whether it’s MST3K/Rifftrax/Cinematic Titanic, a joe bob briggs dvd commentary or just your favorite net reviewer, the art of snarking on a piece of media is collectively known as ‘riffing’-and when done properly, it transcends smart-assedtry and becomes something…more.
let’s explore this, won’t we?
riffing is a gateway to critical media thinking
riffing’s roots are older than all of us
riffing might be the most accessible introduction to satire in today’s ‘unique’ media landscape
riffing as defense mechanism