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Easy there, girl, it’s just a meme.

Posted on October 18th, 2007 in entry

Robot
Zombie
Pirate
Monkey

*And sometimes: Meat Products
*And occasionally: Bees
*And everywhere else: Cats

Does anyone remember when these things weren’t called memes? (I’ve been zen link clicking again, yes.)

Just pitchures

Why do so many women want a Robot Boyfriend? Why does he always have a broad metal chest and long, bendy arms? Why does he always have just gentle, confused, eyes?

And one more sidestep: When did sexy costumes shift from cleavage and wigs and thigh-high everything to Zombie decay and walking death?

These things are everywhere, yes, I know, that’s because they’re memes. That’s all. Just memes.

But have you noticed the Monkeys are getting angrier and more angular? Did you notice when the pranks started involving knives?

And were you paying attention when the Pirates became a subject of scorn? Have you noticed we’ve made rebelling into a holiday for rejects, a special ed class, the dinghy on the short seas?

No, I’m not so young that I can’t think of similar fads and fashions going back to before I was born.

Mmhmm. I’m reading too much into a picture of innocence with no ability to speak in more than clipped and pained pidgen.

But.

Oh Hai. Thers sumthing ther mebbe. Cant u see it?

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