Friday, December 30, 2011

A.M COMICS: LOL- Forever Alone "Logging in on Facebook"

A.M COMICS: LOL- First World Problems "Hot Pocket"

Sunday, December 25, 2011

A.M COMICS: Know Your Meme - Trollface

Trollface is a meme designed with the intention of translating the look that one imagines to appear on every single face of anyone who is an actual internet troll.

For those who have been hiding under a rock and don’t know what a troll is, it is important to know that these creatures crawl across the internet causing trouble wherever they go. 

Their main purpose in life is to wreak havoc wherever they go, spewing invectives and harassing other internet users, generally in internet forums. 

They are the scum on the bottom of the internet’s shoe. 

Trolls cannot be eradicated, and this meme plays a crucial part in fighting back from the onslaught of trollage that has overtaken the web. 

While trolls love to mock and insult, they really hate it when it is done to them.

 It’s not much of a defense, but it helps a lot of people feel better, and it is a universal experience that just about everyone can share. 

This meme does not have a fixed format per se, but the common feature that makes it recognizable no matter what format it is put in is the face itself, which has graced numerous places during its lifespan.

Some of the most common comments made by troll are:

He is died?
U Mad?
U Mad Bro?

And basically any thing that will trigger rage or insult some one :)

Saturday, December 24, 2011

A.M COMICS: Know Your Meme - Forever Alone

One look at the Forever Alone meme, and one can see that image that has spawned not only sub-memes, but even influenced newer memes. There is something that has caught on and continues to do so, with the hastily drawn, somewhat scribbled-looking cartoonish image of a face.

 This is a good example of a quirky concept that takes off for an not immediately obvious reason.

Perhaps it is in the attitude of the main character himself. Expressing his disillusionment and a cantankerous cynical outlook on life, the world, and everything, it appeared around 2010.

The story behind it is almost more interesting than the meme itself. In 2011, a scheme was developed to create a flashmob in New York’s Times Square comprised entirely of men who had set up dates with fake users on the popular dating website OKCupid. 

The event crashed the servers of EarthCam, the camera company responsible for the cameras that show Times Square. The entire event was commemorated by a Forever Alone poster plastered to a phone booth in the area. 

There are also several variations that have been made on the phrase Forever Alone, by changing one of the words, a la “Forever A Bone”, etc. 

Friday, December 23, 2011

A.M COMICS: Know Your Meme - First World Problems "The Sad Youth"

The Sad Youth meme covers all the "first world problems" kids today, or spoiled people in general, complain about. Because no matter how bad you have it, someone else somewhere worse has it a LOT worse than you do. When paired with the melodramatic, overexposed picture of an emo youth on the floor, all these first world problems seem even more absurd and therefore hilarious.

Thursday, December 22, 2011

A.M COMICS: Know Your Meme - The Philosoraptor

Obviously, the best place to acquire philosophical musings is from a velociraptor. And the best velociraptor to go to in order to ponder the deeper meanings of life is Philosoraptor.

The Philosoraptor muses about all the questions in our lives that we should be asking. Sure, Plato had some interesting thoughts. Aristotle made some minor contributions. But it was only Philosoraptor who had the courage, the fortitude, and the insight to ask: “If a vegetarian eats vegetables, does a humanitarian eat humans?”

Indeed, these are valuable philosophical thoughts for our time.  The good old Philosoraptor will commonly show up on a single panel sticker or poster format, with a picture of his fine looking mug and whatever he is musing about shown in text around him. He goes where other humans and velociraptors fear to go in philosophical debates. 

The intensely intelligent musings of the Philosoraptor are many. One of the prime locations for Philosoraptor to show up is at the office or at school. If you see a square-ish photo of a wildly intelligent looking dinosaur, chances are someone has displayed some of his wisdom. 

The green, scaly pontificator himself is a large proponent of gay rights. You will find that he is able to pick apart and examine all the fallacies inherent in the poor treatment of gay people in society. Philosoraptor states: “Why do the religious say that sin is natural, but homosexuality is unnatural, even though they consider it a sin?” Good question, Philosoraptor. Good question. 

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