1 Jul 2007

Internet Confustigations

Morning bloggites! [ok it's more like evening but hey what the heck lol!]

Just for a change I have been un teh interweeb [shock horror] looking up some meme's. I always took this idea to be a bit of harmless Internet comedy [Internetus Humerous to give its proper Latin name] where some Internet catchphrase, for example the pic below from Lord of the Ring's [the scene is in Rivendell where they're trying to work out what to do with that darn one-ring] & Boromir says "One does not simply walk into Mordor". With the aid of Photoshop, a screenshot & some text brings in slightly new meanings, e.g.


Genius! However, what was quite disconcerting was that when I checked out Wiki for the actual meaning of the word 'meme' as a scientific term:

"A unit of cultural information that propagates from one mind to another as a theoretical unit of cultural evolution and diffusion."

This was a word was originally coined by Mr Richard Dawkins - a famous writer & atheist - in his book the 'Selfish Gene'. Now stick with me, my story gets better! In this book, Dawkins goes on to compare Christianity with memes, to the point that Christianity is a meme in itself.

To be continued...

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