Someone On The Internet Is Wrong

by @jtsteam

Liner Notes

If you're in the habit of writing #nerd_folk or #filk you could do worse than to look at #xkcd for inspiration. Here's a #ukulele song where I did just that, based on https://xkcd.com/386/

I think the narrator here may be a teensy bit naive...

Lyrics

There's jobs to do in meatspace
I know I said I'd help
And I'll get there in a moment
When I disconnect

But I met this guy on Twitter
Who says the Earth is flat
And I'm sure I'm going to change his mind
So rest assured that

I'll be with you in a tick
I promise it won't take long
But I can't wait to demonstrate
That someone on the internet is wrong

We're heading out for dinner
The booking's in half an hour
And I've just one thing to finish
Then I'll leave the house

'Cause I met some guy on Reddit
Who says he's anti-vaxx
But I'm sure he'll be persuaded
When he hears the facts

So I'll be ready in a tick
I promise it won't take long
But I can't wait to demonstrate
That someone on the internet is wrong

It's just a matter of time,
Whatever tripe they spout,
If they're not so open minded
Their brains have fallen out

I'll be with you in a tick
I promise it won't take long
But I can't wait to demonstrate
That someone on the internet is wrong

No I can't wait to demonstrate
That someone on the internet is wrong



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Oh, I feel this. The lovely optimism with which the protagonist sets out in the belief that he will actually be able to change someone's mind is endearing :-D

Randall's great, and that XKCD is one of my favourites. This is a great companion to @wobbiewobbit 's song "Backspace" which covers much the same ground...

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I always remember the cartoon (meme) showing a woman in bed looking frustrated , while the husband is at a PC saying. "Just a moment, dear, someone on the Internet is Wrong" - was that the inspiration for this song?

Whatever! It's a super fun song and sums up just how much time we waste arguing with those who have no critical faculties, rather than ignoring them and getting on with our lives. 😜

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I really like the conversational style lyrics. It sounded like a man speaking to his wife about their dinner reservations. Very cute and you highlight what has become the norm in this day and age!

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Too fun! Love the uke and this really made me smile!

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@fuzzy

Nice bright uke sound.
Ugh, that's a never ending job right there.
Your lyrics are both hilarious and sad.
Really great tune here.

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@cts

Haha! Some of the best discourse happens over the interwebs. I appreciate the sardonic humor and playfulness!

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I know, I know. Sometimes the comments are so bizarre. Your song points out the incredible amount of weirdness in a fun way. Like it . This week I am picking out ukulele songs. I want to increase my instruments by 1(uke). Yours sounds very nice.

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it is such a temptation to correct all the mistakes people perpetuate on the internet. and you display the futility of wasting your time in such a naive pursuit. besides, dedication to such tasks leave one feeling the whole world is actually more stupid that it really is. you have dealt with this syndrome in an amusing yet level headed way,