Good day, everyone! I’ve been away trying to put together some new meme-themed posts to keep the column running as it is, and the fruits of all of that will follow in the coming weeks. For now, I wanted to open up a little of the Internet meme history I mentioned in a previous post.
An excellent resource for learning about the many, many memes floating around the web is Know Your Meme, which is basically a Wikipedia for Internet memes. One of the manifold classics listed there is the Courage Wolf, which I’m sure those of you over the age of 25 have seen at some point.
Often unsafe for work, the Courage Wolf was a derivative of similarly animal-themed advice memes taking social media by storm at the time. Read more about it at http://knowyourmeme.com/memes/courage-wolf. I’d provide a link, but the site only let me insert one (above); be courageous, dear readers! Editor’s note:
Further, you can also run across convenient collections of specific memes over at the Reddit-esque Quick Meme, which, though not at all geared toward examining the history and construction of its included memes, is still an excellent place to find user-generated attempts to keep it all going. Check out the Courage Wolf collection while you’re there.
And that’s all for this brief interlude. More to follow. Thank you all for bearing with me! More meme posts and other types of posts from me here at Comparative Geeks to follow.