You know all those cliches about comedians being depressed and artists struggling with mental illness? Well, in my experience they're mostly true. Living in Los Angeles — arguably the creative capital of the world — I'm surrounded by some of the most simultaneously talented AND self-loathing people I've ever met. In other words, I'm in good company in LA! One thing that never fails to make me laugh is poking fun at my perennial state of ennui. So this week I've rounded up some of my favorite existentialist and nihilist humor from around the web.
This Twitter account is an amusing mash up of Kim Kardashian and Søren Kierkegaard. Here are a few choice picks:
2. Nihilisa Frank
This funny Tumblr is Lisa Frank meets nihilism. 80s kids will especially get a kick out of this one. Here are a few of Nihilisa Frank's greatest hits:
3. Texts From Your Existentialist
This amusing Instagram account captions classic pop art with existentialist texts. Here are a few of our faves:
4. Nihilist Arby's
A Twitter account where fast food and the gaping void collide. Here are a few selections:
5. This Isn't Happiness by Peteski
More of an overall collection of pop art, this Tumblr/Instagram account is full of dark humor that veers into existentialism, nihilism, and just good old-fashioned self-loathing we can all relate to. Or maybe that's just me? Here are a few of our favorites:
6. Cats with Melancholy
The inner monologue of cats with an existentialist flavor.
Got melancholy? Here are a few of Boredwalk's sentiments from the void that would look great on you while you contemplate your meaningless existence!
Until next time...
Peace, love, and unyielding ennui,