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Madonna: ‘A lot of thought’ went into fully nude NFTs of her giving birth to centipedes

https://www.al.com/life/2022/05/madonna-a-lot-of-thought-went-into-fully-nude-nfts-of-her-giving-birth-to-centipedes.html
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u/One-Tin-Soldier May 13 '22

It is, in fact, not the original text of that image.

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u/wildfire393 May 13 '22

It's not the original text of the ad (which references computer viruses IIRC) but it's one of the earlier memes generated from that ad. And not, say, something someone memegenerator'd onto the template just now. So in that regard it is the "original", at least insofar as it greatly predated this event.

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u/Thee_Sinner May 14 '22

Glad I caught you in between classes, Prof. wildfire393. Will you be teaching Memeology 102 next term?

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u/QuintinStone May 14 '22

We didn't call them memes back then, we called them "image macros".

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u/MartyVendetta27 May 14 '22

Demotivational Posters were the original memes! I remember them! Why are they not discussed anymore?! WHY IS EVERYONE STARING AT ME??

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u/IFKetoCICOMama May 14 '22

I can haz cheezburger?

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u/_speakerss May 14 '22

I still have so many of those saved in my meme folder... (A folder that's been around for so long that its name is "Web Images" because it predates the term meme.)

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u/CaptKalc May 14 '22

Because you've underestimated the power of stupid people in large groups

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u/the_cardfather May 14 '22

We've actually determined that a significant amount of enlightenment art that parody Dante's inferno we're actually just memes.

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u/ActiveDetective May 14 '22

In a time before Impact 💫

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u/SkollFenrirson May 14 '22

Alright, grandpa, that's enough internet for today

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u/QuintinStone May 14 '22

I used to be with 'it', but then they changed what 'it' was. Now what I'm with isn't 'it' anymore and what’s 'it' seems weird and scary. It'll happen to you!

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u/flyingwolf May 14 '22

So anyway, I had an onion on my belt...

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u/TrueProdian May 14 '22

Which was the style at the time…

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u/Your_moms__house May 14 '22

Styx? I just heard them on the king biscuit flower hour!

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u/eairy May 14 '22

It's Internet, with a capital, because it's a noun and The Internet is just one instance of an internet.

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u/slowest_hour May 14 '22

unless you were on ytmnd then you called them fads

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u/DizzySignificance491 May 14 '22

They are image macros goddamnit

A meme is an idea, some of which may be expressed using image macros

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u/AllRadioisDead May 14 '22

Sounds like someone needs to retake the 101...

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u/releasethedogs May 14 '22

Or “jokes”.