Instead of tamagatchis, furbies, or pokemon cards, the new craze sweeping the nation are memes. With all the technological advances you’d think the next big “thing” would be a real life space ship or flying cars that people could own, but hey it’s the little things that bring us joy- I guess in this case they come in the form of a very sarcastic and a little condescending picture on the Internet about issues that are only somewhat funny. They bring us joy in the moment and help us get through the day, but don’t really do much in my opinion. Still, people spend their day looking through the same picture (meme) or clip (gif) with a slight variation in text underneath it. I mean, I’m not judging..whatever helps people get through their boring mundane days I suppose. But I think this new craze is brought about not just because some of them are actually funny, but because people can relate to them and feel like they are apart of a community when they find others that can also find relevance. The sense of knowing that someone is going through the same thing as you are or feeling the same way about an issue brings people together and lets them no that they are not alone in what they are going through. It’s a sense of comfort and bringing people together through some tough times with a laugh and smile on their face.
With that said, I am a little riffed that a Girls meme doesn’t exist on Knowyourmeme.com yet, not going to lie. Nonetheless, I have found some gifs and memes of our favorite girls to brighten up our day that we can all relate to.
Here’s their Tumblr for those of us who just can’t get enough or are just having a shitty day: http://whatshouldwecallgirls.tumblr.com