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    Question 'as funny as a four-car garage'

    Hello,

    what is the meaning of 'as funny as a four-car garage'?

    In the video SNL Spoof MSNBC Debate Coverage, a guy (sorry don't know who he is supposed to be) is describing how it was difficult for President Obama to speak in the first presidential debate which was held in Colorado because of 'altitude poisoning' and that because Obama comes from a place 'below the sea level', this place which is a mile above sea level is like being 'flown two miles straight into the air and then having to give a speech in the outer space' for him. Then the person in the studio says - 'haha, outer space, that is funny as a four-car garage'.

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    Last edited by Olympian; 12-Nov-2012 at 15:02. Reason: Added link to video

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    Default Re: 'as funny as a four-car garage'

    Quote Originally Posted by Olympian View Post
    Hello,

    what is the meaning of 'as funny as a four-car garage'?

    In the video SNL Spoof MSNBC Debate Coverage, a guy (sorry don't know who he is supposed to be) is describing how it was difficult for President Obama to speak in the debate which was held in Colorado because of the altitude and that because Obama comes from a place 'below the sea level', this place which is a mile above sea level is like being 'flown two miles straight into the air and then having to give a speech in the outer space' for him. Then the person in the studio says - 'haha, outer space, that is funny as a four-car garage'.

    Thank you
    It doesn't make any sense to me.

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    Default Re: 'as funny as a four-car garage'

    I think it probably means it's not funny at all.
    I'm not a teacher of English, but I have spoken it for (almost) all of my life....

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    Default Re: 'as funny as a four-car garage'

    The video is a skit about a recent presidential debate.
    Mitt Romney has a four-car garage that he wants to put lifts (elevators) in to.
    Most voters wouldn't be impressed with this.
    For Romney, a Four-Car Garage With Its Own Elevator - NYTimes.com

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    Default Re: 'as funny as a four-car garage'

    @Raymott, thank you. I understand now. Also thanks for the NYT link.

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