T-REX TRYING … comes from Hugh Murphy’s Tumblr of, well, the title says it all: a big ol’ dinosaur attempting to do various things — not exactly a setup for comedy gold.
One each page, T-Rex fails via single image and a one-sentence caption. He can’t jump rope, see, because he’s so huge and has tiny arms! He can’t buy skinny jeans, see, because he’s so huge and has tiny arms! He can’t turn off a ceiling fans, see, because he’s so huge and has tiny arms!
That’s the “joke.” Repeat for roughly 125 more pages. First- and second graders might find it funny.
Just as bad, although better drawn, is C.W. Moss’ WHY UNICORN DRINKS, compiled from an online cartoon. It’s a sequel to 2011′s UNICORN BEING A JERK, and everything I wrote about that one applies to this one.
As simplistic as T-REX TRYING, but for 16 more agonizing pages, it depicts such bummers as drowning in post-collegiate debt, being arrested for pot, being unable to write the letter Q in cursive, and sucking at assembling models.
Annnnnd once more, either it’s not funny or I just don’t get it. One could replace the hipster-beloved unicorn with any other annoying Internet meme (redundant) and it still wouldn’t be funny. Would it? —Rod Lott