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8-03-2009 @ 1:14AM
I don't personally have a problem with memes, so long as they aren't past their expiration date, or at least have a drop of humor in them.The problem, however, is that WoW is where old memes go to die, and that the death of memes in WoW is a long, sad, cringe-worthy process. The unfortunate truth is that most memes begin to gain popularity in the WoW community at approximately the same time that overuse in other parts of cyberspace has left them ground into a fine powder. It's at this point that memes are truly ready for consumption by a host of 12-to-24-year-old WoW players, who greedily snort them and begin to writhe violently, injuring those nearby as they erratically flail their appendages, trapped in the death throes of an old meme until every last ounce is spent and it's utterly forgotten.In short, the life cycle of a meme, providing it's got enough momentum:The meme is conceived, then circulates 4chan for a time. ->The meme spreads out to other like-minded message boards. ->The meme stops being funny. ->The meme spreads to the blog-o-sphere or the internet in general. ->The meme reaches fringe mass media, such as Last Call with Carson Daily. ->The meme officially becomes old. ->The meme gains mainstream media attention and is featured on morning news shows. ->The meme reaches the official WoW forums. ->The meme, having lost all vestiges of humor, is randomly inserted in WoW discussions for the next year or two. ->The meme finally dies.This whole process takes OVER 9,000 years, providing you don't get lost and find yourself RICKROLLED or caring for LOLCATS. If you're lucky, CHUCK NORRIS will FALCON PUNCH ALL YOUR BASE and blah blah blah shoop da woop millhouse orly? yarly.
8-03-2009 @ 1:20AM
That last paragraph was simultaneously on of the most brilliant and perverse combinations of memes I have seen in ages. Had you added a reference to the goggles doing nothing and a fat kid with a lightsaber you might have reversed the big bang...
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