New Facebook page features Multnomah-themed memes
So I herd u leik memes? Well, if you are pronouncing them like “themes,” then a winner is you. But some ask, “Memes? What is this I don’t even?” Don’t worry, I’m from the internet, and I’ll tell you about them for great justice, and why you don’t have to go LOLWUT to Multnomah Memes.
Because the internet is serious business, we have to go to the dictionary to learn that a meme is “an idea, behavior, style, or usage that spreads from person to person within a culture.” Specifically, however, we are talking about internet memes, which are generally consistent jokes that people do for the lulz on the series of tubes. They often falcon punch humor at everyday issues or specific cultural topics. I’ve known about memes for a long time because I’m kind of a socially awkward penguin.
One day I was thinking about how my procrastination says “Can’t let you do that, Star Fox” to my desire to attend ALL the chapels, and I realized I could make this into a meme for the Multnomah Facebook group to send people on a lollercoaster. Challenge accepted. So I sent those students a meme; students love memes. Shortly after, the group had memes, memes everywhere, and I realized we needed a specific meme page to hold all the me gusta.
Suddenly, memes, thousands of them. It was a constant nyan, nyan, nyan of memes pouring in from students. People were shoop da whooping pics so fast, I had to yell “LEROY JENKINS” and dive in to posting them all. Some friends said “Y U NO HAVE HELP?” and I made them admins, but as soon as they took an arrow to the notifications, they gave up the adventure and left me forever alone. It’s okay though, I’m a’ firin’ mah lazer just fine on my own.
The reactions to Multnomah memes have generally been a roflcopter trip. Some act as though they’ve seen a double rainbow. Others get offended by a meme and ask me to kill it with fire. Some professors have said “I’m 50 years old and what is this?” I have to explain how memes are climin’ in yo windows, and the professors usually think it all seems legit. One professor acted quite TENSO about a meme referencing him, and trolled his class into thinking he was upset. They couldn’t tell that it’s a trap and the cake is a lie. Most people just tell me funny memes are funny. Good thing it isn’t you laugh, you lose.
One of the first world problems of the Multnomah meme page is that some people don’t understand memes much more than anyone understands magnets. I have to remind them that one does not simply caption a picture and call it a meme. Also, Millhouse is not a meme. The submissions can be full of derps and they just go “Close enough.” It makes me not want to live on this planet anymore. A lot make me facepalm and I have to express: DO NOT WANT. They want me to disregard that they suck at memes, but thankfully, sometimes the meme just needs more cowbell. Even if U MAD, I have to barrel roll out and let them have a “Nope. Chuck Testa.” Sometimes they are dissappoint, but haters gonna hate.
Someday, we may have over 9,000 memes. I know Multnomah memes are not my personal army, but I’ll keep trying to have some quality standards. U jelly? I’d rather not have people shouting “Lame memes? In my meme meme page?” I’d also like you to know, unless you’re a honey badger, that you can upload memes to the site, too! Just search MU Memes on Facebook and send one via message like a boss. Unless you are so confused you are asking how to shot web, you can make them easily on sites like zipmeme.com. Your memes can be in our meme page, killing our d00dz as long as you don’t accidentally the whole thing. In the meantime, I’ll be drinking your milkshake and dancing like it’s peanut butter jelly time. Cool story, bro?
–Shae Layton is a junior Psychology major.