The article goes in depth on the history and inspirations behind the series, and how it managed to become a massive cultural icon during the 2000's. It's very cool to see how its formula made perfect sense back then, as well as how that same formula slowly began to crumble and fall flat as the Internet age came crashing.
In short, the article's conclusion is that creators grew, matured, and are now finding themselves to be the old fellows yelling at the kids to get off their lawn. The progression of South Park seasons thus seem to be a real-time registry on how the Generation X grew into adulthood.
South Park has no footprint on tumblr. I see plenty of people resharing stuff from The Daily Show and Larry Wilmore's show. South Park? I can't remember if I've seen a gifset from South Park on tumblr ever. No one watches it, no one cares, not even to refute it.
The truth is, the SJWs won, and we're continuing to win. The libertarians are losing the culture war - in a big way - and they can't stand it. When the front runner to the Republican primary also wants to stick it to Wall Street, you know the 99% Movement has won.
Spoiler: You may think astronomical units are big, but they're peanuts compared to 52 factorial. And that number isn't even one of the "big" numbers in math.
And the puns. Oh god the puns. The media is loving the hell out of this story. Here are some quotes of the many articles covering it:
So, just in case you were planning to take a regular cruise but thought “not scary enough,” mark your calendars.
Tickets [at the 2tanic] will be available for first, second, and third class, so the Billy Zanes of the world can still feel superior to the street rats down below.
To paraphrase another famous quotation, fool me once, shame on you; fool me twice, shame on ICEBERG DEAD AHEAD.
At this rate, Titanic 2 will hit the open seas before Avatar 2 is out.
Somewhere, Leonardo DiCaprio impersonator, Frank Roberts, is waiting anxiously by the phone.
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Their belief system seems pulled straight out of a 90's urban legend. They argue that the Treasury holds in secret a massive money fund for each US citizen, because... of reasons... And you only need to use the right ink, fingerprint and nomenclatures in your official documents and paperwork so you can access this secret fund and become "free" of all government influences (as well as immensely rich of course).
I must admit, I love the whimsical and painfully cliche nature of this conspiracy theory. You only need to add the pyramids, aliens and/or lizard people into the mix to have the quintessential paranoid worldview.
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