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Posts Tagged “advice memes”

  1. skeptical 3rd world kid

    Skeptical 3rd World Kid: The New Advice Meme

    When Redditor manute3392 posted the image of a “Skeptical 3rd-world child”, user Scorp63 said, “Time for /r/AdviceAnimals to beat this dead into the ground for the next 12 hours, then complain about it being over used.” Yup!

    Manute3392 says the photo is from another Redditor working for the Student Global Health Alliance. I say it’s a Coke bottle from the gods, which is probably a racist joke sorry.

    The best Skeptical 3rd World Kid macros, each linked to the original Reddit submission:

    See nine more 3rd World Kid captions. »

  2. Attractive Guy Girl Advice Meme

    Pickup advice that always works for hot guys.

    E.g.:

    See a million of this joke on Uproxx, Quickmeme, and Reddit.

  3. Almost Politically Correct Redneck banner

    Almost Politically Correct Redneck: A New Advice Meme

    Almost Politically Correct Redneck loves Mexicans because they’re the best dishwashers. He thinks Barack Obama is a pretty cool colored person. He’s the perfect symbol of our nation’s current awkward transition to more enlightened social mores.

    Here are the best examples of this new meme, plus a few of my own.

    See the almost-OK, then really not OK, opinions. »

  4. movie critic kid banner

    Movie Critic Kid: A New Advice Meme

    The Movie Critic Kid meme was born yesterday with the following:

    The Reddit thread filled with criticism for a lame pun meme, but the hate actually inspired some good twists. Here are five of the best Movie Critic Kids from Quickmeme, and five of my own.

    That makes ten! See all ten! Read all ten. »

  5. Know Your Know Your Meme

    What Makes Know Your Meme Any Better Than the Tabloids?

    We screamed at the Sun for publicizing the girl in the “I can count to potato” meme. So why don’t we scream at Know Your Meme for writing about the same thing?

    Chris Menning, at our brother blog Modern Primate, has the answer:

    First, The Sun is a shamelessly hyperbolic and exploitative tabloid within Rupert Murdoch’s gross empire of bullshit, whereas Know Your Meme consists of four people in their 20s who are passionate about accuracy and fact-checking, meanwhile making subsistence wages for their hard ward. There’s a thing called “fuck you money” that some people make online, and I can tell you firsthand that these four aren’t making it.

    Secondly, The Sun has covered cases of Internet trolls on over 138 occasions, and yet they did nearly no homework at all on the I Can Count to Potato case; they incorrectly stated that trolls had been using the offensive image for months, whereas Know Your Meme correctly documented that the meme has existed for nearly three years.

    Thirdly, The Sun limited their scope to Facebook, where Know Your Meme actually implicates 4chan, FunnyJunk, DeviantArt, The Chive, and many other places where it exists.

    Fourthly, KYM places the meme in context, spelling out not only how it perpetuates ableism, but how widespread this problematic behavior is; meanwhile, The Sun article simply stated that people should be ashamed of themselves for preying on someone with disabilities, and proceeded to take an exploitative photo themselves.

    Read Chris’s entire account of this question, which was raised this weekend by internet-celebrity agent Ben Lashes.

  6. Josh Fonner

    The Potato Letters: Josh Fonner Writes to “I Can Count to Potato” Victim

    Slacktory’s Brad O’Farrell wrote about Heidi Crowter, the girl whose picture was used in the “I can count to potato” meme, and whom the Sun recently irresponsibly publicized. I asked Josh Fonner, who gave several interviews this year about being used in two mean “fat” memes, to write some advice from one meme victim to another.

    We post a lot of satire here, but the following is real. Josh wrote one open letter to comfort Heidi, then chastised her mother in another. His opinions are, of course, his own.

    Dear Heidi,

    You don’t know me, but we have something in common. We’ve both been made fun of by a lot of mean people on the internet. I just wanted to write you a short letter to try to cheer you up. I understand you’re probably sad and upset about what you’ve seen in the past few days. Don’t let it get you down. I’ve had my pictures stolen and used in hurtful ways too, but the GREAT part of it is, none of these people have EVER made fun of me in real life. My advice to you Heidi, if this meme hurts you, live your life like you never found out about it. People will forget it ever happened. Just be the lovely, kind, gentle hearted person I’m sure you are, and everything will work itself out. Because “Those who mind don’t matter, and those who matter don’t mind.” Keep your chin up. This will all die down soon enough. It always does.

    Love,
    Josh

    Josh has harsher words for Heidi’s mother. »

  7. Keanu, OK Guy and High Expectations Asian Father say follow this blog

    29 Advice Meme Versions of “Follow This Blog, You’ll Love It on Your Dashboard”

    “FOLLOW THIS BLOG. You’ll love it on your dashboard.”

    If you use Tumblr long enough, you come to hate this on your dashboard. It’s the tagline of the 1000notes network, the mouth sore that follows massively reblogged posts around Tumblr.

    But from now on, you can imagine it being said by one of your favorite memes, and then maybe seeing it won’t make you want to shoot your dashboard quite as much.

    READ THIS POST. You’ll love it on your surfboard I don’t even know what joke I’m trying to make but read this post. »

  8. Brad O'Farrell and the Count to Potato Girl

    Dear Tumblr: I Did Not Start the “I Can Count to Potato” Meme

    This morning I posted this image on my Tumblr:

    With the caption:

    OH NO, THE JIG IS UP, EVERYONE SCRAM!
    *Entire internet replaced with millions of spinning chairs*

    Apparently, I was the first person to post this to a static location online. It was sent to me over IM by someone who got it off of 4chan, where it was leaked a few hours before going up in a Sun article about the “I can count to potato” meme.

    Within a few hours it got over 2,000 notes, and suddenly people who knew the girl in real life started sending me messages about how I was a monster.

    Read the angry messages — and hear about why the Sun are dicks. »

  9. Hail Mary full of guac

    15 Captions for Sombrero Pope

    The Pope went to Mexico! He wore a sombrero! They took pictures! We added captions!

     

    See 13 more Sombrero Pope quotes. »

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