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#51 Posted by Snail (8593 posts) -

Some memes are hilarious under the right circumstances, but when they get overused and misused most just stop being funny. It goes from being like a big in-joke and it starts being just a lame thing.

#52 Posted by NoobSauceG7 (1237 posts) -

Memes are stupid...

#53 Posted by Carousel (418 posts) -

@RainbowCarnage said:

*looks around*

Ok I'll be the one to say it.

I used to think memes were funny, but then I took an arrow to the knee

I'll find out where you live.

#54 Posted by Guided_By_Tigers (8061 posts) -

99% of them are stupid and not funny.

#55 Posted by Socialone (202 posts) -

I was introduced to memes around spring 2011, but the phenomenon exploded last December and now everyone is using them, including stupid duckface bitches who used to be the prime scapegoats of meme users -- my facebook newsfeed painfully confirms this every day. Like many things before, they got dumbed down to the lowest common denominator when they came in contact with the masses. It really needs to stop, they've become an embarrassment.

#56 Posted by Scrawnto (2440 posts) -

Memes are not inherently problematic. It only becomes an issue when they are used as a replacement for genuine cultural discourse, which unfortunately is almost all the time now.

#57 Posted by Harkat (1101 posts) -

Well memes are basically viral jokes, and I don't mind that at all. But the current trend of "Image+Impact font" as a ways to make something out of every shitty joke or idea the internet has bugs me.

#58 Posted by Demoskinos (14730 posts) -

@Mcfart: It probably was still relevant while Borderlands 2 was in development.

#59 Posted by Deusx (1903 posts) -

Not anymore, memes used to be funny when nobody called them memes and were just internet jokes. Now a days everything gets overused by redittors, /b/, and facebook kids.

#60 Posted by Animasta (14667 posts) -

@Socialone said:

I was introduced to memes around spring 2011, but the phenomenon exploded last December and now everyone is using them, including stupid duckface bitches who used to be the prime scapegoats of meme users -- my facebook newsfeed painfully confirms this every day. Like many things before, they got dumbed down to the lowest common denominator when they came in contact with the masses. It really needs to stop, they've become an embarrassment.

it was always an embarassment, dude, get off your high horse

#61 Edited by kgb0515 (411 posts) -

I was watching a video the other day by a youtuber that I actually really enjoy and respect due to his normally excellent banter, but once I heard him say "bad kid is bad", "zero fucks given", and "going balls deep" within about a minute's time. I immediately had the strong desire to unsubscribe to his channel.

#62 Posted by Deusx (1903 posts) -

@ajamafalous said:

@CaptStickybeard said:

I'm internet savvy. Real internet savvy. (Be jealous)

And I frequent sites where the memes live.

So by the time everyone else gets a hold of them, they're already old and cringe-inducing.

Yeah, this. Yes, I know I'm an internet hipster. I don't care.

Please don't tell me that place is Reddit. Please fucking don't...

#63 Posted by Nottle (1912 posts) -

It's MGS2 all over again... With the internet there is nothing filtering the crap out of culture.

I think the memes are funny at times. I don't really get upset over them. Just words. Over used, but that doesn't mean its inherently unfunny.

As for how they are used in Borderlands 2 most of them are just flavor text for challenges. What else are they supposed to write there? It's either references or puns for stuff that has to be one line of text.

#64 Posted by JonathanAshleyMoore (282 posts) -

I find them funny...

#65 Edited by Wes899 (2107 posts) -

@Animasta said:

@Socialone said:

I was introduced to memes around spring 2011, but the phenomenon exploded last December and now everyone is using them, including stupid duckface bitches who used to be the prime scapegoats of meme users -- my facebook newsfeed painfully confirms this every day. Like many things before, they got dumbed down to the lowest common denominator when they came in contact with the masses. It really needs to stop, they've become an embarrassment.

it was always an embarassment, dude, get off your high horse

xDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD Look at this guy, OG internet spring 2011.

On topic: Memes are trash tier and always have been.

#66 Posted by KevinK (198 posts) -

@TruthTellah said:

@darpa: You're definitely not a lame person for not being aware of many Internet memes. Internet memes are just nice insider-culture lingo which reinforce familiarity and a greater sense of shared experience within Internet communities.

So, don't worry, duder. Shoot that guy and root for #TeamBrad. Yo darpa, jump over dat big ass meme! Pay $775 million dollars for a new copy of Lincoln Force. That's million bucks, Batman! I'm a Wizard, and Internet memes are fucked up. No one meme should have all that power. And anime is for Peter Molyneux's balls. <>

There are still a few Giant Bomb memes that make me chuckle. :)

#67 Posted by Mustachio (242 posts) -

Ingedients:

  • 1x funny joke with punchline
  • 1x website with large, mainstream audience and aggregate system
  • 1,000,000x people who find joke funny

Step-by-step guide:

  1. Leave out at room temperature and test periodically with a fork or spoon to make sure the joke is funny. When satisfied, proceed to step two.
  2. Submit to website and leave for approximately 24 hours. More popular websites may require a lower time.
  3. Retrieve the now worn-out joke from the website.
  4. Using a sharp knife, cut the punchline out of the joke and discard the build up and the context, you won't be needing those.
  5. Resubmit the punchline of the worn-out joke and wait a further 24 hours.
  6. When done, retrieve the worn out context-less punchline of the already worn-out joke, and create some kind of line-drawn picture or motivational poster with it.
  7. Congratulations, you've created a "meme"!
#68 Posted by Chalian (216 posts) -

Fuck em

#69 Edited by dcgc (878 posts) -

@Strife777 said:

They just get overused way too much and get old real fast. I also can't stand people saying stuff like "... like a boss" or "fail", etc. I don't mind it every now and then, but when they start saying in context that don't make sense with what it means, I just go nuts. I got too many people on facebook doing that.

