A friend send me this i'm dying
@reyhan so fuckin good, I love this format!
@reyhan this is so fucking good
@reyhan the "king," always gets me
@reyhan Such nice guys.
@reyhan it's lovely and it reminds me of my favorite meme of the past few years, the guys from the motorcycle show having an argument and throwing a chair but then making up
@reyhan this is very sweet
@reyhan Il y a une suite ;)
OCR Output (chars: 1919)
Hey guys, I've been seeing these memes
where muscular men at laptops explain
elementary concepts in some topic or other
to a nerdy-looking, curious kid. They really
make me laugh, but I can’t quite put my
finger on why. It's not like there's any real
jokes in there or anything
First of all, I think this format makes excellent
use of a comedic technique called incongruity,
whereby viewers’ preconceived notions are
upended by unexpected juxtapositions. In this
case, many people don't think of muscleboundI
traditionally masculine men as kind, intelligent}
and eager to advise. While not a joke in any
conventional sense, this produces a humorous
King, I want to echo what you're saying and
also suggest that there's an even broader
employment of incongruity here. Viewers
expect earnest requests for basic information
to be met with vitriol due to a sense that
discourse on web forums is generally noxious.
The conviviality of the buff men’s responses
runs totally counter to viewer's expectations.
It's not just muscular men that we presume to
be hotheaded and condescending - this kind
of unacceptable behavior is endemic to the
medium as a whole, and viewers are tickled to}
see that dynamic inverted.
I really think Chief hit on something with that
last response, and I want to add that part of
the appeal of the format lies in its warmth -
those of us who spend a lot of time online find
ourselves bathing in a sea of toxic discourse
but, for a cohort so frequently described as
overwhelmingly self-absorbed, I think that the
millennials making and consuming these
genuinely value humility - a lack of ego and
self-importance - and empathy - the ability
to understand others. The men in these
memes display these in spades and, through
the experience of incogruity, viewers are give
theopportunity to deepen their own humility
and extend their sense of empathy.
re: OCR Output (chars: 1919)
@lynnesbian this deserves a medal
@reyhan this is an excellent introduction to the concept of positive desinhibition online 💪
@reyhan this is it. the perfect meme. everybody go home, we found it
@reyhan A genuine aww from me.
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