July 9, 2006
It seemed innocent enough. A friend of mine, through an Instant Messanger conversation, sent me an equally seemingly innocent link, which I followed, and found myself at http://gunarmlincoln.ytmnd.com/
I won’t deny that this site is the epitome of mindless Internet humor, probably concocted by some 13-year-old uber-geek. Likewise, I won’t deny that, without fail, this little mini-site makes me smile, every single time I visit.
Frankly, none of the individual parts of this site are all that funny on their own. The photoshopped picture of Lincoln with a Gatling Gun instead of a right hand; Clever. The dramatic post-80s metal solo; Cheesy. Yet, somehow, when put together in this context, with no reason, purpose, or significant effort, the sum is much, much greater than the parts.
And, if you don’t see the humor in it, I’m sure you’re not alone.