Boomdeeada got me rolling this week, when she shared this clever (empty) chair from Pinterest with the term Eastwooding.
Someone coined the term “Eastwooding” after actor Clint Eastwood addressed an empty chair at the Republican National Convention. He was pretending to address President Obama. Memes are spreading across the web, parodying the awkward, at times rambling, unscripted speech.
A meme is a cultural item that is transmitted by repetition in a manner analogous to the biological transmission of genes.
In his book The Selfish Gene (2 ed.) Richard Dawkins states “We need a name for the new replicator, a noun that conveys the idea of a unit of cultural transmission, or a unit of imitation. ‘Mimeme’ comes from a suitable Greek root, but I want a monosyllable that sounds a bit like ‘gene’. I hope my classicist friends will forgive me if I abbreviate mimeme to meme. If it is any consolation, it could alternatively be thought of as being related to ‘memory’, or to the French word même. It should be pronounced to rhyme with ‘cream’.”
I will leave the clever memes to the talented folks that create them, but thought it would be fun to share empty chairs with a gardening flare. Be sure to let me know if you have a favorite in the comments below.
Garden Chairs with Flare
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