How Social Media Saved the World

It cannot be understated that we are living through a history-making difficult time. Hundreds of thousands of people are falling victim to a global pandemic and everyone is else either staying home or acting brazenly stupid. It shouldn't be surprising, though, that one of the upshots of all of this is that there has been a rise in meme-making.

First defined by Richard Dawkins in 1976 as a cultural idea that takes on a life of its own and is passed down through generations much the same way that genes are, the word "meme" has itself taken on a life of its own to define pictures made and passed around on the Internet that often lampoon various aspects of life. I don't think I've seen any new memes in the past few days that weren't about the COVID-19 epidemic. But this isn't the first time a global catastrophe has been made fun of in what could be described as a "childish" fashion. In fact, one of the memes I've seen compared the uptick in Cor…

The Countdown Begins

It has been SO SLOW on the geek movie front lately. Slow and weak. The movies that HAVE come out that catered to geeks haven't been much to write home about.

But the countdown has begun! In one week the comic book series that defined the term "graphic novel" is becoming a movie! The story that they said was unfilmable will be screened in theaters nation-wide! If I'm not mistaken, it's already been released in the UK of which I am terribly jealous. Yes, I'm talking about Watchmen! We wait with bated breath and dream of ink blots and hydrogen atoms.

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