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Title: Members All Around the Globe - a collection of the worst memes on our Flat Earth
Post by: Pete Svarrior on July 22, 2019, 11:31:23 AM
There are a whole lot of absolutely terrible Flat Earth memes floating around on both sides of the debate. Let's try to have some fun with them and/or be horribly bitter about them!

In this thread, we shall strive to dig out the worst the FE Internet has to offer, share the cringe, and briefly comment on why Meme X is the funniest/worst thing in the entire world. If there is enough demand, we can also start a parallel thread for memes that are actually good.

In the interest of fairness, I'll start with my "favourite" anti-FE meme, and I'll follow up with a monstrous creation I unwittingly unleashed onto this world.

The Flat Earth Society has members all around the globe!!!!1! xDDDDD

This one comes in many variants, but I'll go with one I was sent this morning, because it has just this tiny bit of extra terrible-ness to it.

(https://i.imgur.com/EOztkE5.jpg)

The thing that makes this meme so terrible is its proliferation. It started something like 8 years ago, and while it was funny at first, it simply hasn't died when it should have. It stared with someone humorously whipping up a fake screenshot. We get plenty of those, they're usually pretty good, and this was no different. But then something went wrong. More and more "holy shit I love science wtf" pages started editing the screenshot to replace the commenter's name with their own, introducing more and more generation loss each time. People keep sending it over and over, claiming it's "proof" of... something. God knows what.

Meme score: -1/10 please end my sufferring

My second meme is an unfortunate Twitter post of mine that unfortunately also made entirely too many rounds.

Hi ElOn, MaRs Is RoUnD

(https://i.imgur.com/YFIxzFR.jpg)

I'll admit, I was pretty chuffed with myself for that one at first. I thought it was a pretty good clap-back, and the initial response was surprisingly positive. Unfortunately, much like with the other bad meme, it didn't die in time. Article after article after article, the media kept repeating the joke, including their hot takes on the matter. "The FES trolled Musk WOW!" (https://www.extremetech.com/extreme/259821-flat-earth-society-trolls-elon-musk-claims-mars-round), "Elon Musk DESTROYS Flat Earth with FACTS and LOGIC!!!" (https://www.boredpanda.com/flat-earth-society-mars-answer-elon-musk/), "People are talking on Twitter and we JUST DON'T KNOW WHAT TO THINK ANYMORE!" (https://www.sciencealert.com/the-flat-earth-society-responded-elon-musk-twitter-beautiful-mars-conspiracy)

But hey, at least Le Minecraft Man got involved:

(https://i.imgur.com/EeJqarr.png)
(https://i.imgur.com/WrJwLiA.png)

Meme score: A solid 6/10 when it started, a 0/10 by the time it's reached its critical mass. Perhaps if it weren't for my overall disgust with the media, I'd mind it less.

So, FES, what are your "favourite" terrible memes?
Title: Re: Members All Around the Globe - a collection of the worst memes on our Flat Earth
Post by: markjo on July 23, 2019, 11:40:05 PM
(https://i.redd.it/asxah4uo3li01.jpg)
Title: Re: Members All Around the Globe - a collection of the worst memes on our Flat Earth
Post by: garygreen on July 24, 2019, 06:23:16 PM
i dunno why, but this one really salts my almonds or whatever.

(https://i.imgur.com/LzxGdNs.jpg)
Title: Re: Members All Around the Globe - a collection of the worst memes on our Flat Earth
Post by: Pete Svarrior on July 24, 2019, 07:43:24 PM
(https://i.imgur.com/LzxGdNs.jpg)
But some guy got banned from a Discord somewhere because of that maymay, which is good enough to warrant a Buzzfeed article, apparently.

Also:

(https://i.kym-cdn.com/photos/images/original/001/323/410/4e3.jpg)

2/10 people keep making that joke and pretending they literally just came up with it
Like, no, just retyping "If the Earth was flat, cats would have pushed everything off it by now!!!" is not going to really fool anyone.
Title: Re: Members All Around the Globe - a collection of the worst memes on our Flat Earth
Post by: Plat Terra on August 06, 2019, 09:36:43 PM
Is this one better?

(https://i.imgur.com/bhvqZ9a.jpg)
Title: Re: Members All Around the Globe - a collection of the worst memes on our Flat Earth
Post by: Pete Svarrior on August 07, 2019, 12:05:07 AM
Is this one better?
No, it's even worse. Taking a photo of a fake screenshot is the epitome of idiocy.
Title: Re: Members All Around the Globe - a collection of the worst memes on our Flat Earth
Post by: Plat Terra on August 07, 2019, 12:34:54 AM
Is this one better?
No, it's even worse. Taking a photo of a fake screenshot is the epitome of idiocy.

I find it altered to read "Members All Around the"Globies" is a bit humors.
Title: Re: Members All Around the Globe - a collection of the worst memes on our Flat Earth
Post by: TomInAustin on August 07, 2019, 07:08:45 PM
There are a whole lot of absolutely terrible Flat Earth memes floating around on both sides of the debate. Let's try to have some fun with them and/or be horribly bitter about them!

This one is stupid on a few levels

(https://snag.gy/txwqOu.jpg)

This one could be argued to have 2 well-known flearthers in it!

(https://snag.gy/ghHt0G.jpg)
Title: Re: Members All Around the Globe - a collection of the worst memes on our Flat Earth
Post by: Tim Alphabeaver on August 17, 2019, 11:34:50 PM
(https://i.imgur.com/Jda6Zuu.jpg)
Title: Re: Members All Around the Globe - a collection of the worst memes on our Flat Earth
Post by: AllAroundTheWorld on September 12, 2019, 08:59:01 PM
A friend who knows I'm a bit obsessed with/fascinated by you guys just sent me this

(https://i.ibb.co/6BVJZJF/FESphere.jpg)