I like a good meme. I can’t say it enough. Not sure if it comes from my background in graphic design. My love for movies. My appreciation of pop culture. My crazy ass sense of humor. Or because of the ability to share it super fast with a bunch of friends with just the tap of my thumb on my phone. Could be all of it. But whatever it is, like I said, I love a good meme. There are different memes out there for sure. I tend to lean towards the funny ones but with social media and texting there are a lot of people out there who like certain memes. Let me share my take on this yo.
The funny and offensive memes are what help me get through the day honestly. It’s a short little break from all the craziness that I need to deal with on any given day so I appreciate a quick little “laugh & share” followed by messages back from friends that either show their appreciation of the same meme or the occasional “What the hell is wrong with you, T?” Either way, I LOLzzzz. The memes I don’t like are the so-called motivational memes from people on the internet who are CLEARLY not motivated. Clearly DO NOT hustle like they try to claim. Clearly do not work hard. Clearly do not own nice cars and/or nice homes that they keep posting pics and memes of. Clearly never been anywhere that requires a passport. But yet these sons of bitches try to use these motivating quotes and silly graphics to act like they are the shit without putting any of the work in. Stop it. I’m embarrassed for you. You ain’t ‘bout that life, son. You’re just trying to falsely portray it on your shit, clown. What I also don’t like is when grown ass adults go through a relationship break up and decide to throw subliminal memes at the other person. The fuck is this?! Just either unfriend or unfollow or block the other person you dope because in the middle of this meme battle are all your friends…family…followers watching you both air all your shit without actually airing all your shit. It’s stupid. And annoying as fuck. You look like children crying in the middle of a fucking toy store because your mommy wouldn’t get you the toy you wanted. Meme battles….LOLzzzzzz. Cut the shit! I also can’t stand it when people take quotes from other people or writers and throw those words up over one of their own personal pics acting like they wrote it. Really? You wrote that?? No you didn’t!!! Stop trying to take credit for words all of us have already seen in other memes! Or from movies or books or TV shows or songs. “WE seen’t it!” That last sentence is from a meme. See? I gave credit. Like yo ass should be doing.
Memes are for entertainment purposes. They’re not supposed to guide your life either. They’re not religion. They’re not law. They’re not carved in stone anywhere. It’s cool if you find something that strikes a chord with you and you can relate and want to share with others, but don’t think that is the way it’s supposed to be. Some people post and share memes as if those are the only words they have access to. Like they don’t read books or poetry or articles or news stories. Find real words, real sources, real writers, real quotes and use and share that for a change. Try letting that inspire you. Not some silly words thrown on a graphic that you saw on Instagram. Take a step back. A meme is just a meme. Nothing more. To quote Mahky Mahk in the ‘Depahted’ kid… “What’s the matter, smaht ass? You don’t know any fuckin’ Shakespeare?” I’ve also seen that in a meme by the way.
Until next time. Always take it there.