I hereby submit for review my findings regarding what I term as the Transformers Dichotomy.
As part of a publicity stunt, the people making the Transformers movie are getting people to enter a competition by ‘naming their car’. Of the people who clearly haven’t clicked on the link but have simply taken the title literally and posted a comment on Facebook; two very clear factions have emerged.
The following are two real examples of comments posted on the Facebook post one after the other. They were literally next to each other.
shitweasel: Either for fun, or out of genuine stupidity, this person has decided to invent a Transformer named shitweasel. No explanation. No supporting information. Just a one-word Facebook comment: “shitweasel.”
V w van (*sic): with no uniformity of case, and with the addition of a space that wasn’t required, this simple creature simply saw that the internet wanted to know what kind of car they had, and replied accordingly. Just think what the result would have been if the people at Transformers wanted to know his bank PIN and mother’s maiden name.
I give you… the Transformers Dichotomy.