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…

Green Lantern Fan-Made Trailer

Scouring the interwebs one comes across many things. Some great, some not so great. This one is great. Nay, beyond great. This is quite possibly the most awesome thing I've ever seen done outside of a professional studio. The maker of this Green Lantern trailer has cast Nathan Fillion in the lead role and has stolen clips from Firefly, Castle and a host of other movies and tv shows to create a single 2:38 clip of what he imagines to be the best Green Lantern film that could be made. And I agree!
[via /Film]

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  1. And they will hire you to write the screenplay, right? Awesome. I'll go see it.

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