Friday, February 13, 2015

The funniest thing, EVER!

A friend sent me a link to a piece of art this week (art created by a friend of that friend) and asked me to vote for it in one of those ubiquitous online contests.

Given the type of person I am, I'm sure I would have voted anyway, but on top of my always-happy-to-help-a-friend-(or-friend-of-a-friend)-attitude, this art genuinely delights me.

What does this piece of art make you think of:

Bruce is frustrated by Vivian's indifference to housework by Danielle Cole

Personally, it reminds me of the biggest laugh I have ever laughed.

I like to laugh. I laugh a lot.

And there is one laugh that tops all others. I laughed myself into helplessness – barely breathing, absolutely overcome by delight.


Two words.

Dinosaur Porn.

Just typing those words right now has set me off into a fit of giggles echoing the original debilitating fit of laughter that took me over when I first heard about dinosaur porn. (Yes, it's a thing, look here if you need proof.)

How it all happened

I was having an ordinary conversation with my l.a.t.t. (lover at the time) and he mentioned to me that he had seen a link on the Internet about dinosaur porn. I chuckled a little at the idea. Heck, dinosaur porn, whatever, takes all kinds.

I assumed it was dinosaur-on-dinosaur. I mean, who would dinosaurs find sexy, right?

And then, my l.a.t.t. specified that it was dinosaur-on-GIRL.

And I lost it.

Why are impossible real things way funnier to me than (theoretically) possible imaginary things?

I don't know why Dinosaur-on-girl porn is the funniest thing I've ever heard.

I don't usually find porn funny at all. I'm not a big fan of porn as a cultural product. I lost a long-ago lover to porn addiction (among other things) and porn and I have been sworn enemies ever since.

But I find the concept of dinosaur porn hilarious. I find it way funnier than vampire porn or weretiger porn (weretiger porn is also a thing, look here). It has something to do with the implausibility of dinosaurs finding humans attractive. But it has way more to do with the fact that humans and dinosaurs were never both alive at the same time on this planet.

The equation runs something like this:

human + radically mismatched other species + temporal impossibility + sex + commodification = hilarious to my brain


So, go vote for Danielle's art. Help an artist out. Because that's a friendly to do. And because the art is cool. And because it has a great title. And also because my brain thinks dinosaur porn is funny.

One last time, here's the link. Simply click, scroll to the dinosaur with the vacuum cleaner and the co-ed in the sweater – and vote.

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