Sometimes memes get a bad wrap. The academics out there might see them as a lowly form of entertainment, at worst a dangerous method of spreading misinformation and stripping complicated issues of their nuance.
But memes are only as clever as the people who make them.
So for all the philosophers and scholars out there, I offer these 14 memes for the cultured soul.
1. Philosophy, am I right?
I’m just happy this picture of Daniel Radcliff exists.
2. This is fun:
Why didn’t they teach it like this in school?
3. College is all about exploring new things
Or, you know, not.
4. I can’t wait to play that video game!
The graphics looks phenomenal.
5. Is Dionysos my new best friend?
Yes, I think he is.
I didn’t see that one coming.
7. Spoilers: he picks coffee
He ended up dying in an automobile accident.
8. I actually agree with Socrates
So sue me.
9. Oh Diogenes
You cad, you.
10. There are two types of people
People who read the footnotes and people who have a life.
11. Ecological damage matters
For the first time in my life, I am not siding with She-Ra on this one.
12. This pretty much says it all.
You either get this or you don’t.
I’m really impressed with this young child’s comprehension level.
14. I will always love you blue green algae
Mostly because now I will associate you with cats.
Poor blue green algae. What are we doing focusing all our energies on planting trees? Where’s Blue Green Algae Day?
Not gonna lie, I didn’t understand all of these memes, but I assume those who are smarter than me will.
Not all of us can study Philosophy. At least some of us have to study the important things, like Theater Arts.
Which meme tickled your academic mind? Or if you’re like me, which one totally went over your head? Tell us in the comments!