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#203

Shouldn’t this be here instead:


#204

it’s not a meme, it’s a new story. Just because it’s all made up doesn’t make it anything else, besides that barely differentiates it from anything printed these days.


#205

this isn’t a thread about new stories though; it’s a thread about news, as in “the news” reported by newspapers and news broadcasts

and how exactly is that not a meme?


#206

Well it’s clearly labeled 2017 so it isn’t new and it’s not a meme because a meme is
meme
The point of memes themselves is to be a repeated behavior and that’s not happening here. Maybe at a stretch “making up news stories” could be a meme and make this the result of meming.
But, I hear you say…
meme2
Which is just skirting the popular bastardization by the throngs of “normies” who invaded meme-culture failing to understand it and subsequently ruined it. If we accept this definition then the word loses all meaning and we should just call them jokes, they’re visual jokes or plain told jokes in the case of twitter/tumblr post screenshots or “greentext”. Everything anyone ever posts to anything on social media gets called a meme by someone and they’re almost always wrong.

The best modern expression of memes today I begrudgingly accept is the formulation of bizarre or amusing hypothetical situations with or without a reaction appended. Amusement often derived by how unthinkable the situation is or the mundanity of the response that it makes the proposed situation seem even more extreme by comparison. Alternatively the opposite is also often presented, mundane every day occurrences given an over reaction to the point of ridiculousness.
These are memes because they’re a creative output that follows a pattern repeated by enough individuals within a community.

Anyway this is a news story, fake though it may be.


#207

yes indeed, i’m talking about the second definition, and as much as you may disagree with that, it’s even in the dictionary (i checked the very same one before making my point), as you just illustrated yourself, and so it is what it is, and it is indeed a meme

since when is an obvious fake-news story, a joke, an actual news story?

Has this been reported as news by any actual news outlet?

you’re actually arguing that anything reported, regardless of the form it takes, its intention, or the authenticity of what is said is “news”

in that case, Chrono.gg is a news outlet, cuz it reports on a new game deal every day

and in that case, every single twitter account is also a news outlet, as well as every facebook page and everything else online, cuz all it takes for that is that they have “reported something new”


#208

Who cares? Is news only news if it’s provided by a company?

I reported on it, today!
Jeremy Kaplowitz (the guy in the picture) wrote it in 2017 AS a joke news story.
Whatever it is, it looks like a news story so for the purpose of categorization I put it in the thread about crazy news stories.


Definitely not a meme.

By no means have I even insinuated that. At most I’m saying that anyone CAN write news, without being a news outlet.


#209

:joy: that’s some next-level shit you’re on, dude


#210

I may be a bit late, but I also believe that parody news stories should be in their own thread, not this one. I’d appreciate if a mod would go back and separate them (IIRC the first parody one was about the general proven to hate everyone equally).


#211

I agree.


#212

You all set up a new thread and tell me which posts to move and I will do it. I am not going through over 200 posts. I don’t have the time to research it.


#213

Don’t even worry about it.
We’ll just stop having fun so there wont be an issue, a separate thread for a handful of spoof posts is entirely pointless.


#214

SURE! It was a test…


#215

it’s always awesome when robots get in the christmas spirit ahead of the new year’s uprising


#216

Spider Fossil was a Crayfish with legs painted on

Original article (locked behind a paywall, but you can still read the abstract):

https://www.mapress.com/j/pe/article/view/palaeoentomology.2.5.15


#217

Florida man awoke to discover another Florida man sucking on his toes, police investigation is… afoot.

https://www.bradenton.com/news/local/crime/article238935108.html


#218

Oh wow.