462: Freemanic Paracusia

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Freemanic Paracusia
It's amazing what it does for YouTube comments.
Title text: It's amazing what it does for YouTube comments.

[edit] Explanation

Paracusia is a form of hallucination that involves perceiving sounds without auditory stimulus.

Morgan Freeman is an American actor, film director, and narrator. He is known for his soothing and mellow voice, which helps amplify his performances, such as God in Bruce Almighty and its sequel Evan Almighty, as well as narrator in War of the Worlds by Steven Spielberg.

The comic is a play on the combination of the two. The idea is that while reading a text, instead of hearing you own voice in your mind's ear, you substitute it for Freeman's voice, giving a new perspective on the contents of the text. Here, the voice of Morgan Freeman converts the most annoying possible thing on the internet (penis enlargement advertisments) into a soothing meditation.

The title text suggests to apply this specifically on the mostly stupid comments on YouTube, like those found in 202: YouTube.

[edit] Transcript

[Cueball is sitting behind a desk with a computer.]
Freemanic Paracusia: A disorder wherein you hear everything you read in the comforting voice of Morgan Freeman.
[There is a thought bubble of Cueball's thoughts, within it is Morgan Freeman reading text.]
Morgan Freeman: Why, you could enlarge your penis for cheap. My, my. Isn't that something.
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Discussion

Hi there! This is my first xkcd explanation attempt. Hope it's good enough.

- TED N E

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One other thing - I can't seem to be able to redirect right from the list of all comics. TED N E (talk) (please sign your comments with ~~~~)

Go here Help:How to add a new comic explanation and read the instructions.--145.253.244.103 10:11, 13 June 2013 (UTC)
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