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Memes, Millennials, and Condescending: Hey guys, I've been seeing these memes where muscular men at laptops explain elementary concepts in some topic or other to a nerdy-looking, curious kid. They really make me laugh, but I can't quite put my finger on why. It's not like there's any real jokes in there or anything First of all, I think this format makes excellent use of a comedic technique called incongruity, whereby viewers' preconceived notions are upended by unexpected juxtapositions. In this case, many people don't think of musclebound, traditionally masculine men as kind, intelligent and eager to advise. While not a joke in any conventional sense, this produces a humorous effect King, I want to echo what you're saying and also suggest that there's an even broader employment of incongruity here.. Viewers expect earnest requests for basic information to be met with vitriol due to a sense that discourse on web forums is generally noxious. The conviviality of the buff men's responses runs totally counter to viewer's expectations. It's not just muscular men that we presume to be hotheaded and condescending this kind of unacceptable behavior is endemic to the medium as a whole, and viewers are tickled to see that dynamic inverted. I really think Chief hit on something with that last response, and I want to add that part of the appeal of the format lies in its warmth those of us who spend a lot of time online find ourselves bathing in a sea of toxic discourse but, for a cohort so frequently described as overwhelmingly self-absorbed, I think that the millennials making and consuming these genuinely value humility a lack of ego and self-importance and empathy the ability to understand others. The men in these memes display these in spades and, through the experience of incogruity, viewers are given theopportunity to deepen their own humility and extend their sense of empathy. Here you go

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Basketball, Complex, and Family: HuffPost@HuffPost 7h Nick Sandmann believes "that by remaining motionless and calm, I was helping to diffuse the situation." MAGA Hat-Wearing Teen Claims He Was 'Helping To [Defuse] The Sit... The student from Covington Catholic High School denied harassing Native American War Veteran Nathan Phillips huffingtonpost.com 783 t 64 214 BCB @BCFB828 6h If you work with kids this age, youve seen this stance and look before. He's perfected it. Nick is no peacekeeper Sharon @MySharona1987 1h I grew up in a Catholic high school. (Boys/girls) I was viciously bullied and more than twice got sexually assaulted. Oh, I've seen that smirk on a boy before It tends to stay with you. eviltessmacher: masonsriverboat: mysharona1987: galaxycat-1459: klubbhead: Kid *shit grins* These bitches: Their victim complex is so fucking deep that they’re blaming a kid who’s doing his own thing instead of their actual perpetrator. ‘doing his own thing.’ Well, that is one way to put it.  I, meanwhile, would call it a white young man, surrounded by other white young men, intentionally intimidating a Native American war veteran. Don’t act like that kid didn’t know he was being scary to that old man.  The boy is standing in front of his classmates, who are CLEARLY mocking the Native chanting, while wearing a shit eating grin. That shit eating grin is one of the classic expressions of bemused entitlement that can be found on the faces of privileged, rich, private school kids everywhere. He knew what he was doing. Also his schools history of wearing BLACKFACE at basketball games doesn’t exactly help their case. The fact that he, or more likely his family, had a damn PR firm write a fucking press release speaks volumes. Don’t think for a minute that anyone who has ever been bullied, can’t spot a bully a mile away. This kid is a privileged, self-absorbed, entitled little bully. And someone needs to put him in his place. Along with the rest of them.
