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…

136 Character Reviews

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There are some things that just don't deserve the time it takes to write a review. And there are some times where I just don't have the time to write a full review. It's mostly the case that I don't have the time. In either case, it's really just easier to tweet about the movie and then be done. So that's what I'm going to do. When I see something, I'll share my opinions on the Green Asterisk twitter account and they will magically appear HERE the 136 Character Review page. Which is as much of a review as is possible on Twitter given a three-character hash tag (#tr for Twitter Review) and a space preceding it. If you're really interested in a particular review, you can add your comments, ask your questions and call me an idiot in the comment section below the page and I will be sure to answer every query posed there.

If you have a Twitter account, be sure to follow @GreenAsterisk and @LordSteve for good time! I'll be sure to use as many hash tags are appropriate to do my part in making sure our favorite movies trend.