Pokemon Stadium promotional poster.
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somethin that kinda annoys me re: internet jokes, specifically here on tumblr, is that people will find something new to laugh at for a while and the moment one person deems it old and unfunny the rest of their group does a 180 and collectively ridicules anyone else who still finds it amusing and its just so annoying and elitist to see -_- let people have their fun
There does come a point where a popular joke becomes so widespread and oversaturated that the humor it’s intended to provide sharply decreases. ALL jokes eventually reach the point where the bubble bursts; how soon it happens depends on how funny it was in the first place, how fast it spreads, and how creatively (or uncreatively) they’re being used.
A perfect example of this is rage comics. In the beginning, the idea was simple: a 4-panel comic depicting something rage-worthy, the last panel being the iconic FUUUU- face. As rage comics gained massive popularity (especially on reddit), they became less about variations on this central theme, and more about pasting the same handful of barely-humorous, vector-faced stick figures into scenarios increasingly unreleated to rage. This is why many those who found rage comics funny in their early days have now distanced themselves from the macro: the core concept that made it funny in the first place was abandoned.
While in that case the change occurred over a long period of time, a much faster example is the “arrow in the knee” macro, which proliferated explosively shortly after Skyrim was released. What made it humorous had nothing to do with the phrase itself, but with how absurdly often it was used by NPCs - something not captured by slapping it to the end of youtube comments ad-nauseum, regardless of whether or not the video was even related to Skyrim. It became tired and played out in a matter of days.
TL;DR - Yes, people should be allowed to have their fun, but they should also understand what makes an internet joke funny, not mindlessly parrot it, and possibly even add small twists that make sense in context to keep it fresh. All of those things can extend the life of an internet joke.
Anthony “Cannot Succeed In A Game With A Difficulty Curve Intended For Children” Burch
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pearl is fucking 17 now jesus christ