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It Memes A Lot

Monday, May 17, 2021

Let’s talk about memes. A meme (pronounced ‘meem’) is defined as “an idea, behavior, style, or usage that spreads from person to person within a culture” and “an amusing or interesting item… or genre of items that is spread widely online especially through social media.” The word was coined in Richard Dawkins’ 1976 book The Selfish Gene but it wasn’t too well-known until the explosion of the internet. In 1993, in the June issue of Wi... Read More >>

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Best Picture/Director/Actress

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Best Actor/Adapted Screenplay

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Best Supporting Actress

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