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I’m hornie.

Photo by the Stereo Argonaut


I'm so hornie
Super hornie
Just a hornie raver bro
Gonna get some horns
and glue that shit 2 my head.

Would be 'mad alt' if I were some how able
to grow horns out of my skull
Sorta look like the devil

Kinda jeal of ram horns though...

They seem mad alt
like u can really 'butt heads' with people
both physically
and intellectually

Elephant tusks seem mad alt, too

Bet u can really 'gore up ur parents'
when they tell u that u can't go out
and that u are not really 'gay'
that ur just pretending to be gay 'just to be different'

Horny toads seem chill too

Horns seem aggressive
but at the same time
'just trying to protect myself'
from so many natural and social predators who are trying to dampen my vibe/brand

Piercings on my face
connecting my nose 2 my mouth
Raver bracelets on my arms
painted finger nails

They are all pretty sweet personal branding tools
But I just wish I had something that 'set me apart' from the crowd
without being a deformity
Something that made me look like I was 'half animal, half human'
Kinda like the wolf tweens [link]

I'm deviant
I'm dark
I'm hornie

Just a lil hornie bro
Might go 2 a rave

I'm hornie
Gonna make out with my bro

Erect peens
I don't believe in 'gender'
I just believe in <3, h8, and cum
bc I'm hornie.

R u hornie?
Are horns an authentic personal branding tool?
Do ravers come up with the best personal branding gimmicks?
Do u know where I can buy some horns, or do I have 2 kill an animal?
What is the most authentic animal with horns?

Fat, Lazy Piece of Shit Human Meme


Fat lady
ur so fat
and ur so lazy
u eat bad food at Burger King
poisoning ur body.

Standing behind u in line at Burger King
I can't believe how fat u r.
Jesus Christ
Ur so lazy

U probably got fat
because ur so lazy
(maybe u have chronic fatigue syndrome
or recently had surgery to repair ur knee/ankle)
probs not, tho

LOLing hard @ u
ur fat
Kinda like Chris Farley,
except ur not funny
ur just sad

h8 u
because u represent everything that is wrong with America
U mother fucker
Ur so lazy
u probably have lazy kids on food stamps
feeding them fast food
diabetes

OMG
I h8 u soo much
Srsly... u can't even stand up?
Jesus Christ, get some exercise
U don't need to be at BK
eating a triple cheeseburger

Gonna take out my camera
and take a picture of u
because u r a funnie meme
gonna share u on the internet
make ur fat ass go viral
because people on the internet will 'get' why this is funny

Glad I live on the internet
and not in Middle America
So I can share content with my friends
instead of eating myself 2 death

Dear lord
ur so lazy
i wish I could share u with u
so u could see what I see
and why u r such a funny, sad meme

Still LOLING @ U
because can't even stand up 2 wait in line
sorta wish there was just a trough of slop 4 u
to put ur snout in
oink oink
BurgerKingwave
Fast food Nation
High Fructose Corn Syrup
Eating myself 2 death
BURGERKING
CHICKEN TENDER FRIES
Happy Meal
McDonalds
Wendy's

Still kinda loling @ how lazy that lady is
pulling up a chair
waiting in line
ur such a fat meme. hehe

Maybe u can't say in the Burger King Kids Club forever
cuz if u eat Burger King or every meal,
u will just get mad fat
then get diabetes
then die 4evr

Should US troops stationed in war zones be allowed to make viral videos?

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I just watched this 'viral video' of United States troops stationed in Afghanistan doing an interpretive 'tribute' to Beyonce And Lady Gaga's hit song "Telephone." It made me feel a lot of different emotions:

  • I felt proud of America, because we invented webcams and vlog youtube video technology. Al Gore invented the internet, and without it, we couldn't have international meme sensations like Susan Boyle, William Hung, and Larry Gaggah.
  • I felt scared for our country's safety, like these military bros should be 'protecting us' or possibly searching for Osama Bin Laden and Saddam Hussein.
  • I felt angry at the military for wasting our tax dollars while our troops 'bullshitted around making viral videos.'
  • I felt angry at Osama Bin Laden and terrorism for waging a new kind of war that has no immediate end.
  • I felt happy again about viral videos, distracting me from the troubles of the modern world, giving me an escape from this 'mad world' [via Donnie Darko]

Sorta wonder if troops deserve to have 'free time.' I am the biggest post-patriot in the world, accepting the beauty in the breakdown of the American Military, but I feel worried that our troops are sending the wrong messages to our enemies. Like when troops go abroad, they aren't actually 'doing anything'--they are just sorta like a group of tweens huddled around a Macbook.

Why do u think this video 'went viral'? Do you think it made Middle Americans 'relieved' to see troops who are under stress take some time out to have fun? Do you think tweens could have done a better job with video editing technology + choreography?
Maybe mainstreamers are in2 this video because the image of soldiers are 'straight men', but these soldiers are acting all fruity. Wonder if it is funny 2 laugh at homosexual stuff.

Do u feel more 'outraged' when u see American troops making viral videos, or American troops torturing prisoners of war?
Is the US Military 'swirling down the shitter'?
Are we wasting money on telecommunication technology for troops?
Who would win in a war: the US, China, Russia, Europe, or the Iran [via nuclear weapons]?
Are terrorists gonna watch our viral videos and think we are chill bros who just wanna bro down and make youtube content?
Do u support America?
Will we ever catch Osaddam Bin Laden?
Does Colin Powell need to 'regulate' and ban troops from making viral videos with tax payer money?

I send my child to a school for the Performing Arts which specializes in creating kid memes that 'go viral.'

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I want the best for my son. I want him to be happy. I want him to go to a school where they teach him about important stuff in today's world. Last year, I enrolled him at the Meme Institute for Gifted Children. I don't care about math, science, and dated skills of the common man, driven to get you a desk job for the rest of your life. I want my son to be an artist, an internet entrepreneur. I want him to be part of a meme that 'changes the way' grownups think about how kids can go viral on the internet.

I will be most proud of my son when he creates a viral meme that gets over 1million hits and/or youtube views. I know he will never be a professional athlete, or a billionaire, but maybe he can find the sense of worth that I never found if he is part of a viral sensation that gives him a period of microfame for 1-2 weeks.

Want my son to reenact Scarface, using a pile of popcorn that represents a 'shitload of blow.'

My son needs to be smart, and understand what people want to see. What makes people laugh. How he can make mainstreamers all across the world say 'aww...that's so hilarious. LOL!' (then be inspired to share the link with others.

Enrolling my son in this gifted and talented program at the Meme Institute for Gifted Children has been the best thing that ever happened to him. He learns about marketing, business, the internet, computer programming, and participates in social media discussions. Many of the top advertising and branding firms in the world recruit directly out of the school. Even if he doesn't create something great on his own, I know he will get a job doing what he does best: getting attention on the internet + going viral.

Feel proud of my son for participating in this Scarface play. Most parents wouldn't 'get' why this performance was necessary, and even though it is cute, they would probably be calling for the Theatre Teacher to be immediately fired. At the Meme Institute, parents know that kids have to go above and beyond performing Shakespeare. If we really want our kids to go viral, they have to do something special / universally appealing.

Just want to go back in time to my youth, back when I watched Rushmore for the first time, then projected myself into Max Fischer's shoes, pretending I am some sort of jack-of-all trades quirky character at my high school.

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Wonder if plays will replace bands/concerts as the authentic alternative live experience for the 2k10s.

Is Scarface overrated? Is Scarface a shitty movie that mainstream bros glorify because of the drugs and violence?

Should I buy a Scarface poster for my dorm room to put right next to my Bob Marley 4-20 poster? Is Scarface the 'Dave Matthews Band' of movies?

Is Al Pacino an overrated dramatic actor?

Should I just 'drug up' my kid and keep him in an altered state until he does something 'funny' that goes viral?

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Really want this for him. More than I even wanted anything for myself.

When u have kids, will u be disappointed in them if they don't 'go viral'?
Do u want ur kids to be part of something special on the internet?
Should this production of Kids Scarface have used real cocaine instead of popcorn?
Was this viral marketing for a video game or something?
Should Obama pass a law protecting the rights of kids who 'go viral'?
Will u encourage ur child to try to be internet famous?

My Buzzband is trying 2 reach new fans [via the subway]

Photos by Ryan Barkan via BrooklynVegan


It's difficult to be a buzzband in the modern world. It seems like every1 is just trying to do stuff on the internet to 'go viral'/capture ur attention for 1-4 minutes, but they are forgetting about the spirit of music. The spirit of humanity. Music is here to lift us up, and help us enjoy life...sometimes even 2 help us escape from how much we h8 the trappings of modern society. My buzzband decided to do something new and original. We decided to go to the people. Instead of playing in a club or bar or church auditorium, we were going to find real people to play our real music. We went to a meaningful subway portal.

Playing our music to people who use public transportation will help us connect with real people, living real lives' in this real city of ours. First, we will succeed as a local band, playing rush hour every day for the next year. Then we will be signed and go 'national', and hopefully 'international.' It seems plausible that record label CEOs chill on this bus stop. In addition, this meaningful public space means provided us with some sweet acoustics that really helped our sound.

It was kinda inconvenient though, bc my female band mate has a really zany vintage piano thingy. Sucked 2 lug it down the stairs.

A lot of people didn't 'get' us and our music though. Maybe this is indicative of mainstream markets and their expectation of 'how music should sound.' So many bros were just like 'I want to get on my day without all of this hipster scum making my life hell.'

I think some of them confused us for 'beggars'. They didn't look at us or listen to us, as if we were less than human. Maybe they hated buskers (people who play music 4 money) because they don't have a solid track record.

We made $1. I wonder if it would be easier to maintain this business model, or to try to sell digital copies + exploit commercial licensing on the internet.

It was about more than just 'making money.' We used HD flip cams to cover the event, so we could get tons of internet media. Youtube, tweets, flickr fotos. We are social. We are social media.

Tons of people were twitpicing and dropping mad hashtags. Some people even used a tumblr app to live microblog that (Thank G-d for 3G wireless networks).

Wonder if the Bedford L Platform the altest place to play a meaningful live impromptu performance, or if we should have gone to a stop with a mainstream audience?

It seemed like we had invented something new. A new movement. The busker wave scene had been born, and we felt like we were the ones taking it to the mainstream.

