The perception of a meme is interesting when not given the context when it was first conceived. The original photo of this baby and his father was featured on the family photographer’s blog in 2011. Then a year later Dave the father posted the cropped picture of his son on Reddit then it landed on the front page with 1133 upvotes. This surprisingly enough was the birth of a new and interesting meme life cycle.
The life cycle of a meme such as this one is interesting to find out the origins behind where the picture was taken and who else was in the original frame. This meme became so popular in my opinion because of its relatabilty factor in that everyone has seen a baby but maybe not seen a baby make a face such as this one. For me that is a big factor when trying find a meme that is funny and that I can connect with. After coming up with the proper factors to generate the meme the only other thing to do is publish it out to the world
Above is a meme that I made of my dog peanut. The picture context is him at the vet for a check up after he ate all of my socks chewing big holes in all of them. Prior to him eating all of my socks he got a toy for his birthday. Everyone who has a dog or knows someone that has a dog in their life knows the struggle when the dog eats your belongings. The relatablity for me in this meme is that it is my dog then knowing the common struggle of having a dog.
From the golden arches to the sometimes miss-made orders you can always tell that you went to McDonald’s. These common conceptions have become house hold phrases. Over the years the arches may have changed a long with the 15 cent hamburgers but something that has never changed is the fast service that now a days has the costumers checking their orders before they leave.
Above is a picture that illustrates how the buildings looked in the 60’s. Towards the end of the 60’s the logo was changed to the iconic big yellow M or otherwise noted by the “golden arches.” After the two arches merged into one singular logo the business establishment seemed to shift into a different direction. Transitioning from family friendly to finding out who or what would be the voice of Mcdonald’s could have been a challenge but when Ronald came into the picture the game changed completely.
Over years of trial and error Mcdonald’s came up with a clown that was not only different from the first one shown above but suited their needs they were looking for. Portraying food expectations through commercials is a hard task that some companies succeed in while others do not. Mcdonald’s has sadly fallen into that pack of business that does not portray everything appropriately. Everyone has seen commercials where the burgers look so good they actually look fake. Then after placing the order they saw on the television the food sadly does not look the same. While the ads have changed over the years the same sesame bun has not altered. Advertisements will portray what the business’s want the public to see but it is up to the public to see through the advertisements to see the true meaning.