This first meme, Rage Guy, makes me laugh because I feel we can all relate to this when we get mad. It’s the face we want to make and what we want to scream out sometimes when someone gets us that worked up or angry and yet we have to maintain some composure. It’s how we feel on the inside.
The second meme I chose was the Futurama Fry/Not Sure If meme because I feel we can all relate to this as well and the faces we make as we try to make those decisions.
The third meme/gif I chose was the Sweet Brown/Ain’t Nobody Got Time for That because it’s catchy and it made us all laugh when we saw it and it went viral because no one was really expecting her to say something like that. I still to this day say the catch phrase, “Ain’t nobody got time for that”.
(memes from knowyourmeme.com)
What is a meme? According to Patrick Davison, “[a]n Internet meme is a piece of culture, typically a joke, which gains influence through online transmission” (54). To put it simply, in today’s society, a meme is a humorous image or video, for example, that is copied, changed around, and shared frequently by people which eventually make them go viral.
We don’t generally sit there and ponder as to why we find these images, videos, or GIFs amusing. Many times it could be because it’s something we have always wanted to say or do or how our subconscious feels. It’s due to the fact that it can relate to others that makes it funny.