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Memes Are Now Stasticially More Popular Than Jesus Christ


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In 1966, John Lennon gave an interview to the London Evening Standard in which he stated that Christianity was on the decline and that the Beatles were currently more popular than Jesus Christ. It didn’t raise hackles when published initially in the UK, but by the time that news hit the United States, however, Christian communities were aflame with outrage (something we didn’t see a lot of when Adele compared Beyonce to Christ). Records were burned, radio stations refused to play the band’s music, threats were leveled with fervor. How then, will contemporary audiences react to the news that memes are more popular than Jesus?

Twitter user @Kuwaddo posted an image depicting a historic Google trend that demonstrates the number of searches for “Jesus” have been surpassed by searches for “Memes.” There’s no evidence that people have stopped searching for Jesus, though — in fact, historically there is a pattern of consistent searches with increases around prominent Christian holidays. On the contrary, there has simply been a strong increase in searches for memes, especially since 2011, when Instagram launched.

Hopefully, this means devout communities will refuse to use memes in protest and their refusal becomes its own meme. If they succeed, people can use success kid and a failure seems like something Willy Wonka would like you tell him about again.

Let’s celebrate with MEMES!

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Things Get Super Awkward When Chris Hansen Runs Into An Old Friend On A Bust


Late last year Chris Hansen of To Catch A Predator fame quietly resumed doing the lord’s work after a successful Kickstarter campaign allowed him to resume pervert busting operations, this time in the form of a web series called “Hansen vs. Predator.” The segments also run on Hansen’s syndicated news magazine-style show, Crime Watch Daily. In an episode airing Friday, the above clip previews the latest segment in which Hansen busts a guy hoping to meet a 13-year-old boy, but when he encounters the man it turns out to be a guy he used to share a daily commute with. Hoooooo boy awkward.

The guy knows he’s royally effed the moment he sees his old buddy, exclaiming, “Oh sh*t. No, Chris … Chris, please.” Hansen spoke with The Daily Mail prior to the episode airing, admitting that he was just as surprised as the guy was, saying: “I honestly did not realize it until I walked out. And then I suddenly recognized him because we used to commute into the city every day together from Connecticut.”

For his part, the man would admit to no wrongdoing when later taken in for questioning, insisting that he had scratched his eye the day before and that’s why he read the boy’s age as “13” instead of “18.” “I could show you that I was at my ophthalmologist yesterday… an eye doctor,” he claimed. It will be up to a judge to decide whether or not the man’s excuse is believable, but at the very least it warrants a “thinking face” emoji.

(Via Daily Mail)





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