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…

Public Enemies

After a very long thought processes involving, but not limited to, seeing the movie, forming an opinion and checking Twitter for the public's opinion, I have come to a conclusion on what I can say about Public Enemies. Here is my full and formal review:

/shrug It was alright.

Edit: Upon re-examination, I remembered I was originally going to describe the film as a perfect analogue to this tweet.

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  1. From everything I've read, this seems to be the consensus. That's also the impression that I got from the trailers as well. Its just surprising because the people involved with the film usually come up with so much more.

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