And they lived happily ever after.
— John Mulaney
(Source: nbcsnl, via mickjiggler)
YO HADER AND JASON CRYING AND HUGGING DURING GOODNIGHTS IS THE STRAIGHT UP WORST THING I’VE EVER SEEN IN MY LIFE
LOOK AT THIS BUG BITE I LOOK DISEASED JESUS CHRIST
Under a literal microscope, the acronym referenced throughout this tweet translates to the “Shaking My Head” Crew. The letters are used as symbols to express the message, and Ezra’s grammatical choice to abbreviate and capitalize each one speaks enormously to the sense of unity that his “crew” will have in order to work together in such a “sick society.” By emphasizing that “we are” this crew, he argues that all people are inherently a part of this movement that aspires for a less sick society. Furthermore, Ezra is advocating a peaceful protest to the problems in the world we live in—instead of violence, his call to “S our H’s” reinforces that an emotional response is the most effective way of making a point. The act of shaking one’s head expresses disappointment rather than anger, and the thought of making another person ashamed rather than outraged often yields more change over time. Surely, the combination of this previously mentioned sense of unity and such an impassioned method of action will pave the way for the less sick society that Ezra envisions. His insights even leave an attitude of openness—no period follows “justice & peace,” so it is obvious that the fight for such changes in the world will be ongoing, without a definite end to the journey.
Hey people. So here it is — ezrakoenigclosereadings.
We all know Ezra Koenig has quite the reputation for his super deep (ridiculous) and thought provoking (confusing) tweets. So I’m going to do close readings of them (link for anyone unfamiliar with the term) with hopes that maybe you’ll find them funny. This is all in an effort to poke fun not just at him, but at the silliness of over-analysis. Fellow English majors, you know what I mean.
So here goes my silly little idea. And if you find this stupid—to quote the man himself—“suk a dog dik, motherfucker.”