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One friday night in June 2018, I was sitting in my apartment in Chicago when somewhat arbitrarily I decided to post a collection of my favorite internet memes from the preceding week on my instagram story. People seemed to love it so now I’ve somehow kept that tradition alive for over four years.

Like those born in the late nineties, I was raised by the internet. Throughout my adolescence online I quickly became familiar with a brutal wit that was being expressed in response to the comical reality of human strivings for which I was simultaneously developing an awareness: it taught me that life is absurd — but that’s no reason for despair! Humor can, and should, be used as a sword against the existential angst endemic to our condition.

The way I see it, there is nothing more powerfully healing than learning to laugh at your pain; for just a moment the object causing you strife becomes the object of jest, offering you power over your pain in the form of laughter.


I want humanity to move forward in healing and I will do the best I can in order to contribute to that upwards inertia — especially when it is in the form of internet memes. I’d like for my (digital) presence to be in service of others by making your lives a little more liveable. 

Yes, life is absurd, but at least we can help each other through it by championing that absurdity with a wry, humourous stance and let our amused fascination light up the dark.


It is a privilege to be included in your weekly routines and I’m thankful to have a small corner of the internet where others can equally enjoy my twisted sense of humor.  


I’m ride or die for this shit.  I have more memes on my camera roll than photos and I don’t see that changing any time soon. Why should it? Life is much too important to be taken seriously.



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