Let’s take time to focus on an up and coming meme, “Go Home, You Are Drunk”.
From the fine folks at Know Your Meme:
“Go Home, You Are Drunk” is an expression used to point out someone else’s failure or misplaced objects, similar to other well-known dismissive statements like You’re Doing It Wrong and Buzzkilling. The phrase is typically featured in image macros in which the subject is performing a task incorrectly or found in an out-of-place position.
Thanks to hurricane Sandy and a few other unfortunate events recently, we’ve managed to make a whole new batch of these:
We live in a strange time. One night an old man has a a break down on global TV and within the hour, it’s a meme. Of everything that happened at the RNC this week the thing that seems to be getting the most buzz is Clint Eastwood’s conversation with a chair that many saw as a sign of senility. By this morning “eastwooding” was making gaining traction. We were hoping it would die off but no, it looks like the internet gods have given this the greenlight and eastwooding is the new hotness. The act of eastwooding is simple, yell at a chair and take a picture. Look on the bright side, at least we’re not Batmaning anymore.
This week’s meme is U Mad
The Back Story: During an appearance on the Bill O’Reilly Show in November of 2003, Harlem-based rapper Camâ€™Ron uttered the phrase in a heated exchange with O’Reily.
(6:00 for the money shot)
In the context of hip hop music, â€œYou mad, â€˜cause [Iâ€™m better than you]â€ is a dissing technique that has its roots in freestyle battling and can be often heard in popular rap lyrics, especially on diss tracks.
The catchphrase has morphed and netizens began using it in discussion forums and comment threads to imply that someone (usually the previous poster) is losing their temper during the course of an argument. Itâ€™s a form of debate tactic that casually dismisses someoneâ€™s counterargument, thus further feeding the rage fuel upon the receiving end. Due to the incendiary nature of the phrase, it is also considered a form of trolling. This is sometimes countered by the sub-meme of I Ain’t Even Mad as a response.
The setup: Using an image ad the U Mad text