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September 11, 2012 10:40 AM   Subscribe

A Mess of Memes (SLYT, slightly NSFW) [previously on the Blue]
posted by zombieflanders (22 comments total) 7 users marked this as a favorite

 
it's like the collective unconsciousness
posted by The Whelk at 10:42 AM on September 11, 2012


I recognize about 90% of these clips but only about 10% of them as memes. I think I must be doing it right.
posted by DU at 10:50 AM on September 11, 2012 [4 favorites]


only about 10% of them as memes

Some of them are only "memes" in the sense that a still image from the clip gets used a lot in other contexts (Capt. Picard's "WTF is this shit" photo, the guy with the crazy hair etc.). It's a somewhat miscellaneous collection.
posted by yoink at 10:55 AM on September 11, 2012


"I'm 90% meme" -- Bender
posted by palidor at 10:58 AM on September 11, 2012


Ah, the hissing, the hissing!
posted by bicyclefish at 11:05 AM on September 11, 2012


I blame MetaFilter for introducing me to Reddit.
It was mildly interesting to see the context for the sources I wasn't familiar with. Mildly.
posted by charred husk at 11:07 AM on September 11, 2012 [1 favorite]


I don't always, but when I do, I all the memes.
posted by mhoye at 11:16 AM on September 11, 2012 [2 favorites]


The only one I didn't recognize was the tampon one at 1:20 - I recognize the actor but not the movie or the meme.
posted by clockworkjoe at 11:18 AM on September 11, 2012


This would be much better with annotations.
posted by desjardins at 11:29 AM on September 11, 2012 [1 favorite]


clockworkjoe: "The only one I didn't recognize was the tampon one at 1:20 - I recognize the actor but not the movie or the meme"

Superbad.
posted by team lowkey at 11:38 AM on September 11, 2012


Is there a plate of beans?

There should be a plate of beans.
posted by clvrmnky at 11:44 AM on September 11, 2012


These beans plate themselves!
posted by blue_beetle at 11:46 AM on September 11, 2012 [1 favorite]


Recognize ALL THE THINGS!
posted by sixohsix at 11:47 AM on September 11, 2012


PLAAAAATEBEANER!
posted by oulipian at 11:54 AM on September 11, 2012


A hot mess of Madonna meme
posted by stbalbach at 12:06 PM on September 11, 2012


I had no clue Overly Attached Girlfriend came from a video.
posted by yeti at 12:14 PM on September 11, 2012


"I had no clue Overly Attached Girlfriend came from a video."

WHAAAAAAAAA?.jpg

Note: It doesn't really matter what image you associate with WHAAAAAAAAA?.jpg
posted by Blasdelb at 12:25 PM on September 11, 2012


Meh. Most of 'em are unfunny memes.
posted by BlueHorse at 1:13 PM on September 11, 2012 [1 favorite]


BlueHorse:
"Meh. Most of 'em are unfunny memes."
Many of them are actually image macros and aren't really meant to be funny in and of themselves but rather are meant to convey a certain thought in a medium where images are the main way to communicate (image boards).
posted by charred husk at 1:45 PM on September 11, 2012


Kenyatta Cheese has an interesting blog post up about gifs:

I can’t help but look at all of this and see a parallel to George Orwell’s concept of ‘Newspeak’. Remember the fictional language from the novel 1984? That was a version of English where the vocabulary and language was reduced for the purpose of narrowing the range of accepted thought. While I don’t see anything sinister in the move from particular emotions to #feels, I do wonder what will come in to widen the paradigm again.
posted by KokuRyu at 3:55 PM on September 11, 2012


Note: It doesn't really matter what image you associate with WHAAAAAAAAA?.jpg

Well, I associate it with this. So there.

Warning: Balls.
posted by homunculus at 4:38 PM on September 11, 2012


Explaining humor is a lot like dissecting a frog etc.
posted by KokuRyu at 5:19 PM on September 11, 2012


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