I Hate Photomemes

The “photomeme” – the bits of graphic overlaid with a simple, usually simplistic, message – may be, along with Twitter,  the greatest step toward Orwell’s “duckspeak” that Western communications have ever taken.

But that doesn’t mean they’re not occasionally brilliant:


But it’s rare. Oh, so rare.

7 thoughts on “I Hate Photomemes

  1. I work with a lefty. He’s a nice guy, but…..everyday I hear “well, in Europe they got it figured out. We are so far behind the rest of the world…” or something to the effect.

  2. Alas, the meme is no longer true and all those dead white folks on the bottom panel are spinning in their graves. Maybe they will turn into zombies and come and haunt us. I, for one, would prefer their company over the DG and eTASS ilk.

  3. I hear people everyday tell me how wonderful it would be to have socialized medicine here. These are health care workers. I ask them if they would be willing to have their pay cut or if they’d be willing to see some of their co-workers out of a job. No, they wouldn’t. Well, that is what European style healthcare gets us. They have far fewer healthcare workers. There are hardly any nursing assistants. Some European countries lack specialists (like cardiologists, oncologists, etc). People who need that kind of care seek it in other countries that have those specialists. This takes really sick people away from their family and supportive communities, provided they can afford the travel and housing in another country during treatment and recovery. Yet, we’re told that we’re the barbaric country in terms of health care.

  4. *MY* pet peeve with memepics is that regardless of how good the underlying message is, about 95% of the conservative/Republican memepics out there have spelling, grammar, and/or punctuation mistakes in them. It pisses me off, because that just gives the liberals more ammo to continue their “conservatives are stupid” mantra.

  5. With all the profligate spending that occurred during the Boomer generation it’s no wonder the Millennials support Sanders.

  6. It’s worth noting that health care in Saudi Arabia and the UAE is provided free of charge by the government. In related news, my daughter works for a fabric shop in Rochester that does a robust business with citizens of these countries who come to the Mayo for health care. They love silks in 3-4 yard lengths and insist on bargaining with the proprietress on price.

    In other words, that free health care they get is worth every riyal they pay for it.

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