Everything was going really chill. We had a lot of fans, and people were mad stoked to see us playing our cutesy indie music in a live zany context...

but then some ass hole African American came over and started banging on empty Home Depot buckets

Then some other African american came along and started banging on even more buckets, creating an ambient sound that sorta felt like Phil Spector recording Animal Collective.

Then things got weird when another busker band came along and started playing

Then some AZN bro came and started riffing on his acoustic

The vibe was texturous, and another African American busker came to riff on his sax.

We were fortunate enough to have a keyboard player there to really add some cute jingles. Her yamaha keyboard + amp + power generator really came in handy in the 3rd hour of our jam sesh.

Another AZN came out of nowhere and jammed hard on his sterling silver electro saxophone

Two of the founding members of the busker wave movement were sort of resentful of the new found popularity of our busker wave super group. They had been in the industry for 20 years, but didn't understand how our busker group had monetized so well.

Then a cello bro got off the subway, and we wrote a 'sad' song. Really mellowed out the whole subway platform.

Then wrote a dance anthem with the help of a zany guy + another accordion player

It seems like tons of foreign tourists really got into our band. They took pictures on their digital cameras, then uploaded them to their picasa accounts.

Overall, I think our experiment was successful. We made a lot of new fans, met some real people, and we felt like we reconnected with the spirit of music. Indie music no longer just lives on the internet. Indie music lives on the streets, in the subways, and in the sewers [via the Ninja Turtles].

Not sure if our next show should be in a city bus

or on an airplane?

Feel like city bus might 'reach real people', but people who are flying probably have tons of spending money that they are willing 2 spend on CDs + band merch.

1 indie band. 1 dream

Was it a 'good idea' for this indie band to play a show at a subway stop to create internet media?
Where would yall play to make the most amount of fans? The Super Bowl?
Do yall think buskers are annoying because they play shitty music?
How do u feel about black men who bang on buckets as if it is a 'real art form'?
Would yall rather give money to a busker, a beggar with a witty sign, or an indie band?

Should Shamu / the ‘Shamu’ brand be ‘put to sleep’ [via execution]?


Have yall ever been to an amusement park? It seems like it is a concept known by kids who were born before 1992. Before television, video games, and the internet emerged as the perfect ways to waste time/keep your kids quiet+entertained on weekends, huge plots of land called 'amusement parks' used to exist. On these plots of land, 'sensational shit' existed. Rollercoasters, rides, live shows, and other places where you could piss money away to 'have a good time.' It is sort of like the concept of a 'playground', except monetized.

Sea World was a company that seems to have been founded to build a 'sweet ass' amusement park, but maybe have a few educational values, since they feature aquatic life and creatures from the North + South pole. This was probably a good gimmick in the 1960s-1980s, back when parents wanted to give their kids a 'hands on' learning experience.  In addition, before high-speed internet + cable tv with 100+ channels existed, you didn't really have access to something 'sensational' on a daily basis.  Back then, watching a whale/dolphin/seal jump out of the water and dance around with a trainer in a wet suit was 'legitimately entertaining.'

For example, this picture probably looked 'cooler'/'more amazing' in 1980. A consumer in 1980 would probably think that they were special to see this sight in person. However, in the 2k10s, the critical mind is trained to ask more questions/understand why it won't be very special to see a couple of sea animals jump out of a pool of water.

Wonder if Sea World is 'the most absurd place' on the planet. It seems like a zoo, except 'extreme,' like it just drank a lot of Red Bull / Mountain Dew.

Shamu, a killer whale / orca is the face of Sea World. Even though the park has evolved and added more rides to compete with other dying amusement parks, Shamu has been the mainstay of the brand. Unfortunately, Sea World seems to be 'in the shitter' ever since the Discovery Channel + Animal Planet developed HD channels.  It seems apparent that people would rather see animals in their natural element, instead of performing 'lame ass tricks.'

Shamu seems like a good idea, since graphic designer can probably do a lot with the natural form of an orca.  Unfortunately, the killer whale is the #1 predator on the planet. Even though the great white shark + t-rex have strong brands as 'bad ass animals' [via Jaws + Jurrasic Park], the Killer Whale is actually most likely to 'tear shit up' in the wild.

Apparently the first Sea World opened in San Diego in 1964. I feel like they probably should have branded around a penguin / dolphin / sea lion / seal / otter /beluga, but instead, they branded around the orca. I imagine a team of 1960s business men thinking that 'Sea World' was a cash cow without evaluating the environmental impact of such an absurd, dangerous playpen.

Every 1 - 5 years, a killer whale attacks a trainer and kills/maims the human. This demonstration of man vs. nature never really ends well, particularly for the Sea World Brand. In today's modern world where we are eager to turn any thing mildly sensational into a meme, it seems like a bad idea to have such a volatile brand ambassador who might eat a human.

@Shamu was supposed to be a playful brand with a twitter presence, but they even had to shut down his account after the recent killing of his trainer. This seems like the equivalent of a professional athlete tweeting something 'controversial'/killing some1, then deactivating their twitter. Instead, this animal killed some1 and corporate HQ 'shut him up.'

I wonder if Free Willy ultimately 'hurt' killer whales, by taking their false brand of a 'gentle giant' to the masses. Maybe we all feel let down because we thought orcas were chill bros who just wanted to take you on sweet ass water rides.

Maybe amusement parks that feature animals in captivity are a bad thing.
Should animals be held in captivity to be shown off as 'freak shows'?
Does n e 1 know if killer whales are happier in the wild, or if they prefer living in a confined space and having fish fed to them after they do sweet tricks?

Just watched this vintage clip of a trainer getting her ass 'handed to her.'

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Worried that 1 ton predators will always end up eating humans.

Do yall feel worried abt trainers when u see them in the air because u think the are about 2 be eaten?

Does Southwest Airlines regret being cobranded with Shamu? Do people who ride on a Shamu plane think that they are going 2 die?

Should Shamu be 'put down'?
Is Shamu an unchill bro for eating his trainer?
Should the trainer have 'gotten a real job that helped society' instead of swimming around with animals all day?
Do u hope the video game industry kills the amusement park industry, since it is easier/more fun to play a vid game than spend $50 for the right to purchase overpriced snacks + ride mediocre rides where u might die?
Which predator has the best brand? T-Rex? Great White? Grizzly Bear? Cobrasnake? Collectives of Animals?
Is Bitte Orca some sort of prophetic album abt orcas 'biting' humans?
Are yall more into zoos or amusement parks?
Would u rather buy ur unborn son a Wii or a season pass to an amusement park?
Do yall have any relevant/shitty amusement parks in ur area [via Disney / Six Flags /Knott's Berry Farm]?
Are amusement parks just places where local teens get summer jobs or do the really 'add value' to a city as a tourist attraction?
In order to save their brand, should Sea World 'release' Shamu back into the wild, or should they execute him on webcam so that they prove to consumers that they are moving on to a new era with a new brand?

Does it make more sense to start a shitty band that goes viral, as opposed 2 wanting 2 change the world with 'good music'?

"Shine" by "Final Placement" (Original Video) from F.P. Shine on Vimeo.

I recently saw this video by the Christian Rock band Final Placement.  At first, the internet music fan is 'sucked in' because it sounds like Pavement/the Dirty Projectors, but then it degenerates into post-Modest Mouse post-Lifehouse Nickelback hopefulwave Christian High School rock.   It seems to have 'gone viral' because it is 'so terrible' and 'totally rips off the modern crappy rock band aesthetic.'  Since they are a Christian Rock band, there is also an added element of 'EPIC FAIL' according to mainstream internet users who process memes as either 'WIN' or 'FAIL.'  While this meme does a good job of tapping into elements of high-level unintentional comedy, it seems like the meme might have larger ramifications for the indie music sphere.

We find new music on the internet from a series of trusted websites, since we know that these sites will curate a content stream of mp3s that 'appeal 2 us.'  In recent years, this process has become exhausting, and the pressure to find a lifechanging mp3/band is higher than ever. This music video meme is an indie music game changer. Consuming this 'shitty band's' song + video will probably be imprinted in my head as one of the most memorable products of 2k10.   Maybe we need to 'shift' our expectations 4 new music, and accept low quality products that are failed imitations of previous products, as opposed to 'searching for something new and exciting.' Maybe the acceptance of chill wave into the indiesphere was the beginning of this process, except it was 'packaged' as a new+exciting wave of music/collective of artists.

It seems like this new band has totally 'transcended' the internet, creating a new model by which bands can reach a mass market of listeners. Maybe the goal needs 2 change from 'trying to make good music', but instead, making a laughable meme that appeals to millions of internet users.

Wonder if post-Lifehouse North Face bro Christian rock is 'the future' of relevant music.  It seems more realistic to consume 20-30 new shitty meme bands per year, as opposed to thinking you will find 20-30 new albums/bands that make u feel more fulfilled than 'having a good lil laugh.' It is also a convenient model, because you can also 'forget about the band' and not feel bad about it, as opposed to thinking u have to keep giving them another chance to 'recapture the magic.' It is a great consumer-to-band relationship, since we don't have to commit to a long term relationship with them just based on 1 good product, sorta like Interpol.

It seems like the pure spirit/core goals of a band are to:

  • create a project that u think is 'cool' with a universally identifiable message
  • 'copy' bands that u r 'inspired by', but then differentiate a little bit
  • reach millions of people, even if they don't pay for ur product, cuz u 'love the music, man'
  • spread the word of our Lord Savior Jesus Christ, the only Son of God

The band Final Placement has succeeded on all of these fronts, but possibly should have had some 'merch' ready to sell to die hard fans of the meme. Who would have thought that 4 teens from Midland TX could have 'captured the hearts of the internet.'

Sorta wish I could go back in time 2 high school, and watch shitty bands practice/perform/simulate 'being rock stars' based on the bands that they cite as direct influences.

Miss the days when bands just had to chill in abandoned warehouses until record labels found them and gave them a deal.

Miss the era of 'So Cold in the D', back when making fun of failed musical endeavors was more abt the racial divide of internet users vs. 'dumb black ppl.'

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Wonder if whites are backlashing against the poor whites who 'believe in God' and give educated whites a bad name.

Just want a remixable meme.

