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…

Tennant Who?

David Tennant is probably gonna do a Doctor Who movie even after he regenerates into the next guy. The Tenth Doctor, pictured here in his brainy specs, is arguably the best Doctor of them all. Tennant loves the part, and all Who fans love him in the part. So it's no surprise that even after he "dies" he would be called back into the TARDIS for a few more rides.

The rumor, reported at Airlock Alpha, goes that the BBC is looking seriously into making a few Who movies and David really wants to be in it, but will wait until he reads a solid script. This is not unheard of since the Doctor Who franchise has done stories in the past featuring past generations of the Doctor, what's new is making this type of story into a movie. It represents a whole new direction for the franchise. One for which I am particularly excited.

The origin of this rumor is an unnamed source speaking for the Daily Express, and has not been confirmed either by BBC or David Tennant, so keep your hopes low for now. But don't be surprised if in the future it is announced as fact!

In fact... I'm off to the future right now to confirm.

BRB *Hops in TARDIS*

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