(extremely "it was Meme Day" voice) It was Meme Day at this high school!


Does your office/school/church/coven celebrate Meme Day? I went to high school in the late 90’s, and back then we were still using the original, Richard Dawkins definition of meme as “an idea, behavior, or style that spreads from person to person within a culture,” so on Meme Day from freshman to senior year I went as moral panic, “the Rachel,” insistence that the SATs are culturally biased, and Islam, respectively.

Now, of course, “meme” means a picture of a cat with funny words on it or some other such image that the internet passes around. And Meme Day at school has changed, too; no longer are kids dressing up as saying “Gesundheit” when someone sneezes or Communism; it’s all Salt Bae and Slenderman.

Here’s a video of Meme Day at Olympian High School in Chula Vista, California from twitter user @h0neymami:

If you’re a normie, here’s an explanation of the memes featured:

SLENDER MAN

This towering child-murderer is found Photoshopped into the background of images all across the internet, and also inspired two 12-year-old girls to try to stab one of their friends to death in an effort to impress him. The stabbing victim survived, meaning that Slenderman probably LOST respect for them.

CONFUSED MATH LADY

 

Confused math lady comes from a Brazilian telenovela but has become popular all around the world because women are universally confused by math.

TINY HANDS

 

These come from a Photoshop blog but the kid in the video is actually just a thalidomide baby.

LIME CAT

 

This is from a viral image of a cat wearing a lime peel helmet, which is basically the only real use for limes.

IDIOT SANDWICH

 

This is actually available on the menu at Gordon Ramsey’s Democratic Republic of Congo location.

YOU ON KAZOO

“You on kazoo” sounds like a drug PSA…and looks like one, too. It comes from this hallucinatory YouTube video:

 

#NotMyRodrick

This hashtag comes from fans upset that one of the characters in the Diary of a Wimpy Kid movies had been replaced by another actor. These movies are for three-year-olds.

SALT BAE

Guy who sprinkled salt funny.



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