The story of my almost life (I ignore them).

#70 Posted by Socialone (202 posts) -

@Wes899 said:

@Animasta said:

@Socialone said:

I was introduced to memes around spring 2011, but the phenomenon exploded last December and now everyone is using them, including stupid duckface bitches who used to be the prime scapegoats of meme users -- my facebook newsfeed painfully confirms this every day. Like many things before, they got dumbed down to the lowest common denominator when they came in contact with the masses. It really needs to stop, they've become an embarrassment.

it was always an embarassment, dude, get off your high horse

xDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD Look at this guy, OG internet spring 2011.

On topic: Memes are trash tier and always have been.

Whoa, you guys are snarky today. I admittedly came in late, but I still witnessed a remarkable degradation in the past few months. That's all I meant to say.

#71 Posted by Gamer_152 (14065 posts) -

Yeah, I think internet memes can be funny and I've gotten a lot of laughs out of the better stuff out there. They're basically the same thing as a running gag and a lot of them are just joke structures, which have both been around for a very long time and have proven themselves funny. Like almost everyone else here though, I think they get overused. People have the tendency to run any kind of joke into the ground, and this might be more true of people in internet culture than anywhere else.

Moderator
#72 Posted by Carousel (418 posts) -

@Deusx said:

@ajamafalous said:

@CaptStickybeard said:

I'm internet savvy. Real internet savvy. (Be jealous)

And I frequent sites where the memes live.

So by the time everyone else gets a hold of them, they're already old and cringe-inducing.

Yeah, this. Yes, I know I'm an internet hipster. I don't care.

Please don't tell me that place is Reddit. Please fucking don't...

Of course it's Le Reddit,

Where le else le would it le be?

lel

#73 Posted by iam3green (14390 posts) -

they could be funny but then get overused fast. pretty much what everyone else said.

speaking of memes, have you heard of movie smiley? it's a movie about an urban legend of a meme and a killer comes to get you after you say it. i did it for the lulz three times.

#74 Posted by FancySoapsMan (5813 posts) -

All memes are terrible. 
 
general statements like that make perfect sense because apparently all memes are the same thing.

#75 Posted by habster3 (3595 posts) -

@Strife777 said:

They just get overused way too much and get old real fast. I also can't stand people saying stuff like "... like a boss" or "fail", etc. I don't mind it every now and then, but when they start saying in context that don't make sense with what it means, I just go nuts. I got too many people on facebook doing that.

I'd say this sums up my feelings about memes.

I'd say memes pretty much go through a Human Centipede cycle (4chan>reddit>9gag>Facebook); they can be great at the beginning, but after the shit gets digested a few times, they become insufferable.

#76 Posted by TaliciaDragonsong (8698 posts) -
@TruthTellah said:

@darpa: You're definitely not a lame person for not being aware of many Internet memes. Internet memes are just nice insider-culture lingo which reinforce familiarity and a greater sense of shared experience within Internet communities.

So, don't worry, duder. Shoot that guy and root for #TeamBrad. Yo darpa, jump over dat big ass meme! Pay $775 million dollars for a new copy of Lincoln Force. That's million bucks, Batman! I'm a Wizard, and Internet memes are fucked up. No one meme should have all that power. And anime is for Peter Molyneux's balls. <>

Couldn't have said it better. Loads of people here hate meme's but have no problem at all with the Giantbomb ones. Funny how that works.
#77 Posted by GJSmitty (651 posts) -

I can tolerate memes on the internet, especially if they aren't too bad.

But when somebody says or acts out a meme in real life, it pisses me off.

#78 Posted by chrissedoff (2079 posts) -

A good rule of thumb for memes is if people on 4chan like it, it is dumb/bad/unfunny/played out.

#79 Posted by Apparatus_Unearth (3131 posts) -

Memes are silly but who cares.

#80 Posted by Godlyawesomeguy (6396 posts) -

@familyphotoshoot said:

Do you guys remember when The Chappelle Show blew up real huge and for months and months people would go around yelling IM RICK JAMES BITCH for no real reason and how it wasn't funny at all? Remember how everyone wouldn't stop quoting fucking Borat and you wanted to stab them in the throat with a screwdriver or something?

That's how I feel about people spewing memes constantly.

Agreed. People at my school are still speaking in a accent reminiscent of Borat and it is the worst.

