The month is nearly at an end, and despite my best efforts, I find myself ten images short of my fifty picture quota for IntPiPoMo.
Rather than post my usual video game screenshots, I decided to take the opportunity to share an interest of mine that usually doesn’t come up on this blog: Simpsons memes.
It’s amazing the entire subculture that has sprung up around editing Simpsons captures into new gags, abstract art, or bizarre self-referencing in-jokes that no one outside the community could possibly get. I am far less talented than many of the more accomplished members of the community, but I have cobbled together a few memes of my own over the past year or so.
Let’s start with something all my MMO playing readers can appreciate:
A lot of my memes have been on a single theme. I spent a long time trying unsuccessfully to make Homer taunting the dolphin a meme trend, mainly because I think his face in that scene is hilarious.
None of those ever got much attention. I feel like the popularity of a meme is directly inverse to the amount of effort you put in. I spent nearly an hour painstakingly turning Moe into a dolphin, and it only got about twenty reacts, but this half-assed two panel that took me thirty seconds was my first meme to break 1,000 reactions:
And then of course there’s the inevitable pop culture cross-overs:
I have other memes, but this is enough to meet my obligations for the month, and I think you’ve all suffered enough now.