Having been on the innernets (or some variation thereof) since about 1989, I’ve seen a lot of silly things come and go: Chuck Norris; The Hampster Dance; the terrifying, probably Satanic soul-sucking void known only as ‘Doge.’  As a huge fan of the running gag and the theory that a joke keeps getting funnier when you beat it to death, I don’t mind repitition, and seeing new people jumping onto old, stale jokes often fills me with joy, like when a friend asked me last month if I’d heard about ‘Rickrolling’.  Even with that mindset, though, there comes a point where just… one… more… Tommy Wiseau reference will actually cause my brain to implode.  As with anything, it’s a question of quality, quantity and also of frequency, which leads us to today’s eye-of-the-beholder query…

The MS-QOTD (pronounced, as always, “misquoted”) realizes that all my references are half a decade or more old, that’s part of the joke, asking: What’s the MOST tired meme, running gag or recurring internet joke?


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Once upon a time, there was a young nerd from the Midwest, who loved Matter-Eater Lad and the McKenzie Brothers... If pop culture were a maze, Matthew would be the Minotaur at its center. Were it a mall, he'd be the Food Court. Were it a parking lot, he’d be the distant Cart Corral where the weird kids gather to smoke, but that’s not important right now... Matthew enjoys body surfing (so long as the bodies are fresh), writing in the third person, and dark-eyed women. Amongst his weaponry are such diverse elements as: Fear! Surprise! Ruthless efficiency! An almost fanatical devotion to pop culture! And a nice red uniform.

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