Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Memes suck

Memes suck for lots of reasons. The main being that most of them just aren't that clever or funny.

That's literally a list of things I need to pick up at the store on a picture of Willy Wonka, but there are people who will laugh at that just as a conditioned response. Because for some reason, some people have come to believe that words + a picture of Gene Wilder as Willy Wonka = Hilarious. I don't see it, but whatever. Humor is subjective and to each their own.

Worse are the ones that are conceptually and/or factually inaccurate. Like this one:
I get it. Of course I get it. It's an allegory, in which dogs represent men and how absurd it is that they're in positions of power when it comes to making decisions and setting policies for cats (women) and their healthcare. Where it falls down is that these are dogs. Dogs are compassionate, loyal and selfless. They are certainly not analogous to the male bureaucrats this meme is attempting to skewer. I'm not a woman and therefor unqualified to speak on their behalf, but I actually can't think of anybody who wouldn't benefit from these dogs looking after their healthcare. Look at them! So attentive. So eager to please. They want nothing more than the opportunity to make you happy. What other "public servants" can you say that about? Rex and Jingles even brought note pads! These are good boys!
See? This meme sucks.

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