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 "Weekly Aftermath - Where Data's Silence is Outrageous"

With a quick push of a button we're all ready for the Aftermath. We've got a couple of great episodes to talk about today... and one meh episode. I present for your approval, the Aftermath in which we sit down and discuss the frog face of "Where Silence Has Lease", the deerstalker of "Elementary, Dear Data", and the desperate housewife of "The Outrageous Okona"! Enjoy this week's podcast... because it will never come again. ...I mean, this particular podcast. The one in this post. There will be others, don't worry. And you can find it right here!

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