[Home]  [Headlines]  [Latest Articles]  [Latest Comments]  [Post]  [Mail]  [Sign-in]  [Setup]  [Help]  [Register] 

CVS Employee Stops Robbery, Gets Fired

Pope Francis Implementing Change Of Lord’s Prayer: ‘Lead Us Not Into Temptation’

John Kelly Was President Trump's Top Authoritarian Fearmonger. Good Riddance.

Kavanaugh Joins Liberals To Protect Pro-Planned Parenthood Ruling

Lena Dunham lied to discredit an alleged rape victim and then wrote her worst apology yet

Don’t Be Fooled: Ocasio-Cortez Is A Very Real Threat

The Motor Law (Red Barchetta)

Nebraska principal reportedly bans candy canes, says ‘J shape’ stands for Jesus

Name One Government Agency That Doesn’t Do The Exact Opposite Of Its Purpose

Media Attacks Heisman Trophy Winner Kyler Murray for Homophobic Tweets He Sent As a 14-Year-Old

Kansas recalls hundreds of license plates over ethnic slur complaint (JAP)

Adolescent Pot Use in Post-Legalization Colorado and Washington Is Still Failing to Rise

The Irony of a Congressman's Proposal to Exempt Police from His “Assault Weapons” Ban

The Speeding Exemption (Some Animals are More Equal than Others)

Hugh Freeze: "[Jesus Christ] Is The Only One I've Ever Met Who Can Handle My Junk"

FranceÂ’s 2018 peace prize goes to jihad terrorists and haters of Israe

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez: Central Americans Treated Like Jews Fleeing The Nazis

'SMASH AND KILL' Paris in lockdown with tear gas fired as 5,000 protesters descend for ‘Day of Rage’

Ocasio-Cortez Threatens To Retaliate Against Trump Jr. Over Meme, Twitter Explodes With Accusations Of Ethics Violations

Making President Trump's Bed: A Housekeeper Without Papers (Donald's Illegal Aliens)

Ohio Dad Makes Daughter Walk 5 Miles to School in 36-Degree Weather After She Bullied Classmate

Pearl Harbor bombed

Luxembourg to become first country to make all public transport free

Smoke a Joint, Save the Subway?

Man Shot By Cops Claims Shotspotter Found Phantom 'Gunshot' To Justify Officer's Deadly Force

Homeland Security creates exclusive "Platinum" spy on your neighbors cam-share club

CHRIS WALLACE ‘STRUCK’ BY HOW QUICKLY TRUMP SPOILED THE MOOD AT GEORGE H. W. BUSH’S FUNERAL

Every President Recited This Prayer Except Trump

Drug dealer released from prison, then carjacks woman in parking lot

Martin Armstrong: The 2020 Presidential Election Will Be The Most Violent In American History

Baby Jesus In Cage As Part Of Dedham Church’s Immigration-Themed Nativity Scene

GOP Winner in Maine-02 Now Declared Loser Due to ‘Rank Voting’

Mother, children left homeless after police damage house looking for son

Medicare for All Is Even Better Than You Thought

FOX Goes Full "Reefer Madness", Pushes Insane Anti-Weed Propaganda in Ridiculous 90-Second Clip

Columbia University Students Kick SNL Comedian Nimesh Patel Off Stage For Making Unsafe Jokes

PETA Compares ‘Anti-Animal’ Language to Racism

YAF Wins Landmark Free Speech Lawsuit, UC Berkeley To Pay $70,000 And Rescind Unconstitutional Policies

Own your identity Discover decentralized identity—a new way to take ownership of your personal data.

Press Releases Mastercard, Microsoft Join Forces to Advance Digital Identity Innovations

300 pound woman guilty of crushing boyfriend

Unborn Babies Learning in the Womb Disputes Abortionists Claims of Not Being Human

Results of Colorado Marijuana Legalization 4 Years Later

Schwarzenegger would time travel to terminate fossil fuels

Innocent Man Politely Asks Cops for Directions—Who Then Smash His Face In and Kidnap Him

Special Counsel Mueller is building a report, not a case.

