Posts Tagged “lol”

“420 Easter” Meme Rundown

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Pot smokers celebrate on “420” and this year Easter falls on April 20th, otherwise known as 4/20. The crossover of Easter with the day commonly celebrated with marijuana has caused hilarity through the Internet in the days leading up to the holiday. Huffington Post made a “Are you Celebrating Easter or 420” quiz The Examiner made a list of the reasons that the holidays should be joined forever, and in preparation for the holiday there was even an ad featuring Jesus holding a sandwich and ... read more

Hail Hydra! A Meme from Captain America: The Winter Soldier

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The movie Captain America: The Winter Soldier includes a terrorist organization from the Marvel universe called Hydra. During the movie one of the characters whispers the catchphrase "Hail Hydra" to another Hydra member in a serious but notably awkward manner. It reminded me of the way that Voldemort hugged Draco Malfoy in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2. Captain America: The Winter Soldier came out on April 4th and on the 6th the first images captioned with "Hail Hydra" began to ... read more

60’s Spiderman Show Caption Memes

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Screencaps from episodes of the 1960’s Spiderman show (sometimes called Vintage Spiderman) became a typical caption meme. The meme isn't new at the time of this post, but several of these images (captioned or without caption) are still widely used as reaction images so it is important to know and understand this meme so that you will be fully Meme Literate. According to KnowYourMeme the captions are known for “typically featuring an absurd internal monologue that correspond with the actions ... read more

Calming Manatee- A Timeless and Underrated Meme

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Today’s meme, The Calming Manatee, isn’t a new thing at all- in fact it’s been around since 2012. I had forgotten all about this simple caption meme until seeing it posted on a friend’s Facebook page. It doesn’t have a lot of ‘practical purposes’ as a response image since it isn’t doesn’t feature a highly charged emotional reaction. Also the manatee itself is more of a ‘neutral’ animal. They aren’t ferocious, hip, or even furry like cats. They are dopey, ugly-cute, ... read more

Twilicane: Twilight Sparkle’s Scepter

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Twilicane, also known as Twicane, Twilight’s Cane, Twi-scepter, or most accurately Twilight Sparkle’s Scepter, is a forced meme that derives from the Season 4 Episode 2 of My Little Pony Friendship is Magic. The Scepter (since that is a more accurate word for it, than cane) was drawn by storyboard artist for the show Sibsy. I personally think that the staring eyes and creepy/cute smile are somewhat reminiscent of other memes that involve staring such as the memes centered on the Pokemon ... read more

Quick Meme #2: Doge

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This is the “doge” meme. The term “doge” is a combination of “dog” and the nickname of the Shiba Inus breed, “Shibe”. The initial few months of this meme coincided with the growing popularity of Shinba Inus on Tumblr over the summer of 2012, when the term “shibe” came to be used. On November 20th 2013 Youtube jumped on the bandwagon and added an Easter Egg (hidden placed item or result) which changed the page results for “doge meme” into the style of the meme with bright and ... read more

“What Would I Say?” Facebook Status Predictions

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A new website called "What Would I Say?" is beginning to take the internet by storm. When you log into it from Facebook it generates several predicted statuses that you might post based off of the past statuses posted from your account. If that has you worried, "we don't store any of your personal information anywhere. In fact, we don't even have a database!" the site creators proclaimed on their About page. Why I care about this new site? The results are often in humorously poor English ... read more

A more precise FAIL: “You Had One Job!”

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By now most of the internet is accused to "FAIL", particularly in all caps, being used to denote particularly obvious situations of failure and conversely and "WIN" being used to caption brilliant triumphs. Since tragedy is inherently interesting, there are several other meme phrases that have the same implied meaning as FAIL. "You Had One Job" which implies that the way that the person or object only had one purpose or assigned task which they have in turn made into a huge FAIL. Most of the things ... read more

Life Hacks

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What exactly is a 'life hack'? Well according to Urban Dictionary, a life hack is "A tool or technique that makes some aspect of one's life easier or more efficient". These tips and tricks have been around for a while, but now that captioning images and sharing them online has become popular, it makes sense that life hacks would enter the meme world. Lifehacks range from the obviously doable, like "Put pancake mix in a ketchup bottle for a no-mess experience" to the difficult, "Bacon Pancakes", ... read more