Tuesday, August 17, 2021

early 2000s memestalgia

 “Technologically impressive, hyper-digital spectacles that viewers admire purely because they are so unintelligible… Creators speed up, distort, saturate, stretch, or mutate these pieces of media to maximize the ludicrousness… What was once cringe has now become cool again."

Kieran Press-Reynolds at Insider on the retro-absurdist meme collages currently infesting TikTok - early 2000s nostalgia already... .

Also contains a potted history of early stages of meme-faddery during the 21st Century so far, including Youtube poops and MLG montage parody.

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