This is one of our favourite recent funny tweets from SparkNotes — the study guide brand that’s massive in America and absolutely killing it on social media.
CALLING A LYFT
HITCHING A RIDE WITH CHARON, FERRYMAN OF THE DEAD
– only costs one coin
– sure there's just one destination but still, what a deal
— SparkNotes (@SparkNotes) April 14, 2020
Juxtaposition is the comedian’s go-to. Compare and contrast two opposing ideas and BANG — you’ve got yourself a joke. The SparkNotes Twitter account thrives on comparing and contrasting elements of modern life with references from literature — in this case, ancient literature. In this instance, they’re comparing your options for a budget taxi ride. Is it going to be Lyft, or the ferryman of the dead from Greek and Roman mythology?
Frankly, we’d choose a ride with Charon any day of the week. We’ve had plenty of conversations with drivers who may as well have been denizens of the underworld…