Meme of the Week: Fractal Wrongness

This one’s for mini-FP and his fascination with internet culture.

What is Fractal Wrongness?

The state of being wrong at every conceivable scale of resolution. That is, from a distance, a fractally wrong person’s worldview is incorrect; and furthermore, if you zoom in on any small part of that person’s worldview, that part is just as wrong as the whole worldview.

The first image to turn up online for seems to have been on deviantART from SilverUniverse:
Fractal Wrongness by ~SilverUniverse on deviantART
No matter how or where you look at it, you’re still WRONG.

Someone on decided to get a bit more precision into the caption, but chose the fugliest red evah for the text:

a demotivational-style poster using a blue fractal as the main image
You are not just wrong. You are wrong at every conceivable scale of resolution. Zooming in on any part of your worldview finds beliefs exactly as wrong as your entire worldview.

Then somebody else came up with a different version using a somewhat Pythonesque fractal as the base:

You are not just wrong. You are wrong on every conceivable scale of resolution.
You are not just wrong. You are wrong on every conceivable scale of resolution.

P.S. There is no subtext to this post, I just happened to see the version of the poster pop up in my feed-reader in an episode of Someone Is Wrong On The Internet which is not particularly relevant right now. In closing, I leave you with a picture of dancing Cossacks. Because I can.

cossack dancers doing uncomfortable folded-leg leaping close to pointy swords

P.P.S. I just remembered that I’ve been looking for a reason to post this pic since I saw it earlier in the week, and this is probably the closest to an on-topic opportunity I will have.

A still from a Harry Potter movie - Prof. McGonagall at a Hogwarts feast

Your argument is invalid

Know Your Meme: Your Argument Is Invalid

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12 replies

  1. P.P.S. I couldn’t resist a crossover between the last two pics:


  2. Hehe, thanks tigtog, I will have to show him – at present he’s giggling away at Better of Ted. 🙂

  3. Delurking because I must share this one now TigTog:

    Russian Ketteh does traditional folk dance for you! HEY!

  4. Base image credit: ¿Que me ves? / What!? by David Oliva

    Base image credit: Stormy Weather by JD Hancock.

  5. So is meme of the week going to be, like, weekly?
    An oldie but a goodie.
    I have both moustache and robot. Your argument is invalid.

    • I think it’s likely to be a some-weeks thing, Mindy. Like posts that are “X” Of The Day titles: we don’t do them every day!

      This is a picture of
      a UFO-shaped house

  6. Base image credit: DSC04005.JPG by Marc Phu.

  7. Yes, yes, all very funny. Still nothing to displace the Owl in a Hat as the pinnacle of the art form.

    • I’d forgotten that little owl! I had to set that post to redirect to a special new site just for that pic, because it got so many hits from people who were never ever going to leave a comment here.
      Edited to add owl, which took me this long to find:

      Your argument is invalid

  8. Also, this might not be so devastatingly cute as the Owl in a Hat Argument Invalidator, but I think the WTF-ery level is nuclear-grade.

    These men dressed as penises have not left the starting gates
    To penis-men who refuse to race

  9. Maria insists on being included:

    [Maria: Look at all the fucks I do not give]
    to singing would-be nuns

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