January 03, 2020
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.
Posted by: Rick C at Sat Jan 4 18:23:02 2020 (Iwkd4)
Posted by: Pixy Misa at Sat Jan 4 22:36:38 2020 (PiXy!)
Posted by: Pete Zaitcev at Mon Jan 6 18:20:47 2020 (LZ7Bg)
Posted by: Mauser at Tue Jan 7 23:08:34 2020 (Ix1l6)
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!)
Well that's OK then.
Posted by: The Brickmuppet at Fri Jan 10 05:57:17 2020 (5iiQK)
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