I found myself on the internet: …
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This is helpful for women who can't take their eyes off me when they might be reading about what I just said.
A meme is a cartouche of a character. On the internet, photo-shoppers use the character reference of the well known picture to frame an idiom based on it.
I have never seen the US version of "The Office"; I had never heard of "Schrute". This character and the legend on his picture is apparently a well known triptych from there. I have seen one programme of the English version and several parts of others.
I don't have a TV and as far as I am concerned, that sort of stuff is a good reason not to get one.
Why pay a tax for a third rate programme you wouldn't "go and see" just because it is available at your own house?
But I can go with a character. If you see a picture of Bugs Bunny for instance or Wiley Coyote, you know what they are, who or what they represent. A winner and a loser.
You can put your own motto to either picture and make it funny or serious but if it is about winning or losing, it become a character frame reference.
The common, well known saying, the common, well known character reference and the uncommon and unusual "take" on the idea, that is typical of the character.
Today I found one that IS me.
Today I learned I'm Schrute.
I joined Reddit some time back and slowly began learning the ropes. Too old to know what they were and too experienced to ask; I worked my way through the cartoons trying to understand them.
I hadn't seen this one till today. Like I said, I hadn't heard of Shrute but I found myself thinking: This one is different. Then I realised why:
Of the other memes, I could get the jokes, even the ones that seemed to be in jokes. But I only understood the ones that were cartoon caricatures of other people. Some of them:
Awkward penguins, spoiled rich people and the like.
The rest I just don't get.
So I looked up the other "Schrutes" and found myself imagining writing the long meandering explanatory wibbles I usually do after starting off with his type of intros.
This is a good thing. People like me to tell them what idiots they were before they met me. (And benefited from my advice.)