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Just want 2 be in a band that is heard by 1-5 million ppl.
Just want 2 find music that I can discuss with my friends that makes it clear that I 'get' 'it.'
Just want to share memes with the world.

Is North Face the most functional winter outerwear available in the current fleece marketplace, or was the brand just bolstered by the formative bro bag market?
Is Patagonia the alt North Face?

Do yall prefer 'good' relevant music or 'shitty' relevant music?
Which type of music is more fulfilling?
Do u feel deceived by mp3s, bands, and albums that are 'packaged' as being a 'good product', but are actually a shitty product?
Is Final Placement's "Shine" the most important song of the 2k10 decade?

Good Music == Shitty Music ?
Hella confused.

Is Die Antwoord a ternative band?


Last week, a new viral sensation 'hit the internet.' It is some rap group from South Africa, and no1 was able to tell whether or not they were 'real.' Does n e 1 know what the deal with Die Antwoord is? Not sure if they are ternative, post-TheStreets/eminem indie rap, or just some meme that was packaged by a high priced marketing firm who paid a huge tastemaker to blog about them.

Watched some rap video that was supposed to be a 'raw profile' of them. Only really feel confused. Not in a way that makes me want to 'share the video in my facebook feed and say that it is awesome', but in a way that makes me wish I had never seen it.  Wish these South African bros had never entered my realm of relevant awareness.  It seems like they got more coverage than the buzziest buzz band in the history of the world.

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It seems like a zany meme that would be shared by people who say the word 'interwebs.' Can't believe the mid/early-00s design aesthetic is already 'retro-ironic.'

Feel sorta confused by Die Antwoord. I wonder if they will be the type of band that 'opens up for Kanye West/Radiohead', or if they will be more like the band Aqua who sang the hit song "Barbie Girl."

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I was scared by the bro with progeria in this video, but maybe the progeria personal brand will catch on in the 2k10s.

I feel like the most captivating part of Die Antwoord is probably the broad with the progressive bangs. She is like a progressive sexual figure. Some 1 who you want to have conceptual sex with.

Hopefully Feist / Zooey Deschanel and other 'indie broads' cut their bangs into a progressive post-Tegan and Sara style.

Seems like it might all just be a joke, and Ali G is going to 'sue the fuck out of them.'  Maybe they will transition into some sort of Flight of the Conchords type of act and get a 'brilliant' HBO comedy show that showcases the lasting effects of apartheid on South Africa in a funny/insightful way.

Is there really a mass market for this type of 'rap' act?
Is South Africa the new Brooklyn?
Is this viral marketing for World Cup 2k10?

Is it even 'worth it' to 'search 4 answers' about Die Antwoord, or should we just let another meme cycle wash them away?
WTF is ternative?
What is marketing?
Should I get some progressive bangs?

Is Die Antwoord the alternative replication of Eiffel 65's "Blue"?

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Or more like Aqua's "Barbie Girl"?

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Should I marry a creative AZN and make a viral video 2 signify how meaningful our eternal union is?

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The goal of any union between any man and woman is to prove to one another + the world that your bond is stronger than any other bond between any two other people in the history of the world. Your relationship must have a goal. It must generate a product, brand, or aesthetic that lets people know that your relationship is the most meaningful bond ever--even more meaningful than the bond between God and his cranky ol' wife. It seems like this relationship between 'Jeff' and 'Erin' is incredibly meaningful, and not just because they are breaking racial barriers.

Would u ever make a viral vid with ur soulmate about yalls relaish/eternal bond?

It really feels like we are entering the golden age of 'ppl trying to go viral so that they can feel 150% more meaningful' than the status quo of their lives'. I have always wondered what it will be like to 'plan my wedding', like if it will be stressful, and I will just say 'yes' to everything that my fiance suggests. But now it seems like the goal of a wedding has to be 'creating a crazie viral moment' that the entire internet can share. Then u end up being interviewed on the Today Show or something as a 'human interest' piece that inspires Middle American women 2 resent their non-creative type work horse simpleton husbands more than evr.

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I feel like this video sort of documents the struggles of small AZN people, and their desire to be white. It also documents the struggles of plain white females, and their desire to have a creative identity. Just feel awkward when white people date 'outside of their race' in an effort to 'seem more cultured/less boring' or something.

Ultimately, I feel worried about their relationship. I am not sure if they will ever create anything more 'meaningful'/'viral' than this video, even if they create a child. It seems like they would probably have to make a viral video of their child's birth, perhaps something involving kittens coming out of Erin's womb. JeffAznBro is probably the 'creative' one, who can make 'sweet vids', but their end product kinda worries me. Even if this is supposed to just 'mock' traditional movie trailers, the ideas+brands+gimmicks that they have imported to represent their story prove that they have no identity. Like they have a vision of 'how they are supposed 2 feel', but have no ability to feel anything real. Seems like their whole relaish is just 'smoke and mirrors', kinda like Hollywood/Bollywood.

Do u think Jeff and Erin are going 2 'make it' because they are two like-minded ppl who created something beautiful?
Will their AZN + white identities keep them 2gether forever?
Is their movie not believable, because no white woman would go on a date with a tiny AZN man, even if he was 'AZN buff' [via karate + xtreme sports]?
Do u ever think they are on a date, and some1 thinks that she 'adopted' him from a North Korean adoption catalog of AZNs?
Do u think Jeff & Erin studios could produce my script for Garden State 2: Braffy's revenge that I have been working on?

r u gonna get married or be alone 4evr?
r u gonna go viral, or live ur meaningless small scale life 4evr?
Should I buy an HD cammy and upload some viddies into the yewtewb?
Are AZNs creative, or do they just listen to Linkin Park, watch scifi action movies with fast cars in them, and work on turning their functional Honda/Civic/Toyota into a rice rocket?
R u gonna die alone, or would u chill with a metaphorical Erin/Jeff 4evr?


Previous zany meaningful wedding memes

http://www.hipsterrunoff.com/2009/07/white-people-must-go-to-extremes-to-make-a-life-event-seem-meaningful.html

http://www.hipsterrunoff.com/2008/11/my-meaningful-alternative-wedding.html

Are big zany hats + expanded craniums the future of fashion + human anthropologie?

Photos via Easy Fashion


I was just looking at some fashion blogs about a fashion week somewhere in some fashionable city, and I noticed this new 'fashion trend' that is possibly authentic, but also possibly just trying to be some sort of zany internet fashion meme. I sorta feel like huge heads are the future of fashion. Like, this is supposed to represent some sort of drive for knowledge + information until our heads swell up.  Also might be possible that we are evolving into 'super humans', and our heads must expand so we can embed computers in our body.

I am very inspired by the fashion of Walter Van Beirendonck, who will probably be known better as 'the bro who designed huge hats + heads.'

Sorta wish I could go to a fashion show that was clearly attempting to be 'all zany.'

I feel like the designer bro must be inspired by the cranial structure of aliens.

Must be some sort of commentary on how our information economy + concept of 'me' has evolved so much. Like swollen heads.  Maybe commentary on tween culture, and the concept of 'me'/'ego.'

Wonder if I could be a horse jockey if I had a 'huge head' of if that would weigh down my horse.   There are probably downsides to our evolution into huge-headed creatures.

I feel like the era of earbuds is over. We are headed back towards 'huge ass' headphones/earmuffs/head accessories.  Also might carry a lil machine gun in our jogging pants.

Kinda cold. Have 2 keep ears warm (possibly jam to a new mp3 downloaded from the formerly alt hypingmachine mp3 search engine).

Need some huge head accessories + a belt that is 'fly.'

(honestly might buy some of these progressive cargo pants if Old Navy releases a similar style in 2k15.)

Honestly confused. Do yall think this is a trend or some sort of commentary on society/humanity/evolution/information?

Hope I can commission one of these huge head+hat combo deals in a 'lil douchebag faux military hat.'

What kinda hat would u get?
Zissou red beanie?
Barry Bonds post-steroids enlarged head + baseball helmet?

Feeling hopeless. Untrendy. Might just 'melt my face' like the broad from the Knife. (This may or may not be a global warming metaphor.)

Will probably just 'stick my head in the oven' and see if I can implement the new melty face trend/off myself.

An Analysis of Cookies baked & crafted to Represent Various Lady Gaga Costumes.

Meme via Ohnotheydidnt

Lately, I have been really into people who create things &#39;for the sake of going viral on the internet.&#39; It seems like if I had a meaningless mainstream life that I didn&#39;t know was mainstream+meaningless, I would probably try to do a lot of stuff that &#39;went viral&#39; in order to inspire people to &#39;be interested&#39; in my unique creation for 5 to 60 seconds. Even though I would never be &#39;famous&#39;, I would still try to capture the attention of the internet for 1 magical day. I feel inspired by whoever made cookies that were made 2 &#39;represent various Lady Gaga outfits.&#39; I do not find Lady Gaga to be &#39;fascinating&#39; or &#39;inspiring&#39;, but I am fascinated by mainstreamers who are &#39;really in2 Lady Gaga.&#39;   Arts & crafts really enable Middle America to &#39;express themselves&#39; in a meaningful way.   The spirit of baking is a liberating one for most women, but they generally do not understand that they are perpetuating stereotypes by accepting their role in the kitchen. The truth is, few women are &#39;genuinely creative&#39;, which is why it is so important for so many females to rally around female pop icons.  The spirit of &#39;girl power&#39; lives on in every female artist.  This act of creating lil cookies of ur fave singer is something that the internet will remember 4evr. Believe in the power of Arts + Crafts + Baked Goods. ////IN DEPTH ////ANALYSIS ///OF COOKIE LADY GAGA VIRAL MEME BITES ///ARTS = CRAFTS = BAKING = MEMES = $$ = LIFE = &#39;Mad Hits&#39; So amazing how Lady Gaga&#39;s performances add an element of theatre + drama to her musical performance.  Can&#39;t believe she actually stabbed herself for a performance. It is so beautiful how one cookie can be &#39;more than just a cookie.&#39;  I feel like this cookie is &#39;more than just&#39; a choco chip or oatmeal raisin cookie.  Even more than a snicker doodle/Girl Scout Cookie. By representing Lady Gaga in one of her most definitive performances, this cookie exists on a plane of art that few other baked goods exist on.  The red blood makes me feel &#39;humanized&#39;, since the same blood runs through my body.  At an moment, u could get stabbed and ur life will end. If I took this cookie to my design school senior thesis critique, I would definitely get tons of positive feedback for this cookie.  The multicoloured sprinkles give the &#39;hair&#39; a unique look that few other edible goods could achieve.