For the First Time Since 9/11, Federal Gov’t Takes Steps to Prosecute the Use of Explosives to Destroy WTCs

Royal Family Implicated in Billionaire Pedophile Scandal as Court Case Begins in Florida

‘PC stuff is getting ridiculous’: Radio stations axe Christmas classic due to #MeToo concerns

Illegals scarf up welfare, with new Census data confirming 63% of non-citizens helping themselves


Status: Not Logged In; Sign In

Humor
See other Humor Articles

Title: White House weighs in on Laurel vs. Yanny debate (Progressive scolds: That’s not funny, you monsters)
Source: HotAir
URL Source: https://hotair.com/archives/2018/05 ... essive-scolds-thats-not-funny/
Published: May 17, 2018
Author: John Sexton
Post Date: 2018-05-18 09:57:07 by Tooconservative
Keywords: None
Views: 266
Comments: 4

Thursday afternoon the White House weighed in on the greatest debate of our time: Laurel vs. Yanny. The clip is obviously supposed to be light-hearted and fun, a distraction but a harmless one. Naturally, this inspired people on the left to new fits of outrage.

The clip opens with Ivanka Trump and includes cameo appearances by Kellyanne Conway, Sarah Sanders, Larry Kudlow, VP Mike Pence and President Trump himself (plus several more people I don’t recognize). Most of the White House staff, to my relief, hears “Laurel.” That’s obviously the right answer and I can’t believe there’s anyone on the other side of this debate, but I guess some people have poor hearing from years of head-banging at metal shows.

Lots of people seem to appreciate this in the spirit in which it was intended. Some thought it was funny as these things go. But within 10 minutes of it going up, comedian/headhunter Kathy Griffin was dumping on it:
Hahaha aren't you guys so silly and fun!

Next up: deporting people! https://t.co/Fb2o6wYVG2

— Kathy Griffin (@kathygriffin) May 17, 2018

She was not alone. There are hundreds of tweets in the “lock them up” and “you’re monsters!” veins. I’m only selecting a few representative examples.
You are all going to jail and are currently building concentration warehouses for children. Maybe focus on that

— Ken Reid (@KennethWReid) May 18, 2018

Stop trying to act human you ghouls

— K. Thor Jensen (@kthorjensen) May 17, 2018

Meanwhile, you want an unrepentant advocate of #torture confirmed as head of @CIA#priorities. #Haspel

— Joe Papp (@joepabike) May 17, 2018

We're not paying to do this stuff. Don't pretend to be human.

— John Fitzpatrick (@j_c_fitz) May 17, 2018

Congratulations @WhiteHouse … you officially ruined the #laurel #yanny debate with this video and it is no longer fun…

— Daniel Danger Marin (@dangermarin) May 17, 2018

Who gives a shit what you hear!! All I hear is #Collusion #Conspiracy#Traitor

— Margie#Demforce (@Loca2733Mc) May 17, 2018

That video was almost as white as it was unfunny.

— Miss Matched Shoes (@threejuniormnts) May 17, 2018


Poster Comment:

Finally, we know the meaning of covfefe.

Post Comment   Private Reply   Ignore Thread  


TopPage UpFull ThreadPage DownBottom/Latest

#1. To: Tooconservative (#0)

I hear Laurel on the video posted on YouTube, but I hear Yanny on the above video.

misterwhite  posted on  2018-05-18   13:07:33 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#2. To: misterwhite (#1)

It is actually a demonstration of how we can all hear different things, depending on bass/treble, shape of ears, size of ear canals, how much loud noise (music) we've damaged our ears with, etc.

Some audio nut cooked up the audio sample. And he scored his 15 minutes of fame.

Even Trump got in on the act. So they'll kill it now for sure.

Tooconservative  posted on  2018-05-18   13:42:05 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#3. To: Tooconservative (#2)

Some audio nut cooked up the audio sample.

I read that some girl looked up the word "laurel" on the Internet and asked the computer to pronounce it. It came out "yanny". Which started the research.

misterwhite  posted on  2018-05-18   16:28:30 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#4. To: misterwhite (#3)

You are right. I read a Slashdot piece and it had an audiophile explaining it. The way it read made me think that he had composed the sound sample himself. The actual source of the audio is:

Dictionary.com: laurel

You'll see the speaker symbol to the right of the word, click it to play.

Tooconservative  posted on  2018-05-18   16:39:05 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


TopPage UpFull ThreadPage DownBottom/Latest

[Home]  [Headlines]  [Latest Articles]  [Latest Comments]  [Post]  [Mail]  [Sign-in]  [Setup]  [Help]  [Register] 

Please report web page problems, questions and comments to webmaster@libertysflame.com