02: Meme FOMO, TeleNerds, King size

Apr 05, 2020

I have meme FOMO.

I have very little meme-exposure. I quit centralized social media, and now I only follow micro.blog and email newsletters, and both of these are very meme-light mediums. The only ones I see these days are forwarded to me by my wife or friends via iMessage.

From what I understand, during this global health crisis everyone’s meme-game is on point. Top-notch. And I’m missing out on most of them! I can’t find toilet paper. I watched Tiger King. I’m day drinking. I don’t know how to home-school my kids. I like to laugh! Where all my memes at!? I’d almost be willing to rejoin Twitter if it wasn’t such a toxic dumpster fire.

I’m glad I didn’t miss out on Onward, though. What a great movie. It scored an average 8.6/10 here with the Gowanses. There were so many awesome D&D references, I’ve been inspired to research ways we can play some quarantine D&D with our family and friends. Maybe on Discord? Have any of you tried something like this? Reply with any suggestions.

Seven links

  1. “If you want to consume better, consume slower.”
    Margo Aaron

  2. From the Oatmeal: Eight marvelous and melancholy things I’ve learned about creativity

  3. New newsletter from Jez Burrows, Dept. of Enthusiasm is an insta-subscribe.

  4. Speaking of new newsletters, Robin Sloan’s video game development diary, Perils of the Overworld is great so far.

  5. Already bored with isolation? Austin Kleon says that’s ok.

  6. Or, you can listen to some advice from a nun who has been social distancing for 29 years.

  7. Ummm, ys pls. California King /HT @sanspoint