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Offline Brandonazz

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Re: 2016 Elections
« Reply #1710 on: September 29, 2016, 11:01:59 am »

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Re: 2016 Elections
« Reply #1711 on: September 29, 2016, 05:20:46 pm »
Wait a minute.

I THOUGHT IT WAS JUST A JOKE!

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Re: 2016 Elections
« Reply #1712 on: September 29, 2016, 05:50:25 pm »
You've been spending too much time in parts of the internet where everything is a joke.

http://www.npr.org/2016/09/28/495816963/pepe-the-frogs-long-strange-journey-from-internet-meme-to-hate-symbol

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At this point, views have diverged. Some still think of Pepe as an Internet joke. Others are gleeful that the joke has managed to ensnare the mainstream news and politicians. And a third group takes him seriously.
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Re: 2016 Elections
« Reply #1713 on: September 29, 2016, 07:57:56 pm »
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And a third group takes him seriously.

Are they talking about themselves?

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Re: 2016 Elections
« Reply #1714 on: September 29, 2016, 08:05:09 pm »

Play. The. Game.

Read. The. Article.

Play. The. Audio.
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Re: 2016 Elections
« Reply #1715 on: September 30, 2016, 05:05:10 am »
The picture that Ink linked it this:


His implication being that I didn't read the article because of the nature of my question. It was one of a couple ways to go with it. In the image, Reggie (from Nintendo) is telling Geoff (from GameTrailers) to play the game before judging it like they always do with Nintendo stuff.

What I said was a joke, mainly. Satisfied with the overall result.

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Re: 2016 Elections
« Reply #1716 on: September 30, 2016, 02:42:10 pm »
Yes, the implication is that I'm going to beat Pat like a rented journalist for his sass.

Because I care.
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Re: 2016 Elections
« Reply #1717 on: September 30, 2016, 03:52:33 pm »
Yes, the implication is that I'm going to beat Pat like a rented journalist for his sass.

Because I care.

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Re: 2016 Elections
« Reply #1718 on: September 30, 2016, 03:54:38 pm »
Gee whizz Chitoes. For someone who ostensibly believes in giving everyone a fair shout, and looking at the facts and using reason you sure do like dredging up dumb media articles about memes or regressive leftie twaddle or whatever.

You're a smart guy. Maybe you've noticed that big news organisations latch onto whatever happens to be drifting through the public conciousness and spin it into sensationalist articles. Pepe is a natural fit for this because he's silly and bizzare and funny enough to be interesting to a broad range of consumers, but importantly, he can be linked directly to serious, newsworthy stories like Donald Trump and white supremacy. That way news outlets can get people to look at ads without appearing to compromise their journalistic integrity.

>not wanting to watch the world burn and spite the future for petty, personal reasons

Shiggedy diggedy.
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Re: 2016 Elections
« Reply #1719 on: September 30, 2016, 04:32:48 pm »
>not wanting to watch the world burn and spite the future for petty, personal reasons

Shiggedy diggedy.

We were already spited by the past. It's only fair.

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Re: 2016 Elections
« Reply #1720 on: September 30, 2016, 05:10:12 pm »
Thanks Sam, that was hilarious.  You've clearly got that Scott Adams meme down pat, 'spot the "gee whiz" tell for cognitive dissonance.' 

What the **** is a meme?
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Re: 2016 Elections
« Reply #1721 on: September 30, 2016, 05:14:53 pm »
He that's kind of an interesting question. When does something turn from small internet joke to meme
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Re: 2016 Elections
« Reply #1722 on: September 30, 2016, 07:07:06 pm »
may-may

Also...

>not wanting to watch the world burn and spite the future for petty, personal reasons

Shiggedy diggedy.

We were already spited by the past. It's only fair.

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Re: 2016 Elections
« Reply #1723 on: October 01, 2016, 02:45:11 am »
In the original meaning of the word it refers pretty much to any cultural item. AKA a piece of information spread between people. So Glob Earth would also be a meme. It not a set of cultural oddities as people often seem to associate it with.

Of course option B is even more what people think today a meme is. This is technically just a subset of memes.
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Re: 2016 Elections
« Reply #1724 on: October 01, 2016, 03:25:11 am »
Obviously I know what a meme is. However I don't know what a "Scott Adams meme" is. Something to do with Dilbert? One of his ebooks where he says women aren't as smart as men?

In the original meaning of the word it refers pretty much to any cultural item. AKA a piece of information spread between people. So Glob Earth would also be a meme. It not a set of cultural oddities as people often seem to associate it with.

Of course option B is even more what people think today a meme is. This is technically just a subset of memes.

Yeah, although the definition of memes popularised by Dawkins is a pretty bad way of thinking about cultural information. Memes just aren't that analogous to genes and no amount of wishful thinking will make them so. I remember reading something some academic wrote about memes and how in his professional opinion a musical ditty of three notes was the minimum length required to be a genuine cultural atom or whatever. Apparently that guy had never heard a doorbell that goes "ding-dong" before.
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