Tuesday, May 07, 2013
The Meme Generation
I was actually thinking it might be possible to turn this into an entire column, but unfortunately in the time it would take to write one this guy's fame would be long gone. Thankfully, the folks at the Superficial nailed the fact that Charles Ramsey is your new internet hero. While he performed an absolutely heroic feat by helping to rescue three women from the home dungeon of his seemingly normal neighbor in Cleveland -- three women who had been missing for ten years -- what he's already truly becoming famous for is his Gregory Brothers Autotune Treatment-ready interview in the immediate aftermath of the rescue. The one in which he uttered the instantly famous line, "I knew something was wrong when a little, pretty white girl ran into a black man’s arms. Something is wrong here. Dead giveaway."
Charles Ramsey is your new Antoine Dodson. Your new Sweet Brown. Your new Kai the unfathomably stoned hatchet-wielding hitchhiker.
Put simply, he's your new meme -- in a culture that's now nothing but memes.