Like it or not, we’re living in the post-meme world. With something seemingly innocuous controlling the discourse, we tend to not notice the damage we can cause.
With the EU voting in stricter laws regarding the spread of copyrighted material, many are calling it a ban on memes. While they’ve claimed that memes are exempt, some glaring gaps exist.
After a recent wave of images that look like the renaissance went viral, I’m wondering if it is actually art, or we’re just framing that way.
We’re all veterans of social media battles fought over reactive predeterminations. However, now that we’ve witnessed the damage, is time to put down our guns?
It was an evening thin on logic. Local police unearthed a meme stash, Japan launched an opulent train and North Korea made yet more nuclear threats. Go back to sleep. You’re dreaming. Sleeeeeeep.
Good Judgement Day to you all. Today, I yearn for the rapture. What happened while you were asleep? Well, the Alt-Right found it’s new Pepe, we have a suspect in the murder of Kim Jong Nam, and the Nokia 3310 is back, for fudge’s sake.
While we’ve barely clung onto our sanity in 2016, the meme has held our hands through the darkness. In tribute, we’ve dug out our favourites of the year gone by.
Oh, Reddit. You magnificent, pointless beast. Why do you test me so? This week we chart the depths of hangry feels, and the representation of the female form, memed.
Morning! What happened while you were dozing? Well, Labor took the lead, the latest GoT ep was internally leaked, and the previous generation has discovered the dank meme.
This week, Bill Shorten’s star has started to rise, the Liberals have fallen from grace and Google’s gotten itself into a sticky situation.
I’ve gone the full Doctor Doolittle this week because, you know, it’s my segment. So…animals!
Reddit addict Kate Turner plunged the depths of procrastination and yields her selection of the strangest things Reddit has to offer.
Richard Jackson’s Long Reads touches on the morbid horror of the internet, the legacy of Pablo Escobar and Hollywood’s depiction of the Pentagon.
We’re all sick of seeing the word everywhere online, but Alli Jasmin points out the use of “bae” mirrors satyrical comedy and literature, presenting a possible new communication tactic for awkward topics.
Jasmine Tridevil, she of the “Total Recall-esque” rack, has Tom Jacobs and the rest of the world bamboo(bs)zled, begging the question “How low can entertainment go?”
Gary Condoseres has a quiet chuckle over how the Left may have won the meme battle against the Right leading up to the 2013 Federal Election, and yet still lost the war…