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…

Green Onion: The Top 5 Most Highly Anticipated Movies According to This Guy

All of these "highly anticipated" movie claims often leave us wondering "highly anticipated by whom?" Well, we went right to the source of the American public and asked local Publix employee, Jeremy Harder, what movies he's looking forward to in 2016, and this is what he had to say.


5. Dirty Grampa

"I heard about this movie from my friend Jonathan. He said it's about a dirty old man played by that guy on [It's] Always Sunny [in Philadelphia] visiting Florida on vacation with Zac Effron. It should be really funny."

4. Ratchet and Clank

"I loved playing this game when I was a kid! I'm so stoked that they're going to make a movie out of it!"

3. Henchmen

"Like, haven't you ever wondered what it would be like to be a bad guy's henchman? I dunno, I just really love Minions, so this should be kinda similar, right?"

2. Zoolander 2

"My brother, Randy, recently showed me the first one and I really liked it. I'm excited to see where they can go with a second one."

1. Doctor Strange

"Benedict Cumberbatch is my hero! I will watch anything with him in it! I haven't even read the comics, but I don't care. This movie is going to be amazing!"

Harder reportedly highly anticipates many things besides just movies. For example, he highly anticipates getting a girlfriend soon, entering college, and eventually starting a career as a famous Hollywood director. More on those stories as they develop.

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