“It reminds me of an establishing shot from a 1990s cartoon, like Doug or The Simpsons or one of those sorts. The illustrators tend to kind of mail these in, so the characters are generally at a distance, motionless, and not as well-drawn as they normally would be. But they throw in one character doing something weird. In The Simpsons, this would be Ralph picking his nose. InDoug, it would be Roger Klotz doing a kickflip on a skateboard or something. You know what I’m talking about?
That’s not a particularly compelling trope or anything, but to see it spontaneously imitated in real life is pretty amazing. Plus, you know, Tim Lincecum is a chucklehead.”