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Originally posted by smartpatrol smartpatrol wrote:

Originally posted by JJLehto JJLehto wrote:

How about a meme about most prog fans being annoying b*****ds who are 40 year olds stuck in the 70s, or wanna be hippie kids.
No, that wouldn't be good.
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Edited by Dayvenkirq - April 02 2013 at 19:31
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote smartpatrol Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 02 2013 at 19:33
Originally posted by Dayvenkirq Dayvenkirq wrote:

Originally posted by smartpatrol smartpatrol wrote:

Originally posted by JJLehto JJLehto wrote:

How about a meme about most prog fans being annoying b*****ds who are 40 year olds stuck in the 70s, or wanna be hippie kids.
No, that wouldn't be good.
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Because it wouldn't be good, silly
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Dayvenkirq Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 02 2013 at 19:51
^ That's a really good one.
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^ Agreed. 
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Stool Man Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 03 2013 at 04:38
You can't make a meme - a meme is a thing which travels all over the internet, spread by thousands and thousands of emails etc etc.  It's the spreading that makes something a meme.  Memes can't be made by one person.  (Unless they're  an egotist shouting "ME ME!")
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Originally posted by Stool Man Stool Man wrote:

You can't make a meme - a meme is a thing which travels all over the internet, spread by thousands and thousands of emails etc etc.  It's the spreading that makes something a meme.  Memes can't be made by one person.  (Unless they're  an egotist shouting "ME ME!")

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And add on the fact that these aren't even "memes", these are image macros, which has long been considered a dead meme by the people who created them.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Stool Man Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 03 2013 at 05:26
Originally posted by Gallifrey Gallifrey wrote:

Originally posted by Stool Man Stool Man wrote:

You can't make a meme - a meme is a thing which travels all over the internet, spread by thousands and thousands of emails etc etc.  It's the spreading that makes something a meme.  Memes can't be made by one person.  (Unless they're  an egotist shouting "ME ME!")

This.

And add on the fact that these aren't even "memes", these are image macros, which has long been considered a dead meme by the people who created them.
 
Indeed.  There are a few genuine memes in this style (such the O RLY? owl and the original CAN HAZ CHEESEBURGER cat) but most memes are things like Dramatic Chipmunk, the Jedi Squirrels, and (possibly the original  internet meme?) Dancing Baby.
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Originally posted by Stool Man Stool Man wrote:

Originally posted by Gallifrey Gallifrey wrote:

Originally posted by Stool Man Stool Man wrote:

You can't make a meme - a meme is a thing which travels all over the internet, spread by thousands and thousands of emails etc etc.  It's the spreading that makes something a meme.  Memes can't be made by one person.  (Unless they're  an egotist shouting "ME ME!")

This.

And add on the fact that these aren't even "memes", these are image macros, which has long been considered a dead meme by the people who created them.
 
Indeed.  There are a few genuine memes in this style (such the O RLY? owl and the original CAN HAZ CHEESEBURGER cat) but most memes are things like Dramatic Chipmunk, the Jedi Squirrels, and (possibly the original  internet meme?) Dancing Baby.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote CPicard Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 03 2013 at 06:34
wakeman is nto a meme

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Stool Man Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 03 2013 at 06:49
using capslock to denote shouting is not a meme, but it certainly spread worldwide

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Real Trolls never use Caps Lock, they hold down teh shift key with their pinkie-finger and type with their oposible opposible oposable thumbs knuckles
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Here I just thought I finally learned what a meme was, and now some people are saying that isn't even it.  I'm old and confused.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Dayvenkirq Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 03 2013 at 10:05
I'm just confused.
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only just?
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I'm just old
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There is a vicious cycle of 4chan->Reddit->9gag->Facebook->old people->marketing departments in terms of 'memes'.

The classic examples of image macros and rage comics are years old, but most people are only finding out about them now, due to the slow trend. And each step along the "Natural Progression of Meme Cancer" (actual term, did not make it up) shows the meme deviating from its origins until it is plain not funny anymore. And then the final stage when companies try to use them to look "cool" and "in the know", when they really just look like they're following a 3 year old fad for 12 year olds.

I frequent both 4chan and reddit so I know about all this crap, but

tl;dr these memes haven't been funny for years.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote The T Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 03 2013 at 13:05
Only in a Progarchives can you find objections to a thing made just for fun, objections based on the actual proper use of a stupid internet invention.

Oh no prog fans aren't pretentious no they aren't...

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Originally posted by The T The T wrote:

Originally posted by Stool Man Stool Man wrote:



You can't make a meme - a meme is a thing which travels all over the internet, spread by thousands and thousands of emails etc etc.  It's the spreading that makes something a meme.  Memes can't be made by one person.  (Unless they're  an egotist shouting "ME ME!")
Only in a Progarchives can you find objections to a thing made just for fun, objections based on the actual proper use of a stupid internet invention.

Oh no prog fans aren't pretentious no they aren't...

This isn't even bad. You should see the rages on sites like /mu/ at people doing crap like this.

We even have threads specifically dedicated to laughing at people who don't know our internet conventions.
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I guess "just for fun" doesn't really exist on the internet anymore...
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