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Category Archive: Memes

Sep 30 2012

Holding clay feet to witch-burning fires

One of the more ridiculous memes that’s gained a disproportionate amount of traction in the freethought community is that of “witch hunts”. It’s the idea that there’s some roving band of bloggers and commenters hunting for the least appearance of deviation from the One True Path and punishing with extreme prejudice without evidence or empathy. …

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Sep 07 2012

The Star Wars that I Used to Know

This parody cover of Gotye’s Somebody that I Used to Know is fucking awesome. Okay, I have one quibble. Anakin is very much not emasculated in these films, save for being an apprentice to Obi-Wan — he goes on a power trip and murders like everyone by the end of the third film. That’s “toxic …

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Jul 30 2012

A public service to koalas and skeptics

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An image has been circulating recently throughout the intertubes depicting a wet koala looking absolutely terrifying with its hideous fangs: Turns out that’s a fake. The real image shows grumpiness, but not viciousness. Some wags apparently ‘shopped in a wolf jaw or something. Mind, koalas aren’t very sociable even if they’re not befanged. Don’t pet …

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Jul 10 2012

CONvergence: Doomsday Scenarios

Another of the three panels I was on, audio only unfortunately. Do let me know if the questions from the audience aren’t audible, I might be able to normalize the volume some. I’m not terribly experienced with Audacity, but I’m willing to play with it some more if you have problems. Also on the panel …

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Jun 07 2012

Sparlock the Warrior Wizard… IS EVIL

So sayeth the Jehovah’s Witnesses. See, Sparlock is a magical toy, and Jehovah hates magical toys. What’s that? Sparlock is a fictional character, and the “magic” is fictional too? Er, um. It’s ABOUT a magical wizard, therefore magic is real. See? Sparlock is EVIL. THERE WAS A SNAKE IN THIS ANIMATION! That’s proof enough for …

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Jun 04 2012

The GrotheBot 5000 meme

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So one of our commenters who shall not be named unless xe comes forward used memegenerator.net to create a meme generator to parody DJ Grothe’s latest bout of intractability. It’s crude, it’s crass, it’s even gross mischaracterization in many cases, and I’m willing to admit that I’ve participated in creating at least one. I’m honestly …

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May 27 2012

LOLcats: the later years

The route down which all LOLcats go. So very sad. (Trigger warning for sexual exploitation — commenters have been triggered, so seriously, this is a real trigger warning. The sexual exploitation, specifically taking pictures of this LOLcat without its consent, with multiple tiers of sexual reference at every stage, in this video. It is graphic …

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May 23 2012

The Further Adventures of Leeroy Jenkins

A short film submitted to the Canadian Film Centre’s World Wide Short Film Fest. Its focus is taking viral memes and turning them into short films. Such an epic concept. “Dude, he’s going in!” “Stick to the plan!!”

May 03 2012

U Can’t Touch Mormon Jesus

Remember that cartoon that explains Joseph Smith’s Christianity fanfiction? The one that would eventually become banned by Mormons for laying it all out a little too clearly? Some wags somewhere on the intertubes have finally… FINALLY… turned it into a meme. A little hard to follow the lyrics, but after repeated listening, you can get …

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Apr 06 2012

Gay Students of Brigham Young University: It Gets Better

This broke my heart. It broke my heart at least partly because these students are all Mormon, and are less capable of questioning their religion than they are capable of questioning their peers or the gender roles proscribed to them, and partly because they faced such disapprobation at the hands of others that shared their …

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