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Commented on Q&A with Susan Blackmore, Author of The Meme Machine

Memetics-as-a-science publications were as prevalent in the 90’s as Trapper Keepers, if you’re really that interested in seeing who tried to legitimize the struggling field and how. Past that, three points:

1) Good get, Don
2) “pootle” is adorable
3) Susan Blackmore’s second-favorite meme took place in Iowa (we claim what fame we can)

Apr 18, 2012 at 04:28PM EDT

Commented on Antoine Dodson / Bed Intruder

Now he’s becoming part of Verizon’s argument against net neutrality:

Aug 28, 2010 at 12:13AM EDT

Commented on Mike's wall

Never has there been a clearer connection established between Internet memes and the merchant marines than with that picture.

May 14, 2010 at 05:15PM EDT

Commented on Jamie Dubs' wall

Lobster Dog appreciates your compliment, though his expression may not indicate it.

May 14, 2010 at 05:13PM EDT

Commented on Max Berliner

And to further clarify, your entry is a thorough and helpful attempt at demonstrating significance, but I’d encourage you to consider yatta’s 6-point checklist for entries:

1) Viral Spread: search results, social media mentions, forum posts, route of spread.
2) Point of Origin: Find out where the meme first appeared and provide proof that it spread beyond its original subculture.
3) Derivatives/instances: Existing volume of spoofs, mashups, remixes, parodies, recontextualizations, and re-enactments. Is it mutating?
4) Appearance in Memetic Hubs: Websites and communities that have been made famous for spreading and culturing memes.
5) Organic / Forced Memes: Was the meme spread peer to peer or was it astroturfed? Even astroturfed phenomena can become memes.
6) Spin-offs / Sub-memes (Optional): Many memes spawn entire trees of sub-memes.

You’ve done good work with 1, 2 and 5 but we’re missing 3 and 4 right now. Demonstrate those and I think you’ve got a much stronger case.

May 13, 2010 at 02:51AM EDT

Commented on Max Berliner

Morton Morton, I think this shows some significant promise, and the international angle is definitely appealing. What’s holding this back right now is a typical issue with new submissions: viral v. memetic. Not denying the spread here, and Google insights seems to support what you described (, but it’d be helpful to see a demonstration of imitation and mutation beyond hashtags and retweets.

I’m down for researching this one some more (and for helping with some edits).

May 13, 2010 at 02:33AM EDT

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May 09, 2010 at 11:28PM EDT

Commented on High Expectations Asian Father

BuzzFeed had some coverage of it 3 days ago:

“7 Reasons High Expectations Asian Father is Disappoint”

Of note here in the responses, where several members seemed to relate to the message, including those with non-Asian parents.

Memegenerator is a perpetual derivative machine, but HEAF has popped up to Top Tier, alongside HNNNGGGG and other existing KYM Top Tier Advice Dog spin-offs like Technologically Impaired Duck (which got bumped down from Demi-God) and Rich Raven.

So, +1 for seeing where it goes, and +infinity for hoping Memegenerator stops cranking these out sometime soon.

May 09, 2010 at 03:42AM EDT

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May 07, 2010 at 08:17PM EDT

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