NLRB Doesn’t Think Ben Domenech is Funny, Isn’t Amused By Him

Calling down the thunder when you feel invincible on Twitter, then griping about your victimhood of wetness when it rains, isn’t a good look

Andrew Donaldson

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Ben Domenech speaking at the 2018 Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in National Harbor, Maryland. 2018. Photo by Gage Skidmore via Wikimedia Commons

Everyone was having a good time on the Twitter dot com, and then…:

National Labor Relations Board : What do you mean, It’s funny?

Ben Domenech : It’s funny, you know. It’s a good story, it’s funny, I’m a funny guy. [laughs]

NLRB : What do you mean, you mean you talk? What?

Ben Domenech : It’s just, you know. You’re just funny, it’s… funny, you know the way joke about salt mines and everything.

NLRB : [it becomes quiet] Funny how? What’s funny about it?

Aditya Dynar, Ben’s Lawyer : John (Ring, Chairman of the NLRB) no, you got it all wrong.

NLRB : Oh, oh, Aditya. He’s a big boy, he knows what he said. What did ya say? Funny how?

Ben Domenech : Jus…

NLRB : What?

Ben Domenech : Just… ya know… you’re funny.

NLRB : You mean, let me understand this cause, ya know maybe it’s me, I’m a little messed up maybe, but it’s funny how, I mean funny like a clown in the salt mines, that amuses you? It make you laugh, your employees are here to f%$#$’ amuse you? What do you mean funny, funny how? How is salt mines funny?

Ben Domenech : Just… you know, how I tell the story, what?

NLRB : No, no, I don’t know, you said it. How do I know? You said it’s funny. How the f#$% are salt mines funny, what the f*&^ is so funny about salt mines? Tell me, tell me what’s funny!

Ben Domenech : Just… you know, how I was tweeting the story, I was riffing of Elon, what?

NLRB : No, no, I don’t know, you said it. How do I know? You said salt mines are funny. How the f#$% are salt mines for your employees funny, what the f$%^ is so funny about labor law? Tell me, tell me what’s funny!

Ben Domenech : [long pause]…

Well, not exactly:

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Andrew Donaldson

Writer. Mountaineer diaspora. Veteran. Managing Editor @ordinarytimemag on culture & politics, food writing @yonderandhome, Host @heardtellshow & other media