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david starling 01-30-2019 05:17 AM

Random Thoughts, strictly Text
 
No pictures or graphics allowed. Feel free to express your thoughts in words, without images or pictures. If you have pictures, graphs, charts, music, or even memes you'd like to share, post a link. Keep the text size to size 2, and use caps or italics if you need to emphasize. No text art, or gibberish text art.

conspiracy theorist 01-30-2019 05:18 AM

Re: Random Thoughts, strictly Text
 
Third's the charm.

conspiracy theorist 01-30-2019 05:20 AM

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Memes are too amorphously defined anyway for you to really have any ability to limit their usage. It reminds me of that instance of some government official having no actual definition for **** but that, "He knows it when he sees it." I think you're working in a similar grey area with memes, and grey areas are where loophole masters reign.

david starling 01-30-2019 05:32 AM

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Originally Posted by conspiracy theorist (Post 947432)
Memes are too amorphously defined anyway for you to really have any ability to limit their usage. It reminds me of that instance of some government official having no actual definition for **** but that, "He knows it when he sees it." I think you're working in a similar grey area with memes, and grey areas are where loophole masters reign.

The :devil: is in the details.

GemwDepth 01-30-2019 05:32 AM

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Yay new Ship! Funny how every new ship there is or will be, becomes popular quickly! :cool: Then the mini-me follows cuz they aren't got no life or parties of their own. :tongue:

david starling 01-30-2019 05:44 AM

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Are you thinkin bout what you're thinkin bout what I'm thinkin bout what you're thinkin?

conspiracy theorist 01-30-2019 05:44 AM

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I used to be around the epicenter of where a lot of the memes originated and oftentimes, subversion was the name of the game. The analogy that has been used is that memes act as "cultural genes". Infection and seeding of mental influence.

Knowing the people on this forum, you've already lost if you're trying to "grip" memes.

Since we're on the topic, here is a book on memes that anyone who is interested can take a look at.

https://terebess.hu/zen/mesterek/Sus...emeMachine.pdf

conspiracy theorist 01-30-2019 06:03 AM

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https://i.warosu.org/data/biz/img/00...0155094335.png

This is a meme. Does this elicit a humorous response and/or educates you about something?

david starling 01-30-2019 06:08 AM

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Originally Posted by conspiracy theorist (Post 947440)
I used to be around the epicenter of where a lot of the memes originated and oftentimes, subversion was the name of the game. The analogy that has been used is that memes act as "cultural genes". Infection and seeding of mental influence.

Knowing the people on this forum, you've already lost if you're trying to "grip" memes.

Since we're on the topic, here is a book on memes that anyone who is interested can take a look at.

https://terebess.hu/zen/mesterek/Sus...emeMachine.pdf

How did they end up being called "memes"? Sounds like the " Me Generation" x2.

Gemini888 01-30-2019 06:10 AM

Luckily I'm not abandoned :)

Gemini888 01-30-2019 06:12 AM

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I'm just bored because I have no one to talk to :tongue:. I'm busy preparing my next blog post now.

GemwDepth 01-30-2019 06:13 AM

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Originally Posted by david starling (Post 947439)
Are you thinkin bout what you're thinkin bout what I'm thinkin bout what you're thinkin?

I think I can't think anymore with the over-thinkin. I think my thinkin brain just exploded with thinkin :biggrin:

Gemini888 01-30-2019 06:13 AM

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Originally Posted by GemwDepth (Post 947438)
Yay new Ship! Funny how every new ship there is or will be, becomes popular quickly! :cool: Then the mini-me follows cuz they aren't got no life or parties of their own. :tongue:

I'm still waiting for Witchy and Stars to see this.

GemwDepth 01-30-2019 06:17 AM

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May have to give them a nudge. Or astro poke! Or some Scorpio stings.

david starling 01-30-2019 06:17 AM

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Originally Posted by conspiracy theorist (Post 947444)
https://i.warosu.org/data/biz/img/00...0155094335.png

This is a meme. Does this elicit a humorous response and/or educates you about something?

The green sphere has about as much of a chance of squeezing through that ring as a rich man has of getting into heaven. It's a parable.

GemwDepth 01-30-2019 06:18 AM

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It looks like a fashion polka dot to me~

Gemini888 01-30-2019 06:20 AM

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Gemw, look like a thread for your popcorn 🍿🍿🍿

conspiracy theorist 01-30-2019 06:21 AM

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Originally Posted by david starling (Post 947446)
How did they end up being called "memes"? Sounds like the " Me Generation" x2.

The word was first coined in 1976. A definition that captures it's essence better than the attempts that I've seen recently on the forum is, " An element of a culture that may be considered to be passed on by non-genetic means esp. imitation."

The book was written in the late 90s. The author speaks about newsgroup taking shop by the name "alt.memetics". Online articles showing up during that time include 'The New Meme', 'Meme, Counter-meme', 'Memetics: a system of metabiology', 'Memes, metamemes and politics', and 'Cryonics, religions and memes' to list a few.

There's a modern day group of persons who speak about memes in the same way that I'd imagine that these groups did. It's on a fringe website and the group is referred to as the "bureau of memetic warfare"

Memes didn't just crop up in 2010.

GemwDepth 01-30-2019 06:21 AM

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Originally Posted by Gemini888 (Post 947458)
Gemw, look like a thread for your popcorn

Yay! Let's all celebrate! End of another episode! I am sleepy again.

david starling 01-30-2019 06:25 AM

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Originally Posted by GemwDepth (Post 947454)
May have to give them a nudge. Or astro poke! Or some Scorpio stings.

Or a polka!

conspiracy theorist 01-30-2019 06:27 AM

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Originally Posted by david starling (Post 947455)
The green sphere has about as much of a chance of squeezing through that ring as a rich man has of getting into heaven. It's a parable.

It's supposedly an 'oathbreaking' meme. Meaning, "Everytime you see this image your oaths are broken." I've only ever seen it used in trolling contexts and it always seem to elicit anger. Or faux anger.

david starling 01-30-2019 06:35 AM

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Originally Posted by conspiracy theorist (Post 947462)
It's supposedly an 'oathbreaking' meme. Meaning, "Everytime you see this image your oaths are broken." I've only ever seen it used in trolling contexts and it always seem to elicit anger. Or faux anger.

The "Warlock Meme"!

david starling 01-30-2019 06:38 AM

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J.R. Toking, "Lord of the Smoke Rings"!

david starling 01-30-2019 06:41 AM

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What U.S. professional sport is most popular in Jamaica? If any.

conspiracy theorist 01-30-2019 06:45 AM

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Basketball but it's low on the totem pole. Football (soccer), track and field, netball and cricket top it.

I almost forgot boxing. That's pretty high in popularity down here as well.


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