Feb. 24, 2012 at 12:50 PM ET
It's only a matter of time before Parker Brothers or some other such mega family game conglomerate mass produce a board game based on the Internet's favorite pastime – image macro memes. As it is, super imposing funny phrases over amusing photos or illustrations (that's what an image macro is, BTW), is now so mainstream that more than a few self-starters have made a go of it.
The latest comes in a form of a drinking board game that uses 24 memes as spaces, reports Mashable.
Starting with the Rent Is Too Damn High guy and ending with the Most Interesting Man in the World, the game is currently all the rage on Reddit, and features meme favorites such as Scumbag Steve, High Expectations Asian Father, Annoying Facebook Girl, and more. (Click the dang links if you have no idea what I'm talking about — though at this point, you should. You're on the Internet right now, after all.)
The Meme Drinking Board Game, created by Reddit user Marc Sloan, follows other attempts at meme gamification, including the Rage Face Drinking Game, the Kickstarter-funded For the Win, and a not-so-successful meme card game.
As Mashable notes, one fan has already posted an Internet version of Sloan's Meme Drinking game – which serves to illustrate the built-in flaw with any meme based game that attempts a static existence outside the Internet.
We love memes because they're not static. Each and every iteration of something the Most Interesting Man in the World doesn't always do -- or some new bit of advice from Insanity Wolf -- causes us to spit coffee, Diet Coke, Red Bull, what have you, because the funny is fresh and ever-evolving. Once you've laminated the gag, it ceases to be amusing.
Though I'm sure alcohol doesn't hurt.
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