Theory of memes – 3 – Internet Memes

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We meet again. This will be the final post regarding memes.

Now you already know what a meme is. Then let’s get in the topic straight a way.

I’m gonna list down a set of internet memes and there summarized descriptions.

 OAGFoagf_ex  Overly attached girlfriend  Name says it all. “Overly Attached Girlfriend”. She is overly attached to his boy friend or crush or even a stranger. She may do nasty things to keep her BF/crush with her. She definitely believes in love at first sight, or may be even without seeing. This actually is Laina Morris, a Youtuber, who had created a parody music track for JS’s “Boyfriend” (named “Girlfriend”) a long way back for JB Fan video competition. The parody song explains how an overly attached girlfriend would treat his boyfriend. Take a look.
 scumbag_stevescumbag_steve_ex  Scumbag Steve  Well, he is considered as the symbol of scumbags. This is used when someone does something very “scumbag”. For example, when someone borrows something from you and sells it. Well, that’s bad. And his hat, called “scumbag hat” is used to symbolize this feature and can be used with anyone or anything particular to make it scumbag.
 ridiculously_photogenic_guyridiculously_photogenic_guy_ex  Ridiculously Photogenic Guy  He is Zeddie Little, and this photo was taken when he was running in the 2012 Cooper River Bridge Run. The specialty is regardless of the tiredness, this guy just smiles. Photogenic.
 ancient_aliensaliens_guy_ex  Ancient Aliens Guy  Ancient Aliens is a series of image macros based on History Channel’s TV series with the same name starring alien expert Giorgio A. Tsoukalos, who often tends to explain inexplicable phenomena as the direct result of aliens or extraterrestrials being on Earth. Well, the usage of this meme is not that much inexplicable. When there is something in-explainable, or don’t need to be explained, we simply say “Aliens”, because they did that. (Origin : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nL7zugVZx3o).A derivation of this meme is used to emphasis the features of other things/people as well. (i.e. Asians, Parents, Boobs etc)
 good_guy_greggood_guy_greg_ex  Good Guy Greg  As the antithesis of Scumbag Steve, the captions generally depict the character as kind, generous or empathetic to other people.
 bad_luck_brianbad_luck_brian_ex  Bad Luck Brian  This photograph was extracted from a yearbook photograph of Kyle with the caption “Takes driving test … gets first DUI.”. This meme is used to describe a variety of embarrassing and tragic occurrences.
 philosoraptor

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 Philosoraptor  This is a clip art of Velociraptor deeply immersed in metaphysical inquiries or unraveling quirky paradoxes. Philosoraptor challenges the reader with his deep, existential, Paleolithic questions.
 10_guy_2 10_guy_ex10_guy_ex2  [10] Guy
(aka “Really High Guy” and “Stoner Stanley”)
 This is a photo of a young man who appears to be under the influence of marijuana. The captions typically portray stereotypical stoner behavior, such as giving invalid answers to misunderstood questions and craving junk food.
 The-Most-Interesting-Man-In-The-WorldThe-Most-Interesting-Man-In-The-World_ex  The Most Interesting Man In The World   This meme is based on an advertising campaign for Dos Equis beer. The captions typically follow the phrasal template “I don’t always X, but when I do, I Y.”Example : I don’t always study for exams. But when I do, I don’t.
 grumpy_catgrumpy_cat_ex  Grumpy Cat  This is an angry-looking snowshoe, which’s real name is Tardar Sauce. This meme is used to show the disapproval towards something, especially things other people like to do.
 actual_advice_mallardactual_advice_mallard_ex  Actual Advice Mallard  This is a photograph of a male wild duck accompanied by captions containing life hacks and other useful information.
 malicious_advice_mallardmalicious_advice_mallard_ex  Malicious Advice Mallard  This is the opposite of the “Actual Advice Mallard”, which will give you false advice.
 High Expectations Asian FatherHigh Expectations Asian Father_ex  High Expectations Asian Father  This is based on stereotypes and cliches about first-generation Asian parents pushing their children to excel in academic fields in an overbearing manner.
 Futurama_fryFuturama_fry_ex  Futurama Fry (Not sure if)  This is a still image of Fry squinting his eyes from the TV show Futurama, and is typically paired with overlaid text using a phrasal template, where the top line reads “Not sure if X”, with “or just Y” as the bottom line, and is used to represent an internal monologue.
 Conspiracy KeanuConspiracy Keanu_ex  Conspiracy Keanu  This is a still photo of the Hollywood actor Keanu Reeves wearing a frightened expression from the 1989 comedy film “Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure”. The images are typically captioned with paranoid conjectures and absurdly philosophical questions
 shut_upshut_up_ex  Shut up and take my money!  This is a catchphrase used to express enthusiastic approval toward a product or idea. It is often associated with an image featuring the character Fry from the animated television series Futurama.
 Scumbag Girl/Scumbag Stacy/Scumbag Girlfriend  The overlaid text typically consists of unethical, selfish and sadistic behaviors that are meant to represent the female counterpart to Scumbag Steve.
 Confession-Bear

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Original Image

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 Confession Bear  This is a Malayan sun bear leaning against a log. The images are captioned with confessions about taboo behaviors and controversial opinions that are often kept secret for fear of being ostracized.
 clarity_claranceclarity_clarance_ex  Sudden Clarity Clarence Used to mention a sudden realization that is trivial and insignificant.
 what-if-i-told-youwhat-if-i-told-you-ex   Matrix Morpheus  This is a screen capture of the fictional character Morpheus (played by Lawrence Fishburne) from The Matrix franchise. The captions typically follow a two line format with the first line reading “What if I Told You,” followed by a revelation that often belittles futile or petty behavior.
 eeleel_ex  Bad Joke Eel  This is a photo of a Moray eel with various captions delivering unfunny puns and jokes.
 Afraid to Ask AndyAfraid-to-Ask-Andy-Meme  “Afraid to Ask” Andy  This is a still image of Andy Dwyer (played by Chris Pratt), in an American TV sitcom Parks and Recreation, captioned with various confessions of one’s ignorance in current events or common knowledge followed by the phrase “…and at this point I’m afraid to ask.”
 success_kidsuccess_kid_ex  Success Kid  This is a reaction image of a baby at a beach with a smug facial expression. It has been used in image macros to designate either success or frustration.
 awkrwad_penguinawesome_penguinawkrwad_penguin_exawesome_penguin_exhybrid_penguin  Socially Awkward/Awesome Penguin  The image contains a penguin, and the awkwardness or awesomeness is represented by the background color, where blue = awkward and red = awesome.We also can see the hybrid version of these situations, where the situations changes from one state to another.

Well, now you know “some” of the memes. I will keep this updated. If you want to know more, visit knowyourmeme.com or 9gag.com 😀

Until then, see you.

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