Memes used to be a cool, inside joke that people on the internet used for a couple of weeks and then it died down.......then people started using them constantly (and way after they were relevant) in-person and ugh. I can't stand them for any more than a week or so now depending on the quality of the meme.

#81 Posted by Turambar (6713 posts) -

Some times I find memes funny, sometimes I don't.  It doesn't really matter to me if other people agree.  Then again, I don't go around trying to use it as humor myself.  My usage of humor in real life is much more rooted in strategic usage of witty and self-deprecative remarks.  Works pretty well.

#82 Posted by DoctorWelch (2774 posts) -

Memes are exactly like any other form of comedy/joke. They can be really funny when done right, and can get really old really fast when over used.

#83 Posted by BirdkeeperDan (400 posts) -

I don't know repeating a joke catchphrase got to be popular. Memes are essentially straight referential humour with no care put into punch or delivery. Family Guy gets some laughs but it also rolls a lot of eyes I think it's the same with memes. Unfortunately memes also are heavily repeated to even qualify so they may in fact be worse than Family Guy.

#84 Posted by TheVeteran13 (1202 posts) -
This is what I think of Internet memes
#85 Posted by Deusx (1903 posts) -

@CaptStickybeard said:

@Deusx said:

@ajamafalous said:

@CaptStickybeard said:

I'm internet savvy. Real internet savvy. (Be jealous)

And I frequent sites where the memes live.

So by the time everyone else gets a hold of them, they're already old and cringe-inducing.

Yeah, this. Yes, I know I'm an internet hipster. I don't care.

Please don't tell me that place is Reddit. Please fucking don't...

Of course it's Le Reddit,

Where le else le would it le be?

lel

Please fucking kill me.

#86 Posted by Tim_the_Corsair (3065 posts) -

Fucking memes, how do they work?

#87 Posted by NegativeCero (2988 posts) -

All this talk of memes makes me wonder how many people here have run into someone who incorporates them into conversations. I'm all for memes for the short while they stay funny, but I can't help but groan to myself when this happens.

#88 Posted by Geralt (317 posts) -

Thanks everyone for sharing thoughts on this matter. Now I know that I'm old, slightly lame-ish and spend an appropriate amout of time on the internet.

Please continue discussion if needed. I'm out. Good luck, have Batmen!

#89 Posted by Neurotic (632 posts) -

Some are fine for a time (i.e. the first time you see them) but the nature of the Internet means they get overused fast.

I also don't want them in my Borderlands. Thankfully for me, the Siren doesn't seem to spout them as often as Jeff says the Commando does (at least, I haven't heard any) and challenge titles are easy to ignore.

#90 Posted by harinosho (594 posts) -

I see a lot of Borderlands 2 Logic Memes (if they are that). and i really hate people using the word "fail" or "epic fail" i have spoken to people and i noticed they started using "omg" and "lol" in conversation. walk away.

However memes get overussed to a point that you feeling physically urked when you hear them.

the trouble with normal folk , they sometimes get into memes late and use it constantly (gunnamestyle is curerently my example) when people are genrally net savvy are over it.

#91 Posted by golguin (3868 posts) -

A good deal of them are funny, but they eventually stop being funny. It's like a joke that's repeated too many times. Each person has their own interpretation on when a meme stops being funny based on their exposure.

It would be unfair to proclaim a meme unfunny to someone who has just been exposed to it. The ironic thing is that a good deal of the giant bomb community decries memes and yet continue to beat giant bomb memes to death in the same breath.

Online
#92 Posted by Claude (16255 posts) -

In the end, they all make us wet or our dick hard.

#93 Posted by Example1013 (4834 posts) -

I put on my wizard robe and hat

#94 Posted by Wrighteous86 (3780 posts) -

@Claude said:

In the end, they all make us wet or our dick hard.

Or both.

#95 Posted by Claude (16255 posts) -
@Wrighteous86 said:

@Claude said:

In the end, they all make us wet or our dick hard.

Or both.

Well, maybe dry and limp too. Maybe?
#96 Posted by Bourbon_Warrior (4523 posts) -

I like good memes

#97 Posted by AsperGamer (161 posts) -

@Claude said:

In the end, they all make us wet or our dick hard.

Imagination is intelligence with an erection.

#98 Posted by Claude (16255 posts) -
@AsperGamer said:

@Claude said:

In the end, they all make us wet or our dick hard.

Imagination is intelligence with an erection.

Sweet justice fill my soul as you see the words written by true saints of their nature.
#99 Posted by stryker1121 (1394 posts) -

Memes are great! That 'arrow in the knee' one was funny for about negative-7 seconds.

#100 Posted by Everyones_A_Critic (6295 posts) -

@PollySMPS said:

@Freshbandito: If said parties involve unoriginal chucklefucks standing around spouting regurgitated lines, often without any kind of context and expecting a laugh, then they're not exactly parties I wanna be at anyway. I'm not wasting my time on boring people.

Nobody doing that is going to be at a good party, fucking fact.

I find internet memes funny when they're done well, so fuck 9gag as a staff label and as a muthafuckin' crew.