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I never cease to be amazed at the creativity - from the disposable to the truly inspired - that memes can bring out of people.

The burgeoning blog Dancing Thom is no exception.

Radiohead is about get to more free press than they've ever had before.

What's your favorite meme?

Maybe it's time for The Arts & Faith Top 100 Memes List.

Edited by Overstreet

P.S.  I COULD BE WRONG.

 

Takin' 'er easy for all you sinners at lookingcloser.org. Also abiding at Facebook and Twitter.

 

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I think "meme" is the meme of the moment. The idea that there are such things as "memes," and the theory of how they function -- that's a pretty heavy meme. What would you call it? Metameme? Ubermeme?

Let's Carl the whole thing Orff!

Do you know the deep dark secret of the avatars?

It's big. It's fat. It's Greek.

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OK, I'll admit, some of those dancing Thom videos had me chuckling. But I'm starting to become a little wearied by the constant onslaught of memes.

Sometimes the recycling and recombination can lead to something new and interesting, e.g., some of the really good mash-ups that I've heard over the years. But all too often, memes feel like little more than digging up a dead horse simply so that we can kick it in a slightly different way than we did before. That, and a large number of memes seem driven largely by a sense of contempt for their subject/target/inspiration.

"I feel a nostalgia for an age yet to come..."
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I love some memes, but I'm also wary of them. I think some are cruel, but still laugh at them. Cool story, bro is an example. Are you a wizard? is another.

Still, there are memes I have no shame in loving, like anything having to do with Insane Clown Posse or '80s actions movies.

......Magnets.........

"Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle."

Plato

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I love some memes, but I'm also wary of them. I think some are cruel, but still laugh at them. Cool story, bro is an example. Are you a wizard? is another.

Still, there are memes I have no shame in loving, like anything having to do with Insane Clown Posse or '80s actions movies.

I was tempted to break out the Cool story, bro today.

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