Lighthearted Rant on Banks and Columbo Goes Viral on Imgur

Grayson Larkspur

Updated Saturday, July 6, 2024 at 12:00 AM CDT

A recent video on Imgur titled "The scapegoat is coming for you" has taken the internet by storm, sparking a mixture of laughter, nostalgia, and serious commentary. The video features a passionate speaker who dives into a tirade about the true culprits behind economic issues, drawing a parallel to the popular TV show Columbo.

In the video, the speaker vehemently insists that the blame for economic woes doesn't lie with immigrants or everyday people, but rather with the banks. "Roedden nhw'n ddangos iddyn nhw wneud hynny ar y ffocin newydd! A ydw i'r unig ferson sy'n cofio hynny?" he exclaims, likening the scenario to a Columbo episode where the murderer is revealed in the pre-credits sequence. The rant continues with a humorous yet pointed critique, "No Gary, it was ffocin him! They showed you him doing it with a ffocin paperweight!"

The video has resonated with many viewers, with comments reflecting a range of emotions and opinions. One user, a former banker, confirmed the speaker's assertions, while another nostalgically declared, "I'm gonna go watch Columbo." The video also sparked discussions about political figures like Liz Truss and Rishi Sunak, highlighting the perceived double standards in media coverage of their economic policies.

Some users appreciated the humor embedded in the serious message. "Huh, a Franky Boyle joke that not only isn't deliberately offensive, but I actually found funny?" commented one viewer, referring to comedian Frankie Boyle. Another user quipped, "The collective noun for bankers is wunch. As in, A Wunch of Bankers."

The video even invited comments on broader social issues, with one viewer noting, "Who's got more sway over your life, housing prices, food, fuel, etc? Bunch of immigrants who have neither power or money? or some rich t***s?"

The Imgur community has embraced the video, with users welcoming the speaker's perspective and humor. "Welcome to Imgur! You will fit right in!" exclaimed one enthusiastic commenter.

This viral sensation not only entertains but also provokes thought, making it a prime example of how humor and social commentary can coexist and resonate with a wide audience.

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Top Comments from Imgur

TheOldSchoolisBack

Former banker here. Can confirm.

dohcohv

People also forgot the chaos of the orange stain's presidency, polls show they remember it better than it actually was.

sometimesarobot

I'm gonna go watch Columbo.

TrippedAndMemed

Crazy thing is, Liz Truss was kicked out because she wanted to un-cap banker bonuses and other f***ery that led to the economy s***ting itself first time around. The media went nuts and helped dig that knife in. Rishi Sunak did the same thing, and not a peep.

SnakesInBowties

Welcome to Imgur! You will fit right in!

MrHappySmiles

Are you saying the banks had something to do with that.. something cession that happened?? ///sssss

stronomer

Yep. And recently all these "reports of record profits by [ANY FOOD, OIL COMPANY]"

Clockworkdancerobot

Who's got more sway over your life, housing prices, food, fuel, etc? Bunch of immigrants who have neither power or money? or some rich t***s?

13StepsToNowhere

Day 0 account reposting from the top a whole twelve hours later. https://imgur.com/gallery/say-with-me-now-cHjansv

spittytrinkles

The collective noun for bankers is wunch. As in, A Wunch of Bankers.

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