Please Enjoy These People Getting Sincerely Mad About Sydney’s New Ferry McFerryface
"These ferries are icons of our city. Trying to taint them with meme culture is basically graffiti."
Once again, memes have triumphed over rationality. Sydney’s new ferry will be christened Ferry McFerryface, following in the grand tradition of the UK’s Boaty McBoatface and Sweden’s Trainy McTrainface.
Sadly, some people cannot take a joke being printed on their public transport, and are getting a bit cranky about this on the NSW Public Transport Facebook page, Twitter, and anywhere else that will let them publish their opinions. Behold, the party poopers (it’s fun to imagine them shaking a fist at the sky yelling “meme culture” in the same way one might yell “damn hooligans!” or “argh, capitalism!”).
These ferries are icons of our city. Trying to taint them with meme culture is basically graffiti. There’s a reason why memes are only funny on the internet and incredibly cringey in real life… ?
— Philip Terry Graham (@itsphilipgraham) November 13, 2017
As if our parliament wasn’t shameful enough. Ferry McFerryface is deeply embarrassing. Beam me up to New Zealand. ?
— Antfarmer (@antfarmer) November 13, 2017
Ferry McFerryface is so typically Australian. Take something that the UK did well and make it lame. It's how we got Spicks and Specks.
— Bic (@Byronnorm) November 13, 2017
Beyond the haters, some people have actually pointed out a legitimate problem with the name: what happens when Ferry McFerryface gets into some kind of accident, forcing news reporters to soberly report tragedy aboard Ferry McFerryface?
I mainly just think about this name being read out in news reports in the event of some ferry accident. pic.twitter.com/ion8Iu1Bf0
— Josh Taylor (@joshgnosis) November 13, 2017
"Three people died and several more have been injured following an accident involving Ferry McFerryFace"
— Rob Stott (@Rob_Stott) November 13, 2017
You know, they actually make a good point. We can only hope that Ferry McFerryface avoids tragedy and instead traverses the harbour happily until the end of its days, as a good meme ship should. U mad?