Surreal memes deserve their own internet dimension

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In November, the surreal meme creator @surrealvault decided to shutter her merch shop, which had existed for only two days. Though she'd originally seen the store as a viable way to monetize her page, she ended up feeling uncomfortable with the idea. "Surrealism exists to confuse, amaze, inspire and entertain," she wrote on Instagram. "It should not be a medium for me to earn money."

What constitutes a surreal meme is hard to explain, but once you've seen a few, you begin to recognize common signifiers. There's the Zalgo text, the Clip Art fonts, the recurring characters like Meme Man and Orang. Most importantly, there's the impenetrable irony. When you look at a surreal meme, you feel a little disoriented even if you think it's funny, because you're not sure what you're laughing at. Don't feel bad if you don't quite get it: A concise definition of "surreal meme" does not exist. Read more...

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Surreal memes deserve their own internet dimension Surreal memes deserve their own internet dimension Reviewed by Hassan on February 06, 2019 Rating: 5

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