Wikipedia defines a meme as “A meme (/ˈmiːm/ MEEM) is an idea, behavior, or style that spreads from person to person within a culture” but this is not what most of the internet thinks it is, they happen to think a meme looks like this,
They are mildly right with the beginnings of these “meme”s being the compacted and quick version of saying something like, “I am going to mimic a confused white trash old lady who does not pronounce things right.”
My personal issue with memes is how I think it affects our culture’s idea of humor. you see, if Jimmy is with a group of friends, acquaintances, whatever, and he wants to make a joke, he can go with something intelligent like this,
(basic but smart).
But say jimmy is having trouble coming up with something, the simple answer, the one that most people in this generation come up with,
A lot of children my age that I have interacted with have this tendency to speak in gibberish when bored or struggling to find a way to reply. A never ending cycle of spouting out memes instead of just saying nothing, because now there’s always something to say. with this random & stupid is funny mindset in modern times there’s a large lack of people learning intelligent humor and witty conversation, which I personally think a valuable part of society and social interaction. That’s all I have to say on the subject, and I hope you enjoyed my first blog post, there’s more coming soon.
Isaac Morehouse (the “WAT” description)
Bill Waterson (intelligent life/calvin and hobbes)
(no idea who created “i can haz cheezburger”)
(“we our number one” was ORIGINALLY made by tv show “lazytown”)