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Lady Gaga is a true fashion icon, since she is so willing to &#39;push the envelope&#39; and &#39;think outside the box.&#39; Many people say that her act transcends pop culture.  At some sort of fake awards show, she wore something that really made us think abt fashion by wearing something &#39;beyond belief.&#39; I believe this cookie has also transcended traditional frosting strategies. The red frosting covers the cookie, leaving us wonder what exotic tastes lie behind it.  All we could do is simply take a bite, and hope for the best.  True artists inspire your trust.  Once you take a &#39;free sample&#39; of a musician or a cookie, u might never let go.

A lot of ppl say that Lady Gaga looks weird. Like she has a jacked up face. Many have called her a &#39;horse face&#39; or a &#39;butter face.&#39;  A lot of ppl say that she hides behind glasses a lot cuz she has a schnozzy. I don&#39;t agree with them. I believe Lady Gaga is beautiful on the inside and the outside. I feel like this cookie captures her beauty well.  Even though all humans are imperfect, we can still find beauty in their imperfections.

Lady Gaga&#39;s music video wardrobes inspire the Halloween costumes for mainstreamers all across the world. I feel like this cookie is supposed to represent how few mainstreamers could look like Lady Gaga, since she is wearing such expensive designer clothing.  The entire cookie creative process is a &#39;futile&#39; one, but a necessary one.  Though no cookie will do her zany outfits justice, the important part is that the baker decided to create something beautiful. Maybe one day the baker will make lil cookies of herself.  Hope 1 day she can love herself as much as Lady Gager.

I feel like this cookie let me down. The three dimensional element of Lady Gaga&#39;s costume is nowhere 2 be found. I wish more top design and architecture programs offered courses that helped students learn more about progressive culinary techniques.  Sorta wish  I could go on the popular Bravo TV show &#39;Top Chef Cooking 4 yall in the Kitchen.&#39;

Sunglasses are always an important part of a personal brand. I think the &#39;blind person glasses&#39; are well represented in this cookie.  Even if this cookie was blind in whatever cookie world she existed in, I honestly believe that she would have a lot of confidence in her body image.

Lady Gagy&#39;s platinum hair is an important part of her brand. I feel like it must have ben fulfilling to make this cookie, but challenging to re-interpret the morphing animal print features of the original Lady Gaga outfit. The small drizzle of blue sprinkles ejecting from the cookie person&#39;s eye probably represents both a &#39;lightning bolt&#39;, but also a small trail of tears, probably for some personal or global tragedy.

Feel like I need to beef up my zany hat collection. I feel like the &#39;frown&#39; on this cookie is a misinterpreted &#39;pout.&#39;  The zany hat is poorly executed.  Probably would have used some sort of progressive frozen chocolate to achieve the same effect.

I&#39;ll never forget the time Lady Gaga performed for Queen Elizabeth, the President of the United Kingdom. It must have been an honor for Queen Elizabeth 2 get to see one of the greatest performers of our time &#39;in the raw.&#39; I feel like Queen Elizabeth would enjoy this cookie as much as she enjoyed a zany Lady Gaga performance.

It seems like Lady Gaga uses tons of progressive materials to make unique costumes. The bakers are also probably using progressive cookie decorating materials, such as sprinkles, organic frostings, and miscellaneous paints from their local Home Depot.

I feel really inspired by Lady Gagerton. I feel like if I ate this cookie, I would probably also eat a part of Lady Gaga, giving me the power & creativity to do anything semi-creative in the world.  Like it would give me the power to be a popular tween actor or actress, then I would get to star in a Harry Potter + Twilight movie.  In addition, I would get to write the lead song for the soundtrack.

If I had the opportunity to bake a cookie that looked like this outfit, I would be most excited about crafting her hat and her classes.  Seems like a chill ass mattress pad pattern. I think this cookie is a huge failure, since the cookie artist failed to use a burnt Dorito or a blue corn chip in order to create a unique hat.

She seems to be some sort of &#39;batman&#39;/devil/gremlin type of creature in this outfit.  Probably trying to inspire &#39;fear&#39; into ppl. Feel scared of this cookie, like it is some sort of juggernaut.  Possibly a large hornie woman, trying to kill u + make love 2 u.

When we reflect on Lady Gaga&#39;s career in 40 years, we will remember the classic Lady Gaga look. This must be a &#39;classic tasting&#39; gaga cookie.  Probably tastes like a ChipsAHoy or an Oreo or something.

This cookie seems kinda scared. Wonder what the &#39;real&#39; Lady Gaga is like on the inside.  What is she so afraid of?  Why can&#39;t she just be herself?  Why does she have this &#39;front&#39; up?  It must be nice to just have a Gaga cookie, instead of speculating abt the tons of problems/demons that the real Lady Gaga must have.

I love Lady Gaga&#39;s beautiful legs. She often chooses to showcase them in tights. I would love to lick her from her heel to her vagina. I would also love to lick this cookie&#39;s entire leg.  But I think things are different on a cookie.  Like I would probably rather lick some of the frosting.

Ultimately, all women want to look like Barbie.  Get all &#39;whored up&#39; in pink, wear cute jewelry and makeup, and colour their hair blonde, then have tons of men try to insert their peens into them. This cookie has a very &#39;pretty&#39;/&#39;beautiful&#39; vibe.  Like some men would actually cut a hole into it, and then attempt to make love to the cookie.

This see-thru lace body suit showcase Lady Gag&#39;s cute lil nipple. The random dabbling of red frosting on this cookie captured the same sexy aesthetic that see-thru lace can achieve.  I feel let down that there is no interpretation of a nipple on the cookie.

On a lot of these cookies, I feel confused by the amount of space dedicated to the shoulder area. Part of me wants to see breasts/nipples drawn on

&#39;Such a zany outfit...Can she even see out of it... Only Gaga....Loves it!&#39; - 2 mainstream girls watching mtv 2gthr Sometimes I wonder if cookies have souls, and when u eat them, u basically kill them. Wondering what type of beauty lies behind this white costume.  I feel like if I had a bakery, I would create zany cookies of famous ppl to appeal to &#39;kidz.&#39;  Might have the white frosting on this one taste rich & complex, eventually becoming a guilty pleasure of middle aged ppl on their way to getting diabetes.

This cookie looks more like 1980s Madonna than Lady Gaga. Wonder if Lady Gaga ripped off Madonna.  Wonder if they will &#39;write a song together&#39; and the make out on stage + have some sort of sex tape.

Wonder if the black frosting taste bad. Wonder if Lady Gaga will die in some sort of plane crash, but no1 will believe she is dead.

I love Lady Gaga&#39;s sexy stare. I honestly believe she could make a man cum just by looking deep into his eyes. This cookie seems to have the same effect on me. I feel like if I ate it, I would have a long, hard orgasm, especially if we engaged in a lil bit of foreplay.

I would have loved the opportunity to take on this Kermit the frog zany outfit in cookie format. The cookie artist really &#39;choked&#39; on this one. Instead of going out of her way to &#39;create something beautiful&#39;, she sort of half-assed, and dabbed a few lil faces on a green background. Feel sad for this failed aesthetic. Ppl try to say it is &#39;cute and charming&#39;, but it just makes me sad.

Really just want the opportunity 2 create something beautiful.  Want the opportunity 2 bake.  Want the opportunity 2 create a meme that goes &#39;relatively viral&#39; on the internet cuz it is cute & charming.   I feel like I can imagine that &#39;any1&#39; did this.  Maybe like a 10 year old in St. Louis, or a class of special-needs-innercity kids in a rough part of Harlem.  Really feel like these cookies are &#39;more than just cookies&#39;--they are relevant commentary on the state of _________. Just want 2 express myself, whether it is in Adobe Photoshop, a youtube vlog, in a scrapbook of my memories, or on a baking sheet, decorating cookies.   I just want to create something that is my own, but also pay tribute to some of my most inspiring idols. Lady Gaga is a genius, and I honestly believe that these cookies are more than just an &#39;arts & craft&#39; project. More than just some Middle American in her parents&#39; kitchen.  They are a true reflection of the state of art & commerce in America.  I wish I could have a high-end bake sale, and sell these cookies for crazie amounts of money. Might auction them on ebay or something. Sorta want to make lil cookies of other famous people and alt celebs. Should I open up a store at the mall that makes cookie cakes? If I eat 2 many cookies will I get diabetes [via Nick Jonas]? Do these cookies look tasty 2 u? Have u ever had a mnstrm arts+crafts night where u made something beautiful with a group of friends? Do u think that Pitchfork will start reviewing cookies instead of albums? Does Lady Gaga have a beautiful soul and unique lifestyle brand that will live on forever? What is the best kind of cookie in the world, or are u more of a pie/cake/pastry person?

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Is the bro who tattooed glasses on to his head the human meme of the decade?


I was reading some mainstream snarky blogs and zany meme aggregators, and they showed off some guy who had a model of child predator glasses tattooed on to his face. Some people said that he is a 'hipster', but I feel like he might be more of a GenX-alt4lifer, who probably has a bartending job or something. Most people who have invested heavily in tattoos don't have a 'real job', unless they are an African American professional athlete.

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It seems like people who get tattoos 'just want to bring more attention to their personal brand', but this bro took it a step further. After covering his whole body with tattoos, he needed something more than I.R.L. ppl looking at him like 'omg.' He needed to create a lil bit of social media that 'took the internet by storm.'

The process seems straightforward.

Have a 'tattoo artist' doodle/trace some glasses on to ur face/skull.

Make sure every1 is chill.

Make sure my mnstrm bro is filming it

Try not 2 'lol' cuz of the pain.

Reassure urself. Say 'when ppl look at my body during my open casket funeral, they will see an old man who had zany glasses tattied on to his face. They will truly understand me. This tatty is worth it 4 my long term brand goals.'

Get ready 4 the ink gun.

Bleeding a lil bit. Feeling pain.

Need 2 take a breather since it hurts so much.