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Ash, Batman, and Bitch: Shawn Alexander Allen @aNuChallenger Still wondering why there is this obsession with making Kratos the whitest man to ever white man, and yet continue to employ a black man to voice him. Kratos could easily be the black man he clearly is, but people are too cowardly, too meek, too self absorbed to do fix it. <p><a href="http://the-mighty-birdy.tumblr.com/post/174995562248/kaldicuct-siryouarebeingmocked" class="tumblr_blog">the-mighty-birdy</a>:</p> <blockquote><p><a href="https://kaldicuct.tumblr.com/post/174993366986/siryouarebeingmocked-broccolirambles" class="tumblr_blog">kaldicuct</a>:</p><blockquote> <p><a href="http://siryouarebeingmocked.tumblr.com/post/174992765425/broccolirambles-siryouarebeingmocked" class="tumblr_blog">siryouarebeingmocked</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="http://broccolirambles.tumblr.com/post/174989752170/siryouarebeingmocked-cisnowflake-jovosh" class="tumblr_blog">broccolirambles</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="http://siryouarebeingmocked.tumblr.com/post/174986740793/cisnowflake-jovosh-yokelfelonking" class="tumblr_blog">siryouarebeingmocked</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="http://cisnowflake.tumblr.com/post/174667958171/jovosh-yokelfelonking-jackal-writes-main" class="tumblr_blog">cisnowflake</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="https://jovosh.tumblr.com/post/174666482788/yokelfelonking-jackal-writes-main" class="tumblr_blog">jovosh</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="https://yokelfelonking.tumblr.com/post/174666469722/jackal-writes-main-jollymount-venomkid-64" class="tumblr_blog">yokelfelonking</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="https://jackal-writes-main.tumblr.com/post/174664636931/jollymount-venomkid-64-ironbloodaika" class="tumblr_blog">jackal-writes-main</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="http://jollymount.tumblr.com/post/174664271157/venomkid-64-ironbloodaika-haretasora11" class="tumblr_blog">jollymount</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="http://venomkid-64.tumblr.com/post/174662963080/ironbloodaika-haretasora11-mageknight14-the" class="tumblr_blog">venomkid-64</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="https://ironbloodaika.tumblr.com/post/174656524615/haretasora11-mageknight14-the-man-is-literally" class="tumblr_blog">ironbloodaika</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="http://haretasora11.tumblr.com/post/174656402152/mageknight14-the-man-is-literally-covered-in-the" class="tumblr_blog">haretasora11</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="http://mageknight14.tumblr.com/post/172140016328/the-man-is-literally-covered-in-the-ashes-of-his" class="tumblr_blog">mageknight14</a>:</p> <blockquote><p>The man is literally covered in the ashes of his dead family.</p></blockquote> <p>How does someone not know this? Like it was explained in the first game was it not? Like honestly :/</p> </blockquote> <p style="">Someone who doesn’t know the full story I guess. :P<br/></p> </blockquote> <figure class="tmblr-full" data-orig-height="357" data-orig-width="500" data-tumblr-attribution="clown-moontoon:OgEpwtCPhy2l3fHHhaUKLQ:ZCun0x2RRzyLv"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/04f2df13d765907ddf2e3f7a51c7de7b/tumblr_oykeg6Afvk1r1jfupo1_500.gif" data-orig-height="357" data-orig-width="500"/></figure></blockquote> <p><i>“I have no idea what this gaming shit is about but imma find a way to make it bout racism” </i></p> <figure class="tmblr-full" data-orig-height="729" data-orig-width="645"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/e58e0f665ddcbbdf492d0bbae778697a/tumblr_inline_p9yn44XP3Q1rt9vdx_540.png" data-orig-height="729" data-orig-width="645"/></figure></blockquote> <p>Kratos is from fucking Greece. From Sparta. They’re Mediterranean. What the fuck.</p> </blockquote> <p><b>WE</b><br/></p> </blockquote> <p>Wuz</p> </blockquote> <h1>SPARTANZ!</h1> </blockquote> <p>And if you look at the cutscenes from God of War 1 before he went white, he was pretty brown-skinned.</p> <p>Of course, if being voiced by a black person makes a character black, I guess that makes Ash Williams from Mass Effect black. Along with every character Cree Summer ever voiced.</p> <p><br/></p> <figure class="tmblr-full" data-orig-height="360" data-orig-width="480"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/7cc9caaa3e970c06b7041ea80b18b66a/tumblr_inline_pa0a2jxLDa1sps4wz_540.jpg" data-orig-height="360" data-orig-width="480"/></figure><p>.