consciousness. As such, Twitter has filled up on a daily basis with highly original, creative Canucks diving jokes, that aren't at all repetitive.
Let's look at some of the best (and the best-worst) ones, and judge them on a scale of one to ten.
Who does Vancouver cheer for when watching Olympic diving? Sweden, they think the Sedins are competing after watch the Canucks' season.— Milton (@BB_Ignites) July 30, 2012
This joke is messy, and not just because of the grammar issues. It's such a convoluted barb, that it reads like someone intentionally satirizing bad humour. Take for example the following, "Who follows Milton on Twitter? His mother, because everyone else thinks he's an idiot after interacting with him." That's not really a joke, it's just a debatably accurate statement.
As for whether or not Vancouverites think the Sedins are secretly competing in the Olympics, we do, but we're pretty sure they're playing badminton.
We score this diving joke a 2.0
Up next, a tweet from awful hockey humour feed, "Bad Luck Hockey"
Best of luck to the Vancouver Canucks diving squad in the 2012 London Olympics! twitter.com/HockeyBLB/stat…— BadLuckHockey™ (@HockeyBLB) July 24, 2012
Hoo Boy, a fifteen month old photoshop (Christian Ehrhoff remains firmly in place) that plays on both the hyper original "diving team" concept and subtly tips it's toes into the rarely used "Sedin sisters" trope. Notice how the twins in this photo are wearing women's swimsuits in order to cover their boobies and vaginas? It's because they're not real North American men - get it!
Seriously, you pretty much have to be a sibling fucker to find this misogynistic crap amusing. And by "sibling fucker," of course, I mean "a Winnipeg Jets fan."
We score this diving joke a -2.0.
Up next: some other dumb ass.
Canadian Diving team is bringing in special coaches, from the Vancouver Canucks. Here comes GOLD!!!!— Miss Svetlana Dupes (@Mitch_C0nn0r) July 31, 2012
What I found funny about this tweet is that out in the world somewhere, there is a person who thinks that Canucks coaching might help one overachieve! Maybe if your goal is to win whatever the equivalent of a President's Trophy is in diving, you might consider bringing in Canucks coaches to consult, but if you're going for gold: shoot higher than Alain Vigneault.
This joke is worth a 4.0 on our score board.
Up next: someone from the movie Fargo.
When Canada wins Medals for synchronized diving you just can't forget what an inspiration the Vancouver Canucks are for these divers.— James Gunderson (@gunner8811) July 31, 2012
The Vancouver Canucks inspiring bronze medalists? That makes some sense.
As far as Canucks diving jokes this one is alright, but it's a run of the mill throw away joke and not something I'd be super proud of having birthed into the world Then again, I'm not comic genius James Gunderson...
— James Gunderson (@gunner8811) July 31, 2012
@ericfrancis When Canada wins for synchronized diving you just can't forget what an inspiration the Vancouver Canucks are for these divers.
"Hey Eric, Eric did you see that funny joke I made! Did ya?" Yeah that's not pathetic at all.
Let's give Eric a 2.0 for form, but an 8.0 for effort and average the scores out at 5.0.
Up next: our pal Jesse Spector.
Canucks sign China to 3-year deal. RT— Jesse Spector (@jessespector) July 30, 2012
@breakingnews: China wins the gold, Mexico silver and USA bronze in Olympic men's synchronized diving
A variation on the usual "Canucks helped the divers because they themselves are good at it" theme. Except this time, instead of the Vancouver Canucks offering their expertise to Olympic divers, Jesse conceives of Canucks management thinking outside of the box in their effort to add quality divers to the club.
Going after the world's most populous nation in free-agency is a risky move, but they do draw a high number of penalties/60. LA Kings fans swear that China draws those penalties with their combination of speed and strength, but I'm pretty confident they do so mostly with theatricality...
I like this joke, we'll give it a 7.5.
Up next, some guy who named their Twitter feed after the most powerful dark magic spell in the early Final Fantasy Games...
Canucks drafting in recent years has been very odd, so unless those divers are 43 and can be accurately described as "late bloomers," I doubt the Canucks will consider drafting them.
Also 3rd best at diving? Isn't the internal logic of these jokes that the Canucks are - easily - the creme de la creme, the absolute fucking best at diving? If that's the case then why would they be interested in drafting the third best diver? Sounds like a low-upside prospect...
We grade this diving joke a 5.0.
Up next: Damien Mox (at least that's what I assume the M stands for).
— Damien M (@MegaFibz) July 30, 2012
#diving = the Canucks.
Have to say, I admire the low concept simplicity of this particular joke. No set up, no punch line just an equation that says it all. Here's another one: Canucks diving jokes = you need new material.
I give this diving joke a solid 8.0.