Friday Fun: Time Between Thing Being Amusing, Extremely Irritating Down To 4 Minutes

Apr 08 2011 Published by under friday fun

This seems to be the trajectory for absolutely everything now, from music, to film, to internet memes, everything.

That doesn't mean it's not funny, of course.

From The Onion, Time Between Thing Being Amusing, Extremely Irritating Down To 4 Minutes

PROVIDENCE, RI--According to a study released this week by Brown University's Department of Modern Culture and Media, it now takes only four minutes for a new cultural touchstone to transform from an amusing novelty into an intensely annoying thing people never want to see or hear again.

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"The results are the same for everything from TV news bloopers to professional ad campaigns, with only a handful of exceptions," Levinson added. "For example, it takes, on average, less than 90 seconds to go from feeling delight to active enmity for anything that involves talking infants."

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"We project that by 2018, the gap between liking something new and wishing yourself dead rather than hearing it again will be down to 60 seconds," Levinson said. "And by 2023, enjoyment and abhorrence will occur simultaneously, the two emotions effectively canceling each other out and leaving one feeling nothing whatsoever."

Sometimes The Onion is the wisest cultural commentator of all.

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