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Commented on Baww.
This gallery needs some work. It needs some actual images from one of the aforementioned threads, way more than it has. The pictures of crying animals are discordant and I think they detract from the meme itself: in a proper thread, people who post stuff like this are the kind who have nothing to contribute but can’t stand to lurk.
Commented on Internet Paraphilia.
I can’t be the only one to say this: Fetishes aren’t memes, fetishes may in fact be the opposite of memes.
Fetishes, by their very definition, are esoteric. They only appeal to a very limited group of people. Beyond their tendency to be mocked, fetishes have no appeal outside of their fanbase. I even direct you to the top comments:
“Things are going to get weird!”
With a few exceptions (I’m looking at YOU furries), you have to go looking for this stuff, it doesn’t just pop up.
On a more mundane note, this needs more research. It needs something to demonstrate that internet fetishes are somehow different from other fetishes. I challenge the page’s assertion that “Furry” and “Anime” are at the root of these fetishes. Certainly, it’s common, I am confident that there are whole communities out there with no connection to either of these.
If a fetish is memeworthy, give it a page of its own. Furries, for example, already have one. If you want an index page for all of these, make an index page or a new category.
Commented on 2f4.jpg.
You know, as a Christian, and a geologist: go fuck yourself. There are a very small group of nutjobs who use a literal interpretation of the book of Genesis. Thomas Aquinas even said that God made two books, one was the Bible and the other was the world, and if you saw something in the world which contradicted the Bible, then you were reading the Bible wrong.
Creationism only dates back about a little more than a hundred years, and actually it was Christian thinkers who laid down the fundamental theories of geology. It was people within the church that first used these to determine that there wasn’t a literal biblical flood. If you’ve ever told that Noah’s Flood was fro the inundation of the Baltic Sea or the memory of a bad flood on the Euphrates River, you’re parroting the Catholic Church.
The purpose of the book of genesis is to outline the major differences of Judaism from other religions. In Genesis, the world and all things in it are made by God, and thus good. In other religions, the world came about from gods fighting and killing evil monsters, and humans were just a side effect whose only purpose was slavery to the king/priestly class. Only the dumbest of the dumb see it as anything else.
Also: for someone out there, Paleontologists are geologists, not biologists.
Commented on German Joke..
Commented on Maymays/Misused memes.
This is supposed to be about misused memes. We have poorly drawn trollfaces. The gallery doesn’t match the page title.
If you got rid of all of the poorly drawn faces (which I don’t doubt are a meme in their own right) and instead had examples of misused memes. They I’d say confirm.
Commented on bb2.png.
What bothers me about this is, and the whole “Check Your Privilege” thing in general is that it boils down a complicated issue into one arbitrary value. Are you a black (-100) lesbian (-150, -50, 25) making a million a year? (20), if you’re smoking hot (+20), you’re still “Very Dispriviledged” [sic].
That Poor straight White Male who can’t get a job to support his family is totally oppressing you.
At least you can take some small amount of comfort in knowing that you aren’t a a Saudi Prince (-600, Middle East, -50, Muslim, +100 Rich [Nobody in history qualifies for ‘Plutocrat’ by this definition].
Commented on Todd Akin's Sexual Assault Gaffe.
I am frankly amazed at how the internet has gotten ahold of this and memefied it.
To the Haters:
What makes this a meme isn’t what side of the aisle it’s on, what makes this a meme is that the internet has taken hold of it and made hundreds upon hundreds of spins on it. Memes arise out of the collective internet consciousness, and like it or not, this is front and center in that consciousness.
More to the point, you can’t declare that something is not a meme just because you wish it didn’t exist. I am really, really, really annoyed at all of the atheism related memes telling me I’m evil for my beliefs, but they are still circulated all over the internet, and I can’t just say “Waaaa, I don’t like that, so it’s not a meme.”
There are a lot of memes I find personally objectionable, but memes aren’t about appealing to one person, they are about appealing to a lot of people. If you think you have a meme about how evil democrats are, submit it and let the world decide.
Commented on Susan Glenn.
This is viral marketing done so poorly that they actually decided to skip the viral stage and just start making commercials so someone would notice.
Commented on Mio is a classy lady.
I don’t get it, is there something wrong with the animation? Did they draw it so it looks like the guitar is bisecting her? Is that what you’re going for? How is this fail?
Commented on Adam Smith Harasses Chik-Fil-A Employee, gets fired.
This is not a meme, this is a douchebag.
Commented on Aurora Colorado Theater Shooting.
To anyone debating about how there should be more firearms to protect us, you’re neglecting one rather key point. Every single time someone opens fire on a crowd, it’s the same thing, ‘if only someone had a gun’.
Guess what: the laws in Colorado allow for anyone, even a deranged lunatic to own a gun. If someone had a gun, they didn’t use it. I’ll listen to your argument about how it would have just taken one person with a gun as soon as this mythical figure emerges and does just that. As soon as we have a shooting where one of these magical vigilantes puts an end to it, then you can use that as an example of why guns are the solution and not the problem.
I’ve watched the news over the years, if there has ever been a time where a Magical Gunslinger has magically appeared out of the carnage to put a stop to the rampage, it hasn’t been within my lifetime. It didn’t happen at Columbine, it didn’t happen a Jonesboro, it didn’t happen at Virginia Tech either. I could go on…
The Pro-Gun argument is based in ‘what if’. It’s based on ‘theoretically’. I say: drop that, give me some real evidence. Show me when a magical vigilante has shown up to cut a massacre short.
Commented on Sonic OCs.
Pony OCs need their own page. They are a distinct category of fail that has nothing to do with Sonic OCs. Lumping them here does nothing but annoy those of us sick of seeing ponies in every single meme.
I say DON’’T make this page about all OC’s, that is WAY too vast. Sonic OCs are distinct enough to stand on their own.