Bad Luck Brian - Meme Created By TH3_H4CK3R

Bad Luck Brian - Meme Created By TH3_H4CK3R |  MAKES ORIGINAL, FUNNY MEMES THAT SHOW DEEP, MULTI-LAYERED HUMOR; NOT HOW IMGFLIP WORKS | image tagged in memes,bad luck brian,front page,hall of fame,hilarious,funny | made w/ Imgflip meme maker
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11 ups, 5y,
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Put It Somewhere Else Patrick Meme | WE SHOULD TAKE ORIGINAL, FUNNY MEMES THAT SHOW DEEP, MULTI-LAYERED HUMOR AND PUT THEM ON THE FRONT PAGE | image tagged in memes,put it somewhere else patrick | made w/ Imgflip meme maker
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5 ups, 5y
well done!
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8 ups, 5y,
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They don't exist, and it would defeat the purpose of what a meme is.

Memes aren't meant to be deep and multi-layered, or even all that original for that matter.
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8 ups, 5y,
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You don't think they're meant to be original? I think a lot are on this site,... or maybe I am still meming from inside a shell? There are lot of generic meme templates,... is that what you're referencing? Not sure I understand completely.
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6 ups, 5y,
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I rarely repost, or use someone else's material. I don't know about the entire "originality" part of meme making. I always upvote an "original" meme (meaning its original to me, in that I personally haven't seen it elsewhere). But I get what the meme is saying when all the reposts lately show that it is about what makes a user cast their upvote and that doesn't matter if it's a repost or not. But as of right now, there's 80+ voters who agreed with this meme and its message, yet reposts frequently make the front page.
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2 ups, 5y
Imade post to find out they are almost identical to other post,.. but its not intentional. There are a lot of users,.. and some templates are bound to inspire similar ideas!! I don't anyone can look at your stuff and call you a "reposter!"
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6 ups, 5y,
2 replies
MEMES IT'S EASIER TO MAKE THEM THAN EXPLAIN THEM | made w/ Imgflip meme maker
Maybe you and I might be thinking of different things when we say the word "original."

I don't know how to explain it very well. I'm not saying we shouldn't take any thought as to what we put in memes. I just think people would be missing the point if they were pushing for depth and originality.

Memes aren't paintings or short stories or anything like that. They're basically a catchphrase, slogan, or joke that we usually put either on a standard template we didn't make or a picture from the internet we didn't take. They're meant to be taken in at a glance and hit you with a way of thinking about things that reflects the culture. And they're meant to be ideas that catch hold and get repeated (maybe with some variations here and there, but repeated and recognizable ideas).

I just wrote the comment like that because when I saw the phrase "original, funny memes that show deep, multi-layered humor," I thought, that's not what memes are supposed to be.
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5 ups, 5y,
4 replies
It's a good thing we have a comment section.. ;)! We both see "original" the same way. Some memes do provoke more thought.. and inspire a lot of comments.. but the message in the meme is not really multi layered.. it's almost impossible to do with a catchy phrase. That's a good comment.. explains very well.
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7 ups, 5y,
2 replies
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4 ups, 5y
LMAO!! Worth a post!!! =)
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2 ups, 5y
Lol thanks for illustrating the point. Nice. :)
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5 ups, 5y
:)
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2 ups, 5y,
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I've been thinking about this a bit further. Honestly, it's probably a balance that swings back and forth. If people were only copying memes without thinking, then it would be good to remind them there's no law against trying something fresh every now and then, because that's good too.

But on imgflip right now, we're too much the other way. Someone likes a joke and retells it, and you have 20 little assclowns climbing over each other to see who can say "Repost!" first (even if it's already written in the comments numerous times.) That's when it's time to remind people of the basics of Memes 101 - that memes are, in fact, mostly made of derivative elements and not original creative works, and that it is in fact okay to repost memes (as long as it's within site guidelines).

Basically people should be free to make whatever memes they want. If they want to do original ones, that's great. Some of those come out OK. If they want to repost one, that's fine too. Personally I usually find those the funniest.

In other words, I'm not really against people making original memes, I'm against people imposing artificial standards on others that make no sense (e.g., memes should "only" be original). So that's kind of the background to what I was thinking in my comment.
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1 up, 5y
Good thoughts! Comedy has been on the planet a loooooong time. Jokes, in all their forms are going to be recycled in some way.. memes being one.. in a digital age.