Almost done... Wonder if a 'tattoo artist' has the same skills as a 'sandwich artist' [via Subway].

Does my GF like it? She will look into this face as I make love 2 her. This face will sit across from her parents at Thnxgvng dnnr. These bifocals will enhance the view of my son exiting her birth canal. This bro is me.

Feeling pumped about my new brand. Like I could get a job at some sort of rugged Gen X alt lifestyle magazine like Vice or Street Carnage and Television Boners.

Feel happy 2 b alive. Feel happy 2 have a girl who will support me no matter what.

Is this bro a 'hipster'?
Is this a 'hipster meme' that is as strong as 'the hipster olympics'?
Is this bro 'trying 2 hard'?
Is this bro 'fucking bad ass' and 'not a pussy like u' because he got a face tat?
What type of sunglasses would u get tattooed on to ur face? Wayfarers? Child Preds? Shuttershades?
Is this bro's brand enhanced, or 'in the shitter' with his new face tat?
Is Mike Tyson the ultimate face tat bro?
Do u think he could hold down a job in Corporate Middle America?
Do u think this decade will have solid human memes?
Does it 'hurt' 2 get a tattoo?
Is the only pain that hurts u 'emotional pain'?
Is there more 2 life than 'how kewl u look'?
Is the GenX alternative brand 'too raw' 4 u, like they don't value their own consumer power?

Do u ever miss 'the old u', before u transitioned ur brand into something totally new and different?

Ever just wish u could go back in time and chill with ur bros, back b4 everything got complicated?
Do u ever regret some of the personal branding choices/personal interests that ur personal brand implemented/absorbed?
Should I get a _________ tattoo on my _________?


Previous Child Predator Glasses Coverage

http://www.hipsterrunoff.com/2009/01/forecasting-the-child-predator-glasses-economy.html


Previous Zany Tattoos

http://www.hipsterrunoff.com/tag/tattoos

Meme Content Breakdown: "The Evolution of the Hipster."

Meme Content by PASTE MAGAZINE


As yall know, magazines enjoy covering 'hipster'-related content. Was reading Paste Magazine and saw some sort of scientific/sociological/cultural timeline that represents the 'evolution' of 'hipsters.' Sorta makes me wonder what alternative ppl are searching for. Humanity has a goal (trying to figure out how 2 live forever, and escape from the Earth before the sun explodes), so it seems natural that cultural subgroups have goals, as well. Maybe we just want to create the perfect playlist, and do other stuff that helps to express the real U.

It seems like mainstreamers who don't consume the internet and fringe alts who 'would like to be more culturally relevant' use exposes like this to plan their future adventures into the heartland of Altmerica.  Wonder if the world 'hipster' is even still relevant.

Seems like if I had a magazine, I would make sure to have at least one issue each year that had one of the following gimmicks:

  • Something about twitter
  • Something about 'hipsters'
  • '100 bands/people that u need 2 know about'
  • 'list of young ppl who are good at business/technology' (make sure that you pick an age, and use it in the gimmick, like '25 ppl under 25', or '100 entrepreneurs under 100 years old.'
  • Something about 'culture being dead' because of a demographic/generation whose influence is abt 2 get stronger.
  • something political/about a new, young politician who is 'different'
  • Some sort of list that reflects on the year

Carles will break down what each of the stages of alt in the 'hipster timeline' are attempting to represent.


2000: The Emo
Magazine Provided Blurb:
The proto-hipster’s white belt and guyliner make for a soulful combination.

Carles Blurb: Damn. Can barely even remember this era. Sorta glad that the internet wasn't very developed during this era so that it wasn't a strong foundation to build upon for the future of alt.  I feel like this sort of provided the 20 year plan for the popular goth/emo/punk tween retailer "Hot Topic."  Back then, I think most alts were true failures at 'being a functional member of society.'  Definitely closer to juggalos than 'relevant members of societ.'  Most alts were probably mistaken for homosexuals.  Even though modern authentic alts frown down upon this era, it was probably rlly important in forming how we are 2day.

2001: The Emo Redux
Magazine Provided Blurb:
The skulls on her tour-only Death Cab tee don’t match the skulls on her Vans, so it’s not like she’s trying too hard.

Carles Blurb: Back then, I don't think entry-level alts existed.  I am not sure if attractive females even considered being alt back then, so the pickings were thin.  Like portly girls wearing hoodies and van slip-ons.  I think the Starbucks cup is supposed to represent the consumerification of America/'the scene'/personal brands.  2001 was probably right on the threshold before the proliferation of Am Appy.  This is probs the last time is was 'kewl' 2 wear a band t-shirt. I sorta miss the early day, back when it was more difficult for people to find 'good music.' These days, inauthentic ppl can find buzzworthy music too easily.


2002: The Ashton
Magazine Provided Blurb:
His PBR trucker hat and faux vintage t-shirt reveal an obsession with “irony.”

Carles Blurb: A bro in transition. A bro growing up.  A bro becoming a bro.  A bro with a forgettable humble alt aesthetic.  Nothing about his wardrobe really tells u that he is worth getting 2 know.  Maybe we weren't worth getting 2 know back then.  Feel glad the the electro era happened to kill off this aesthetic/ship off this aesthetic to represent a more traditional bro.'  Not sure if iPods existed back then.


2003: The Scenester
Magazine Provided Blurb:
A gaudy tattoo appears on her chest, and she is never spotted without her iPod.

Carles Blurb: This is when music began 2 'really define' alt.  We were finally getting our content aggregations systems ready 4 hi-usage, and we could fill up our iPods with hundreds of songs, instead of carrying around Sony discmen.  Not sure if tattoos were happening yet.  Not sure when hi-life/pbr became 'the official beer of alt.'  Sorta weird how they used the term 'scenester', but now u would think a 'scenester' is a mexican pokemon alt tween with an asymetrical haircut and intense myspace photos.

Is #balloonboy the meme of the year?


It seems like the structure of the 'floating balloon' will allow photoshopping jpg meme producers to effectively memefy #balloonboy.

Feel excited, like a 'memorable blog post' is brewing inside of me, kinda like a South Park episode. Feel relieved that Balloon Boy is happening, since nothing else relevant was happening on the internet. Wonder if I should turn into a news blog and 'UPDATE:' this post with 'news developments.'

Seems 'mad relevant', like bigger than any buzzband in the history of music.

Plz use the comments section to say prayers for BallyBoy + leave a comment for him in case he reads HRO.

God Bless,
Carles

UPDATE: The Balloon Boy's body has been recovered in a Wal Mart parking lot. More info to come...

I Gotta Feeling... That 2nite's Gonna Be A Meme...

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I got sad watching this meme because I will never have the opportunity to network with a group of fellow students to 'create something beautiful.' 'Don't get me wrong...' it was uplifting, but part of me gets 'insanely jealous' that these students still have their youth, and more importantly they 'still believe that they have a meaningful life ahead of themselves.' All of the people in this video believe that they will circumvent the challenges of entering the 'working class.'

Sometime I miss the college environment--it makes me sad to be a grown up and know that the 'best four years of my life' are behind me since I will never participate in a social experiment like 'college' ever again. U can have a meaningful college experience at any 4-year college that u attend, except if it is a 'commuter school' while u live with ur parents/a community college. University is the last time that you can really 'experiment' with ur personal brand while you are still technically a 'child' so you can still do 'zany stuff to get attention' without seeming like an ass hole who 'needs 2 grow the fuck up.' That's why it is important for parents to send their kids to college--not to learn a functional skill, but so that they will have 4 chill years where they got to exist in the last meaningful social context of their lives'. Sorta wish I could have been in this video so I could have sent it to my parents to 'let them know that I am happy, and having good, clean fun. Totes making the most of my college experience.'

It seems like we all just want to 'find ourselves' and 'find a core group of friends.' We all want to 'create something beautiful' and 'make the world smile. It's kinda weird how this 'viral video' managed to make the entire world happy. Kinda intense how the power of pop music enabled this group of university students to 'make something beautiful.' Sorta wish I had become more involved on my university campus instead of 'getting fired from my job as a College Radio Station DJ.' Feel like if I had gone to this University in the radical part of Canada (Quebec), then maybe I would have found more ppl like me to remind me that 'life is worth living.' I feel like I would have become involved if there was some sort of 'viral video makin club.'

Wish I could go back to college, get 'buzzed in a meaningful kind of way' with a group of people who are living the same life as u and who all still believe that they will 'go on to do great things.' There is still 'hope' in a college student. 50% of the people shown in this video believe that being a part of this video is a 'worthy of being included on their resume.' If I had the opportunity to star in this video, I wonder if I would have 'looked natural' or if I would be 'overwhelmed by the opportunity of viral internet fame' causing me to choke and miss my queue.

Just want to be part of a relevant meme that is 'remembered forever.'

I feel sad when I watch the news, and they have a segment where they 'report on internet memes.'
I wonder if being a newscaster is still a 'respectable profession.' It seems like 'stupid people who need a false sense of importance/fame' would want to be a newscaster. Feel sad for local news ppl and off-peak hour 24 hour news bros. I feel like they are trying to hard to be some sort of 'voice of humanity.'

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I feel sad when my parents/aunt forward a viral video to you 2-56 weeks 'after it was relevant', and their sense of delight in the opportunity to share makes u feel ashamed of ur position on the front lines of modern internet culture. It makes me want to stop paying my youtube bill so that I won't watch so much web junk.

Feel sad when elaborate viral videos that were made for the 'spirit of togetherness' ultimately just drive iTunes sales.

Really bummed out. Seems like I am such a spectator and I am not doing anything to make more memes that inspire the world. Even if I made art/memes, it doesn't even matter since people would just watch them, link them, then forget about me. I want to make something that lasts forever. What if the internet stops working? Will books + film be 'back'? Just wish I could be in college again, making viral vids with the Communications Students and trying to 'find the right thing 2 say' to that girl who u thought was 'keut' in the video.

I gotta feelin
that 2 nites gonna be a meme
that 2nitez gonna be a meme
that 2nites gonna be a real good meem


Previous Uplifting Viral Meme that Ultimately Made Me Sad

http://www.hipsterrunoff.com/2009/07/white-people-must-go-to-extremes-to...

