While it’s undoubtedly one of, if not, the greatest inventions of modern time, we’re not too sure when Sir Tim Berners-Lee created the World Wide Web back in 1989, that he imaged his legendary platform would be quite as filled with memes as it is.
Well, he wouldn’t have imaged it at all – memes didn’t really exist then.
If you’re unfamiliar with the term, a meme, in this sense, is defined in the Oxford English Dictionary – yes, it’s actually in there – as “an image, video, piece of text, etc, typically humorous in nature, that is copied and spread rapidly by internet users, often with slight variations”, which is exactly what we’re dealing with here.
The official Facebook page for Head Nerds In Charge – a 20 million viewers-strong live streaming web show, that “gives a platform to the underserved content creators, curators, and showcases of the geek community” – has compiled together a hilarious selection of memes from various sources that depicts something we can all relate to – ridiculous things we did in our childhood, or more specifically, memes that represent “everyone’s childhood from 1980-2000”.
We’ve all been called out in at least one of these memes.
The memes have gone down pretty well on social media too, with the post going on to amass an impressive 31K interactions, 143K shares, and over 53K comments from people chipping in with their thoughts.
And people have a lot to say, mostly about how true they are.
One commenter said: “Haha yes, i did many of those silly things. How comforting to know now (at the age of nearly 52) that I wasn’t as “weird” as I thought for amusing myself, because other people were doing the same amusing things”.
Another added: “I remember doing these things sometimes still do them, and the best part is seeing my kids doing some of them as well”, with a third saying: “These are so true. The imagination and the boring fun truth of ‘back in the day'”.
“That was a fun trip down memory lane.” a fourth added.
For some, it seems like childhood hasn’t even really ended either, with another commenter adding: “What do you mean with “until 2000″, I’m still doing most of those things”.
Head on over to the Head Nerds In Charge page on Facebook here to view the rest of the memes and hilarious comments that come along with them.
‘Grow up’ – Matty Healy urges Oasis to ‘stop messing around’ and reunite
Matty Healy has urged Oasis to “stop messing around” and get back together in a new interview.
In a video that’s already amassing tens of thousands of views online, the frontman of Manchester-based indie pop rock band, The 1975, has made his thoughts on the feuding Gallagher brothers known during an in-depth interview with on Q with Tom Power from Canadian broadcaster CBC this week.
During the interview, the 33-year-old singer touched on everything from the process of making the band’s latest record, 2022’s critically-acclaimed Being Funny in a Foreign Language, to his onstage antics, and why he’s decided to embrace sincerity and being earnest – but that doesn’t seem to be the main take-away of Manchester music fans.
It’s his opinion of iconic Britpop band Oasis that’s really got people talking.
In what he called a “public service announcement”, Healy claimed Oasis are still “the coolest band in the world” but questioned what the Gallagher brothers are playing at by continuing to fight with each other after all these years.
Telling them to “grow up”, Healy urged Liam and Noel to “get back together and stop messing around”.
Healy told the interviewer: “What are Oasis doing? Can you imagine being in potentially, right now, still the coolest band in the world, and not doing it because you’re in a mard with your brother? I can deal with them dressing like they’re in their twenties but being in their fifties, but acting like they’re in their twenties?
“They need to grow up.”
Healy continued: “Stop marding. They’re men of the people, and they’re sat around in, like, Little Venice and Highgate crying over an argument with their brother.
“Grow up. Headline Glastonbury. Have a good time. Have a laugh.”
The Wilmslow lad also took a second to speak on the popularity of both the Gallagher brothers’ post-Oasis solo projects and endeavours, and claimed fans aren’t as interested in seeing Liam Gallagher or Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds live as they would be going to an Oasis gig.
“There is not one person going to a High Flying Birds gig or a Liam Gallagher gig that would not rather be at an Oasis gig,” Healy claimed.
“There is not one person.
“Not one person is there going, ‘you know what? I loved Definitely Maybe, but my favourite thing is f***ing Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds’.”
Fans of the space queued down the street for its final few days in Bethnal Green, before its eventual closure on Wednesday 1 February.
Their statement said: “Sad news. We’ve received notice to vacate our premises at Bethnal Green by the end of this week. As a property guardianship, we’ve always been aware that we may be asked to leave with very short notice. We’re disappointed that it has come so soon.
“@Enter_theVenue the creative hub with whom we share our space, have also been asked to leave. The Vagina Museum will continue to operate in the digital world as we search for a new home.”
The message continued: “We’re sad about this development, but incredibly proud of what we’ve accomplished in the ten months we’ve been at our Bethnal Green premises. We’ve welcomed more than 40,000 visitors through our doors, and received so much love and positive feedback.
“In our time at Bethnal Green, we’ve once again demonstrated just how much the world needs and wants a Vagina Museum.
“Times are, once again, uncertain for us, but we’ve been through this before and risen stronger than ever. With a community like you supporting us, we know we can get through this too.
“We’re actively searching for a new home, and if you know of any vacant spaces (or have one yourself!) please don’t hesitate to reach out. In our home in Bethnal Green, we and ENTER demonstrated that we can transform an empty, unused building into a thriving heart of a community.
“If you don’t have a building, you can still help! Please consider making a donation; a donation of any size makes a huge difference and will help us to weather this storm, just as we’ve weathered storms before.”
The Vagina Museum concluded its thread with: “We’ve made it through a pandemic and a period of temporary homelessness before. With you, together, we can make it through this too.”