This image has been around for a while. But then so have I and not a lot of people know that (to quote Alfie). Anyway, I caught sight of PC’s gun trump for the first time yesterday and it made me LOL. Now I know that the only thing less funny than dissecting a joke is Adam Sandler. But analyzing this image from the firearms perspective reveals its appeal to anti and pro-gun folk. Think of it this way . . . .
MAC users are generally considered (at least by themselves) as intellectuals. The intellectuals amongst the media (i.e. all of them) consider intellectuals liberals. So the PC guy is a conservative who can’t win a rational argument with the MAC and resorts to a gun. This amuses liberal anti-gun folks.
Of course, the liberal media tend to use MACs, which puts them (metaphorically) at the business end of a gun. Which amuses conservative, pro-gun types. Who probably find the MAC guy insufferable even if they use a MAC. And I bet they really enjoyed that Bruce Willis movie where MAC was the wimpy sidekick.
So what’s incendiary about any of that? It’s an image of brandishing, with a hint of psycho killer thrown in for good measure. People without a sense of humor are likely to be disturbed and offended. Which makes it even funnier, if you ask me.