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2012-08-03 09:08:49 PM

Albert Lake: Editor's opinion: The funniest ones have always started in the comments at Fark.com

Oh Sweet Jesus, thanks for that! I've had a rough week and really needed a laugh. Fark is to memes what Florida is to old people.


Maybe, but it still has a better signal:noise ratio. As large, comment-driven sites go, it's far and away the smartest. Yes, I said that with a straight face.

No, seriously. Stop laughing at me, dammit.
 
2012-08-03 09:11:34 PM

Jclark666: tmo10: BarkingUnicorn: Leave out? In true Fark fashion, you have a dupe in there!

lol. i'm an idiot. fixing, thanks. and hoping i don't get fired.

Don't worry, now that this has been greenlit, the hitcount is going to skyrocket, your boss is going to say, "Wow, you know what we need? More slideshows!" and your job is going to become a dark, pitiful, slideshow-producing pit of despair from which you will look jealously upon the unemployed. I can only hope you have six figures of student loan debt from an MFA in Creative Writing so that you can never leave this trap of your own making. Would that this punishment could be inflicted upon all slideshow-producers.


Sigh.
It's actually a high five figures of debt and a MA in Liberal Arts (Florida Studies concentration. I know...I know).
Yes, fingers are gnarled from long sweaty days saving and posting photos.
Can't believe this got greened.
LMFAO. Holey moley. Left work, had wine, lots, now this.
Last time I posted a discussion that got greened I married the last guy who commented. (For real, husband DeiterLee is trying to find the link...)

//Just added the collection of mug shots of hot chicks to the story just in case you wanted to click
 
2012-08-03 09:14:02 PM

shastacola: "A meme (heads up broadcasters, it is pronounced MEEM)".This made me laugh, the halfwit son of Tim Russert pronounced it " may-may" last week on MSNBC


lol that's why i wrote it, someone pronounced it that way at work.
i spent the rest of the day wince-ing.
 
2012-08-03 09:14:48 PM

GeeksAreMyPeeps: Well, you left out the "Z" in "cheezburger" and have an unnecessary "e" in there


howling laughing
 
2012-08-03 09:14:50 PM
Nice boat.
 
2012-08-03 09:23:10 PM

One Bad Apple: SoupJohnB: Slim Pickens voice/on, cowboy hat in hand,

"I just don't rightly know how else to put this, Ma'am, so I'll just come right out and ask...
Do you have sharp knees?"

voice/off

A quick click on her profile is inconclusive.

But I do know her greatest fear now...

[i2.kym-cdn.com image 640x436]


gasp. awesome.
 
2012-08-03 09:31:40 PM

NIXON YOU DOLT!!!!!: Indubitably: Indubitably: "Awww shiat, I read the lardicle."

;)

"It's on," he said.

*glances about nervously* who the fark are you talking to, and what are you on about?


Just droning on, man...

;)
 
2012-08-03 09:32:53 PM

gunther_bumpass: Indubitably: gunther_bumpass: NorCalLos: Sorry subs, but I think you and the writer shat the bed. Isn't a meme more of a theme than an actual picture or video?

Not anymore. A meme is no longer a shared thought or idea.

It is now a picture with words on it - ideally humorous in intent and presentation (but often neither).

Drives me farking crazy.

A picture is not the definition of a meme, sir.

Read a book.

I know that. But try telling that to the mouth-breathing farkwits on reddit.


Duly noted.
 
2012-08-03 09:39:18 PM
I see meme as a heralded saying, thought, or perhaps, visualized idea, that resonates with an intertubed audience, such that, this created entity takes shape, builds itself within fractured communitites, and creates...

Thus:

A meme is born,

much like a star,

or a blackhole...

From the gas of humanity wired and communicable.

A mind virus, really.

P.S. You're welcome.
 
2012-08-03 09:43:21 PM

Toshiro Mifune's Letter Opener: HERE IS AN EXTENSIVE LISTING
OF CURRENT FARK MEMES


More comprehensive list here.
 
2012-08-03 09:44:29 PM
Dammit.

HERE
 
2012-08-03 09:56:29 PM

Ed Finnerty: You have some bad information early in the article - "meme" is actually pronounced "throat warbler mangrove".


You're a very silly person and I'm not going to interview you.
 
2012-08-03 10:01:46 PM

ciberido: Ed Finnerty: You have some bad information early in the article - "meme" is actually pronounced "throat warbler mangrove".

You're a very silly person and I'm not going to interview you.


Hold it right there. I'm Inspector Fox of the Light Entertainment Police, Comedy Division, Special Flying Squad.
 
2012-08-03 10:03:36 PM

tmo10: hoping i don't get fired.


You work for Gannett, so eventually, it'll happen. Search your feelings. You know this to be true.
 
2012-08-03 10:18:15 PM
 
2012-08-03 10:26:00 PM

Jclark666: A comprehensive list of Memes


Um, why are there so many fap terms in that URL?
 
