by Ari Dor
Whether you heard it at school or saw it on Reddit, new memes are always in your life somehow. They’re either deadly, hilarious, or just a detriment to the universe. As a kid, I love them, but as an adult, reading this article may be a bad idea.
The quote from the 1939 Terry Toons “The Three Bears” Cartoon that made it onto YouTube and Reddit recently is 100% dead, but remixes and text-and-picture memes are still being posted because of the sheer hilariousness that comes out of this meme. In the meme, the dad bear of the family realized that somebody was in their house and the person in that house had ‘toucha his spaghet’.
In VRchat, a program for users of Virtual Reality headsets, Ugandans are role-playing as Knuckles and asking if people know the way, but the meme came from the pronunciation. It sounded something like this: “do you know de wae”.
As a continuation to Ugandan Knuckles, Skadoo Skadae is a couple of images made in MS Paint along with the Ugandan Knuckles meme.
SpaceX memes are simple text-and-picture memes, mostly tweets. It’s all about how the Falcon Heavy Rocket looks like a certain male organ.
Curb Your Meme
Curb Your Meme is a play on Larry David’s Curb Your Enthusiasm. In Curb Your Meme, the theme music is played over a zooming-in video clip of someone who can’t explain something.
At the 90th Academy Awards, Jennifer Garner was applauding when a sudden realization hit her. We still don’t know what it is, but people are making predictions all over the place.
by The Watermark Staff
“When Joe chews gum and eats food ‘into’ the microphone on Discord.” - Andy K.
“When parents introduce their small children’s ages using months instead of years.”
“When people excessively anthropomorphize their pets.” - Gus M.
“When people confuse turtles and tortoises.” - Kate H.
“How often Devin says ‘However.'”
“When people use the word ‘triggered.’” - Everyone
People who have an excessive number of pet peeves.”
People who ‘humble-brag’ about their exercise” - Nina
“Ketchup.” - Nina
“Picky eaters in foreign countries.”
“People who excessively over-pronounce words that aren’t English, like ‘taco’ or ‘croissant’.”
“When Frank sits cross-legged on a stool.” - Gabe C.
“Absurd terms used at Watershed… it’s a cafeteria, not a cafe; it’s a break, not fresh air; it’s an assembly, not a community meeting, etc.”
“When people come back from a brief international vacation and change their entire accent.”
Chances are, If you’re familiar with the word satire, then you’ve heard of the Onion.
However, if you need a refresher on both of those terms, satire, according to Google, means “the use of humor, irony, exaggeration, or ridicule to expose and criticize people's stupidity or vices, particularly in the context of contemporary politics and other topical issues.” The Onion, then, is a satirical newspaper that “covers” today’s pressing issues.
Therefore, considering that all of the news the Onion covers isn’t real, it’s quite shocking that some of the Onion’s stories have come true.
Below is a list of Onion articles that have come true over the years.
1.) Onion Headline: "Miley Cyrus will be drained of entertainment value by 2013.” (2008)
We all remember 2013 vividly. How much this has to do with Ms. Cyrus’ infamous VMA performance is up to you. While Miley certainly went through quite a transformation that year, it’s pretty impressive that Onion was able to nail the year.
2.) Onion Headline: “Vatican Quickly Performs Damage Control On Pope's Tolerant Remarks.” (2013)
With the ascension of Pope Francis in 2013, the Vatican has become a slightly more liberal place. However, the lengths at which the rest of the church would go to shut down these remarks was hard to foresee. But not, apparently, for the Onion.
3.) Onion Headline: The 1% speak out against Inequality. (1996)
Since the mid-1990’s, the social consciousness of the nation’s top-earners has grown tremendously. In recent years, Mark Zuckerberg has pledged to give away 99% of his facebook shares, and Jeff Bezos has donated $40 billion to help DACA children with college tuition. Yet, this quote from more than 20 years ago perfectly sums up what would come out of a billionaire’s mouth today: ““As the nation’s ultra-elite overclass, we billionaires have for years enjoyed nearly unlimited economic privileges,we are here today to stand up and finally say, ‘Enough!’”
5.) Onion Headline: Area Man Consults Internet Whenever Possible (2000)
Sure, the Onion predicted the exact year Miley Cyrus would go a bit off the rails, but I think prophesying a dependence on the internet years before the first smartphone was invented is downright spooky. The last line in particular stays with you: “'Why don't we just look the word up in our old-fashioned dictionary?'" Wisniewski said. "The answer, of course, is simple: because we don't have to."