And now, the ABC Blogging Challenge week we’ve all been waiting for…
(drum roll please)
M is for
(what could be better than ‘me’ times two?!)
Really, though, I think this is going to be a fun one.
If you’re on the internet, at all, ever, and I mean, even for two seconds a month, I guarantee you’ve come across a meme.
Maybe you have and you didn’t know it. Maybe you’re unfamiliar with the word.
A meme (pron.: meem) is a term employed in certain theories of culture to refer to “an idea, behavior or style that spreads from person to person within a culture.”
The word meme is a shortening of mimeme, “imitated thing,” and it was coined by the British evolutionary biologist Richard Dawkins in The Selfish Gene (1976) as a concept for discussion of evolutionary principles in explaining the spread of ideas and cultural phenomena. (from Wikipedia)
What’s interesting to me is that ‘memes’ have become a ‘meme.’
Still unsure as to what the heck I’m talking about?
Know exactly what I’m talking about and wish I’d get to the point?
You got it!
Here are some Maryfied examples of current memes:
Erm so ercited to see Josiah Leming!
Here are some Mary memes I had nothing to do with!
(I’m just that trendy)
Memes reflect what’s going on in today’s world. They can be political, opinionated, clever, emotional, and of course, humorous. It’s a way for people to not only relate culturally, but also to be their creator. Of course I made mine in Photoshop, but they have websites dedicated to meme-making.
(warning: do NOT click on that link unless you are prepared to lose a LOT of time!)
That’s pretty much it for today’s blog…
I hope you have enjoyed this quick trip through
Parting is such meme sorrow…
Wouldn’t be an accurate meme blog without a meaningful quote…