“By a strange coincidence, the same night I first made the color survey public, the webcomic Doghouse Diaries put up this comic. (see previous chart)
It was funny, but I realized I could test whether it was accurate. […] After the survey closed, I generated a version of the Doghouse Diaries comic with actual data, using the most frequent color name for the handful of colors in the survey closest to the ones in the comic.”
-Randall Munroe, creator of xkcd.
Luke from Western Australia again. Seeing my last submission up on the blog was so exciting I had to stand up from my chair, and then sit down again. So here’s another one, which is actually a rebuttal to the latest chart.
I know it’s supposed to be some good ol’ ‘funny because it’s true’ humour,
and I respect that,
but I didn’t laugh,
because it’s not funny,
because it’s not true.
I guess I’m just spoiled by things that are funny because they’re actually true, and like, no-ones ever pointed it out before, like any 5 seconds of an episode of 30 rock, or a family guy cut-away gag.
I call it “overly-specific observational humour”.
We need to categorize our pop culture (read: everything else as well) a lot better than we’re doin’ people!