I contacted the Harris campaign last week to find out: What does Harris think of the “Kamala Is a Cop” meme, and is she worried that it has stifled youth support? The response I received was somewhat brusque: A link to a Blavity round table with Harris, in which she briefly acknowledged the memes after a long defense of her record, and a quote from the aforementioned Black Women’s Breakfast, in which Harris said that she’s “fully aware” of the cop memes and that they break her heart. “Are we saying that we don’t want the people making these decisions to be someone who goes to the same church, has children in the same community?” she added. “No. We need to be everywhere.” … [Read more...] about Did the ‘Kamala Is a Cop’ Meme Help Tank Harris’s Campaign?
Early skirmishes of the Meme World War, as it came to be known, started with moderators of the Star Wars-centric r/prequelmemes noticing an uptick in their users brigading—the term for users maliciously mass voting on content of communities they generally do not belong to—competing meme page r/sequelmemes. The war itself wasn’t codified beyond simple rule-breaking until approximately five days ago. … [Read more...] about Reddit’s Big, Dumb Meme War Ends in Tears
The first images that we had of the pair was back in February, but this is our best look yet, and they look fantastic. Hopefully, we’ll be getting a trailer for this soon. (Captain America: Civil War, maybe?) … [Read more...] about See Benedict Cumberbatch’s Doctor Strange Take the Streets of Manhattan and Beg for a Meme
“Koko didn’t sign, as far as we know,” he responded, not missing a chance to address his long-standing beef with the gorilla. “Her trainer refused to release the relevant evidence. There have been extensive and sophisticated efforts to eli … [Read more...] about Noam Chomsky has “never heard of Baby Yoda” and has “no thoughts about memes”
Besides being amusingly goofy, there was something deeply humanizing about the pictures, which seemed to show a dude locking eyes with an awesome looking jacket-pink-pants combo—which, no tea, no shade, no pink lemonade, he legitimately rocked at the premiere—and responding with pure delight. … [Read more...] about Joy-killing Jared Leto refuses to be your meme