Memes I Didn't Make
(see also Memes I Made and Social Justice Memes)

First I should say that technically, these are image macros, but that's what I usually mean when I say "memes." (And you may want to read about my original introduction to concept of memes, back in the 90s, before I ever saw a macro.) Anyway, regardless of what you call them, I've seen countless memes/macros throughout my years on the internet (and especially my years on facebook). Like, seriously, it has to be in the thousands, most of which I wouldn't remember now, and many of which I wouldn't care about. But I'm sure there are plenty I've forgotten that I did like when I saw them, so it's a shame I didn't start this page much, much sooner. Then again, I don't want too many memes here, so I'll try to stick to my favorites, of the ones I currently have copies of or that I see in the future.


Ariel (from The Little Mermaid) is feeling the Bern.

TV & movies
(note: some of the memes I put under other headings invoke shows and movies, but this heading is for when the memes are specifically about shows or movies. More or less.)

This is a play on two very different characters with the same name, in Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer and The Silence of the Lambs.

Um... I think this scene is from Return of the Jedi, but the joke is in reference to The Force Awakens, obvi.

This is one of my favorite jokes ever from The O.C. We're meant to think Summer was talking about "Brokeback Mountain," but as Marissa indicates, she was actually talking about the The Lord of the Rings trilogy (probably specifically the second and/or third movies).

This is Gus, from Psych. The macro features a line he used several times on the show, after Pluto was demoted from planet status to dwarf planet. That always bugged me as much as it did Gus.

This is about Supernatural, which often uses the song "Carry On, Wayward Son" during recaps of prior events in the series. It's also a play on the many memes that use the words "Keep Calm and..." whatever. I mean, I think the original is "Keep Calm and Carry On," though I have no idea what the origins of that are. And I know there are countless permutations of it with other endings. Anyway, one day I was thinking of the original phrase and the song came to mind, so I did a google search to see if anyone had made a meme connecting the phrase and the song before. Which, of course they had. There were several varieties of the idea, and I think this was probably the best one I found.

Ah, Bender (from Futurama). Yes, I'd like to kill all humans. (But don't call me "baby.") And Professor Farnsworth... I don't want to live here, either.


This isn't specifically about writing, but about art in general. Still, I reckon I might as well put it under the heading of "writing," since that's my kind of art. Anyway, it's pretty neat how this was made so you can either read just the left side or both sides together, to get completely opposite meanings. But I thought it would be even more impressive if you could read both sides independently, in addition to reading both sides together. So I spent several hours one day trying to work that out. I never quite finished, and I haven't gotten back to work on it yet, but maybe someday I will.

I made my own alteration of this to better reflect my own experience.

I have no idea what llamas have to do with the verbification of nouns, but this is still pretty cute. I'm also not quite sure how much it has to do with writing, per se, but it is about evolving types of language usage, which is the kind of thing writers tend to find interesting. Of course, you don't have to be a writer to use the meme, or to enjoy it.

This is one of countless "you should be writing" memes I've seen. I don't plan on including many here, but I may add a few, from time to time. Of course Grumpy Cat comes first.

random stuff

This is Barney, from How I Met Your Mother. I don't remember if he actually said this, but I wouldn't be surprised. Still, I don't include this under the TV heading, because I think of it more as an internet thing.

This is probably one of the first macros I ever really liked a lot. I don't know when I first saw it, but I know that I had it on my main "Images" page for years before I started this page, and moved it here.

This is obviously Grumpy Cat, and there are countless memes that feature her. (Some of them can be seen on my Grumpy Cat calendar.) But this, I think, is maybe the best multi-purpose Grumpy Cat meme.

This is Applejack from My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic and Spider-Man (I'm guessing the incarnation from the 1967 series, but I'm not positive). I'm not putting this under the TV heading because I don't think it has anything to do with either show. Again, more of an internet thing. (I have no clue why someone chose to put those two characters together, it seems like the most random thing ever, but I love it.)

This isn't actually a meme, but the image, I believe, is from Iron Man 2. The text was added as part of a promotion of a browser app called Greenhouse. I don't recall if the image was on the website, or if I just saw it in some article about the app. Either way, I liked it. (The app itself is about real world politicians, but it was fun to see this image demonstrating how it works with a fictional politician.)

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