Yeah, so I don’t want to trivialize the actual important things that are happening in our country today, but there’s one other thing that’s been pissing me off and I think we should talk about it.
That KEEP CALM meme? It’s horrible and it has to stop.
Here are some of the more nauseating ones I’ve encountered:
What was once–at best–a clever ripoff has devolved into self-absorbed drivel. (Not that I’m surprised. One of the best things about the internet is memes…one of the worst things about the internet…is memes. Because there are always going to be people who just don’t get it. And while I like to believe those people are outnumbered by the rest of us, they are often the loudest and most obnoxious people in the room. They’re also the ones sharing FREE IPAD links on Facebook and urging me to mouse over their name and uncheck ‘comments and likes’ so their “private” posts aren’t broadcast all over the internet, but that’s neither here nor there. This is probably the longest parenthetical statement in the history of the internet…INTERNEEEEEET.)
This meme has been beaten to death, resuscitated, put on a feeding tube, given a blood transfusion and then re-beaten to death. It’s too late for this meme to die with dignity, but we still need to let it die.
And not to get all sanctimonious on your asses, but this poster was originally designed to boost morale among the British during World War II. Using it as a promotion for Keeping Up With the Kardashians is just cheap. I sort of doubt we’d have the same kind of unbridled enthusiasm for a meme that mocked Uncle Sam.
And also, fuck the Yankees.