What is "MEME"?

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zBrown

Ice climber
Topic Author's Original Post - Jul 21, 2015 - 07:31am PT
Since I took the time to look it up.

A meme (rhymes with "team") behaves like a flu or a cold virus, traveling from person to person quickly, but transmitting an idea instead of a lifeform. According to Cecil Adams of theStraightDope.com, the concept of memes "is either really deep, or really, really obvious".


What is straight dope?

Don't rush me big boy.
-Spanky McFarland (first name George)

Who is George McFarland?

You'll know him when you see him.
-Potter Stewart




Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Jul 21, 2015 - 07:56am PT
I don't get why those who are otherwise devoid of culture feel the need to steal a French word,
change its meaning, AND mispronounce it.
zBrown

Ice climber
Topic Author's Reply - Jul 21, 2015 - 08:11am PT
Best group shot of The Rascals I've ever seen.




Come on now, everybody get right, (got to have lovin)
You may be weak or you may be blind (got to have lovin')
But even a blind man knows when the sun is shining (got to have lovin')
So turn it on now (got to have lovin')
Turn on, turn on your light (got to have lovin').
k-man

Gym climber
SCruz
Jul 21, 2015 - 11:54am PT
See Memes
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Jul 21, 2015 - 12:44pm PT
Forgive me for interrupting, meme Sahib. Will you require any other answers tonight?

No, Muktish. You and the rest of the staff may retire. We'll be quite fine.

Thank you, meme Sahib.


nature

climber
Boulder, CO
Jul 21, 2015 - 12:46pm PT
poignant question since I have to build a meme web app for a client. no idea what it is really.

think I'll just buy an IR camera instead.


edit: oh my... if it was a shark it woulda bit me. this apparently is a meme. wonder if it's what the client wants.

mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Jul 21, 2015 - 12:52pm PT
“Deep or obvious."
“That’s right, the Mascara Snake. Deep or obvious. Also a tinned teardrop.”
“Obvious also tapered.”
“That’s right.”
"Je pensais qu'ils étaient la même chose," said the French Lieutenant.
"Je me suis toujours dit que vous étiez un homme perspicace," said the French Captain.
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Jul 21, 2015 - 01:07pm PT
Cragar

climber
MSLA - MT
Jul 21, 2015 - 01:22pm PT
Because I love the inverse of this:

I don't get why those who are otherwise devoid of culture feel the need to steal a French word,
change its meaning, AND mispronounce it.

It adds color to life/language/interaction. To think like the above is elitist and only elitist. Reminds me of a fellow named Biff with one of them lock jaws.
zBrown

Ice climber
Topic Author's Reply - Jul 21, 2015 - 01:24pm PT
Good idea k-man.
SteveW

Trad climber
The state of confusion
Jul 21, 2015 - 01:37pm PT

Doh!

It's just ME ME without the space!
looks easy from here

climber
Ben Lomond, CA
Jul 21, 2015 - 01:58pm PT
For what it's worth, nature, DMT and mouse, those are all image macros, which is a specific type of meme.

Image macros are memes, but not all memes are image macros, kinda like square:rectangle.
nature

climber
Boulder, CO
Jul 21, 2015 - 02:11pm PT
^^^--- yeah and I sorta got that much of it. Still don't have any idea how it would help our client. guess I should ask them. good point though.
looks easy from here

climber
Ben Lomond, CA
Jul 21, 2015 - 02:15pm PT
I have to build a meme web app for a client. no idea what it is really.

I don't think they do either.

Seems like someone who's internet illiterate saw how many hits that word gets on google and said "Yeah. That. We should do that."

And then tricked you into having to figure it out. :p
looks easy from here

climber
Ben Lomond, CA
Jul 21, 2015 - 02:40pm PT
Oh, and cool people ironically pronounce it "may-may".

I know, because I'm cool.

jonnyrig

climber
Jul 21, 2015 - 02:51pm PT
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