Tag Archives: Meme


Joke: Asexuality and Garlic Bread

Main Piece:  Collector: “I remember a while ago you were talking about the link between garlic bread and ace people, right? Can you explain that?” Informant: “Well, essentially, the consensus is that garlic bread is better than sex. And thus, slowly, over time, through memes and such, it became part of ace- asexual culture to… Continue Reading »

Gamer Culture: Pwned

Context: When you’re playing competitive online games, one of the most important things to learn is how to most effectively show off to the enemy. You won’t always have the time to curse them out or otherwise eloquently explain your skill to them. For this reason, different kinds of slang have been adapted to meet… Continue Reading »

Facebook Senior Names

Background:  My informant, AK, is a 19 year old student at the University of Michigan. She was born and raised in Southern California and is studying engineering. While in high school, AK was an active member and team captain of her school’s swim team. She attended the school from kindergarten until she graduated and knew… Continue Reading »

Press F

Background: My informant is a friend of mine of Chinese heritage. He is active in the gaming and computer science communities, and is very knowledgeable about memes and internet culture.  The purpose of the call was specifically so that I could gather folklore from my informant, and they were aware about that as well.  Context:… Continue Reading »

Garlic Coronavirus Meme

Context: The following is a meme from the informant, my maternal uncle. It was meant as a humorous reaction to the announcement of social distancing in reaction to the Coronavirus pandemic. Background: My uncle, being a surgeon, shared this meme that had been circulated by his fellow medical professionals. Main piece:  Analysis: This meme attempts… Continue Reading »