During a recent stream of Live Nude Geeks, a semi-regular viewer decided that he’d had enough of a certain strain of our humor…and because it was on the internet, instead of just leaving he first had to let us know WHY:
He informed us that we focus on SJW humor too much
The website that prides itself as a free speech advocate and supporter of fringe comedy focuses too much attention on the group of people who wish to control what we can say and what jokes we are [...]
Poe’s Law essentially states that parodies of extreme views are indistinguishable from actual extreme views. Take a look at the below posts from the internet and determine if they are real or satire…
I don’t fucking know.
Video game voice actor Troy Baker (“Booker DeWitt” in Bioshock Infinite, “The Joker” in Batman: Arkham Origins) discovered the wrath of the “professionally offended” when he decided to retweet a joke he found funny on twitter. Now one may ask-what vile disgusting thing could he have posted that could lead to so much dogpiling that he would choose to abandon the social media platform?
There is nothing else forthcoming-that was the [...]
Friday night several usually combative social media groups found a common cause to fight together-Gawker Media*. The site posted an article entitled “Condé Nast’s CFO Tried To Pay $2,500 for a Night With a Gay Porn Star”:
Normally this would be par for the course for the site (it’s essentially the online equivalent of the NATIONAL ENQUIRER), but a few facts became quickly apparent about this [...]
Although both the script’s name and description seem to imply satire, today’s histrionic online environment has led this code to create a social media firestorm:
‘Poe’s Law’ is an internet axiom that was created due to the rise of extremist rhetoric in social media that is so over the top that it can become indistinguishable from satire or parody.
Let’s put that to the test-play this game and see if you can catch all the satire before your hope in humanity is extinguished!
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