What’s in a Meme? and On Downvoting.


This cracks me up LOL(not lol). I get what they’re saying, but disagree completely.
Part of what makes any meme have a lasting impression or create real guffaws is that it has an element of unexpectedness, often from the caption being rather incongruous to the photo it’s added onto.

Those that would criticize ‘Original Content’ should remember that ALL content is created by someone, and was once original and pristine. Just because a grandma and a teenaged girl and a 48 year old virgin posing as a teenaged girl haven’t visited a meme generator site and added their own dribble to the bukkake drivel that the visual/textual art form has become does not mean it should be banished from anyone ever getting a chance to see it.
And yet, there are downvoters lurking and salivating for a chance to do just that. “Well, I didn’t like that, so I must protect the rest of my fellow peers from it’s horrific 4 second long influence on their fragile minds and DESTROY IT AND IT’S CREATOR, SO IT CAN NEVER CREATE AGAIN. Then I shall go and fap to whatever the hell celebrity is being paraded around in her boobjob enhanced cleavage in PG rated shots because I spend all my time showboating my downvoting skills on image posting sites and don’t even know there’s real life porn out there.”

Downvoting is censorship. Downvoting is bookburning. I wish there were a way to somehow give my opinion about downvoters in a way that is measurable and could be aggregated with thousands of other people’s opinions and put into a neat graphical form for others to see and judge. Some sort of aggregated points scoring mechanism, or a vote…..hhmmm.

Here is a speech by Salman Rushdie, slightly adapted for the occasion. Enjoy. Or don’t. But no voting.


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