Maddy's Monthly Meme Madness
Welcome to Maddy's Monthly Meme Madness, where we take a look at the Top 5 most-liked memes on Carnegie Mellon Memes for Spicy Teens posted in a month.
1 . "Can I copy your homework?" by Tracy Cui (9.5/10)
A+ meme. For the most part, this nicely summarizes the stereotypes of different colleges' cultures. Had to knock off half a point because there's no way that Tepper would say "yeah sure" if you asked them if you could copy their homework or even if you asked them if they could give you a hint on how to do the homework. I would probably switch it with CIT, which is "bold of you to assume I did the homework."
2 . "The 11 seasons of Pittsburgh" by Julius Yordnoff (10/10)
Another strong meme that's too accurate. As much as I love Pittsburgh and the Carnegie Mellon community that I now call home, the weather here is absolutely abysmal. I know many people will call the weather of wherever they live the most fickle weather possible, but I really do think that Pittsburgh deserves to be recognized for its incredible ability to cram all four seasons in the span of 24 hours.
3 . "Is this warm weather?" by Al Levine (8/10)
The "is this a pigeon" meme is a bit of an older format that's losing steam so a point is docked there. The meme also uses the font Impact, which is one of the banes of my existence, so another point is lost. With all that said and done, the added Airpod is a nice detail, and this meme points out an extremely important phenomenon. Like many other students, I have a pair of eyes that has fallen victim to the "witnessing boys in shorts in freezing weather" epidemic that has swept the nation even at the cost of potential familial disappointment. Please, if you brave the freezing cold with shorts, take your Airpod funds and invest in a pair of seasonally-appropriate pants. Your legs will thank you.
4 . "Tribute to Mao Yisheng" by Likhitha Chintareddy (9/10)
Note: Chintareddy is the online editor of The Tartan. This affiliation has no bearing on the meme rating.
As the previously uncultured swine that I was, I did not understand why this meme was the fourth liked meme that was posted in February 2019. However, after doing some casual research and realizing that this meme was in honor of a man Chintareddy calls "her boyfriend every time [sic] someone asks me if I'm single... and they end up thinking he's a real guy until I tell them he lives outside Baker Hall," I came to understand why this meme racked up so many likes. Godspeed, first Ph.D. graduate of Carnegie Mellon.
5 . "Gift from David Tepper" by Nick Marotta (7.5/10)
This is a simple meme; it isn't really a meme, hence the lower rating. It's more of a picture of a moving truck that says "Airpods" outside of the Tepper Quad with the caption "Looks like David Tepper has a big surprise for us." As much as I'd love to imagine that the 2.9 percent tuition hike would be spent so that I could flex on non-Carnegie Mellon students with my prestigious and status-signaling overpriced earbuds, I know pretty well that instead, it will be going towards Construction Mayhem University.