More bad memes: Where oceans meet

And yet another, banner day on Facebook:

That’s not “where two oceans meet but do not mix”.  That’s glacial runoff, which is a very pure water, meeting ocean water, which is very salty and dirty.  Very shortly the clear water will become darker as well.

Of course, since religion is invoked, MOST people resort to name calling and insults.  There is no real discussion over whether the meme itself is accurate or not.

Shout out to the original photographer who did appreciate what was really happening:

More Bad memes: Gilligan dies every year

Ran across this on Facebook.  Facebook is an amazing source of wrong information ( fake news? ).

Only problem is, Bob Denver died in 2005.

Usually the origins of these memes is impossible to pin down.  In this case, the moron owned up to it, with several explanations:

Had no idea the dude was dead, saw a news article (NBC) talking about his death….so i cooked up this meme, i would take it down but I’m getting a kick out of watching you all come unglued that the man was already dead

And:

Some of you are acting like I’m the Russians, and I hacked Gilligan’s death and dug up his grave and killed him again lol…it was an honest mistake on my part, and would have quietly removed it, but the way that some of you are pissing and moaning and getting bent out of shape is far more pathetic than my incorrect meme……and that entertains me.

In other words, the attention outweighs the concern or respect for the person the meme was supposed to be honoring in the first place.  So, this piece of knowingly incorrect information will remain on the internet, and Facebook, forever, for nothing more than the author’s amusement.  I’m going to bet most of these memes have the exact same justification for existence, attention outweighs accuracy.

In the bigger picture, just an example of the “no responsibility” generation.  Don’t blame him for being wrong, he heard it somewhere else first, which makes it fair game.

Snopes going to bat for a liberal, again?

Dan Evon at Snopes is just all bothered by the meme implying John Kerry said that refrigerators and air conditioners are AS dangerous as ISIS.  He even states that the meme is “ridiculous”.  That’s his word, not mine.  But, he’s right.  Here’s what Kerry actually did say, according to Evon:

Yesterday, I met in Washington with 45 nations — defense ministers and foreign ministers — as we were working together on the challenge of Daesh, ISIL, and terrorism. It’s hard for some people to grasp it, but what we — you — are doing here right now is of equal importance because it has the ability to literally save life on the planet itself. Week after week, month after month, year after year, we continue to see new evidence, scientific evidence, tangible evidence, of the danger that climate change poses to life on our planet. Last year was the hottest year in recorded history by far. Last month, the hottest month recorded. The month before that was the hottest month recorded. 2016 is on track to be hotter than last year. And the decade was the hottest decade in history, and the decade before that the second hottest in history, and the decade before that the third hottest in history.

That’s right, Dan.  Kerry didn’t say hydrofluorocarbons used in refrigerators and air conditioners were of EQUAL threat, he said they would end life on the planet whereas ISIS isn’t really much of a threat to the world since it’s now losing.

Snopes used to be objective and non-partisan.  People just trusted that Snopes was non-biased when quoting their rebuttals to rumors.

Now, not so much apparently.  Dan Evon is embarrassingly wrong on this one and obviously doesn’t even care.  I mostly cited his story when rebutting his story.  Kerry, according to Evon’s own quotes, DOES mention ISIS, refrigerators, and air conditioners, and does say their use is MORE dangerous than ISIS.  Snopes needs to fact check Snopes a lot better.

There’s not much we can do about Snopes’ biased “debunking”, but we can help John Kerry achieve his utopian dream of no more air conditioners:

Put your faith in Obi Won Kenobi

Another stupid meme that won’t go away.

This ain’t Jesus.

For that matter, it’s not even Obi Won Kenobi.

It’s Ewan McGregor.  An actor.  He’s not even pretending to be Jesus.

And just a heads up.  Jesus wasn’t Scottish.

Some people got it.  Some people very obviously didn’t.  If you’re going to try to shame people into posting pics of Jesus on their “wall”, at least get a real pic of Jesus.

I hate memes

Memes are  the lowest common denominator on the internet.  Seriously.  If you’ve got something really stupid to say, take a pic, stick the stupid on it, and it immediately spreads all over the internet by people who won’t put any more effort to check the stupid than clicking on the share button.  Seriously.  I hate memes.  If you have something to say, say it.  Own it.  Let people all over the world share your wisdom by quoting you.  Memes are almost always anonymous.  They want it to be that way.  Because, if they weren’t, we’d all know who to blame for that particular stupid thing.  I’m going to have a thread on here featuring stupid memes.  I might actually put a good one or two on here occasionally just to throw people off.  But, there’s not too many of those.  So.  Here goes, Stupid Meme #1.  It keeps circulating.  Since I know exactly what it is, and I know lots of veterans, and I know lots of people who think they are supporting veterans.

But, this meme is not about veterans.  Those are actors.  Very, very, popular actors.  That’s Robert Downey Jr, Ben Stiller, and Jack Black, among others.  It’s not like the people spreading this meme had no chance to have a clue.  Robert is Iron Man for crying out loud.  This, is a still from Tropic Thunder.  It’s a movie about making a movie.  It’s not a tribute to soldiers, does not feature real soldiers, and was never meant to make anything look good.  It’s a movie that offends every sensibility a normal person has.  And, it’s one of my top ten all-time favorite movies ever made.  If you’re going to tribute Vietnam veterans, get a picture of real Vietnam veterans.  There’s plenty out there and God knows they deserve it.  Otherwise:

Never go full retard

That Green Moon meme

First of all, let me get this off my chest, I hate memes. 99% of them are bogus. 99% of them are only there as click bait. If you you think you’re on top of the game because you forward every meme you stumble across, step away from the Webdream, this ain’t the place for you. Now that that’s clear, let’s move on to the latest garbage infesting Facebook, the green moon meme.

Now, according to this one,

“several planets are going to align”……

Let’s stop there for a second, shall we?  “Several” planets align every single day.

“Which will cause the Earth’s Moon”…….

How, pray tell, will tiny little dots in the sky, most of which are well beyond the Earth’s orbit, affect our Moon?  Get a pencil and paper, draw them real quick, then show us how they possibly could interfere with light that is coming directly from the Sun and hitting the Moon.  And remember basic physics still apply, NONE of those “several” planets actually emit any light whatsoever.  So, it’s got to bounce of that unnamed planet, reflect billions of miles back the Moon, and be strong enough to affect the wavelengths coming from the Moon.  That’s all.

Do yourself, and more importantly, all of us, a big favor, and fact-check your memes before pushing them on us.

And if you can’t seem to stop yourself from doing that, at least hold off on the planets aligning bull.  That will never, ever, impact anything.  All nine could align and nothing would happen.

But if you really want to look smart, DON’T SHARE MEMES.