After learning about the STUPID amount of financial resources that have been poured into this election, I gotta say it’s all just a bit over the top and darkly silly. When all is said and done, well over a combined $1.7 billion will have been sunk into this electoral cycle by the Reds and Blues? That works out to be $2.6 million dollars a day spent on this electoral sitcom. Un-freaking-real. But hey, it all makes great material for Memes. If you happen to be unfamiliar with the term ‘meme’ (as I was until recently), the term is based off (or so wikipedia says) an Ancient Greek word of μίμημα [mí-mɛ-ma] which means to “something imitated”.
“It is an idea, belief or belief system, or pattern of behavior that spreads throughout a culture either vertically by cultural inheritance (as by parents to children) or horizontally by cultural acquisition (as by peers, information media, and entertainment media).”
Fitting in perfectly with our Remix Culture and infinite source-material on the web, simple graphic memes have become a force of fun and humorous way of expression thoughts on ridiculous matters. Below are the best from the 2012 election.
Thanks for looking, and if you feel like getting creative, check the sites below. (the last meme of the African child is one I quickly did at memegenerator)