</p> <figure class="tmblr-full" data-orig-height="768" data-orig-width="1024"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/8a78440ec6f06d20be984607aef88160/tumblr_inline_pa0a38rPph1sps4wz_540.jpg" data-orig-height="768" data-orig-width="1024"/></figure><p> Including the dog. <br/></p> </blockquote> <p>Oh, my goodness, I can’t remember who the character with purple hair and a black/yellow top is, or the girl in the black and red superhero outfit is. </p> </blockquote> <p>Max, Batman Beyond</p> <p>Valerie, Danny Phantom. Unless you mean the one on the bottom row, who’s, uh, Cree, from KND. And she’s a supervillain.</p> </blockquote> <p>Samurai Jack. Nuff fuckin said.</p> </blockquote> <p>People who bitch about voice actors’ races not matching the characters’ races annoy the fuck outta me. At the end of the day the voice actor is chosen to fit the character, regardless of what they look like, because that doesn’t fuckin matter. It’s the <i>VOICE</i> that matters!!! Not everything has to match everything, jfc</p></blockquote> <p>Y’all seriously need to quit with this shit.</p>
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Friends, Ironic, and Life: To All Those Who Have Done Me Wrong; Thank You I Needed That @balleralert To All Those Who Have Done Me Wrong; Thank You I Needed That - Blogged by: @RaquelHarrisTV ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ What would you be if you didn’t have haters, non-believers or doubters? At some point, you have to think of those people as engine boosters. They give you the gas you need to drive through the bullshit of your life - including them. The ironic part is the negative people in your life think they are holding you back when in reality, they’re efforts are only pushing you forward. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ So tell them thank you. Thank you for letting you know you were someone worth despising. To those who didn’t show up when you had a performance, let them know they missed a standing ovation. When they said they couldn’t give you a ride to your interview tell them you arrived 15 minutes early and got the job the next week. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Let them know you aren’t tripping. You knew they were out with their friends instead of helping you study even though you asked - about ten times. When they tried to dog your dreams it was only because they didn’t have any of their own. They were upset because they couldn’t believe it when you said you wanted more for your life. They were so self-absorbed that they took it as a shot at them because they were still dealing with their own insecurities. Unfortunately, that’s not your problem - at all. You weren’t put on this earth to satisfy anyone else but yourself and the Almighty. That’s the key. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Knowing the difference between a shadow and shade is pertinent. One consumes all of your spotlight, while the other never leaves your side and doesn’t mind being dimly lit. For all those who weren’t with you “before” shouldn’t have room made for them in your “after.”
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All Lives Matter, America, and Asian: *meme comparing Ibgt civil rights movement to pre vious womens rights move- ment and illustrating that ey are both important an aren t whinin My only issue with it and why i think they refer to it as whining is because it's always for some groups and not all, all people should be equal not just minorities. That goes for the gay communities and for black and hispanic communities white. In the military we are all mixed and we all get along. They should make all communities diverse Like Reply November 22 at 3:14pm Hide Well its not about diversity. It's about everybody having hts Like Reply November 24 at 9:25pm Well it's not about diversity. It's about everybody having 24 at 9:25pm People would be more understanding if people of all walks of life were forced to live together peacefully, is what I meant I'm sure if people would lose their jobs for treating people wrongly or objectifying them. They wouldn't be so quick to do it. Like the military You can be thrown out for even saying something about someone Like Reply November 24 at 9:28pm Uh.. I feel like we're having two different conversations Reply And if it was about everyone having equal rights here would be no black lives matter movement, numbers are some how more important than lives. Studies show more whites are killed then blacks each year by the police. If it was about all lives and not one demographic and about every life taken wrongfully by enforcement I could stand behind it Like Reply November 24 at 9:30pm If anything going on right now in these communities was actually about equality, we would be saving Christians and not Muslims. We would be crying over the thousands of children that suffocated to death inside their own bodies on gasses their own goverment set on them. If any lives actually were seen as equal. People wouldnt be crying over donald trump and safe spaces and every other thing they can think of Like