hotdamn that was ice cold
if a boy ever sends you a dic pic immediately respond with this gif and never speak to him again
Just like a routine in a comedy group, Dirk is playing the “straight man” of the group, while everyone else counts as the “funny man”. The “straight man” is used to emphasize the errors of the other members in the group, being more logical, serious, or otherwise attempting to incorporate reason into whatever bullshit the “funny man” characters are getting into. Comedy duos are pretty popular. You can find them in a bunch of different cultures.
Some popular examples include Stephen Colbert and Jon Stewart, Finn and Jake from Adventure Time, Pinky and the Brain, and Kirk and Spock from Star Trek.
The comedy duo routines featured in Japanese media is called “Manzai”, and traditionally features the “funny man” getting smacked with a paper fan.
I guess if you really want to stretch it, you can find similar patterns in popular text posts. Generally in the form of:
Funny man: [something ridiculous]
Straight man: “Well, actually, [correcting first poster]”
Funny man: [something else ridiculous]
Usually in comedy the joke ends with the straight man correcting the funny man with the laughter at the funny man’s expense, but since the majority of the joke’s audience (tumblr) apparently identifies with the funny man, it tends to be more popular for the funny man to have the last word.
did you just teach me cultural studies with homestuck
it’s been 20 years for fuck sake Usagi get your shit together
My typical school day
As a teacher, I wish one of my students would say this. I would die laughing and then remember I’m supposed to be the adult in the room.
WHY IS THIS TINY CHILD FUNNIER THAN ME
Please watch this 3 second clip from an actual George Washington documentary.
As soon as I learned Nicki Minaj voiced Sugilite, I had to