Episode 20 – Emily The Meme Queen
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IT IS MONDAY AND THAT MEANS A NEW EPISODE OF BAD BROWNIES!
In this week’s episode I welcome my delightful sister, Emily, back on for the second time. It was so much fun to get to record a conversation with her, that in many ways is just like an everyday conversation we might have while going on a walk or just hanging out. During our discussion we talked about memes and internet memes as a subset of them, the beauty that was the social media platform Vine, how corporations are capable of coopting internet culture to sell us things, and much more.
Before beginning the episode, I have a bit of explaining to do regarding why this episode is a week late. As some of you may know, especially if you listened to the episode with my fiancé, Viomar, we had been separated for over a year with no clear end in sight due the craziness of our two countries, and, due to travel restrictions put in place in response to the Covid-19 pandemic. At the time of recording the main part of this episode we had just purchased tickets for each of us to leave our countries and to be together in Ecuador as we await the next step in the process to get her a US Visa, and, I am ecstatic to let y’all know that I am recording this intro in Quito with Viomar by my side! I do not believe in making excuses, I missed my goal of publishing a new episode every Monday, but guess what? That isn’t going to stop me from re-dedicating myself to this project and to do it with even passion than before. So, keep an eye out for an extra special episode next week and now, without further ado, I present, Emily.
Memes, Vines and other cultural references from this episode:
- Mr Toucan breakdown of It’s Free Real Estate
- Michelle Obama Sweet Potato
- Will Sasso Lemon Vines
- Click Clack Blassem
- Don’t Touch That Poster or You’ll Become a Frog
- I Don’t Need No Degree to Be a Clothing Hanger
- Irresistible by Adam Alter
- Know Your Meme
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