Beached Alt Spotted Outside of Walmart [via Meme Blog About Poor People who have 2 shop at the WalMart Store]

Photo Via Ppl of WalMart


Every few months, some sort of meme blog will emerge where a snarky blogger will write witty 1 liners about pictures of 'fucking retards' who are 'making asses of themselves' even though they are just 'being themselves.' Basically, u get to make fun of people who probably don't even really know how to read blogs, or how blog technology + modern publishing systems even work. If they do have a computer, it is probably a 'slow ass' desktop infected with a 'shitload' of 'spyware.'

This picture comes from a 'viral meme blog' called 'People Who Shop At WalMart because they are Poor.' The premise of the blog revolves around 'making fun of people' because they are 'fucking trapped in their lives' and they have to shop at Wal Mart. These people probably have some sort of mental or social issues, and end up 'looking like fucking jack asses' without even realizing it. Some1 will photograph them digitally, upload it to the internet, and come up with a relevant 'snark joke' which ensures that you are 'better' than the person pictured, not only because of your relatively regular personal appearance, but also because of ur elevated class+financial status.

I feel like this overweight person is attempting to be 'alt' by wearing some shuttershades, a black + neon hoodie and some kewl converse/Vans shoes.. He also had 'tight jeans' but that might be because of his weight problems. While it would be snarky to 'make fun' of this individual, it is more important to recognize that this minority represents everything that is wrong with America. We truly live in a Fast Food Nation where it is cheaper to gorge yourself on high-fat + high-sodium foods. Not only are poor people culturally-irrelevant due to their lack of connection with ongoing trends on the internet, but they are also priced out of fresh foods and organic options at chains like Whole Foods or Trader Bro's.

It would be 'so easy' to 'make fun' of this person, but in order to make our society a better place, we have to realize that we can't support big businesses like the Walmarts. They have basically enslaved the human race, and are encouraging us to die as soon as possible. Being educated and able to execute relevant trends is a true luxury, not just because of the high level media and humor that we get to consume, but also because of many of the high-end lifestyle choices that we get to make. While you may laugh at this 'beached alt', u have to realize that he is a victim of his own circumstances.

One day, the doctor will tell him that he has diabetes. One day the doctor will prescribe him with blood pressure medication. One day he will have his leg amputated [via diabetes]. One day this bro will be on life support. Your taxes are paying for this. We need to save the medical care system and the educational child feeding system before they use up all of our money. It seems like we might need to 'outlaw' all restaurants, and possibly have 'feeding ports' where all citizens eat for free only approved, well-balanced meals. Not sure if Obama is 'communist enough' to make this happen.

Should I move to a 'skinny state' or should I go to a 'fat ass state' and open a Chili's?

Do yall like the 'peoples of Walmart' blog, or is it too 'mean spirited', 'classist', and 'racist' 4 u?
Do u shop at the Walmart for unbeatable prices?
Are blogs getting 'too snarkie'?
Do u eat fast foods?
Is Walmart bad for small businesses?
Did a Walmart ruin ur local community/hometown?

Is Wal Mart some sort of 'watering hole' for poor people? Does it make u sad that u can't authentically hunt+gather n e more, and it is all just consumer bullshit corporate America decisions?

It seems like Viral Meme Blogs are successful because they encourage people to 'share laughs.' I feel sorta like the 'art of standup comedy' might be dead since it is such a long, boring experience to share with some1. It seems like it might be more 'instantaneously rewarding' to let people jump into a zany ass link that you shared with the world.

I honestly feel like healthcare will 'fix itself' if we just let the obese generations 'kill themselves.'
Do u have an opinion?
Should I start a commune?

White People Must go to Extremes to make a Life Event 'seem meaningful.'

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Life is very hard for most white people, because they are 'so ordinary.' Their expectations of 'how things should feel' are constructed by watching 80s, 90s, and 00s cinema. Mainly movies like bromances, romantic comedies, comedies, and miscellaneous 'bad ass movies.' They just need life to 'seem like a movie' or something. Seems like average white people don't understand the insignificance of who they are as '1 person', and don't accept that they are just part of a larger white mass. They fight against this feeling of 'being ordinary' by trying to construct meaningful moments that seem like they are 'straight out of a movie.'

In this video, there are 2 people 'getting married.' I think that when people get married, they attempt to showcase their life to the large gathering of extended-family and acquaintances. This is their opportunity to 'once and for all' tell you that their life will be better than yours, because they will be sharing it with some one beautiful, funny, smart, and some who just 'knows how 2 enjoy life.' Think that this moment is supposed to tell people sitting in the church that 'life is beautiful' and that this group of friends is 'incredibly meaningful.' Instead of conforming to the 'traditional standards' of a wedding procedure, these people want to make things seem 'spontaneous' or something. They want spectators to feel 'joy'/'jealousy' about these two people uniting.

Sorta wish I had a core group of middle aged friends who would do this for me. Seems like all u can really want out of life is to 'perform' one 'great moment' in front of a room of old people who are clapping along to some 'hip hop song.' Can't believe they picked a Chris Brown song after he 'beat the shit' out of his girlfriend and ate her arm. Maybe they should have selected a song by a white artist, but that might not have been 'upbeat' enough.

I feel scared of 'getting married' because of the process of 'having a wedding.' Seems like some sort of event for your 'extended family' to reunite at, or something. Not sure if my group of friends 'care' enough to do something 'meaningful' that would make all of the 'spectators who just came to my wedding for a free meal/hopes of an open bar' view my life as 'awesome.' Weddings seem like they are 'for ass holes' or something. Aren't they 'expensive'? Seems fiscally irresponsible to have 'a huge wedding' unless you aren't marrying some middle-class person who is just like u, and u 'hit the jackpot' by marrying a 'rich significant other whose parents want them to have a meaningful wedding to show off how much money they have.'

Sorta just hope that my wedding presents an opportunity to film an organic viral meme.
Might start a blog about 'things that average white people think are meaningful'/a documentation of 'white ppls struggle' and how 'we' as white ppl have had more hardships (psychologically) than most other races + ethnic groups.

R yall gonna get married, and what will u do at ur wedding 2 make sure that ppl know that u 'get' why life is 'beautiful'?
If u r a white reader, do u ever wish u could pull a 'reverse Michael Jackson'?

Previous Wedding/Marriage Coverage
http://www.hipsterrunoff.com/2008/11/my-meaningful-alternative-wedding.html
http://www.hipsterrunoff.com/2008/02/we-are-looking-forward-to-our-alternative-wedding.html

The Greenest, most Organic, & most Conceptual Music Ever Created.

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I recently saw this meme 'getting mad blog coverage' so I decided to watch it. It is a bro 'playing a tree', like he 'turned the tree into an actual instrument to make music with.' I listened to the music, and it sounds 'very stupid' but possibly 'a lot like Ratatat.' Wonder if he is a bro who 'loves nature' or did he just have to come up with his art/music graduate school final project, and wanted to go semi-viral. I hope that he 'gets invited to play his tree on the Today show' and has to uproot the tree in order to take it on tour.

Feel like this video meme really deconstructed my newfound interest in conceptual music that sounds like it is a mix of being 'from nature' and 'from the modern world.' Wonder if some of my fave conceptual bands like the Grizzling Bear or AnCo or Here We Go Neon Indians might start incorporating 'plants' into their live set. Seems like it would make them 'incredibly meme-able.' Wonder if this bro will get signed by an indie record label. Seems like he has a lot of talent. Maybe he can write a jingle for the Toyota Prius, or another hybrid automobile/trendy 'green' product.

I feel 'ashamed' to have blogged about this, because it sort of reminds me of a 'cool science teacher' sharing something 'interesting' with a glass of 7th graders to get them pumped about photosynthesis. h8 tree playing bro s00 bad. But I think he created a really sweet typeface/'font.'

Sorta wish I could just be a 'regular bro' who would just say that this meme is 'cool' and move along in search of the next 'kewl web bit'/viral vid...but I feel like I'm searching 4 more than that in my eExistence.

This meme sorta reminds me of when that old bro David Byrne 'played a building.' Think that was more of a metaphor about 'the city' and 'urbanization.' Seems like a bro who has gone 'off the conceptual deep end.' Feels alienating when 'artists' take 'art' s000 srsly.

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Not sure how I feel about bros playing things that 'aren't real instruments.' Seems like they are just 'huge ass holes' who are 'making noise.' Seems unnatural and forced even though they are trying to seem 'natural.'

Might chainsaw that bro's tree down as some sort of metaphor, kinda like Banksy/other 'vandal' artists. Just want to destroy 'something beautiful', kinda like Tyler Durden in the The League of Fighting Men Clubs.

(chainsaw meme by carles)

Do indie artists 'genuinely have fun' or are they just soulless robots who generate memes?


I saw this picture of the lead Grizzly Bear and the CEO of the band 'Feist.' They appear to be riding a rollercoaster on Coney Island or something. I am not sure if they are 'real friends' having 'real fun', or if this was a moment that was coordinated by an indie Public Relations firm. Feel like they might be attempting to 'cobrand' or something. Feist looks 'genuinely scared' and Grizzly Bro looks 'excited about life', so it might be a 'genuine moment.' (Wonder if the latinos in the back realize that they are part of a larger meme).

Kinda feel confused about the indie internet music landscape. While artists appear to be 'more open with fans' and we are s00 connected to them, makes me paranoid that I'm being manipulated. I have only heard the iPod nano Feist song, so I will probably only listen to Grizzy Bear if they are in some sort of Apple ad, but I think Apple ads prefer 'keut girl voices' as opposed to 'harmonic bro voices.' Feels 'almost surreal' that two indie superstars would hang out and do 'normal things' like ride rollercoasters, eat funnel cakes, and 'gawk' at a freak show full of carnies. Wonder what they talk about...indie things...or 'regular human' things. Wonder if they 'only talk about music' or if it is a chance 2 'not talk about music.' Wish I could be a 'fly on the wall', yall.

Even though artists 'tweet' and say that they are 'doing normal things', it's just hard for me to trust (maybe bc I got out of a relationship with an incredibly manipulative person). It's like everything was just made to be blogged about. Feel like every time I see this picture for the next 10 internet years, I will be reminded of the blurred 'sense of proximity' to my fave indie artists.

