MEME ROUND-UP ISSUE NO. 2: NOT SURE IF PENGUIN … OR PUFFIN
by BYT’s Oxford trained memeologist Marie Formica
Good news, everyone. It’s meme time. And there are two memes for you bright young things today. And A SURPRISE. Stay tuned.
First up: Philip J. Fry is not sure about anything. His narrowed eyes convey the uncertainty of our generation regarding the toughest questions we face each day—does the milk smell funny, or is that because I just opened it after a week? Is the person in the car behind me yelling or just singing? Am I good with computers or is everyone else terrible with computers?
Fry, of Futurama fame, will open the door for you to ponder the quandaries of the universe, but not the really hard ones, because those would be tough to fit into two lines. This meme is a white stallion among donkeys, and it’s been beaten to death on all message boards, image communities and the like. But it’s here for a secret purpose today. Read on for MEME 2.
If you made it this far, congratulations, you have won access to MEME 2. Are you articulate? Would some describe you as dashing? Can you carry on a conversation with a brick wall? Me either. That’s why I like socially awkward penguin. You probably just said your words in the wrong order when presenting a great idea to your boss. Or you may have offered to pour coffee for a coworker and spilled half of it on the floor, and the other half on your casual Friday slacks. Whatever the awkward situation may be, socially awkward penguin knows your pain. But he won’t say anything. He’ll just sit in his cubicle and watch you, grateful someone else has taken the painful negative attention he usually receives.
Incidentally, socially awkward penguin has been around for years, also bludgeoned by the internet’s worst humorists. Why am I writing about him? FOR THE BONUS MEME AT THE END OF THIS PAGE. Read on.