Just The Facts

  1. Memes replace the complicated and time-consuming process of comedy with CTRL-C CTRL-V. Also kittens.
  2. Memes are incredibly powerful. If we could create an oncology meme, we could cure cancer. If there was a solar meme, we'd have free power.
  3. Instead we revived the career of Rick Astley and dubbed a fat kid into Star Wars.

Memes Help End Discrimination

Memes are a brave attempt to end discrimination based on wit, humor or creativity:  instead of going to all the trouble of humor, everyone just agrees on what's funny and repeats it.  It's like a vast inside joke, except everyone knows it so it's not "inside", and it's not funny so it's not a "joke."  It's like the zen of anti-comedy.