Written by: Eric M. Hammer
This meme has been hot in the streets all week on Twitter. Like RED HOT. Isn't it wild how a dumb picture surfaces and sticks and catches fire almost instantly?
Considering that this is my first written piece for Hot Salad World, something you should know about me is that I’m a slave to Twitter. I rarely miss a tweet at any point throughout the day. If I’m out and about, I’m refreshing my feed. When I wake up in the morning, I go back and read every tweet from my time in slumber. So I see it all; I see the good, the bad, the funny, the annoying, the controversial, etc. If a meme hits the streets, I’ll be one of the first to see it, other than the people who actually generate them.
Some memes are universal hits and will never go away (i.e. Crying MJ). I love that so much that I have it on a sweatshirt. But most come and go quickly. They get their 15 minutes in the sun, equaling about a fortnight in Twitter time, and then they disappear. And that’s the beauty of social media. There’s so much content to consume that mostly everything is bound to get lost in the shuffle or replaced by something better or hotter. Twitter may not have any idea how to monetize their business, but the platform itself is not complacent.
With all that said, I don’t like the new Mocking Spongebob meme. I think it STINKS. If you still don't know what it is, you're most likely an idiot. Basically it's some generic annoying phrase such as "Mom: Eric, go clean your room." And it's followed by "Me: eRiC gO cLeAn YoUr RoOm" and the picture in mockery. I’m generally a fan of funny-stupid, just as much as I am a fan of repeating what someone else says in a dumb voice to mock them. But for whatever reason, this meme does not stick with me, and I hope it’s time in the spotlight comes to an end quickly. I won’t lie and say I’ve hated each and everyone to surface on my Twitterfeed, but overall I’m out on this one.
And again, that’s the beauty of social media. It’s all subjective. I can choose to dislike this meme, and I have. You can love it and endorse it if that’s how you feel. Or you can choose to not have an opinion at all, not care, and wait for the next big meme. And when that next one comes to town, the roles may very well be reversed. Twitter is the best.
This one did make me laugh though. What a mind fuck: