Category Archives: Blog #3. Memes

Put A Meme On It

Last year, my friends and I did something us dignified collegiate types often do–we held a spontaneous dance party. 

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FAIL

Imagine walking to class after a rainy day on campus. You attempt to leap over a large puddle on the sidewalk, but rather than land safely on the other side, your jump is a bit short, and you land in … Continue reading

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You Only Live Once… Unless You’re A Cat.

A wise young man, once bound to a wheelchair in the halls of Degrassi High, once said “You only live once, that’s my motto. . . YOLO.” Drake’s new-age philosophy has inspired today’s youth into living life to the fullest. … Continue reading

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WRITING BLOG POSTS (Like a boss!)

The phrase “Like a Boss” appears numerous times in the Lonely Island’s song of the same title.  The song went viral after playing during Saturday Night Live as a digital short.  It’s actually parodying a Slim Thug song, also entitled … Continue reading

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Hey baby, what’s your sign?

Astrology in the form of horoscopes is a very carefully crafted meme. It may have actually meant something long, long ago and had tangible results. Lately, astrology in the form of horoscopes is, for lack of a better phrase, a piece … Continue reading

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It’s Duck Hunting Season!

Everyone has encountered the “duck face” before, be it in a Facebook photo or accidentally stumbling across a slew of sorority girls during a picture-taking session. It is a horrifying face–one that should never be made, let alone copied by … Continue reading

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#Memes

In an article called The Short and Illustrious History of Twitter #Hashtag, Liz Gannes explains that the hashtag was created on Twitter when Chris Messina tweeted the suggestion, “how do you feel about using # (pound) for groups.” Twitter now … Continue reading

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Ring Around the Rosie…

Susan Blackmore and Richard Dawkins are two of the few authors that have written about the idea of “memes” in comparison to genes. As mentioned by Dawkins in the foreword of Blackmore’s The Meme Machine, the Oxford English Dictionary now acknowledges a meme … Continue reading

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“That’s What She Said”

I’m not sure where I first heard the phrase “that’s what she said,” but I know I was definitely amused. I thought it was clever and had a feeling it would last for awhile. Seven years and a lot of … Continue reading

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We Came, We Moshed, We Conquered

I’m going to start off this blog post by telling you, reader, one of the darkest secrets from deep in my past. Not only is this secret embarrassing, but it also represents the most abysmal period I’ve ever experienced. Yes, … Continue reading

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