As many close friends have gingerly tried to explain to me over the years, certain things aren’t as funny as I think they are. Sadly, these friends are wrong.
Rolphing is an example of something which is fucking hilarious — or totally stupid and annoying, if for some reason your sense of humor is broken. It was pioneered by Matt Sloan and Aaron Yonda of Blame Society Productions, aka the comic geniuses behind interweb sensation Chad Vader: Day Shift Manager.
In rolphing, one begins speaking with no idea what they’re saying, just making a random sound. It is then up to the rolphist to wrassle this formless speech into the first intelligible word or phrase that comes to mind. The results are unexpected, absurd and paaaatently carrrrnivorous.
A handy instructional:
and rolphing at work:
Apologies to those who will be henceforth unable to stop doing this, and the people that love them. For those of you who need further explanation, here’s a handy video on why it’s funny, appropriately titled Rolphing: Why Is It Funny?