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…

What does "Cracked the Story" mean?

So, uh...

Indiana Jones 5...

That's happening...

When interviewed for Transformers 2, Shia said that Steven Spielberg has "cracked the story" on Indiana Jones 5.

So... it's gonna end up even more cracked than Indiana Jones 4?  Is that what we're talking about?

In case you're wondering, I tried to find the most awkward picture of Shia LaBeouf to represent this story.  I do hope I've succeeded.  I mean, he's pretty awkward to begin with.  Have you seen the Transformers 2 trailer?

"Hey, beautiful!  I made you a long-distance relationship kid!  I gotchu a web cam so we can chat 24-7."

I liked him better when he was nervous and nerdy.  Now he's nerdy and douche-baggy.  And I think it's Meghan Fox's fault.

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  1. The next movie takes place on another planet... You see the world is decimated by a chain reaction of nuclear blasts, but good old Indy happened to hop into an old refrigerator just in time to get blasted into outer space! How sweet is that?

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  2. Pretty sweet. Now he has to rediscover the archeology of an entirely different world. I assume Mutt has a space-cycle?

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  3. Of course he does, he's a tough guy.

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  4. Right now Spielberg is scrambling. "Holy crap! How did my script get leaked??" people are getting fired because of how accurate our predictions are.

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  5. Lol, does that mean there are openings?

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