Reply November 24 at 9:33pm People care more about things that personally effect them and people like them than eachother. In my eyes thats a problem. Like Reply - November 24 at 9:35pm but... that's the thing. in general and in the picture and the purpose of this post, it IS about all rights. it's not like i only support gay rights. i support equality EVERYWHERE. if rights aren't addressed specifically, singled out, attention will NOT be drawn to them and equality (which means everyone) CANT happen. this isn't about exclusivity, it's about EVERYONE having the right to marry. its comparing one civil rights movement to another, NOT saying "our rights are important and screw everyone elses. "it's saying "our rights are ALSO important and WE WANT EQUALITY Like Reply-2 -November 26 at 4:16pm-Edited Like Reply 2 November 26 at 4:16pm- Edited also have no idea why you're talking about blacks and November 26 at 4:12pm to me your argument just comes across as peoples Like Reply individual rights not mattering because they aren't as important in your eyes as other things, and that's exactly the problem. bigotry does exist. it IS a problem. just implying that it doesn't matter doesnt change the fact that people of all shapes sizes colors orientation races whatever deal with it every single day. maybe not where you are, but somewhere. and that doesn't make it any less important Like Reply-1-November 26 at 4:20pm I didn't say it didn't matter but if it did wouldn't it be about all people not just the labels that we and society have given That's not bigotry I just see through the agendas into the fact that all lives matter equally none of these movements are about equality or their wouldn't be sides... And quite frankly its discrimination to the other people not the ones only going to it for people like them. Like- Reply-November 26 at 9:59pm I dont need to imply ignorance or belittling to call it what it is self absorbed and selfish. It should be all lives matter gay and straight lives matter. Babies in the womb matter and god matters Im a Christian I love all people, hate the sin not the sinner. That's what Christianity is not what you see on the damn social network. It's called repentant Also the reality is that saying any lives matter has to be seen as an inequality to all others. So the number of people dying by this or that are more important than all lives dying Thats just stupid 26 at 10:02pm Thee argument is about individuals lives in stead of the better of all lives. Any life taken is wrong, that's either your faith or your moral. Everyone's mad about Muslims yet they shove gay individuals off roofs in their country. It's always about whats wrong here not there ..If you want it to all be wrong it will be Like Reply November 26 at 10:06pm e shouldn't be classified as gay straight black white asian Christian or otherwise we are all just people Like Reply November 26 at 10:07pm You just called yourself a Christian multiple times, but oka y. BONUS You just called yourself a Christian multiple times, but okay Like Yesterday at 4:40pm I am a Christian so l am proud of that Yeste as like as we condem those who stand up for equality and what they believe in, we fail to progress in this nation. Unlike Reply 2 21 hrs Progressivism shouldn't even be in this country nor should marksmanship socialism or any other ism because America is only about thirty years old in retrospect to other countries. Sadly when everyone keeps fighting because they want their needs met thats not a compromise that's not caring about what you take from another group yet fail to care when you want them to care about yours Its fucking bullshit and stupid 17 hrs Edited memehumor: “I’m Not A Bigot” she says, in the midst of a bigoted rant (With Bonus)
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All Lives Matter, America, and Asian: *meme comparing Ibgt civil rights movement to pre vious womens rights move- ment and illustrating that ey are both important an aren t whinin My only issue with it and why i think they refer to it as whining is because it's always for some groups and not all, all people should be equal not just minorities. That goes for the gay communities and for black and hispanic communities white. In the military we are all mixed and we all get along. They should make all communities diverse Like Reply November 22 at 3:14pm Hide Well its not about diversity. It's about everybody having hts Like Reply November 24 at 9:25pm Well it's not about diversity. It's about everybody having 24 at 9:25pm People would be more understanding if people of all walks of life were forced to live together peacefully, is what I meant I'm sure if people would lose their jobs for treating people wrongly or objectifying them. They wouldn't be so quick to do it. Like the military You can be thrown out for even saying something about someone