What’s a meme?

This is a question I asked for a while.  A meme is, well, I am not sure, but many of them we see on the internet are just plain funny.  Of particular note is “Confessional Lutheran Memes” found on facebook.  Here is a sampling of the fun that you can have in your news feed from these guys:

 

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And here are some exclusive ones made just for BJS:

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What’s a meme? — 7 Comments

  1. @Peter Bockoven #2

    it’s a derivation of

    http://knowyourmeme.com/memes/you-keep-using-that-word-i-do-not-think-it-means-what-you-think-it-means

    someone decided to change the macro from inigo montoya to something else for reasons i could only infer.

    the main idea is that some people are using the word synod in appropriately.

    – this is a great example of how memes grow/change. let’s take that macro, and in stead of synod, use the word worship. someone else comes along and put’s the same text and put’s it on todd wilken’s face – in reference to the dialogue over at the barebulb. (remember, the words assume the person in the picture is speaking). then somebody else comes along and changes the words over todd wilkens pic and todd wilkens starts to become a meme.
    the possibilities are endless.

  2. Peter Bockoven :
    Anybody care to explain what the “synod” meme is about?

    It comes from a running gag (now itself a “meme”) in the movie “Princess Bride”, a favorite movie of many Lutherans. Check out this 1 minute youtube video for a little background:

  3. But what is the inappropriate/incorrect use of the word “synod” that it is talking of, though? That’s what I am curious about.

  4. @Peter Bockoven #5
    But what is the inappropriate/incorrect use of the word “synod” that it is talking of, though? That’s what I am curious about.

    “synod” is supposed to mean “walking together” (presumably in the same direction?)

    Any more questions? 😉

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