I want to thank everyone for all of the participation, we’re getting multiple meme entry submissions every day coming in from our users.
But once again, I feel the need to ask the forum, what constitutes an Internet Meme to you?
I know that previously the more vocal members of these forums have expressed that something should have either been born on the internet or otherwise needed the internet to spread in order to be considered an Internet Meme.
Jean Luc Picard is borderline. Had it not been for the Jean Luc Picard song used on the YTMND and Youtube videos, I would have been in the “you’re no meme” camp. But looking at the content, it surely works as an Internet meme.
This morning we have a number of meme entry submissions that I’m once again on the fence about.
#1. Burger King. The character of the King himself. Yes, the ad agency behind the current “Creepy King” has done an excellent job with their viral marketing campaign, and this may have inspired some fan-created King material, but when it comes right down to it, anyone who proliferates any Burger King related memetic material is only acting as a voluntary Burger King advertiser.
#2. “Can’t sleep, the clowns will eat me.” This was a popular Simpson’s catch-phrase in 1992. This is like if we had “I am the great Cornholio” in the MemeDB. Can anyone tell me how this is an Internet meme and not just another “Don’t have a cow, man” or “Scuzzlebutt?”
There are a few more that were added this morning that were not Internet Memes at all. Remember, if no one is creating imitations of it, then it is absolutely not an internet meme.