Today marks the 14 year anniversary of what I consider the greatest meme of all time. That’s right, I’m talking about All Your Base are Belong to Us.
While it’s impossible to say for sure when the video was made, Know Your Meme has a pretty decent timeline, and that’s what I’m going by. Recent history has forgotten the greatest of memes, but over the years, people have given it it’s rightful place in the world. It’s amazing to think how the world has changed since then. And to think what is considered a “viral” video, or meme now adays.
With the uptake of reddit, whole new memes are created and killed in a single day. Gone are the days when memes would fester and take time to grow correctly. ICanHazCheezburger really was one of the downfalls of the internet meme. It used to be that photos had to be found, culled, and then turned into the hilarious photo macros that we know and love. Now, anyone with a smart phone can take a picture, apply their own text, and make a meme.
The same thing went with Demotivational Posters. They use to be amazing. Now, not so much. I never was one for the Courage Wolf, Insanity Wolf, Philosoraptor, or any of those other macros. But those too have been made easier to make, and so less impactful, which is sad.
So take some time today to remember the meme that’s the king of all memes. Because after all, you have no chance to survive, make your time…