- Mike Brown’s mom laid flowers where he was shot and police let a dog pee on the memorial site
- “Stand Up Against Racism" demonstration outside US Embassy in London
- Police claim to have no records of arrests of journalists
- Illinois school bans discussions of Mike Brown’s death
- Gov. Nixon introduces new Public Safety Director
- Push for police to wear body cameras continues
- Jon Stewart on Ferguson
the fact that pre-meme, memecore, ironic memecore, and post-ironic memecore are actual different sections of meme culture is hilarious. also the fact that they all happened in pretty much the span of 10 years says a lot about meme culture. also i bet the half-life of meme relevancy is really small.
pre meme culture, before the coining of the word meme:
- ookachaga baby taht was passed by email of all things
- numa numa guy
- chocolate rain
- star wars kid (before meme culture was really understood, his peers laughed and bullied him. now, people have realized that meme fame is something to be cherished for its brief life, not ridiculed. this early memeius [genius] will live in our hearts, even if he is ashamed of his status as a meme forefather)
- evolution of dance
meme culture (also known as the meme Enlightenment)
- There are some that overlap the pre-meme and meme eras, of course, being imma firin my lazor and the stick figure that rebels against photoshop. it’s a beautiful era
- with the media grabbing a hold of these image, seeing them everywhere, the internet decided that these were Officially Too Mainstream and no longer cool. The mocking of the memes has begun.
- also some aren’t aware, but the feels meme originated in ironic memecore, a mocking of the popular way to bastardize the word ‘feelings’ by fandom.
we’ve just left the ironic meme age so there will still be a few people who uses the “y u no” meme or “is this the real life or just fantasy” as a mockery of people who used to do it, but they’ll learn sood enough
Post-ironic memecore the one we are currently in
- the turnover rate of memes is almost overnight. we take all of the ironic memes and have admitted that we find them funny, thus re-recycling the meme.
- the thace that memes ahve become self-aware and have become memes themselves. paradoxical meme. the fact that the sheer concept of memes is inandof itself a meme
- also this
I wanna go home
50-year anniversary of the 9/15/1963 murder of four African-American girls in the 16th Street Baptist Church bombing in Birmingham, Alabama.
Their names are Cynthia Wesley, Carole Robinson, Addie Mae Collins and Denise McNair.
Never forget that they killed young black women as well.
Never Forget Them
Images from a candlelight vigil for Mike Brown in Boston, MA on August 22, 2014
Reasons abortion should be fully covered on all insurance plans:
- If you can’t afford an abortion, you definitely can’t afford a pregnancy
- If you can’t afford an abortion, and are forced to carry a pregnancy to term anyway, you sure as hell can’t afford a child
Who the fuck do you think you’re really protecting here?
An African-American film producer in Beverly Hills for an Emmy pre-party was handcuffed and detained for around six hours on Friday night as police believed he fit the description of a suspect in a nearby bank robbery.
Charles Belk said he left a restaurant alone to refill a parking meter when he was suddenly surrounded by six police cars “handcuffed very tightly, fully searched for weapons, and placed back on the curb,” he wrote on his Facebook page with an accompanying photo of him sitting on the curb as two police officers stand close by.
“I got both of them from local shelters. When I got her in 2006, the staff told me she was a shepherd husky. I go to the dog park, I’m meeting people with shepherd husky mixes, and they look nothing like her. I get in my car, I’m driving, I look in the rearview mirror, I see these eyes and I’m like, I’ve got a wolf in my car. Then, when she was 10-months old, there was a shepherd breeder and trainer in the dog park, and at the end of the lesson, the trainer came up to me and asked, ‘What kind of dog is that?’ And I’m thinking, Shepherd husky. You should know, you are a breeder. She said, ‘That’s a wolf.’”
Thats mildly hilarious
i still think about these so much
i like her a lot (●´ω`●)♡ ghost trainers are cuties
Fox spent much of its VMA coverage questioning Beyonce’s ability to promote feminism while being "extremely sexual."
Megyn Kelly labeled Beyonce’s message and lyrics as “skanky,” while a FoxNews.com article claimed the singer “seemed to ensure her behind was the focus on each song, all the while educating young viewers about feminism.”
On The Five, Fox hosts suggested “she’s auditioning for a future husband,” and Greg Gutfeld announced that ”the greatest thing about pop culture is convincing women that acting like strippers is empowering.”
What Fox failed to recognize is that expressing sexuality does not automatically remove a woman’s right to discuss equality. Instead, the network righteously slut-shamed Beyonce and used her performance as basis to attack feminism as a whole. In reality, such policing of women’s sexuality has harmed progress toward equality. The very same mindset has been used to dismiss women’s need to access contraception, and blame rape survivors for their own assaults.
If anyone is going to be shamed, it should be Fox and its irresponsible coverage of women’s issues.