“Terrible Music and Absurdity”: Introducing Trombone Champ, the Internet’s New Favorite Video Game

On Wednesday morning, I saw a tweet from gaming magazine PC Gamer that made me laugh out loud. It contained a video, in which a wide-eyed, pained-looking cartoon trombonist struggled to strike the notes of Beethoven’s Fifth while the composer himself stared grimly off the screen in obvious disapproval. It’s a golden comedic combination of …

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