December 7, 2013
Recently, a traveling caption has emerged. “If video games aren’t art then explain this”
The image can be anything. Usually it is video game related, though occasionally related to Charles Strite.
If video games are not art then explain this
As we here in the upper meme tiers know, of course, Art is never a video game. Can you throw pizzas in art? No, of course not. It’s not a video game. I mean, purely by definition. Art is just simply not a game. That’s the function of being an art; it’s just not video games. Art has no player agency. There’s not even any controller. How does the viewer play art? That’s why video game schools will never include an art class. That doesn’t make art bad; It’s just simply not a video game, in the same way that a toaster is not a video game.
November 26, 2013
The “doge” meme is a very vast and mysterious anomaly. For those unfamiliar, the ‘doge’ entity predates the history of the TumblTrends society. Dark times, truly. Difficult to categorize, the ideas that encompass ‘doge’ are pictures of shiba inus, and a specific dialect used to caption these pictures, written in comic sans.
A few weeks ago, a picture of a ‘doge’ made its way to the Tumblr Radar. Recently it was discovered that in the Youtube colonies, searching “doge meme” will summon comic sans, the native tongue of the memes.
Doge has existed since 2012, and Doge grows stronger every day. How long before there is a Doge movie? A National Doge day? Doge awareness week? The possible futures are all too real. Who among us will stand against the spread of the Doge? The dawn of the Doge is upon us.
November 26, 2013
Yesterday, the critically acclaimed show Family Guy killed off the star of the show, Brian.
This incited a the highest density of Family Guy posts ever recorded at one time on Tumblr, revealing to everyone who watches Family Guy.
RIP Brian: Social advocate, Veteran, Culture icon.
November 11, 2013
This meme has existed for a while, but has finally developed parody posts, so I believe it’s time to record it.
The original post I believe went something like “Dad I’m Hungry.” “Hi Hungry I’m dad” and then dads laugh. The word “Hungry” can be replaced with anything, like “cold” or “lonely.” I think the joke is about dads’ natural tendencies to tell this joke about being a dad, in which he refuses to feed his son. I believe so, at least. I’m not quite sure. My father never made this joke to me, at least. He didn’t make many jokes at all. He was such a stern man. I can still remember him, smoking in the recliner. He smelled sweet and acrid, the scent that pervaded most of the house. He never said much to me, just quietly sipped from his bottle, rarely a passing glance to his son. one day he left to get cigarettes and never returned. we waited all night and the next day we knew he was going to be gone for a long time. he left us, his half-smoked cigarette still smoldering in the ash tray. i never knew my father. why did he leave us. daddy i miss you. if you’re reading this please come back.
October 21, 2013
Everyone is playing Pokemon X and Y. This week, our scientists have noticed that one particular arrangement of pixels is being transmitted across the internet more frequently than other arrangements of pixels
This pokemon shaped image has been used in every way possible. Look at his face. This is the voice of a generation.
October 13, 2013
This weekend has seen the release of Pokemon X and Y, and the dorks are abuzz with many a poké-post.
October 9, 2013
This one’s another traveling caption. Pretty easy to make.
1) Find an image of someone pointing
2) Caption the image with “You. Come. Now.”
You. Come. Now.
Congratulations, you have just successfully been funny.
October 8, 2013
Somehow, the site Will You Press the Button has gotten popular. Tumblr users are posting many a screencap of some of the decisions they find humorous.
So the world’s new favorite joke is “You get to do a thing you like, but you must also do a different thing that you also like.”
September 30, 2013
At some point, the phrase “hot choclety milk” became a joke.
Our researchers have tracked the meme to this image. Absolutely puzzling.
September 30, 2013
We here at TumblTrends are still trying to get everything in order. Records are just strewn all over the office. But we are fairly certain that at some point there was a sound-post meme involving Super Mario 64, in which miscellaneous sounds were cherry picked from the game and posted with a picture of the accompanying in-game item or character, as well as a description of the sound.
There was no punchline included.