And, yet …
… I must be getting old, despite refusing to grow up.
I mean, I’m pretty sure Erika Moen’s flip-hole cartoon† is genuinely funny, but … why am I not laughing?
I mean, really, even the gratuitous New Hope joke just isn’t moving me the way it should.
I’m guessing there is a matter of perspective involved that I’m just missing. Like Wooderson raving about his car. That is, if you don’t get the underlying trope, you won’t understand why the joke is funny.
Still, though, we cannot forget the tireless dedication of our comic artists. The amount of thought and effort that goes into a joke like that is both incalculable and just a bit scary.
† TURD: NSFW.