@reyhan it's very wholesome
I like the medium and this post

@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

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@Incandescente
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
effect.

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.

image catpion 

image one: photo of a skinny young white man in glasses sitting at a computer. text reads: "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."

image two: photo of a topless muscular bald white man with a beard sitting at a computer. text reads: "First of all, I think this format makes excellent use of a comedic technique called inconguity, whereby viewers' preconceived notions are upended by unexpected juxtapositions. In this case, many people don't think of musclebound traditionally masculine men as kind, intelligent and eager to advise. While not a joke in any conventional sense, this produces a humorous effect."

image three: photo of another topless muscular white man sitting at a computer. text reads: "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."

image three: photo of a third muscular hite man, this time wearing a shirt and standing at a computer. text reads: "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 given theopportunity to deepen their own humility and extend their sense of empathy."

pol 

re: lb

this entire meme format hinges upon subversion of toxic masculinity and it is so good and pure
@reyhan I love this format and with meta filling it's even better!

@reyhan this is an excellent introduction to the concept of positive desinhibition online 💪:blob_cat_giggle:

@reyhan this is it. the perfect meme. everybody go home, we found it

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