MEME AND YOU!
Memes are a culturalÂ cootie that spread from person to person. A popularÂ mode or behaviorÂ that grows and multipliesÂ by imitation and duplication andÂ not by genetic means or public toilet seats.
We tumble, google, tube, twit, insta-gramble andÂ book-face electronic images, videos and bumper stickerÂ bubblegum and they areÂ passed electronically from one Internet user to another–some are seen by untold trillions of life forms and transform the way we live.
TO MEME OR NOT TO MEME?
Hard to say if Memes are a cause or symptom–but the state of communication and entertainment has changed. Over the past 10 years 50% fewerÂ Americans haveÂ televisions.Â Â ManyÂ people can’t talk on the telephone or write a letter in cursive. Newspapers have folded and magazines have been quartered. Even the food stamps that artists, filmmakers, musicansÂ and writers depend on are electronicÂ . A two hour TV show wrapped aroundÂ broken down movies is a hard sell for folks who like to piece together their entertainment one stillÂ image and bad joke at a time.
MR. LOBO REACHES OUT TO THE MEME GENERATION!
We doÂ knowÂ that there are CInsomniacs living amongÂ theÂ internet generation–They need to know they are not alone. They need to know that Mr. LoboÂ cares.Â There is a war of ideasÂ going on–all sides are fighting for real estateÂ in your brain-pan–and most of theÂ soldiers are unarmed.Â Â Â
Â This is why Mr. LoboÂ incourages ambitious fansÂ to deconstruct his CINEMA INSOMNIA episodes and make memes out of them. With your help our hard work and ideas can also be snorted at and instantly dismissed by 87 Million People…
To what cultural effect? Who knows? If Years from now,Â just oneÂ poor soulÂ out of 87 MillionÂ has an epiphany and seeks out CINEMA INSOMNIA and MR. LOBO andÂ is saved…thanÂ all this meme warfare would probablyÂ be considered a waste of time. But lets hopeÂ our Mr. Lobo’s Meme hunt is more successful than that.Â
Thanks to CInsomniacs Elissa Lynn, Dixie Dellamorto, Lawrence Laney Loftin, Andrew Leung, and Sci-Fi Bob Ekman for getting into our heads and helping us kick off the Great Mr. Lobo Meme Hunt.
CINSOMNIACAT CAPTION CONTEST
Copy and caption this photo–weÂ have a random link toÂ a quick meme generatorÂ we found onÂ Google below.Â But you can caption it however you like and post wherever you like. You can also post ideas for captions on this like a blog. We will post our favorites here on the Cinema Insomnia site.
CINSOMNIACAT or “Tard”(No relation to the Grumpy Cat “Tardar Sauce”) is a hermaphrodite–female internals, but no nipples–blind in one eye and is totally schizophrenic. One of those cats that will letÂ you pet her, then attack. Funny, right?
THANKS FOR THE MEME-ORIES!