Taxonomy of a Twitter Meme’s Intent

Today, one of my favorite twitter follows, @cher, posted a meme that only a 71-year old pop super star would tweet out: Nuf said pic.twitter.com/LByOrc0Xob — Cher (@cher) December 18, 2017 with this picture: I was immediately captivated. There’s just so many things slightly off here: the artifacted-to-shit image, the neutral quotation mark at the… Read more »

On Repetition

I’ve been obsessed with the concept of repetition lately. Broadly speaking. It comes in multiple forms: imitation, recreation, copying. Then there’s expansion-as-repetition: taking inspiration from and improving on an idea, building on something existing. Ranging from perfect copies to artists stealing from each other (cf TS Eliot’s “immature poets imitate; mature poets steal”), repetition is… Read more »

Fiona the Hippo

Fiona the Hippo is a prematurely-born hippo living in Cincinnati. Fiona the Hippo is the only good thing to happen in 2017. Fiona the Hippo is a being of pure light. As we continue our long descent into the darkness, Fiona is a spark of incredible beauty. Fiona the Hippo has her own TV show,… Read more »