Like Reply November 24 at 9:28pm Uh.. I feel like we're having two different conversations Reply And if it was about everyone having equal rights here would be no black lives matter movement, numbers are some how more important than lives. Studies show more whites are killed then blacks each year by the police. If it was about all lives and not one demographic and about every life taken wrongfully by enforcement I could stand behind it Like Reply November 24 at 9:30pm If anything going on right now in these communities was actually about equality, we would be saving Christians and not Muslims. We would be crying over the thousands of children that suffocated to death inside their own bodies on gasses their own goverment set on them. If any lives actually were seen as equal. People wouldnt be crying over donald trump and safe spaces and every other thing they can think of Like Reply November 24 at 9:33pm People care more about things that personally effect them and people like them than eachother. In my eyes thats a problem. Like Reply - November 24 at 9:35pm but... that's the thing. in general and in the picture and the purpose of this post, it IS about all rights. it's not like i only support gay rights. i support equality EVERYWHERE. if rights aren't addressed specifically, singled out, attention will NOT be drawn to them and equality (which means everyone) CANT happen. this isn't about exclusivity, it's about EVERYONE having the right to marry. its comparing one civil rights movement to another, NOT saying "our rights are important and screw everyone elses. "it's saying "our rights are ALSO important and WE WANT EQUALITY Like Reply-2 -November 26 at 4:16pm-Edited Like Reply 2 November 26 at 4:16pm- Edited also have no idea why you're talking about blacks and November 26 at 4:12pm to me your argument just comes across as peoples Like Reply individual rights not mattering because they aren't as important in your eyes as other things, and that's exactly the problem. bigotry does exist. it IS a problem. just implying that it doesn't matter doesnt change the fact that people of all shapes sizes colors orientation races whatever deal with it every single day. maybe not where you are, but somewhere. and that doesn't make it any less important Like Reply-1-November 26 at 4:20pm I didn't say it didn't matter but if it did wouldn't it be about all people not just the labels that we and society have given That's not bigotry I just see through the agendas into the fact that all lives matter equally none of these movements are about equality or their wouldn't be sides... And quite frankly its discrimination to the other people not the ones only going to it for people like them. Like- Reply-November 26 at 9:59pm I dont need to imply ignorance or belittling to call it what it is self absorbed and selfish. It should be all lives matter gay and straight lives matter. Babies in the womb matter and god matters Im a Christian I love all people, hate the sin not the sinner. That's what Christianity is not what you see on the damn social network. It's called repentant Also the reality is that saying any lives matter has to be seen as an inequality to all others. So the number of people dying by this or that are more important than all lives dying Thats just stupid 26 at 10:02pm Thee argument is about individuals lives in stead of the better of all lives. Any life taken is wrong, that's either your faith or your moral. Everyone's mad about Muslims yet they shove gay individuals off roofs in their country. It's always about whats wrong here not there ..If you want it to all be wrong it will be Like Reply November 26 at 10:06pm e shouldn't be classified as gay straight black white asian Christian or otherwise we are all just people Like Reply November 26 at 10:07pm You just called yourself a Christian multiple times, but oka y. BONUS You just called yourself a Christian multiple times, but okay Like Yesterday at 4:40pm I am a Christian so l am proud of that Yeste as like as we condem those who stand up for equality and what they believe in, we fail to progress in this nation. Unlike Reply 2 21 hrs Progressivism shouldn't even be in this country nor should marksmanship socialism or any other ism because America is only about thirty years old in retrospect to other countries. Sadly when everyone keeps fighting because they want their needs met thats not a compromise that's not caring about what you take from another group yet fail to care when you want them to care about yours Its fucking bullshit and stupid 17 hrs Edited <p><a href="http://memehumor.tumblr.com/post/153843131148/im-not-a-bigot-she-says-in-the-midst-of-a" class="tumblr_blog">memehumor</a>:</p> <blockquote><p>“I’m Not A Bigot” she says, in the midst of a bigoted rant (With Bonus)</p></blockquote>
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