Meeting My IntPiPoMo Quota

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:

I'm in alpha, Marge!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.

One of my Simpsons memes.

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:

One of my Simpsons memes, featuring a Futurama crossover.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.

Song of the Month: Efflo, Horror Movie

There’s a lot of good new music right now, so I had a bit of a struggle picking a single track for November’s Song of the Month. The song Chvrches did for Death Stranding is fantastic, and the new Monowhales single is pretty bangin’, too.

But I had to signal boost the new track from Winnipeg’s Efflo. I’ve featured them before a few times, and their new song, Horror Movie, is as beautifully different as ever (though the video should probably have an epilepsy warning).

I do have to laugh that they said at the beginning of the year their sound was going to become more positive, and this is what they’ve come out with. Not that I’m complaining — I love bleak music, and they’re masters of the form.