2012-08-03 10:35:02 PM

Toshiro Mifune's Letter Opener: HERE IS AN EXTENSIVE LISTING
OF CURRENT FARK MEMES


Is it bad that I was disappointed that it wasn't the original? Like, I might even go look up the original now...
 
2012-08-03 11:00:52 PM

fizzled: French


Yes, i did too. Even when corrected by many people with even deeper internet addiction than I. But now that It has been officially written so clearly that a newscaster could pronounce it, I don't have any excuse.

/meem
 
2012-08-03 11:07:27 PM

Toshiro Mifune's Letter Opener: HERE IS AN EXTENSIVE LISTING
OF CURRENT FARK MEMES


Is it just me or is it hilarious that a cursory glance at that URL makes it appear to contain the phrase "noodle dick"?

/Freud would have fun with me.
//In a totally non-Sandusky kind of way, I'd hope.
 
2012-08-04 12:43:24 AM
Anybody got a bigger version of this one?

www.wtsp.com
 
2012-08-04 12:55:39 AM

dickfreckle: Albert Lake: Editor's opinion: The funniest ones have always started in the comments at Fark.com

Oh Sweet Jesus, thanks for that! I've had a rough week and really needed a laugh. Fark is to memes what Florida is to old people.

Maybe, but it still has a better signal:noise ratio. As large, comment-driven sites go, it's far and away the smartest. Yes, I said that with a straight face.

No, seriously. Stop laughing at me, dammit.


Plastic.com was effing sweet for awhile. Actual adult conversation and discussion. Slow story turnaround time but that was a good thing - your submissions better have multiple links and be well written or it wasn't gonna show. And well rated people via votes from peers on other comments were the main decision makers on that.

I'm too afraid to check it out again. I do fondly remember a great discussion off a post I titled "God, Schmod, I want my monkey man!" though.
 
2012-08-04 01:16:06 AM
Kinda feel like this thread didn't achieve its full potential.
 
2012-08-04 01:36:54 AM

hoihoi8: Anybody got a bigger version of this one?

[www.wtsp.com image 204x310]


Here you go...

www.celebrityvalues.com
 
2012-08-04 01:49:18 AM

StreetlightInTheGhetto: I'm too afraid to check it out again. I do fondly remember a great discussion off a post I titled "God, Schmod, I want my monkey man!" though.


Oh, they're gone now. C'est la vie.
 
2012-08-04 01:59:23 AM
hoihoi8
Anybody got a bigger version of this one?

No.
But maybe I can make a blank for you so that you can roll your own; because I know how to do that - I've seen it on TV

**cough**

"ENHANCE IMAGE! REMOVE CAPTIONS!"

..aaaaand there you go:

www.clusterfake.net
 
2012-08-04 09:45:28 AM
That's a pretty half-assed definition of a meme; what you've described is the media by which memes are transmitted on teh Internets. A meme is the idea behind a lolcat, not the lolcat itself.

That's OK; the headline DID say it was half-assed.
 
2012-08-04 10:43:59 AM
Your definition of a meme is wrong. A meme is a popular idea. Which is why "Milhouse is not a meme."
 
2012-08-04 11:01:40 AM
There was one with a superfette for a while. It caused the tenses.

*whistles*
*walks away*
 
2012-08-04 11:05:19 AM
And the one that originated in the "There's a downs chick with a crush on me" with the Downs-Cubical-Gopher-Guy
 
2012-08-04 02:12:02 PM

MrWhiteRabbit: Is it just me or is it hilarious that a cursory glance at that URL makes it appear to contain the phrase "noodle dick"?


Heh, a number of people came to that same conclusion, actually!


libranoelrose: More comprehensive list here.


Hey!

*I* was saying "Boo-urns!"


CapeFearCadaver: Is it bad that I was disappointed that it wasn't the original? Like, I might even go look up the original now...


Here, let me help you!
 
2012-08-04 03:00:17 PM

haemaker: hoihoi8: Anybody got a bigger version of this one?

[www.wtsp.com image 204x310]

Here you go...

[www.celebrityvalues.com image 300x375]


lold.
 
2012-08-04 03:26:43 PM

alwaysjaded: Kinda feel like this thread didn't achieve its full potential.


I feel the same way.
 
2012-08-04 06:59:06 PM

Toshiro Mifune's Letter Opener: CapeFearCadaver: Is it bad that I was disappointed that it wasn't the original? Like, I might even go look up the original now...

Here, let me help you!


I love you. I love you so much, I made one for you: Link
 
2012-08-04 10:16:26 PM

Toshiro Mifune's Letter Opener: HERE IS AN EXTENSIVE LISTING
OF CURRENT FARK MEMES


DIAF you evil, evil bastard
 
2012-08-06 12:22:52 PM

Banned on the Run: Toshiro Mifune's Letter Opener: HERE IS AN EXTENSIVE LISTING
OF CURRENT FARK MEMES

DIAF you evil, evil bastard


2:35 is my favorite part...
 
2012-08-06 06:34:04 PM

gambitsgirl: There was one with a superfette for a while. It caused the tenses.

*whistles*
*walks away*


"Hiya, gorgeous."

*whistles while walking away*
 
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