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…

For the Trekkies

I'm not a Trekkie, although I did really enjoy the latest film, but I couldn't help but post a link of this gallery from From what I can tell, the gentleman who looks vaguely like Picard has transformed his flat to look like the interior of a starship... glowing lights and all. He'll probably have a hell of a time when it comes time to resell the place, but you have to give him geek cred for his attention to detail.


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