Used to give a bit of pseudo-academic gravitas to stupid viral shit.

A 'meme' doesn't have to be funny, provocative or even make sense. Most memes fall into one of three categories:

- 'Quirky' stuff that isn't funny.
- Pathetic stuff that fills you with vicarious despair.
- Revolting pictures that could be presented to some alien jury as evidence that humanity is cancer.

All that is required for a meme to succeed is for a critical mass of basement dwellers to get in on it. This being done, it will be spread over bulletin boards everywhere like the pox. Much drama and the locking of thousands of discussions across the web will follow, for what is known to the trolling elite as 'lulz'.

This word defies easy definition. It lost touch with 'funny' long ago, and now looks suspiciously like the sort of drama-whoring same 'elite' correctly pans.

The meme having taken hold, they and similar circle-jerking gobfags proceed with a relentless propaganda onslaught on its behalf, which culminates in several hundred fucktarded spinoffs and maybe - if it's clean - a spot on the news.

At this point, the sneering pricks who first publicised the 'meme' declare it to be 'old' and begin to snipe at anyone still found to be using it.

Said pricks then go back onto 4chan to find 'new memes'. Maybe a cute animal saying something incongruous. Maybe four old men eating each other's shit. Maybe someone failing on Youtube. Rinse and repeat, FOR TEH LULZ you pitiful fur in the arteries of mankind.
Nobody will guess we're stupid, talentless and generally loathsome if we call it a meme.

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- Hey, I notice you've posted 500 of that Vietnamese amputee shitting blood into the mouth of a circus acrobat in the last 8 hours. When you get called out on it, you try to appear like you're too cool to care. Yet you nurture this picture like the son you will never have. What does this say about you?

- STFU faggot imgmungfeast/img
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One Does Not Simply
Explain what a meme is

Not sure if I should actually define the word

Or explain it with memes

... I see what you did there.
Stop sending memes.

That meme is fuckin' hilarious yeah I really appreciate it.

You think you're funny because you can use the correct meme template.
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An image, video, or set of text that becomes popular and spreads rapidly via the internet. Some examples of memes are Doge, Pepe, and the YouTuber called Danisnotonfire.
Person A: hey check out this picture of a shiba inu saying funny things!
Person B: Dude, I've already seen that. It's a huge meme.
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A commonly used medium of communication, to vent social struggles in a comidic tone, such that no one will disagree with you, or how you're handling the situation.
Sally posted a hilarious meme about how her boyfriend never texts her goodnight.

Why don't they just talk it out?

Fuck that shit, bro.
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A picture meant to make you laugh. It can be about anything that today's world finds hilarious. In 2016, a lot of memes were about Pokemon Go, Rick Harrison, or my boi Harambe.
Rick: Dude, did you see those fresh set of featured memes on iFunny last night?
Ash: Bro, those are the kind of memes I inject and inhale everyday.
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the worst way to describe a funny picture, or some bullshit you find in your facebook feed.
Oh man, look at this cool new meme.
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An image, video, person, or anything else that falls out of social media that can be mocked in several different situations or repeated senselessly for amusement.
That's one dank meme.
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in 2016 it's impossible not to trigger people with anything you say on the internet and real life so people stopped giving a shit about who gets offended on the internet and create jokes in the form of a picture with minimal writing along the top and bottom of it.
Bro, have you seen the Dreamworld memes? It's been a day since four people died on that ride and they're everywhere already!
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