Maddy's Monthly Meme Madness: summer recap
Welcome to Maddy's Monthly Meme Madness, where we take a look at the Top 5 most-liked memes on the Facebook group, Carnegie Mellon Memes for Spicy Teens, posted in the past month. In this Orientation edition special, we will do a recap of the Top 5 most-liked memes since our last standard edition (published April 29).
1) "CMU Venn Diagram" by Alexander Chen (10/10)
Let’s have a round of applause for Alexander and his high-effort meme. The fruit of his labor yielded over 900 likes, making it the most liked meme since our last meme roundup. These four seemingly unrelated aspects of what many face during their Carnegie Mellon experience coalesce into the most ambitious crossover since Infinity War.
2) "Birth control" by Ashim Singh (9/10)
This is an excellent variation of the “don’t leave your birth control out” meme. Stress culture and its devastating effects can double as birth control, and this meme captures that phenomenon. The icing on the cake for this meme would have been a change in “Dad’s” icon picture on the top. Perhaps our beloved Farnam would’ve tipped the ranking from a 9 to a 10.
3) "CS relationships" by Jenny Yu (9/10)
Computer science is seemingly inescapable in this institution. After taking 110 and crying every day at my technological ineptness and exploding imposter syndrome, I understand why SCS students wouldn’t want to burden themselves with another 9.0 units that being in a relationship adds to one’s schedule.
4) "Respect the Beep Boop" by Chaya Wurman (8/10)
Would the meme roundup of summer 2019 really have been complete without a tribute to our beloved Beep Boop? The loss of such an iconic part of our campus has devastated our community. The text editing makes me slightly uncomfortable in this meme, though, so I, unfortunately, cannot give this meme a perfect score.
5) "Beep Boop exclusive generation by Likhitha Chintareddy (9/10)
Note: Chintareddy is the online editor of The Tartan. This affiliation has no bearing on the meme rating.
Carnegie Mellon, land of innovation, rigorous academics, prestige… and the Beep Boop. Why is an intersection so integral or iconic to the Carnegie Mellon experience? Who knows? Certainly not this critic who has just half a brain cell remaining. Unfortunately, the text alignment drives me up a wall. The alignment of the text on the right, or lack thereof, is unsettling.
Honorary mention. "You beeped your last boop" by the Carnegie Mellon Instagram.
We salute to the beloved Beep Boop. I suppose all good things must come to an end, though I am sorry to those who did not experience the Beep Boop glory of the Morewood/Fifth intersection. However, I'm optimistic that when one meme door closes, another will open. We welcome the Class of 2023+: both the students and the new memes to arise.