Ok, Seriously

Discussion in 'Meme' started by adastra80, Oct 24, 2013.

  1. adastra80

    adastra80 Guest

    Can someone explain, exactly wtf is a meme...man I'm getting old..
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  2. Hoppípolla

    Hoppípolla Senior Member

    hm erm... like a viral picture on the internet? Like a viral joke picture I guess.

    So like:




  3. Indy Hippy

    Indy Hippy Zen & Bearded

    Hell don't feel bad I'm young and I didn't have a clue what a meme was
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  4. sadie_hippie

    sadie_hippie Member

    I didn't know either! and I'm not a youngster
  5. ceasar augustus

    ceasar augustus Hip Forums Supporter HipForums Supporter

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  7. Hoppípolla

    Hoppípolla Senior Member

    Actually I was a tiny bit wrong. I think the meme is like... the underlying picture.

    So for example, the picture of Walter from The Big Lebowski cocking his gun and with the opening line "AM I THE ONLY ONE AROUND HERE" is the meme, and then you can get it with whatever you feel is appropriate.

    I believe that's right.

    So here's another...


    Might be useful for you! - http://www.quickmeme.com/memes
  8. farmout

    farmout All who wander arent lost Lifetime Supporter

    I haven't a clue actually....:)
  9. gendorf

    gendorf Senior Member

    if you wanna understand what meme is you have to know what gene is.

    you know.. gene.. like genetics.. dna..

    Meme is basically the same shit. a self replicating machine. But instead of the physical world it lives in the "information" world. inside computers and the minds of men.
    A good example of Meme are ...Thoughts!. They can grow and spread from one person to another, mutate, change and spread more....

    the photoshopped images are meme too. You can imagine it as... replicating structures that mutate inside our minds and then spread to other ones where they mutate even more...
  10. Quiet Storm

    Quiet Storm Member

    They are usually very annoying, yet used by many.
    Some of them, I wonder how they became so wide spread in popularity or WHO came up with the term meme? That's an annoying word in itself.
  11. themnax

    themnax Senior Member

    well this is just the way every culture has always perpetuated itself. the only thing now, we have ad hoc manipulations by self serving and short sighted economic interests.

    but the term can also be used for surveys, which are fun, to let each other, the world and these intersts know, how people really fee.
  12. a meme is basically a viral play on your mind - christ its EVERYWHERE!!! you know the laughter in the back of a studio filmed comedy, and maybe you wonder if you should enjoy this show anymore, and if you feel comfortable watching something informative rather? well, the laughter shouldnt do that...

    or another version to that is: like on the big bang theory, i get the above feeling a lot, so i summised that the people who sit in the studio know more about american society - i'm half welsh, half siamese.
  13. AceK

    AceK Scientia Potentia Est

    Something that's received and retransmitted over and over again. There may be modifications to the meme but it is something that will be recognized
  14. memes are the ethers expression to you about your behaviour and i think its a leading question
  15. themnax

    themnax Senior Member

    are they? you mean like tropes? i always thought it was just some sort of a survey kind of thing.

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