I haven’t read much on the coronation and don’t plan to read much more, but even if I were, I think this would still take first place. A surprisingly deep dive into internet culture. link to ‘All Hail Charles, the Unmemeable King | WIRED’
I think one of the most endearing nerdy things about our marriage is how in our texts, we still use the Can Haz language from the meme culture of when we first met.
I think it would be dumb to name my next TTRPG character “John Mastodon,” but I’m not sure that will stop me.
This has been one of the most delightful moments I’ve experienced in my relatively short time on Mastodon. This week has been a good one for Mastodon: Musk’s continued missteps have brought more people, and a meme like this one helps give the fediverse more of a shared culture.
link to ‘Mastodon users embrace columnist’s funny error about a fictitious “John Mastodon” | Boing Boing’
My optimism about internet culture has been waning for several years, but I still appreciate a deep-dive into how rich and complex a given meme can be.
link to ‘The Sad Clown Joke That Became a Beloved Meme | WIRED’
The whole point of far right meme culture is plausible deniability. Telling people to relax and that it’s just a joke is not only ridiculous but further plays into the parallels.
link to ‘Rep. Gosar anime video highlights ties to the online right - The Verge’