60 years ago.. a comedian in a stand-up comedy club may have told a joke that someone in the audience heard before.. and there would be an assclown (ha) to yell "that's old"... the equivalent of today's "repost!" I see "repost" on levels.. in that the way they are reposted. Some templates with the exact comment fit perfectly in a comment to a meme over and over again. . Like the alien guy. It's a repost.. but fits. Most assclowns that scream "repost" are just trying to steal someone's thunder.. knock it a bit as if they are TV movie critics trying to wow an audience. ;)
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1 up, 5y
But also, at the end of the day, no matter what we write about meme theory, we probably shouldn't take it all that seriously. When I see a meme, I know if I like it, whether it fits what I think memes should be or not. :)
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1 up, 5y,
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Neing both deep and original has been done. Only a true artist of memes can do it. It is very rare. I have not been able to ever do it.

Memes are a quick glance to make you have a responce of some sort. Hopefully the responce given is understood. But not all are. Thats why there are so many frustrated artists in the world.
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1 up, 5y
Dang *being
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6 ups, 5y
*ding* sound advice. :) i like to make 'em though, 'cause i've found the internets is a good abyss to toss my personal negativity into so, i can let it go and continue with my day. that is ... if i also remember to ignore the flames that pop up sometimes. ;)
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5 ups, 5y,
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3 ups, 5y,
1 reply
Reposts = good memes.

When people say "original" memes, it's usually code for "memes that suck."
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2 ups, 5y,
1 reply
Ouch.
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2 ups, 5y
Usually.
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2 ups, 5y
then how was the origin of a meme created you ask? you see when you get whole big bowl of dank sprinkle some raydog and go to the past (WARNING! THYME NEEDED) grab some entertainer and stick it in da oven for...2 eons you get voila!memes!
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8 ups, 5y,
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8 ups, 5y
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8 ups, 5y,
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I've been trying different things to see if I can figure out and appeal to the community's sense of humor.

I think that's where I went wrong...
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8 ups, 5y,
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No, that is a good way. Just don't get discouraged. When I get discouraged I post a BLB meme, that's always worth some upvotes, it's easy to laugh at BLB's bad luck.
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6 ups, 5y
Because you know damn well we are clever and funny...
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7 ups, 5y,
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I would suggest to anyone to make things that make you laugh instead of trying to appeal to "the community" at large. That makes it even better when your "baby" does well:)
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6 ups, 5y,
2 replies
I have a wide range of what I find humorous. I especially enjoy insult and dark humor, but that doesn't seem to go well here and some of it will go too far. I've often wondered where the boundaries are as to what's going to be tolerated and what isn't. I see the humor in near everything, but not everyone else does.
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6 ups, 5y,
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I just went through a bunch of yours, a lot of funny stuff in there. Sometimes its the timing and what is going on in people's heads, sometimes its the timing of the release and not reaching your audience. Its hard to figure out. I've been on 7 months and know nothing more of timing than I did when I started! :P
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5 ups, 5y,
2 replies
I appreciate that. Yeah, as time goes on memes get better in what's said and how it's constructed. As for the rest, well, I guess that's why we keep trying!
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5 ups, 5y
right you are... I was telling someone a few days ago, I was 2 months in and still doing fart jokes (although it is one of those things on my bucket list to accomplish)
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3 ups, 5y
that should have said "getting one on the front page" :)
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3 ups, 5y,
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https://i.imgflip.com/yrhki.jpg
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1 up, 5y,
1 reply
true story. :)
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1 up, 5y
That's what experience has taught us. :-)
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1 up, 5y
for science! nothing wrong with experimentation. :)

personally, i've found more enjoyment commenting, upvoting comments, and making the quick, little, first-thought-to-jump-in-my-head meme comments. as oppose to creating though-out ones and submitting them.
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8 ups, 5y,
2 replies
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11 ups, 5y,
1 reply
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5 ups, 5y
well done! oh my ... lol
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7 ups, 5y
congrats! :D
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8 ups, 5y,
2 replies
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11 ups, 5y
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8 ups, 5y,
3 replies
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8 ups, 5y
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7 ups, 5y
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5 ups, 5y,
1 reply
ha! kermit smokin' a square, drinkin' coffee ... so much better than weak-azz Lipton.
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6 ups, 5y,
1 reply
What if he drank sizzurp?
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6 ups, 5y,
1 reply
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6 ups, 5y,
1 reply
I created a meme template called 'But that's none of my sizzurp.' Check it out!
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7 ups, 5y,
1 reply
;) most excellent
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5 ups, 5y,
1 reply
Here are some others I made:
"It is my business"
"But that's none of my acid"
"But that's none of my weed"
The last one has nothing to do with weed, but I named it that anyway.
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6 ups, 5y,
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nice! i especially like the "But that's none of my weed" one, 'cause of the old-style kermit puppet, plus live-action square and ashtray. *yawn* must ... sleep ... now. will def' have to revisit these, though. :)
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3 ups, 5y,
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Oh, yeah! I almost forgot one:
"Badass Kermit"
That one's funny!
3 ups, 5y
oh ... whoah ... what the heck? i'm trying to place where i've seen that monster ... besides nightmares anyways. :P
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