What’s The Matter With Meme?
For those of us who enjoy making fun of him, Donald Trump has been an excellent President.
I have made around twenty memes knocking him of which I am very proud. However, there are some significant drawbacks associated with the making of memes, and I would like to explain and complain.
On the day I made the meme below, instead of calling my representatives or donating or marching or shaving or showering, I spent more than two hours removing a caddy and lowering a waterline to improve the angle of a crocodile’s attack.
Then I had to shadow the croc, and put Trump’s club in the water. I pretty much had a headache by the time I was done with this one.
The misdirection and over expension of energy aren’t the only negatives associated with the making of memes. Unless you tell people, “I made that meme,” they have no idea that you made that that meme. In fact, I think that they politely choose not to inquire because they presume that you found a mad genius meme somewhere, and are re-upping it. For certain personality types, this is a nearly unburdenable burden to bear.
Just imagine how painful it would be to make a sweet .gif like this and to only get credit for posting it:
I spent hours not calling my representatives to make that! And then I’m supposed to just share it without mentioning that I made it?
The obvious solution is to simply tell other people, “I made this meme.” Well, I’ve done that and it feels childish. It’s as if I’m saying, “Look at what I’ve done.” I do not want to reveal to other people that I am childish. I keep this fact well hidden.
The underlying problem here is that I suspect my Facebook friends have muted me, and my mother will turn 86 this year and she’s not online.
By now, you may suspect that I’m obsessed with getting recognition for my excellent work (thank you!) and the entire point of this article is to get even more recognition for my excellent work.
Nothing could be further from Ruth. But I do admit to being aware that these precious memes do have a shelf life.
No, I am far more preoccupied with my failures (the current one plus the future ones). So, the point of this article is, as the title of this article clearly states, I made a meme, there’s something wrong with it, and I don’t know what it is. Here is my one and only meme fail:
I have floated it out multiple times in my typical meme-posting haunts, and it has gotten no hearts, messages, re-tweets, likes, or thumbses up. It was met with the sound of crickets and deafening silence.
I’m hoping you will volunteer, if not a solution, at least a reason in the comments section below. Why has it garnered no love?
Since this is an article I should end it with some conclusatory statements.
- If you don’t make memes, don’t start. There are far too many negatives, and I don’t want any more competition.