I am a big fan of explosm.net and I’ve been viewing their comics ever since the first one came out in 2005. Today’s comic was one that awe-struck me. First, here’s the comic:
What’s weird is the conversation that had occurred a day earlier with my friend at a local cafe.
*Sitting next to each other smoking argeeleh and watching the TV that’s on MBC 4*
*The program goes to adverts and the “Kinder Bueno” ad comes up*
In the ad, the child is imitating his older brother’s every move and at the end of the advert, they’re sitting on the same couch when the child takes a “Kinder Bueno” out of shirt pocket and the older brother asks for a piece and the child hands it to him.
As I sat there, the old “Twix” commercial scans through my cortex really quickly.
Shadi: “Do you notice how different this commercial is from the Twix one?”
Friend: “How so?”
Shadi: “Well basically, Twix teaches you to be a selfish asshole while Bueno teaches us that sharing is caring.”
*Pause as friend scratches his head*
Shadi: “God damn fucking subliminal messaging.”
Seriously? Out of the billions of thoughts for a comic strip, explosm.net steals the joke right out of my head on the same exact day? Weird, no?
Which makes me wonder, is it mere coincidence or does everything happen for a reason?