January 03, 2020

In Which I Again Completely Missed the Point (Updated)

So Wednesday night I blundered into a webcomic in one of the tabs I was closing out.  While, fairly true to life in my experience it had all the moral ambiguity of a Goofus and Gallant strip. Now to be fair, it was a 4 panel strip and so it's not really a art-crime that the antagonist was a purple haired Snidely Whiplash. I didn't know where It'd been linked from or the context and so I closed out the tab and since Wednesday was my birthday, and I'd missed Christmas due to work, I went down to visit my folks in NC.

Fast forward to getting home an hour ago, and lo and behold that strip I'd blown off is now all the rage...

It turns out that the aforementioned 4koma was the source of the meme of the week...and I'd completely misread it. In particular, I had misidentified which character was the author insert and which was the designated straw-man. This puts the comic in a whole different context.

Dev's video makes some insightful points (as Dev does) though he get's wayyy into the weeds on this. But then the talented Mr. Benjamin looked at the above video and how much the Canadian was able to glean from a 4 panel strip. And thereupon the Briton said "Hold my beer!" 

Gracious! It's Plato vs. Aristotle, in a war to the knife in the field of memes.

UPDATE: Good grief. I did it again. When I saw it earlier I assumed that this was obviously a parody obituary. Alas, I again missed those subtle cues so necessary for gleaning the deeper meaning of derp.

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1 According to KnowYourMeme's quotes of various tweets, if you don't agree with Snidely that it's funny a rich guy got robbed, you're a GamerGate reject?  Ok.

Posted by: Rick C at Sat Jan 4 18:23:02 2020 (Iwkd4)

2 Fair enough on that New Yorker obit.  It read exactly like the Babylon Bee.

Posted by: Pixy Misa at Sat Jan 4 22:36:38 2020 (PiXy!)

3 Ah, the age when you have to go to Putin's propaganda outlets for decent journalism.

Posted by: Pete Zaitcev at Mon Jan 6 18:20:47 2020 (LZ7Bg)

4 And of course, Kukuruyo stepped in with a Rule 63, because he does that. :-)

Posted by: Mauser at Tue Jan 7 23:08:34 2020 (Ix1l6)

5 Whut?

Posted by: The Brickmuppet at Thu Jan 9 21:52:58 2020 (5iiQK)


Posted by: Pixy Misa at Fri Jan 10 00:17:02 2020 (PiXy!)

7 Oh.
Well that's OK then.

Posted by: The Brickmuppet at Fri Jan 10 05:57:17 2020 (5iiQK)

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