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New Disclaimer Statement to be Added to All Comedic Content

Posted by on Feb 18, 2011 | 4 Comments

Recently I posted a fictional interview with a barefoot skeptic.  Apparently some of the people that read said post did not pick up on my obvious satirical tone.  Since we’re an all-inclusive university, we were concerned about our readers that lacked the ability to laugh.  We considered installing a “funny filter” that would filter all attempts at humor.  Unfortunately, said device does not exist.

After consulting my legal department, the Barefoot Running University Board of Directors voted to include the following disclaimer at the beginning of every post that features humor.  Furthermore, this disclaimer will precede anything that may be interpreted as humor.

We believe this will alleviate any misunderstandings with our readership in general, and our comedically-challenged readers in particular. It will also cover our asses when readers expecting solemn, serious writing hurt themselves with unexpected laughter.

Also,  Christian’s posts will now consist of a single fragmented sentence.

At any rate, here’s our disclaimer:

Disclaimer- please read prior to reading this post

The comedic material contained here within should only be read by persons with a fully-functioning sense of humor.  Before reading this/these passage(s), please consult with a qualified professional to assess your readiness to begin reading funny material.  If you have any impairment that disallows you from understanding and recognizing satirical humor, jokes, parody, buffoonery, or other such tomfoolery, please stop reading immediately.  It is strongly advised you only read the following material under the direct supervision of a trained professional certified to the treatment of shenanigan deficiency disorders.  It is our sincere desire to use humor to enhance your reading experience, but recognize our material may not be appropriate for everyone.

If you have never tried reading humor and you receive clearance from a qualified professional, please start slow.  Listen to your body and stay relaxed.  Should the comedy cause any sort of discomfort, stop and take a rest day.  Patience is the key.  Thank you.

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4 Comments

  1. Bob (Downtown Runner)
    February 18, 2011

    I don’t get it.

  2. kelly
    February 18, 2011

    better idea to put the disclaimer at the top of your site right under the banner.

  3. StephenB
    February 18, 2011

    Funny. Oh wait.

  4. The Maple Grove Barefoot Guy
    February 18, 2011

    I would also like to be placed on Double Secret Probation….if possible.