86-Year-Old Veteran Chronicles His Life in Rage Comic

RageNot something you would expect from an 86-year-old. Andy Khouri writes on Comics Alliance:

“Rage comics” are a memetic phenomenon by which crude digital drawings of different facial expressions and physical gestures are remixed infinitely by countless individuals to convey the elation, despair, love and hatred of the Internet hive mind. We usually talk about these comics in ironically grandiose terms (like when a rage comic face appeared in a man’s testicular sonogram) but the truth is that many of them are genuinely hilarious reads (like the Rage Comics All Stars’ “performance” of Queen’s “Bohemian Rhapsody”), and some are even quite touching.

Because rage comics typically express primal responses to utterly mundane but often “scene”-specific experiences, it would seem unlikely that an 86-year-old man would be the author of what many Reddit users are calling the greatest rage comic ever made. Published earlier this week on the man’s birthday, the comic details in deeply personal terms the events of his life, beginning with his earlier memories from childhood and including his service in World War II, estrangement from his children and discovery of true love.

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  • http://www.sacredgeometryinternational.com/ Camron Wiltshire

    Fantastic!  What a grand story!  Love that they stayed sharp utilizing video games and the internet (technology). Imagine the wisdom potential if are lives were extended 2 fold and beyond.  Watch out Lamek!  

  • Camron Wiltshire

    Fantastic!  What a grand story!  Love that they stayed sharp utilizing video games and the internet (technology). Imagine the wisdom potential if are lives were extended 2 fold and beyond.  Watch out Lamek!  

  • Weezypain

    That was an awesome story.

  • Weezypain

    That was an awesome story.

  • Weezypain

    That was an awesome story.

  • Weezypain

    That was an awesome story.

  • Redacted

    Haha, very good! I love this. 

  • Anonymous

    Haha, very good! I love this. 

  • Curizen

    I am glad this showed up here! I saw it yesterday and thought it needed to be shared! who knows how many other rage comics are made by 86-year-olds!

  • Curizen

    I am glad this showed up here! I saw it yesterday and thought it needed to be shared! who knows how many other rage comics are made by 86-year-olds!

  • Godozo

    Read it, and…

    wow…

  • Godozo

    Read it, and…

    wow…

  • Anonymous

    That’s actually quite amazing… more of our elders should be encouraged to do this…. 

  • samthor

    That’s actually quite amazing… more of our elders should be encouraged to do this…. 

  • sebjamar

    That was sobering.

  • sebjamar

    That was sobering.

  • SuperSerial

    Dude, that was cool

  • Anonymous

    Dude, that was cool

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