When Memes Collide

I love a good meme, not sure why, but I think it’s because of that moment when you can work a meme into everyday life. Awesome feeling, at least for me, but then again, I’m a giant dork.

Memes, of the internets variety, are a lot like geek speak, and I’m pondering the idea of giving an unconference session about memes at OpenWorld this year, much like the geek speak one I gave in 2008.

Knowing, if not understanding, memes helps demystify some of the jargon that permeates the internets, and basic knowledge goes a long way toward gaining some measure of credibility among your friendly, neighborhood geeks.

Plus, you might just find them fun.

IMO even more fun is the collision of memes, like the following munging of LOLcats and the double rainbow guy.

Incidentally, double rainbow guy, embedded for your enjoyment, is a great meme. Love that guy.

Another meme crash, Inception plus Yo Dawg and other Inception-themed memes.

I highly suggest Know Your Meme if you want to learn more, and no, it’s not a Rickroll.

Happy freakin’ Friday. Thoughts about meme-on-meme violence? Find the comments.




  1. The cry of “WHAT DOES IT MEAN” is common amongst software developers… although it is rarely mixed with double-rainbow joy.

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