Eamonn Powers

To Meme

Eamonn Powers
To Meme

To meme.

Memeing is more than an activity, an idle passing of thumbs to screen. Memeing is more than the giggles, more than the laughs, it's more than the thousands of hours of scrolling source material in the deepest annals of Reddit. Memeing in its most truest sense is the re-purposing of photos and putting words on or near said photos. Memeing is central to the human condition, an integral fabric to our societal existence. A society of which we all live. To weave the fabric of memes requires a special person, a cherished soul, a selfless human capable of taking up the mantel that is our shared plight. The plight that things really do be like that sometimes, if not most times, or not more even, all times. This, as in today, do so happen to be one of those said times, for our furtive guide on this germane path is choosing to step away from the canvas. A choice to reflect on their shared experience with the willful sentience that makes up the collective of what could only be described as "ultra-runners." One may ask the requisite question, "why?", the answer, perhaps, should come at a later time in a later vein. But this author asks "why?" in a different sense, not one sapien asked that faithful question at the start of our hero's greatest hour, but in its formidable totality "why?" to start is an even greater mystery then that is to "why?" to finish. If one could ask the creator, why did @ultrarunningmemes come to grace this terrestrial plane, like all deity, their response would be there is no start or end, beginning and ending are facsimiles of constructs that we accept in our most basic imperfection, much similar to the mythological concept of verticality. For the beloved leaves us now from 'stagram only as a result of our own awakening to recognize that @ultrarunningmemes was, as an object, always ours. The author asks you not to believe this to be true in blind faith but with verifiable quantitative data to support the claims we all will soon recognize to be truth.

Figure 1 - The growth of the word  bois  since @ultrarunningmemes inception

Figure 1 - The growth of the word bois since @ultrarunningmemes inception

Figure 2 - Totinos ( General Mills ) Stonk Data indicating a roughly $40 million dollar increase in stock price during the series of "Pizza Roll" based memes.

Figure 2 - Totinos (General Mills) Stonk Data indicating a roughly $40 million dollar increase in stock price during the series of "Pizza Roll" based memes.

On no fewer than two verifiable metrics, Bois internet usage and Totinos Stonk price, the research suggests that simply the very presence of the fabled 'gram account in no uncertain certitude changed the very nature of the world. The key word here is changed. Changed as in the past tense. Our humble herald has harked holy creed, s/he has changed the very fabric of existence as we know it and this author can think of no other possible reward for such a gravitationally effective task, then to allow the mason of said vision to rest.


But in his steed, I ask that you, my faithful compatriots, take heed that the world has so been changed. It's communicative transcendence has evolved beyond the confines of this understanding of what or who is ultrarunningmemes. And in recognizing the true brilliant light of truth in the anonymity that is the daddy memes he asks us to take up our buffs, pull on your hats, don your dankest of shades and except your charge. Mount the only reality that exists, the one in which we are, have been, and always will be. The reality that WE in our collective effort have always been ultrarunningmemes. Me, you, your hot mom, your other hot dad, your below average on again off again casual partner, are all ultrarunningmemes, it is time to take up your mounts and push forth into the fray.

Oh and if after reading all of this and you still find yourself wondering "why?" remember.....it's just fucking running.