Laughing Matters: Covfefe the Strong

Sometimes comedy illuminates hard truths with a pointed urgency that other means can’t quite achieve. Sometimes comedy is just funny. This series of posts is mostly about the former instances, but the latter is valuable, too..

While I’m inclined to agree with the junior Senator from the great state of Minnesota in finding the sloppy midnight communication of a nonsense word on a free and open social media platform to be “the least disturbing thing in the history of the Trump administration,” I have great appreciation for the onrush of comedy it produced. In this time of national darkness, it is a gift to be able to laugh at one of the more harmless actions of a man evidently committed to causing great harm at every opportunity.

Others have exhaustively cataloged the responses to the garbled “covfefe.” I will merely present my favorite, gently marveling at the endless possibilities of a digital landscape where such splendid comic invention can arise and be shared with such rapidity.

covfefe the strong

Previous entries in this series can be found by clicking on the “Laughing Matters” tag.

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