June 3rd, 2005

Memes

Apparently, Crying While Eating has been going around, forwarded far and wide by people saying to their friends, "WTF? This is messed up. I mean, totally staged, but still!"

What is less known is that Crying While Eating was created as an entry in Eyebeam's Contagious Media Showdown.

And while Crying While Eating is in 2nd-place right now (although it appears to be gaining ground), the front-runner wisely exploited fear and jealously to get to the top: Forget-Me-Not Panties.

The launch party for the contest included the creators of such memes as Hot or Not? and Black People Love Us. What an odd gathering of pseudo-celebrity that must have been.

I find it incredibly amusing that some of the sites we've been looking at lately and saying to ourselves, "This is screwy—I've got to show my friends!" were designed to provoke that reaction and nothing more.