At a (media) event in the Netherlands a couple of weeks ago, the organisers were giving out these badges:
Tell me: is this wry self-mocking? Or cold statement of fact?
I genuinely can’t figure out which it should be.
And the temptation to sharpie in the word “only” somewhere is almost overwhelming.
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I got the feeling the word ‘only’ was implicit. 😉
I like how the yellow says “Interesting Work.” It’d make a good hiring slogan.
It’s also telling that “Media People” are dark, I wonder if you could tie that to dark humor.
Anyway, back to your question: The audience here is clearly the media so I think it was created to be wry self-mocking. But the message works as a cold statement of fact for disillusioned cynics of the media as well. I think on the whole that it’s more mocking, and less fact. Only your opinion of the statement can give you your true answer though.
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