2020/09/24

No-stalgia

Sloshy

In sharp contrast to PS2-era webcomics that have shambled on well past their expiry date, the wiser curators of another Gen Y nostalgia brand knew when their moment had passed.

Paradoxically, knowing when to dial it back has made Matthew and Michael Chapman's sporadic release of new material a delightful surprise.

Here's "No-stalgia" the latest from Homestar Runner universe emo band Sloshy. You'll find the subject matter couldn't be more timely.



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12 comments:

  1. Not directly to the topic, but to the marketing hustle;
    Idea Contagion Tracking: RPGPundit clearly and carefully enunciates "Don't buy product... from people... who hate you." in his latest video. It wasn't a coincidental wording, he stated it very much as an aphorism.

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    1. *nods* I've been getting similar reports about various pop culture and dissident streams/podcasts. The message is getting out, which it couldn't if not for readers like you.

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  2. After your last paragraph, I don’t see anything but your add for the latest book. Is a link missing for No-Stalgia?

    Home Star Runner. Good times. Double Duce and the Cheat is Grounded.

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  3. That song is unironically great.

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    1. All of the Chapman bros' joke bands produced music that beats anything the major labels have put out for years. Sloshy is consistently one of their best acts.

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  4. Isn't the entire Disney/Marvel/Star Wars multimedia empire currently built on Nostalgia?
    That would explain an awful lot.

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    1. Even more insidious than that, Disney's empire is a trap that uses Marvel and Star Wars nostalgia as bait.

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    2. If they actually delivered on the nostalgia at least you'd have fanservice.

      They're counting on the nostalgia to cloud your recognition that they're providing something completely different wearing a skin suit of the product you loved.

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