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On The Most Emailed 'New York Times' Article Ever

So, not much a surprise here that a hyperbolic parody of the bland and pointless would itself be supremely bland and pointless.

This is exactly as funny as Pedobear, or Rickrolling, or any other dumb internet meme that is celebrated only as an inside joke where there's no joke at all, only references that are intended to gratify those who recognize them. "Ha, ha, I know what that reference meant! Hilarious!" No. Not funny at all. Doesn't even rise to the level of bemusement. And worse, here, because those celebrating the "joke" fancy themselves to be of a higher sophistication and class for being "in" on it.

Posted on January 24, 2011 at 12:52 pm 0