Believe it or not kiddies, there’s a heck of a lot more to the internet than just beer stuff. Among the more dumbfounding online phenomena in existence today are image macros- odd pictures captioned with superimposed 48 pt impact text, often to humorous effect. Some images are so evocative or fun to caption that they spread virally across the web, and become a meme. These macros are often used to express emotion in online conversations. I thought I’d take a crack at some beer-themed examples using the most popular macros on the Meme Generator.
“Y U NO” Guy (also known as “Y U No [X]?”) juxtaposes text messaging shorthand and awkward grammar with an enraged character as a way of bringing to attention a particular issue:
Philosoraptor challenges our notion of dinosaurs as brainless monsters with his deep philosophical rhetoric:
Foul Bachelor Frog celebrates the single male lifestyle with his hedonistic declarations. Frequent subject matter involves living in squalor, masturbating, and masturbating in squalor:
Insanity Wolf is a deranged offshoot of Courage Wolf, a meme that urges viewers to take on life’s challenge with the bravery and determination of a lone wolf. Conversely, Insanity Wold recommends a more visceral approach:
Joseph Ducreux was an eighteenth century French artist. His striking self portrait complete with Yo! MTV Raps pose challenges the reader to decipher his period-correct hip hop lyrics into current popular songs
Socially Awkward Penguin is a socially awkward penguin.