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'What I Really Do' meme
« on: February 17, 2012, 10:07:53 AM »
From the Friendly Atheist blog.....

There’s a popular meme making the rounds called “What I Really Do“… here’s a perfect example:





But there isn’t one for atheists… so reader BenZ came up with this:


"Wouldn't it be much worse if life *were* fair, and all the terrible things that happen to us come because we actually deserve them?' So now I take great comfort in the general hostility and unfairness of the universe."

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Re: 'What I Really Do' meme
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Re: 'What I Really Do' meme
« Reply #2 on: February 17, 2012, 10:20:03 AM »
I'd barely heard of this before the inevitable counter-reaction started to kick in.  People are now starting to complain about the meme on Facebook.  And there are satires- the one for trumpeters has six identical pictures of a guy drinking beer.

But I would say AxeGrrl got in under the wire.  Good job.
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Re: 'What I Really Do' meme
« Reply #3 on: February 17, 2012, 10:37:18 AM »
Here's another.

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Re: 'What I Really Do' meme
« Reply #4 on: February 17, 2012, 11:11:38 AM »
^ A lil bit too hard on muslims. I wouldn't mind if they weren't being singled out.
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Re: 'What I Really Do' meme
« Reply #5 on: February 17, 2012, 11:42:02 AM »
+1 to what GI said.  Lost at the baby and head-desk.

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Re: 'What I Really Do' meme
« Reply #6 on: February 17, 2012, 11:44:36 AM »
Atheists: too smart to promote this played out meme.  Well... I can hope can't I?
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Re: 'What I Really Do' meme
« Reply #7 on: February 17, 2012, 11:47:08 AM »
I'd barely heard of this before the inevitable counter-reaction started to kick in.  People are now starting to complain about the meme on Facebook.  And there are satires- the one for trumpeters has six identical pictures of a guy drinking beer.

But I would say AxeGrrl got in under the wire.  Good job.


*giggling*  I wasn't aware of this at all until I scrolled though the comments on the FA blog and saw this:

"This meme has been beaten to death.  In fact, there is already one of these that show six different cartoon images of a horse being beaten to death."


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Re: 'What I Really Do' meme
« Reply #8 on: February 17, 2012, 11:56:25 AM »
Meh.  As long as the use of the meme is clever I think it still has life in it.  These were pretty clever IMO, and don't even come close to actual worn-out memes like the "took an arrow to the knee." 

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Re: 'What I Really Do' meme
« Reply #9 on: February 17, 2012, 12:00:16 PM »
So, the first one I saw was "professors". I wonder which one others saw first.
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Re: 'What I Really Do' meme
« Reply #10 on: February 17, 2012, 12:01:16 PM »
I'd barely heard of this before the inevitable counter-reaction started to kick in.  People are now starting to complain about the meme on Facebook.  And there are satires- the one for trumpeters has six identical pictures of a guy drinking beer.

But I would say AxeGrrl got in under the wire.  Good job.
Yea it's weird to me to see a meme get played out before I've seen it... not to say I'm a meme expert, but normally if the backlash is visible enough to see, the meme itself was visible enough for me to see at some point.
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Re: 'What I Really Do' meme
« Reply #11 on: February 17, 2012, 12:01:38 PM »
Here's another.



Here's a suggestion to improve it: keep the Islamic beheading, but put someone in flames at the stake to represent how Christians see us. That would be both funnier and fairer.
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Re: 'What I Really Do' meme
« Reply #12 on: February 17, 2012, 12:20:41 PM »
Heh, you guys know I didn't build that, right?  I just saw it on Facebook.

I considered making one for myself, but then I realized that probably nobody gives any thought at all to what an arts administrator does.
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Re: 'What I Really Do' meme
« Reply #13 on: February 17, 2012, 12:24:16 PM »
Heh, you guys know I didn't build that, right?  I just saw it on Facebook.

I considered making one for myself, but then I realized that probably nobody gives any thought at all to what an arts administrator does.

That would work.

Just use blank pictures for each item ;)

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Re: 'What I Really Do' meme
« Reply #14 on: February 17, 2012, 12:28:31 PM »
Heh, you guys know I didn't build that, right?  I just saw it on Facebook.

I supposed so, sorry if I sounded judgmental. I find it very hard to adjust tone on the internet (well, IRL too, but that's another story).
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