It’s everywhere. 4chan. Reddit. Facebook. Tumblr. You name it.
What is it that makes it so easy and fast to do? It’s such an expedient thing. You get a funny picture of a squirrel or some white-washed black guy and put some funny observation that everyone can relate with. That’s what makes memes so spreadable. It’s something everyone can relate with. Everyone knows what it’s like to go to class late. Or be rejected by some girl. Or have your car break down. Forget about the little nuances, it’s ONLY about the nuances. It says something about how 2012 thinks. Of course there’s the speed at which is spreads; people can make observations on how connected our generation is through facebook, google, etc. I’m surprised there hasn’t been any sociological studies done on it. But it definitely points something out about the way that we operate. Everything is so varied, but at the central level, it has become homogenized. Everything’s the same. Every observation of life that you see in a meme; everyone can go “I know that feel bro.” So what defines this generation? It’s a mix of sarcasm, irony, but most of all, wit. All of it is wit. Everything is clever. No need to truly analyze it. You have a smirk right as soon as you hear the joke. It’s so easy to know about.
There is no build up for the joke; there is only the punchline.
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