Uh... I don't get it
June 26, 2016 7:25 AM   Subscribe

I don't understand last week's Oglaf comic [NSFW ads]. Do you? And can you explain it? Thanks!
posted by Too-Ticky to Grab Bag (9 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
He became enlightened the longer he held the pose, which is what she wanted. Poking fun at the sort of ppl who practice yoga, it seems - meat is murder and the call for tight pants. At least that's my take.
posted by the webmistress at 7:29 AM on June 26, 2016 [13 favorites]

the webmistress read it the same way I did. Not the funniest Oglaf strip ever, but I was able to get the joke.

Also, when you link to an Oglaf strip, please mark it NSFW. Even when the strip is work-safe, the ads usually aren't.
posted by Parasite Unseen at 7:36 AM on June 26, 2016

[Added a warning; what P.U. said.]
posted by cortex (staff) at 7:40 AM on June 26, 2016

the_webmistress, that makes sense! I got a definite 'he's one of us now' vibe, but I had no idea who 'us' were. Thank you so much!
Sorry about the ads. I don't see them, so I had no idea.
posted by Too-Ticky at 8:38 AM on June 26, 2016

They're some sort of yoga cultists. They kidnap you and twist you into impossible contortions until you achieve enlightenment and join them. Notice how they're dressed.
posted by Faint of Butt at 8:53 AM on June 26, 2016 [1 favorite]

I feel like this is actually a semi-recurring character in the strip, but, uh, there are a lot of strips and I don't know what to search for.
posted by RustyBrooks at 12:28 PM on June 26, 2016

I seriously did not get this one either. You're not alone!
posted by Slinga at 3:33 PM on June 26, 2016 [2 favorites]

Subtle, isn't it?
NSFW, etc.
posted by sourcequench at 7:27 PM on June 26, 2016 [6 favorites]

Also, in the BDSM communities, there is a concept of stress position bondage and or predicament bondage- basically, the longer you hold it (or try to move) the worse it feels. So there is likely some juxtaposition between BDSM play (at least one seems to be a fairly legit BDSM pose, if pretty unsafe), yoga positions, and some subversion of the expectations of 'the rack' leading to enforced enlightenment, and then joining of said BDSM yoga cult.
posted by Jacen at 10:29 PM on June 26, 2016

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