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…

Apologies and Guitar Hero

I apologize for my long absence! It's been crazy. But now I'm here and all is well in the world!

I have a small rant to solidify my return! Guitar Hero 5. Does it annoy anyone else that there was never a Guitar Hero 4??? I'll admit to saying Guitar Hero 4 when referring to World Tour though I despised myself for it having corrected countless people when the said Call of Duty 5. "It's not Call of Duty 5! It's World at War!! It's not a true sequel, it just has Grand Theft Auto syndrome!!!"

It's exceptionally frustrating when I'm at work (good ole GameStop!) and I pull up a search for Guitar Hero games and I get the following:

Guitar Hero
Guitar Hero 2
Guitar Hero III
Guitar Hero 5
Guitar Hero World Tour

And then the many other titles they've released. It's also annoying that they switch from numbers to roman numerals but that's a different issue entirely. Don't think I'm hating on GH, either. I played that game religiously when 2 first came out and almost died when I got the Red Ring just before Legends of Rock came out. World Tour was a bit disappointing in comparison with Rock Band but what can you do? It is GUITAR Hero, afterall. End rant.