A Rock and a Hard Man.
Unless you happen to live under a Rock (ha), you will probably be aware of Will Smith slapping Chris Rock at the Oscars the other night. That in itself is obviously not coolsh*t worthy. As most 4-year-olds know, going around smacking people for saying things you don’t like isn’t a great thing to do. If anything, it’s an expression of fragility to the extreme. And, to continue the playground analogy, it certainly isn’t cool when a Year 11 does it to a Year 4, which is roughly what the difference in stature between Will Smith and Chris Rock equates to. However, the memes have been nothing short of magnificent. As soon as Will Smith’s palm struck Chris Rock’s cheek, meme pages across the globe dropped what they were doing and immediately undertook a type of arms race, competing over who could produce the best meme. Memes are a uniquely internet-culture brand of humour of the like that the world has never really seen before, and this little episode shone a light on some of the comedic genius behind the top meme pages. Plus, it’s a democratised type of comedy, as any child in their bedroom can make a meme. And, this week, many did.More Memes