We asked our staff to share their current favorite thing on the Internet. Whether old or new, video or picture, we have strong feelings about these weird pieces of Internet Garbage.
One of my favorite internet things is the Get the cake (or You, Delicious Cake) meme. I know it's really old (2006? pre-2006?), and is perhaps derived from the Portal game series (I don't even know) but one doesn't need the backstory to appreciate the deftness and cleverness of these variations. It reminds me of a very open-ended college application essay, one where you're desperately trying to stand out from the pack and think outside the box and with each new one that you could have thought of (but didn't) makes you, at once, reel in self-disgust and bow in the presence of intellectual greatness.
Here's the premise:
1. This is what happens when you take the straightforward route:
2. So maybe you decide the cake isn't so delicious after all.
3. Magic is clearly allowed
4. Hell, you don't know me
5. Occasionally disgusting
Yet somewhat practical?
6. Sometimes just obvious
7. Perhaps Transcendental
8. And other times morbidly realistic
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