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(WTSP)   Tfarkette forced, pretty much at gun point, to write an article explaining memes for her day job, does a half-assed job and gives Fark a shameless plug. Which ones did she leave out?   ( divider line
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2012-08-03 07:22:48 PM  
3 votes:

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.
2012-08-03 10:03:36 PM  
1 vote:

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 09:44:29 PM  
1 vote:

2012-08-03 09:43:21 PM  
1 vote:

Toshiro Mifune's Letter Opener: HERE IS AN EXTENSIVE LISTING

More comprehensive list here.
2012-08-03 09:03:58 PM  
1 vote:
i suppose thye biggest problem with giving any examples is the fact that it morphs in days and hours.

Gangnam Style.
2012-08-03 08:59:20 PM  
1 vote:
wtsp.comView Full Size

I am sooo tempted to send this to my fwd:FWD: FWD: family members. Typical white suburban Christians/ longtime listerners; first-time callers/ Fox acolytes. At least my mother went to a food bank once per year to sort out the expired items, but mostly to stock up on her supply of righteousness to be disbursed the other 364 days. Everyone else in my family was of the "fark you; got mine" variety.
2012-08-03 08:49:19 PM  
1 vote:
should have linked to /b...that's where all the memes come from.

What's that? Oh, you wanted to keep your job.
2012-08-03 08:07:41 PM  
1 vote:
iwmagazine.comView Full Size

A highly motivated, truly dedicated TFette would have made EVERY meme a Fark meme
2012-08-03 08:06:06 PM  
1 vote:

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.
2012-08-03 07:34:58 PM  
1 vote:
Wait a minute. Is a meme something that can come from the mass media, such as Ginger Kids? Or is it something more spontaneous and not anything "professional", that just happens to catch the general fancy of the usual suspects?

I vote the latter. The rest is advertising.
2012-08-03 07:33:42 PM  
1 vote:
Huh, I've always pronounced it like the French "même"--like "memo" without the "o" (such as the one I apparently missed).
2012-08-03 07:30:10 PM  
1 vote:
This must be a new definition of gunpoint I'm not aware of.
2012-08-03 07:30:06 PM  
1 vote:

lokis_mentor: Bad subbette, no slideshow warning!

A 100 times this
2012-08-03 07:28:09 PM  
1 vote:
You can say 'prolly' in a news article?

just messin
2012-08-03 07:25:39 PM  
1 vote:
"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
2012-08-03 07:24:16 PM  
1 vote:
"my ass is hanging in the internet breeze right now "

pics or it didn't happen
2012-08-03 07:20:21 PM  
1 vote:
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?
2012-08-03 07:18:20 PM  
1 vote:
through the looking glass, people...
2012-08-03 07:17:55 PM  
1 vote:
The StarWars kid didn't accidently leave the camera rolling, he knew full well that the camera was rolling.

That camera was borrowed from the audio/video department at his school.

What he FAILED to do is remove the tape from the camera before returning it to the department. The clerk just so happened to decide to view the tape at a later time and the rest is history.
2012-08-03 07:13:32 PM  
1 vote:

Unoriginal_Username: Some of those are mildly amusing

/My wife worked for WTSP years ago, wouldn't be surprised if they did use a gun

Ripping on her employer is the perfect way to reassure her that putting herself out there was a good idea.
2012-08-03 07:12:27 PM  
1 vote:
Bad subbette, no slideshow warning!

2012-08-03 07:04:37 PM  
1 vote:
some internet class clown makes up something

Why do I get the feeling the first draft of this was missing the "CL"?
2012-08-03 05:05:22 PM  
1 vote:

tmo10: my ass is hanging in the internet breeze right now

Well that should help this thread devolve rapidly.

Here's some help: Meme database
2012-08-03 05:01:52 PM  
1 vote:

Sliding Carp: Needs a little more "so very scared", but you get a thousand internets for explicitly putting limecat next to the scary totmom lady.

Lol thanks. I miss Limecat. And I was bummed because I never bookmarked the original Clock Spider thread.
I was tempted to link to the thread here where the guy got his you know whats stuck in his chair, but could not imagine explaining that one to my boss on Monday morning. And I'm not so sure it qualifies as a meme.

But it does qualify as quite possibly the funniest thing I ever witnessed on the interwebs.
2012-08-03 04:21:11 PM  
1 vote:
I'm actually surprised you put yourself out there to Fark like that.

I think it's awesome. Good on you.
2012-08-03 04:13:49 PM  
1 vote:
Leave out? In true Fark fashion, you have a dupe in there!
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