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Boomer Houmor: A Guide To Misusing Memes

Welcome to the Internet's best guide for meming like a true Boomer! Whether you’re an actual Boomer looking to get into the comedy game, or an aspiring Gen Z, we have the tips and tricks to get you all the likes your poor Facebook friends can muster!


Our first lesson on Boomer style memes centers around ignoring the meme template and going straight for what you want it to be. This is especially important if the meme generator gives you boxes for text in specific locations. You're going to share your thoughts your way. Reminder, the first example is what you DON'T want to do. The second is Boomers at their best.


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Our next lesson is specifically for memes that come from movies or TV shows. If you have zero knowledge on what the image is, fire up that keyboard and give your best interpretation. The less you understand about the joke‘s set up, the better the outcome will be.


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For our third lesson, we'll focus on what all Boomers love to talk about: Work. These memes are more commonly correctly applied, but mainly because everyone in the office has already made some version of the same joke. Why joke about something new when you can steal and re-word someone else's idea? That's how you got to your position anyways, right? These memes also tend to come from templates that have been around since 2012, but are fresh and new to the Boomer crowd.


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Our next stop involves making memes that are way too specific to your life. These are great for sharing personal successes or things that only really annoy you. They can also be targeted at specific people, but you must make sure to use their name! Don't want the person you're trying to insult to possibly think it's not about them.


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Next on our journey is taking a neutral meme or popular character and making things political for absolutely zero reasons. These are most common around voting season, but can be a great way to share your thoughts on some current political topic. They say people are most receptive to new ideas while laughing, so get the guts rumbling with these gems. It's also great if you use memes that don't really seem to be saying anything, but could mean something and maybe you're just the only one smart enough to get it. You know?


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Our next step is a tried and true method: using the joke the meme is based on as the joke. It's genius! Who doesn't love seeing the jokes they love in a digital still rather than video form?


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And now we have a gem that only real Boomers will understand, the "ONLY *BLANK* WILL GET THIS" meme. It's guaranteed to kill with other Boomers and show those nasty younglings how great they have it. We all know you really walked to school in the rain and snow, uphill both ways, with no roads and constant wolf attacks. Every. God. Damn. Day.


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Continuing on, we have using a controversial statement or adding meme text over a random pixelated photo. This one takes true effort, since you're taking a big risk on the joke not landing, but as long as you're laughing, you're happy. You can also use images with large watermarks that are in no way distracting. And don't worry about cropping if you screenshot the original picture.


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Last, we'll end with a tried and true classic, reusing memes from over a decade ago, but completely butchering the punchline. These are your Advice Animals, Morpheus memes, and the Too Damn High meme. These are particular painful for younger generations to see, but that's what you're going for, isn't it? Isn't it?....


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And there you have it. With all these new tricks up your sleeve, you're sure to not only be the funniest one in the group text, but also win any political argument. Let your creative juices flow and make sure to post and share to the masses. Way to go, Boomer!


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