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kleinbl00  ·  102 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Why Millennials Are Making Memes About Wanting to Die

    What makes millennial humor so nihilistic and absurdist?

That's adorable.




veen  ·  102 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I do think it can be argued that younger generations tend to like absurdist humor more than before. Absurdism is subversive, so it requires you to understand what's normal, which is easier in our age of easily accessible knowledge online.

kleinbl00  ·  102 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I would argue that we'll never be able to make a comparison because distribution is effortless now while previous generations had to find a printing press.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Andre_the_Giant_Has_a_Posse

That's just 30 years ago.

bfv  ·  102 days ago  ·  link  ·  

To be fair, Charles Addams got his start during the depression.