Friday, June 19, 2009


I've subscribed to the site so that I won't miss the next clever take on Pete's tweet.

But I have some complaints about many of the submissions. My opinion is that a hoekstra meme should be a comparison of personal minor suffering/inconvenience/discomfort to historic tragic injustice. I think this is a fine example. However, I've seen a lot that are comparing minor personal accomplishments to monumental feats. I feel this positive take on the meme undermines the initial intent to ridicule Hoekstra for not properly recognizing his rung on the ladder of human suffering. The memes I laugh the most at are those that attack the most revered martyrs.


At June 19, 2009 8:35 AM, Blogger Curly Sue said... order to be a truly accurate hoekstra meme, it has to follow the pattern. Apples to apples, and all that.

At June 22, 2009 4:45 PM, Blogger CëRïSë said...

"Now I know how Joan of Arc felt..." Now I have a Smiths song in my head.


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