Two memes, both alike in dignity—on the fair Internet, where we lay our scene.
But a little background before we begin: Not long ago, I wrote an article about Dat Boi, an old computer animation of a unicycling frog that had been repurposed as a meme. Almost as soon as that post was published, I faced a torrent of abuse (some genuine, most ironic) for “killing” Dat Boi.
Then, an even stranger thing happened. Because I was seen as Dat Boi’s assassin—and felt no remorse for ending his life—some members of the meme community wanted me to target other obscure, insular memes for annihilation. While these requests varied, two memes in particular stood out as almost universally despised. These would be “Gondola” and “Loss.”
And they both kinda suck.
Let’s consider Gondola first. Gondola, who had his big moment in late 2015, is essentially a face with legs. He appears in a number of environments and contexts, rarely doing much of import. He’s always mute, sometimes sad, and incredibly chill by nature. That’s about it.