If u were a relevant artist, what would u talk about with other relevant artists, and how would u exploit the situation to 'get more myspace hits'?
Is everything 'just a meme', even 2 authentic bros hanging out?
Do yall know if this photo was 'digitally enhanced' to 'make it look older'?
Just want to be an alt celeb, and find out if other altcelebs 'get' life or are just 'idiots.'
Do yall hang around after 'shows' 2 take pix with indie musicians, just 2 touch them and feel that they are 'real'?

Carles Presents MEME: a Blog Post on HIPSTERRUNOFF.com


MEME is a blog post on HIPSTER RUNOFF. MEME is presented by Carles.

What happens if 1 meme changed everything we once knew about memes, changing the way that we meme, and shattering pre-existing notions of memery? Is the world ready for this meme? So many memes--but when can a meme be more than 'just another meme in the meme economy'?

MEME. Presented by Carles.

Carles asks: Can 1 meme ...change the world?

I want to move away to the city, dress like an altBro, and become a Pizza Alt

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I have always wonder what makes 'the perfect woman.' I think she needs to be alternative, creative, endowed with a treasure chest of electro accessories, and she must have similar interests as me. She must 'like alternative music and culture' and 'enjoy eating pizza.'

Do yall think my expectations 4 a woman are 'too high'?
Ppl say that 'there's plenty of women in the sea', but just feel like I might be asking too much.

Sometimes I wonder what people did 'before the internet could handle videos.' I feel like people were still making 'shitty music and rapping over it', but I feel like now that you can make a zany video to go with it and more ppl will have 2 hear your zany song while watching your zany video. Feel bad about the attention economy.

What's yalls fave kind of pizza? [via Dominos advertising to alternative demographics]
Do u yall still think that altbros are evolving in2 pizzaAlts?


Previous Pizza Alt Coverage

http://www.hipsterrunoff.com/2008/10/pizza-alts-the-next-altbro.html

Are we human? Or are we meme?

Are we human... or are we meme?

Are we human... or are we meme?

Are we human... or are we meme?

Photos via Pedestrian

Are we human... or are we meme? Or are we humans who get pregnant with octuplets who turn into memes....or are we memes who create octomemes which eventually turn ur life into a highly followable lifestream of memes?

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All I want is 2 b more than just 'internet famous'
I want 2 get the same level of attention as Angelina Jolie
I want 2 do whatever it takes to have as many eyes/followers as possible
I want to transform from human to meme
I want my children to experience their entire lives' as memes
detached from the pain of being human after all

More gimmick memes by Desiree Palmen 'after the jump'

Gotta stop drinking bottled water // I feel guilty abt stuff


Yall. I'm not sure if this is a product improvement, or just some sort of marketing gimmick. I drink at least 8 bottles of water per day, 3 bottles of soda per day, 2 cans of Sparks per day, and 4 aluminum bottles of Bud Light per day. Maybe it is time I start thinking about my personal impact on 'the environment.' Might have to start drinking boxed water, boxed milk, and possibly even boxed beer. Just want to 'lower my carbon footprint.'

Sometimes I don't 'get' why ppl care about 'the environment' so much... It's like they think that we're 'going to be around 4ever' and 'we should care about ppl who live after we die.' I think we should do everything we can 2 find pleasure in our lives' while we can. We don't have much time, and if we start worrying about 1 person can't make a difference, so don't make a 'sacrifice' if not every1 else will.

N e ways... might start a company where we bottle the tap water from our local aquifer and market it to people not from our region bc it is s000 g0000d.

Photo via Tap'd NY

I don't rlly 'get' the Bottled Water Industry. It seems like every1 has 'the same product', but for different reasons, ppl tend to 'like' one type over the other. I feel confused. I feel like I am being manipulated to align my personal brand with a lifestyle brand. I guess what I'm trying to say is that I don't want to be one of those people who carries around the 'cheap kind' of bottled water for poor people who buy in the bulk.

but srsly... do yall know if some1 has scientifically proven that 'recycling is bullshit'? If I were mayor of a city, I would give ppl recycling bins, but just take all of that trash 2 the landfill.

ughh... h8 all of these mrktng initiatives to try to 'make me feel guilty' about how fortunate I am. Went shopping the other day at Target, and this lil black kid was chilling in my cart asking 4 handouts.

Photo via WebUrbanist via Tumbledore


I feel guilty for being so privileged and having a world of opportunities at my finger tips. h8 when ad gurus create these design/advertising/marketing memes that challenge my reality just bc they are trying to 'sell something.'

Leave me alone /
Let me 'be wasteful' /
Stop reminding me abt /
the 3rd world /
And other sad shit /
like mortality /
and global sustainability /

Kermit the Frog ‘gets’ my existential/social crisis

Photo via Jezebel


Sometimes I wonder why the characters from childhood educational shows are such relevant figures in our lives'. Maybe it's bc they represent ideals which parents feel comfortable 'outsourcing' to fictional characters. These creatures have a better chance of conveying these critical themes to us than our parents who are not 'vulns' enough 2 talk 2 us about life/issues. 95% of kids find 'miscellaneous creatures' to be easier to talk to than elders like parents, teachers, or civic/community leaders.

Did yall have any 'muppets' who u identified with because ur 'perception of urself' was a lot like a particular character?

Kermit the Frog is a significant figure from the Jim Henson/Sesame Street/Muppet Collective. He had this song called "It's not EZ Being Green." In the song, he starts out singing about his 'desire to stand out.' He wishes he could have a different skin colour/be a different person on the outside. He feels 'ordinary.' He is sad. He wishes he could be unique. We all just wanna be special, yall.

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Then in the second half of the song, Kermit starts to accept the fate/circumstances that God and society have assigned him. While he is kinda 'sad', he realizes he needs to stop focusing on 'the desire to be different' and enjoy his meaningless life. These are messages that our parents wish they were able to communicate to us.


"It's Not Easy Being Green" - A Poem by Kermit the Frog [via Jim Henson]

It's not that easy being green;
Having to spend each day the color of the leaves.
When I think it could be nicer being red, or yellow or gold...
or something much more colorful like that.

It's not easy being green.
It seems you blend in with so many other ord'nary things.
And people tend to pass you over 'cause you're
not standing out like flashy sparkles in the water
or stars in the sky.

But green's the color of Spring.
And green can be cool and friendly-like.
And green can be big like an ocean, or important like a mountain,
or tall like a tree.

When green is all there is to be
It could make you wonder why, but why wonder why?
Wonder, I am green and it'll do fine, it's beautiful!
And I think it's what I want to be.

Photo via TheFader


Should I become a DJ/performing artist who tries to spread the same core values that children's shows tried 2 spread?

Was Jim Henson a better artist than Andy Warhol/Shephard Fairey/Leo DaVincBro?

Do u value the 'creativity' of ppl like Jim Henson and Walt Disney, or do u think they were 'just kinda krazie'?

XX BONUS JIM HENSON WORKSHOP MUPPETBRO ANALYSIS XX

Photo via Lookbook


Cookie Monster represents ur 'desire for more of stuff that tastes/feels good.' He has no self-control. In his song "C is for Cookie", he accepts that something as simple as a "cookie" is "good enough for me." This is a song about accepting that life might not be THAT meaningful, but maybe u should just be happy about small stuff, and stop trying to search for big lifechanges 2 make u happy.

Do yall think Muppet Collectives are the next Animal Collectives?
Do yall h8 new stuff like Teletubbies/Kid Robot/the Wiggles who trivialize early children's programming?
Should I not let my kid watch TV and only read blogs his whole life?
Do yall ever wish u could 'not be green' [a metaphor powered by Kermit the Frog]?

Can’t believe Lance Armstrong ripped off the Obama HOPE meme aesthetic

Meme via ps4k


I remember during the Barry Obama campaign, I really got behind this meme of Obama representing 'hope.' Artist Shephard Fairey really found a way to take memes to the mainstream and have them be 'more than just an image that is freely traded on the internet.' His viral art created a timeless hit that will hang in the Obama Presidential Museum on the campus of Art Institute Chicago.

Can't believe Lance Armstrong hired the same meme designer to make his own propaganda/brand+identity. I think that Lance Armstrong created 'hope' after he beat cancer and conquered Europe, so it makes me kinda sad that he had 2 piggyback on the Obama meme. Feel like his brand is strong enough already, and he created something that has already transcended mainstream global culture with the LIVESTRONG BRACELET. [via Nike branding]

I just hope that mainstreamers are able to actually appreciate/notice that these 2 iconic memes are by the same designer bro. H8 when the world doesn't appreciate cobranding, but also kinda h8 when things 'aren't original' since I want everything to come from an authentic life force.

What’s the difference between fashion, design, art, and memes?

Photos via Today & Tomorrow


This is an image of a high fashion show where a hot model is wearing clothes with a sunny side up egg on it. I think she also has a baguette on her head. She might be some sort of transformer who transforms in2 a picnic. Not sure what the dress is trying to 'say', but I think it has sometimes to do with survival, and how we have to go grocery shopping to stay alive, instead of being a hunter and gatherer. Might also have to do with the death of the nuclear family.

I know that I am kind of a 'fashion blog' but sometimes I don't 'get' fashion. It seems like the most bloggable looks are stuff that are too expensive for even upper-middle class people to buy. And most people 'don't look like models' so they look like they are 'trying too hard' when they try 2 look 'all cool and fashion-forward.' It makes me sad when I see poor people who wear 'clothes for poor people that they think are cool, trendy, and sexy.'

Every1 is just trying their best to look presentable and modern. Kinda sad when people 'try 2 b sexie' when they aren't.

I feel like if I saw some girl with eggs on her, it would make me think she is 'trying too hard 2 be kutesy' and probably needs to focus on developing a more intense sexual identity, instead of seeking shelter in deceptive kutesy aesthetics which represent a reluctance to 'grow up.'

Designs by Agatha Ruiz De La Prada

UGH. Still haven't figured out what's the difference between design, art, and memes?
http://www.hipsterrunoff.com/2008/12/whats-the-difference-between-art-design-and-memes.html

Sometimes I just feel like we live in a world where every1 is just trying 2 b blggd about. Kinda like that 'In the future, every one will be world-famous for 15 minutes' quote by Andy Warhol, except it'll be m0re like:

"In the future, everyone will be internet-famous for 15 blog minutes."
-Carles, blogger from HIPSTER RUNOFF (2009)

Did yall take the SATs? This graph shows what kind of music u like based on ur scores.

