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How do you feel about memes?, Though memes aren't serious this debate is (somewhat)
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post May 11 2012, 09:32 PM
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I love memes, though some can be pretty stupid. My favorites are Futurama related ones like "Why not Zoidberg" "Can't tell if ________ or ________" "Shut up and take my money!" and "Sweet ________ of ________!"
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post May 11 2012, 09:58 PM
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I've always loved reaction memes, such as some of the ones you've stated. Reaction-style ones are pretty fun and are a good form of shorthand across the internet.

I'm not too fond of memes like Nyan-Cat and Rick-Roll, though. You see it once, it might be amusing the first time, and then it just becomes annoying every time after that. Same with other forced ones like "Arrow to the knee" and "The cake is a lie", which were never funny in the first place, IMO. Forced memes and once-and-done memes are my bane. They remind me of someone trying way too hard to be funny.

I like photoshop/artistic ones like "X all the Y", "X, X everywhere", raving, monocles/tophats, etc. because I like to see the different things people come up with. Rave/seizure was my all-time favorite, but it's years dead. XD

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post May 12 2012, 02:05 AM
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Memes are dumb unless they're timed properly. Protip: most internet nerds just scream them out in an attempt to be funny, without knowing what proper comedic timing actually is.


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post May 12 2012, 08:56 AM
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I like memes. I rememeber the good times when my and my bogff (best other gender friend forever) would hang out on fridays and browse through Pokememes.

Now, i really don't have a favorite type, but some are better than others. One of one type of meme could just be dumb, but another one of the same type might make me laugh like crazy. It seriously just depends on the meme.


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post May 12 2012, 12:37 PM
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I love memes, but once they got commercialized (t-shirts with Me Gusta on them, Nyan Cat shirts and stickers, etc), they just no longer felt exclusive to the interwebs. Then again, I'd imagine that mostly 'net nerds would get that merchandise anyway. Or maybe girls who like cats.

I... actually kinda want a Me Gusta shirt. :|

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post May 12 2012, 01:10 PM
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The only memes I don't mind are the redundant X Y is X and the Not sure if_____ or _____.

I can't stand those gaming ones (The cake is a lie, took an arrow to the knee). People throw them around trying to be cool and funny when they are not. Its possible to make them work...just...people don't know how to :/
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post May 12 2012, 04:22 PM
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post May 12 2012, 04:29 PM
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QUOTE(Mercenary Raven @ May 12 2012, 02:05 AM) *
Memes are dumb unless they're timed properly. Protip: most internet nerds just scream them out in an attempt to be funny, without knowing what proper comedic timing actually is.

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Pretty much this. Used as a reaction in proper situations is acceptable and, depending on the situation, can be a little more than entertaining. Most people tend to just post them at every post or use them at every available oppurtunity. (Ie: "it's over 9000" and "the cake is a lie" are extremely popular and quite annoying.)

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Hexxy, add more to your post please!


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post May 12 2012, 11:05 PM
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Reaction images, yes. Everything else, not so much. The cake is a lie bit annoys me the most, and arrow in the knee jokes comes second.

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post May 13 2012, 03:15 AM
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Memes are cool.
I just hate it when people overuse them or worse, misuse them.
Especially those who came out of 9GAG. I don't like the site, but nothing's wrong with it. It's just that some people keep using memes over and over on Facebook because of that site.

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post May 13 2012, 03:45 AM
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Hate them. Hate them. Hate them. My current relationship is in danger of ending because of them. They're annoying. I hardly ever get them, and they're overused.


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post May 13 2012, 04:23 AM
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QUOTE(LittleShadowPokemon @ May 13 2012, 03:45 AM) *
Hate them. Hate them. Hate them. My current relationship is in danger of ending because of them. They're annoying. I hardly ever get them, and they're overused.

Would you care to elaborate?

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post May 13 2012, 06:32 AM
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I'm not too bothered with them.

I use them myself. However I've come across people who use them constantly. Whenever I'm near them, actually. Always "Arrow to the knee" or some other thing I can't remember. I mean. I do it myself, like I just said. But within reason.

Not constantly, but every now and then I don't see why. When the time is right for a meme I feel it should be used. If the time isn't right the like Reyo said, all comedic value is gone.


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post May 20 2012, 10:41 AM
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I guess I like them, but most of them get really old after a while. At nearly EVERY game video I saw in the comments an "Arrow to the knee" joke. And that isn't even the original meme where is was "Arrow IN the knee.." I'm glad that one is nearly gone. Most of the time people don't understand that it gets old, or just use them to troll people..

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I have to admit I sometimes use memes like "20% cooler" though.


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post May 20 2012, 10:47 AM
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I don't really care for memes. I never really use them. I think it's stupid when people constantly keep using them. It'll get bland after awhile.


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post May 21 2012, 02:56 PM
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I honestly hate them. It feels like every kid at my brother's school uses them, and whenever I go to pick him up I see a bunch of morons, say, taking someone's hat and saying 'u mad? u mad?' or something like that. Plus my boyfriend talks about memes non-stop and it really pisses me off. I might just break up with him because of it.
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post May 21 2012, 09:08 PM
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QUOTE(Wings of Sorrow @ May 13 2012, 05:23 AM) *
QUOTE(LittleShadowPokemon @ May 13 2012, 03:45 AM) *
Hate them. Hate them. Hate them. My current relationship is in danger of ending because of them. They're annoying. I hardly ever get them, and they're overused.

Would you care to elaborate?


Sure. I suppose it's really just the one bad experience with this person. I do not like making a comment in an IM and getting a picture back with the response of a crazed owl with bad grammar. I guess I'm just really a grammar stickler in the first place. The cats are cute, but again, bad grammar. Admittedly, in the beginning it was funny sometimes, but it's just so overwhelming at this point. My life is inundated with demotivational posters and troll faces, which is another point.

What is up with those ugly ass faces? I just... it's so haunting and stupid and pointless. And because I'm not on the "in" circle of most of these, whenever my significant other starts in on this stuff it's either utter gibberish, and annoying when we're alone, but just plain embarrassing when we're around family. Everyone thinks I'm dating a "special" person and my mother makes me lose on purpose during our ping pong games.

It's just so annoying and nerve-grating. And it seems so immature. I can't believe these things are this popular.

QUOTE(Rainier @ May 21 2012, 03:56 PM) *
I honestly hate them. It feels like every kid at my brother's school uses them, and whenever I go to pick him up I see a bunch of morons, say, taking someone's hat and saying 'u mad? u mad?' or something like that. Plus my boyfriend talks about memes non-stop and it really pisses me off. I might just break up with him because of it.


Pretty much this. ^

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post Jul 18 2012, 03:32 PM
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memes are annoying and pretty much not at all funny. people need to write their own jokes.

don't get me started on rage comics. they're the most unimaginative & annoying thing on the internet.

every time a 14-year old boy that thinks he's clever says "u mad bro?", i literally want to tear their fucking face off. it's beyond annoying. also they tend to be sexist/racist/homophobic/etc as hell.


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post Jul 18 2012, 03:37 PM
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A couple are a little annoying, but the rest I love.


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