Monday/ the longcat meme

The word meme (pronounce ‘meem’) was coined by the British evolutionary biologist Richard Dawkins in his book The Selfish Gene (1976).  Wikipedia says a meme is ‘an idea, behavior or style that spreads from person to person within a culture’.  An internet meme spreads via the internet (Facebook, Twitter, blog reposts, e-mails forwarded, web sites).  So as I looked up ‘horses and bayonet’ memes from tonight’s third Presidential debate already circulating on the internet, I stumbled across the longcat meme.  I think it is very funny. Check out the pictures!

From knowyourmemes.com : *Longcat* is a nickname given to a cat who is quite long. One of the older and more beloved cat images, Longcat’s true length cannot be measured by mortal means as it passes through all dimensions of existence simultaneously. In real life, the cat’s name is Nobiiru (のび〜る) and he is indeed quite long! ..
And so here is a picture (from memebase.com) of longcat messing with space jumper Felix Baumgartner preparing for his jump (he jumped to earth from almost 24 miles up after ascending in a helium balloon on Oct. 14).

 

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