- an element of a culture or system of behavior that may be considered to be passed from one individual to another by nongenetic means, especially imitation.
- A crutch used by lazy, non-creative bloggers who are unable to come up with any original content.
But that’s neither here nor there. What today may or may not be is National Meme Day. I’ve done an extensive Google search on when, exactly, this important observance occurs and I’ve reviewed literally three references that state authoritatively that NMD occurs on either April 13th, August 21st, or November 15th.
Frankly, I don’t care, because according to the second definition of a meme shown above, every day is potentially Meme Day here at the Gazette. And especially today.
I recently came across a Facebook Group entitled The Potentially Inappropriate Memebrary for Historians and Literaries, and being the rebel that I’ve always thought myself to be, I joined despite being neither an Historian nor a Literarian. (For the record, I’m a Baptist.)
Membership in that august group has entitled me to
steal borrow images (which, frankly, have already been stolen borrowed by the Facebook posters) and put them here in place of any meaningful content. Therefore, being relieved of the obligation of spending any time in actual thought, I’m happy to share with you some of the bounty I’ve harvested from that page.
Here are ten carefully curated memes designed to illuminate in a meaningful way the human condition. Also, I think they’re funny.
A Summation of My Approach to Blogging
An example of why English is the hardest language in the world to learn
Nothing is certain except, well, you know…
For Fans of the Classics
What Women Really Want
Cat Selfies Are a Real Thing Nowadays
The Importance of Proper Enunciation Cannot Be Overstated
The Condiment Whose Name Shall Not Be Spoken
Some might call this a false equivalence…but not me.
And, last but by no means the least…
Blogs > Facebook, because we don’t need no stinkin’ facts