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Re: What is Kek?
« Reply #150 on: March 02, 2017, 06:52:09 pm »
Hmmm. Interesting question. Probably immune. Benign would probably if it still had some ability to spread, and becomes fixed in the culture.

Yes, I think this is accurate. In a sense, perhaps it could be said to have lost virulence as a consequence of host immunity, like an old virus that is still around but can no longer propagate by infecting new hosts; rather, it continues to occasionally cause outbreaks among earlier hosts who have become latent carriers.

This reminds me of the badgers meme. People who were on the internet around the year 2000 remember it occasionally and it still functions as a nostalgic joke, but no one else gets it.

Or Naughty Hedgehogs, or We Like The Moon.

It's like the kids' shows that only have relevance and meaning for children born in a certain ten-year span, or in a certain region. I remember Ramblin' Rod and Bumpity, and if I run into someone else who was a child in Portland in the 1970's they will remember Ramblin' Rod and Bumpity, but outside of that region or timeframe it has no relevance.
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Re: What is Kek?
« Reply #151 on: March 02, 2017, 07:01:45 pm »
Hmmm. Interesting question. Probably immune. Benign would probably if it still had some ability to spread, and becomes fixed in the culture.

Yes, I think this is accurate. In a sense, perhaps it could be said to have lost virulence as a consequence of host immunity, like an old virus that is still around but can no longer propagate by infecting new hosts; rather, it continues to occasionally cause outbreaks among earlier hosts who have become latent carriers.

This reminds me of the badgers meme. People who were on the internet around the year 2000 remember it occasionally and it still functions as a nostalgic joke, but no one else gets it.

Or Naughty Hedgehogs, or We Like The Moon.

It's like the kids' shows that only have relevance and meaning for children born in a certain ten-year span, or in a certain region. I remember Ramblin' Rod and Bumpity, and if I run into someone else who was a child in Portland in the 1970's they will remember Ramblin' Rod and Bumpity, but outside of that region or timeframe it has no relevance.

And then on the other end of that you get shit like Star Trek which runs for 3 seasons but becomes and remains a cornerstone of pop-culture for 50 years and ends up inspiring real life technology like automatic doors, cell phones and touchscreens.

Incidentally, I find it interesting that TEG/AKK would refer to it as "the Erisian meme." It's like saying "the Human gene." Which gene? There's 19,000 of them. It would be more appropriate to call it the Erisian memome (cause why not, we have Momes anyway)
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Re: What is Kek?
« Reply #152 on: March 02, 2017, 07:40:45 pm »
Hmmm. Interesting question. Probably immune. Benign would probably if it still had some ability to spread, and becomes fixed in the culture.

Yes, I think this is accurate. In a sense, perhaps it could be said to have lost virulence as a consequence of host immunity, like an old virus that is still around but can no longer propagate by infecting new hosts; rather, it continues to occasionally cause outbreaks among earlier hosts who have become latent carriers.

This reminds me of the badgers meme. People who were on the internet around the year 2000 remember it occasionally and it still functions as a nostalgic joke, but no one else gets it.

Or Naughty Hedgehogs, or We Like The Moon.

It's like the kids' shows that only have relevance and meaning for children born in a certain ten-year span, or in a certain region. I remember Ramblin' Rod and Bumpity, and if I run into someone else who was a child in Portland in the 1970's they will remember Ramblin' Rod and Bumpity, but outside of that region or timeframe it has no relevance.

And then on the other end of that you get shit like Star Trek which runs for 3 seasons but becomes and remains a cornerstone of pop-culture for 50 years and ends up inspiring real life technology like automatic doors, cell phones and touchscreens.

Incidentally, I find it interesting that TEG/AKK would refer to it as "the Erisian meme." It's like saying "the Human gene." Which gene? There's 19,000 of them. It would be more appropriate to call it the Erisian memome (cause why not, we have Momes anyway)

Memome! OMG. I think you just maeked a new word.
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Re: What is Kek?
« Reply #153 on: March 02, 2017, 07:42:09 pm »
Dammit. https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/memome

I was hoping you were first.
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Re: What is Kek?
« Reply #154 on: March 02, 2017, 07:46:26 pm »
Dammit. https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/memome

I was hoping you were first.

Ah damn. Oh well, at least the word exists
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Re: What is Kek?
« Reply #155 on: March 02, 2017, 09:08:39 pm »
Memeplex is probably the right word for what we were going for anyway, although Discordia is a pretty unstable one.

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Re: What is Kek?
« Reply #156 on: March 02, 2017, 09:20:20 pm »
I'd say that it has the propensity for fast evolution, with a fair amount of Horizontal Meme TransferTM that leads to the creation of new strains. Then again, I have't really paid much attention to Discordia generally of late. It was interesting to see Disco emerge, but it's easy to get annoyed by it, so I was happy to eventually distance myself from that. Interestingly I can see some commonality with Disco and the alt-right, but I suspect a part of that is that they have a common ancestry/opportunity for HMTTM
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Re: What is Kek?
« Reply #157 on: March 03, 2017, 04:47:53 pm »
Memeplex is probably the right word for what we were going for anyway, although Discordia is a pretty unstable one.

Metamemomics?
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Re: What is Kek?
« Reply #158 on: March 03, 2017, 07:27:54 pm »
On that note, has anyone here seen my bike?
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Re: What is Kek?
« Reply #159 on: March 04, 2017, 01:17:48 am »
On that note, has anyone here seen my bike?

Yeah, I think this asshole has it.

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« Reply #160 on: March 04, 2017, 02:15:20 am »
On that note, has anyone here seen my bike?

Did you leave it outside?
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Re: What is Kek?
« Reply #161 on: March 04, 2017, 03:12:03 pm »
Memeplex is probably the right word for what we were going for anyway, although Discordia is a pretty unstable one.

Metamemomics?

Now this is a fun word. Lots of lip closing on it.
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Re: What is Kek?
« Reply #162 on: March 04, 2017, 06:01:04 pm »
On that note, has anyone here seen my bike?

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Re: What is Kek?
« Reply #163 on: March 04, 2017, 08:08:55 pm »
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Re: What is Kek?
« Reply #164 on: March 05, 2017, 04:57:21 pm »
Kek is a false-frog operation