Yall. Did yall take the popular college entrance exam 'The SAT'? Kinda hard, so I looked for an art college that didn't require them. I was able to build my own curriculum + cultivate meaning from my college experience.

N E WAYS....
I recently saw this internet graph meme, and it sort of charts what type of music u like, based on ur SAT score. After the graph, I posted statements which are not assumptions, but actually facts.

[via labnol.org]

  • Black People are 'hella Stupid'
  • Gospel is for dumb people who believe in 'God'
  • Power pop and post-punk are for people who go 2 community college
  • Most people who go to top 5 universities listen to Bob Dylan, Guster, and U2
  • Radiohead is 4 smart people who 'get' the world
  • Poor, dumb white people who listen to rap are also stupid
  • If u listen 2 Third Eye Blind, u did well on the 'english section' but not on the math section
  • Outkast is a band 4 every1
  • Black people h8 U2 and the Counting Crows
  • The Counting Crows are for smart people, therefore Gen X is the smartest generation in the history of the Earth
  • People who think they are smart because they listen to Jazz probs aren't that smart
  • Tool is for people who think they are deep, but are probs just another 'brick in the wall.'
  • The Shins are smarter than Phish
  • People think they 'appreciate' Jay-Z on an authentic level, but they are actually dumb so u shouldn't take them seriously.
  • Kanye West is the same as Techno
  • People who listen to Ben Folds 'think they are smart' but are kinda dumb about everything else in lyfe, especially bands that they think are 'good'
  • Old people listen to Oldies, and are therefore DUMB
  • In the future, I will only listen to Counting Crows, Radiohead, U2 and Guster

N e ways. did yall take the SATs? Did u notice any patterns amongst people who take them?
Do yall think it's fair that every1 has to take the same test, even though we all come from different backgrounds? Wish they would evaluate things like Street Skills, or 'being alt' or had an 'art section' and stuff that came more natural to me.

But srsly... are AZNs the 'master race'?

Humans that might just be memes.


Sometimes I see a picture of a bro which has 'gone viral' on the internet, or a picture that is 'inherently funnie' to some1 with a 'morbid/sardonic sense of humor.' Then I wonder if I am trivializing their existence. Or if they have some sort of physical deficiency, I might be exploiting their flawed existence (according 2 me) on my lifestreamweblog to 'make people laugh' with me 'at some one who hasn't been as fortunate as me.'

This bro is battling morbid obesity. This battle might 'just be a meme', at least to 90% of the readers of this blog. However, the other 10% are probably 'arm chair commentators' who feel like the fact that this meme exists is 'wrong.' The meme exists--there is no right or wrong when something is 'going viral' in the memesphere. Even if the viral rate is not high, some memes can be 'timeless' and trickle down to the furthest reaches of the meme sharing universe.

It's just kinda weird how my life is important to 'me,' but to other people, it might just be a meme.
Searching for a way to live my life authentically without making things seem 'like I am trying too hard to be a bloggable meme' aka 'some ass hole who just wants attention.'

These are memes that comment on the fatbro meme, creating a memecosystem.


[Via Human After Yall]

Sometimes humans who turned into memes are kinda sad, but then I just 'lol' at them and find another meme to absorb into my stream of consciousness.

(WTF is a meme?)

Keut AZN of the Day (Bloghouse Bro Edition)

Is He AZN?
Or Is He Viral Meme?

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I was watching this alternative viral meme by an AZN Yale graphic design student, and I think it was made to resonate with people like me. I think this meme is about being a lone bro, who listens to bloghouse + remixes + popular pop dance songs. For many days, u dance alone inside ur head [via iPod]. But sometimes (day 100) u get to dance with a group of your closest friends. Music sometimes seems pointless, but it is memes like this that remind u that music is kinda like a BFF-type of figure in most people's lives'.

Wish we would stop 'reviewing' music and start 'learning how 2 have fun with music' again.

Anyways, this video also reminds me of the significance of tools like the hypemachine, mp3 blogs, and user-generated-content-centric communities like vimeo. All of these tools come together to make like more meaningful. I kinda want his life. U can see how he traveled from the suburbs to a well-respected university with a relevant design program.

After the jump, I have copied and pasted the bro's playlist. I have colour-coded the songs which r bloghaus.

The State of Bro Comedy in 2k9

We are all searching for media that 'makes us laugh' without having to think about 'why we are laughing at it.' We just want something that isn't 'trying too hard' and isn't 'too bitter and self-aware.' We want comedy that is smart and a lil bit dumb at the same time. We just want to relax, but feel 'progressive' and 'current' with what we find humorous. The 'stuff u find funnie' is just as important as the mp3s on your iPod.

This is a post about Bro Comedy in 2k9 that is kinda disguised as offbeat comedy which is lumped into an alternative comedy genre. (Tweens love bro comedy because it makes them feel like they 'fit in'.)

Yall. I'm just wondering if yall know if 2k9 is gonna be a good year for zany movies with zany characters. If u think about it, we haven't had a movie that resonated deeply with Gen-Y since the hit film Napoleon Dynamite (aka NAPPY DYNABRO).

n e ways....
I recently saw a trailer for a film that looks kind of zany with one of the zany bros from FLIGHT OF THE CONCHORDS

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Does this movie 'seem funny' 2 u? Does something inside of u feel like u need 2 see it because of how it emulates popular comedic aesthetics, looks sort of meaningful, and has a character/actor from a popular TV show who is playing a different character/actor? I wonder what type of bro is inside of the ConchordBro from this movie. What inspired him to play these 'oddball characters'? Does he think that he is making the world a better place by delivering a message through these quirky characters? Should we all just lighten up and laugh a lil bit? Do we really need to see another movie about 'sad, dumb people' to realize that life is precious in a meaningless way?


What's the deal with the Flight of the Conchords? Are they supposed to be 'funny'? I remember I watched an episode, and it wasn't very funnie, but there were quirky characters who wrote songs about zany stuff. The songs borrowed popular aesthetics from music over the past 50 years, sort of 'parodying' these genres while musing about the dilemma that the characters found themselves' in. Not sure if I should 'respect them' for writing their own songs that sound like old songs, or if I should find them to be inauthentic.

This is a funnie song by them where they are being kind of zany.

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Does any 1 'get' why people find comedy in music format to be 'funnie'? Do you appreciate the craftsmanship + innovation of some one who can 'play a guitar' while singing funny things? Is that more valuable to society than a guy who plays guitar and say serious things about relationships/life ?

Have u heard of this group of bros called THE LONELY ISLAND?

I feel like the Lonely Island bros are sort of like 'class clowns who were also jocks/alpha mainstreamers.' There is an expectation for comedy/comedians to be 'progressive' or point something out about how society is sooo messed up and how ur perspective is different. But not with Funny Alpha Bros. Because they choose to be 50% zanier than they are expected to be, packs of mainstreamers feel comfortable 'laughing at' the zany humor presented by a group like the Lonely Island Mainstreamer Bros. Laughing at the relatively safe, non-progressive humor of a Lonely Island bro makes you 'belong' a little bit more--but you also get to feel like you are sort of rebelling against the standard alpha bro. Even though alphaBro humor is usually 'shock humor', it isn't the kind of 'shock humor' that is like taking a shit on an American flag. It's more like 'poop+curse+reference from the past+extreme sexual innuendo.'

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The Lonely Island kind of remind me of WEIRD AL except a bro-version that appeals to the type of people who 'buy complete seasons of DVDs', watching them multiple times while 'getting stoned' and 'chilling with friends.' Just the kind of people who aren't very fascinated with 'being alive' and would rather be able to carry on conversations with other people about popular mainstream media in video+audio format. As you grow old, you can compare various media and rate them historically. For example, "The Simpsons in its prime is way better than _______(Adult Swim show)." <3 the Bromedy demographic.

Is there something inside of alts that feel the need to 'fit in' and find this humor 'funnie'? You can also see that Alts like the Arcade Fire enjoy cobranding themselves with the Mildly Alt Comedy Jocks.

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I suppose that these bros have 'worked hard' to 'be successful', but kinda makes u wonder if they should be doing more with their 'platform.' Or are they being 'progressive' since they are doing something kind of zany when everything else is 'conforming' to previous concepts of comedy? It's just hard for me to take them seriously when I feel like they seem like the type of bros who are only capable of feeling validation from things like 'performing a skit that made fun of the teachers at our high school' or 'my mom thinking that I have a funny personal brand.'


Does n e 1 else find 'comedy albums' to be kind of weird and uncomfortable? I feel like they are purchased by people who don't 'get' the memesphere. Like of course you can see something 'oddly delightful' in a zany song the first time you hear it. But should it inspire a sane person to buy an entire album full of lil sillie songs. Do you plan on listening to this album for the rest of your life? Or will you just put it on when you feel like having a laugh? Or is there something inside of you that wants to create bro-humor + be an alphaBro who makes the ppl laugh?

Anyways, yall. What's the deal with BRO MAINSTREAMER BUTT BUDDY FGGT COMEDY? (this is a new genre term that I invented)
Everything has changed since Weird Al 'sold out' and got a nose job.

Should I only value altComedians like David Cross and Bob Odenkirk?
Is Will Ferrell the #1 comedian of all time?
Do u miss Phil Hartman?
Is Steve Martin overrated?
Was George Carlin overrated? Should I eat pizza until I die while watching reruns of Seinfeld/Curb Ur Enthusiasm?
Was ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT overrated?
What type of comedy do u respect more: College Humor or Lonely Island Bros?
Do comedians owe it to themselves to do more than 'mock' popular aesthetics, and try to change the world by pointing out what's wrong with it, and helping us laugh through troubled times?
Is Chris Rock better than Eddie Murphy better than Richard Pryor?
Is there like some sort of 'science'/'psychology' to what people find 'funnie'? (can some1 who went 2 college please answer this)
Has the meme economy cheapened 'comedy'?
Is it easier for nonfunny comedy in non-sitcom format to thrive simply because it's not in 'sitcom' format? [this question is trying 2 say that the Office sux]
Do yall wish we could just appreciate sitcoms again?

What makes something 'funny' and 'authentic'?
Just trying to preserve my personal brand, yall.

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