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…

Star Trek: Asterisk "Officer's Lounge - The Doomsday Apple in the Mirror"

*runs in, stumbling over the couch, and jumping up* Hey, you guys, look! *holds up a disk* A new episode of Star Trek: Asterisk!

This week, Steve and I have a bit of fun with three more episodes from season 2 of The Original Series - "Mirror, Mirror", "The Apple", and "The Doomsday Machine". Open your barrel of laughs here.

After you have a listen along with us, go check out Steve's written reviews. Also, stay tuned for the Aftermath, then join us on Thursday at 6PM Eastern for the live show. Until then, have some fun with us!


  1. You should do a podcast on Two and a Half Men


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