So let me give you a few bits of context…
First, the tweet started because I saw a video from FOX Animation Domination High Definition (ADHD) Get it ADHD like Attention Deficit Hyper-Disorder… But it makes no sense because every show on Sunday Night’s Animation Domination is already in High Definition (Even Bobs Burgers).
But this video really did strike a cord with me, as a former troll-turned-humorist it kinda struck a cord. Have I finally been “trolled” myself? (Answer: I have many times before).
I am going to probably say this over and over again.
TROLLING IS DEAD
By creating “Troll Face”, you have killed off the idea of Trolling, by defining it by a singular photo. It’s an image that’s supposed to be symbolic of “just kidding fella”. But it’s use incorrectly, because “trolling” could be anything.
VARIOUS THINGS THAT COULD BE CALLED “TROLLING”:
- Posting “u r a dick” on the comments section of a youtube video or tweet
- Making a Happy Wheels level in which EVERYTHING WAS INVISIBLE
- Saying one thing, when you meant the other, but have never heard of sarcasm.
- Crank Calling GameStop asking for Battletoads… even if you weren’t even born when Battletoads came out.
- YouTube Commentaries
- Posting personal information about somebody with the intent to Harass.
- Making a “Twerk Fail” video and then going publicly on your talk show to show it was all fake. (Jimmy Kimmel)
Television is trying to be “Techno-Savvy Cool” – hence why every show and ad need to have #Hashtag on it, followed by a Shazam link for more information… it knows it’s going to die because of the internet.
The Internet has really destroyed major media empires – motion pictures, television, and music. Not for the worst, but for the better. It used to be very difficult to find movies or television shows to spring your interest. Cable Television has so many channels that you can probably find a show based on any occupation in existence. Real Skunk Breeders of Vermont or “Juicing” (about people who work at the Ocean-Spray plant making Cran-Grape juice.)
But with the internet, not only can you find out that this show exists, you can also marathon every episode on Hulu, possibly Netflix, and maybe if you want to (because it’s cheaper than cable) – you can buy every episode ever made on Amazon or iTunes and watch it that way. (Or “Torrents” if you want to be the equivalent of the guy who records VHS tapes and leaves them in a box at the garage sale)
So things like ADHD, with the intent to get the Millennial generation on board by doing quasi-adult swim behavior. Isn’t selling them on watching your television, they will more than likely only subscribe to your YouTube channel for the clips. It’s okay, I was the same way when Newgrounds first started, with Knox’s World claymation and Sprite-Cartoons of Mario and Sonic getting covered in Red paintbrush tool.
As for the PBS Idea Channel, A couple weeks back I made a video about them on Hass’ Office. In it, i talked about it’s psudo-intellectualism by not actually addressing their primary question, but by finding a work-around that based on that similar connection, should mean it’s true. Even though it’s more or less a quick way to get buzz because they referenced a fandom. (BREAKING BAD somethingsomethingsomething… or Can we highculturesomething SUPERNATURAL)
Example : I just made up (because I am not subscribed) : Star Trek can debunk the One-Child Policy in China.
Reason: Because look at Trebles and how they multiply, their overpopulation took out a ship.
Example : The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles were the gourmet pizza makers of the past.
Reason: Michaelangelo ordered crazy toppings on pizza, you can now get those same toppings on a pizza in some resturant in new york for $XX.
It goes on like that. So maybe I too, am a “psudo-intellectual” and don’t really know what I am talking about…
But when my twitter conversation ends like this….
I don’t know what to think anymore.