Erica Scott: Life, Love and Spanking

Ruminations, opinionated observations, darkly humorous blathering and the occasional rant from an outspoken spanko and unapologetic attention wh–, um, hog.

Hopping on the Meme Train

Memes — we’ve all seen them, and love them or hate them, they’re here to stay. You know, those ubiquitous pictures with funny, pithy captions that make their way across the Interwebs. You’ve seen the more common themes: Grumpy Cat. The Most Interesting Man. Batman slapping Robin. Gene Wilder’s Willy Wonka. That scruffy looking guy from The Walking Dead (or is it Game of Thrones? Whatever). Some people take personal photos and create their own original memes. The possibilities are endless.

I have a major peeve about memes. (Gee, there’s a big surprise, huh?) I’ll see one that is clever and funny… and then there’s a blatant typo or grammatical error. And it ruins the meme for me. I can’t unsee the mistake, and I don’t want to forward what could have been a work of comic genius because of some glaringly stupid mistake.

The other day on Twitter, some guy I don’t know had posted a meme that was quite original. He had posted the letters T R U M P vertically, then spelled out a word corresponding with each initial. I can’t remember what the first three letters stood for, but the MP? Maniacal Putz. Pretty funny.

Except he spelled it “Manicial.” Arrggh.

Still, it was funny, so I clicked Like. Then I tweeted: “This would have been even funnier if maniacal had been spelled correctly.”

A minute later, I went to look at the meme again. All I saw was “Tweet is no longer available.” I clicked on the guy’s name. He’d blocked me.

Sheesh! Hypersensitive, much? I had to laugh. People have tissue paper for skin these days, it seems. Yeah, I know, I’m pedantic and some people find that to be a pain in the ass. Too bad, so sad. I wasn’t mean. I did “Like” it. But I guess pointing out the spelling error embarrassed him. Or he just didn’t give a damn and didn’t want to take a chance of hearing from me again. Oh well!

I know what you’re thinking. “Well, Erica, let’s see you do a better job creating memes!”

Challenge accepted.

I found a Meme Generator site, where you can take an existing template, or upload a picture of your own, and caption it. Instant meme! I figured out how to work it, and then my devious little mind was unleashed. So now I’ll share a few of my efforts. 😀

We all know this guy, don’t we?

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And while I’m on the grammar bandwagon, of course I had to make this meme, highlighting one of my biggest peeves:

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I can still hear you — “What, no spanking meme?” Really, you should know better. 🙂 Here’s one with one of my favorite signature phrases:

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Aaaaand finally, I felt the need to make a statement to people who aren’t fond of my particular brand of sarcastic wit. I chose the following photo, which you’ve all seen before — it’s about ten years old, but it still works:

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I posted that last one on Twitter. It got sixteen Likes and two Retweets. 😀 Yes, the meme generator has generated a Frankenstein. I have seen the future and it is Erica memes.

All right, back to work for me, and then on to John’s. Have a great weekend, y’all.

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15 thoughts on “Hopping on the Meme Train

  1. Anonymous on said:

    I know you’re really big on spelling and grammar. Myself I’m the world’s worst speller, but I am something of a stickler for facts. I saw Smithfield Ham commercial a few days ago. In an effort to be politically correct the narrator claimed that the Native Americans in the area taught the early settlers of Smithfield Virginia their traditional way of preparing ham. Now of course swine are not indigenous to the Americas. All the hogs that were here came with the Europeans. And of course there is no traditional Native American Way to prepare ham. It’s been serval days and that one still irritates me.

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  2. Anonymous — we all have our peeves, I guess! See, I know nothing about ham, except that technically, being a Jew, I’m not supposed to eat it. But I do anyway. 😀

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  3. Erica, I’m waiting for the meme, from you that says “KISS AND SPANK MY VOLUPTUOUS ASS. And you will receive ‘Six of the Best’, from me. XXX Luv ya.

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  4. Six — well… I think I might pass on that one. When I envision myself, “voluptuous” doesn’t come to mind. 🙂

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  5. Anonymous on said:

    The whole use of their/they’re/there kills me, whether in a meme or elsewhere, but that’s been going on for awhile. ForEVER. And I’m sorry: you can scream “FUCK” at the top of your lungs and it still won’t have the same shock value.

    The worst recently, though, in my opinion, has gotta be the use of sticking an apostrophe and an “s” on the end to form plurals of something. Do you like spanking’s? I like spanking’s but especially when I get lots of cool bruise’s! Any spanker’s in Texas that wanna hookup by the way? Erica you have one of the best blog’s!!!

    Your column got me thinking. If I ever make a dick pic for Fetlife, I’ll make it a meme. The lefthand image will be 5.6 inches of ramrod masculinity with a title of “Spanking Excites Me!” . The righthand image will be 3 inches of withering flesh and this title: “Spanking’s Don’t!” Anyway, if this is too much information, you can block me 🙂

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  6. Anonymous — LOL!! Problem with your meme idea is that the people who really need to see it wouldn’t get it. But I’m with you — those damned apostrophes in plurals make me nuts.

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  7. Wow! Your memes are great! They seem to have vanished from my inbox lately so it was fun to see them again.

    Hugs,
    Hermione

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  8. Yorkie on said:

    Finally! Someone else who gets it! I stand and applaud you Erica and, might I say, your own memes are delightful. Well done!

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  9. You do have a talent for this, Erica! I love the “Have you started yet?” That one is pretty motivational for us tops. I’m already thinking about what kind of spanking I would need to give you to have you feel that I’ve started 😉

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  10. Yorkie — it’s the proofreader in me. I can’t stand to see something otherwise creative with mistakes in it! LOL

    Quai — I may have said that line once or twice on video…

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  11. Jadelyn Mathias on said:

    Hi Erica ♡ I like your meme they are so funny especially the last one LOL that one makes me laugh every time I see it 🙂 I want to make some, What website is that on? Much Love and hugs always from naughty girl Jade / Emily Jean xxxxx ♡ ♡ ♡

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  12. Jade — there are a lot of different sites where you can create memes. The one I like is https://imgflip.com/memegenerator

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  13. Hooray, this will meme more hilarity!!

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