The CWAL Rubber Room
"Lock the forum, the RR has reached its peak." - Inconsequential Lurker
[Setting: Wal-Mart parking lot at night. An "Always Low Prices" bag flies into the camera, which focuses on the trademarked smiling emoticon. A gust of wind blows the bag away, revealing a robed, somber man standing on a make-shift cardboard dais.]
Tssha, Lord Captain Commander, Adjudicator of Humor: We stand in judgment of Mana for making a reference to a previous joke which made light of serious gender issues.
[The soft beeping of a fork lift precedes the dramatic reveal of Mana, gagged with a honeycrisp apple and bound to the forks of the fork lift, which is being cheerfully driven by Rotten.]
Rotten: --SMELT SOME PIG IRON, SMELTING USED TO MEAN SOMETHING, MAN--
Tssha, Lord Captain Commander, Adjudicator of Humor: Would any speak in his defense?
[A charming mushroom sprouts from the ground.]
Paradox: Mana's a total friend of the LGBTA movement! He's not even hetero--
Tssha, Lord Captain Commander, Adjudicator of Humor: Silence, fungi!
Paradox: Well yes, I am. But seriously, this is just the start of a new meme, like "I'll believe you did X and have hater parents when I see PROOF!" It's just a riff on the well-intended, poorly-executed original joke.
[A soft rain begins as silence reigns the parking lot. Thunder rolls in the distance as Tssha muses.]
Tssha, Lord Captain Commander, Adjudicator of Humor: ... No.
["Never Gonna Give You Up" blasts at maximum volume as the fork lift unceremoniously drops Mana off the Bridge of Khazad-dûm.]
Ishpeck: *whackoff gesture*