Rage against the meme
WE NEVER THOUGHT we’d say this, but we miss endless pictures of children dressed up for World Book Day/festive holidays/fomo-inducing nights out. Why? Because recently, our social feeds have instead been hijacked by MEMES.
Whether it’s a gif of Homer Simpson stuffing a doughnut in his mouth (with a caption about being rubbish at dieting), a baby nodding off on a loop (that is just so your BFF getting out of bed), or letting the world know you’re going ‘out-out’ (via a clip of Kristen Wiig drunk in Bridesmaids), there’s a basic meme for everything. And everyone is tag-tag-tagging each other with them. There are now even memes about you tagging your friends in memes.
There’s also the ‘meme trolling’ (where you tag friends in horrible things). Guess what? Everyone else on their social feed has to watch that too. And it always seems to be that random girl from primary school you keep meaning to block who’s tagged endlessly, clogging up your feed.
It’s also the worst type of generic Taylor-swift-style-cliquey naffness. ‘It’s me/soooo you!/us on hols!’… but it’s also the 586,067 people who’ve tagged mates above. Guess what? We all like booze and pizza and Beyoncé. Oh, and BTW, the meme’s probably been designed, cynically, as a marketing ploy by a company to promote pizza anyway.
Also, it’s just lazy communication. It’s bad enough we barely speak to friends, aside from group Whatsapps. Now, with meme tagging, you only have to type in a name in the comment box on a Ladbible post.
So, us when we see 23 unfunny memes in a row? Insert gif of someone throwing their iphone in the water…