A tearful Michael Jordan was present to see his beloved Tar Heels fall to Villanova in the final moments of March Madness, spurring the Internet hivemind to replace his face with the classic MJ Cry Face meme. This seamless combination of the real and virtual finally caused what scientists are referring to as “the internet’s first true meme singularity.”
Meme makers are now outdated. Life now creates memes organically.
A panda adorably rolls in the snow? Memed it.
A drunk, red-faced teenager makes a fool of himself? ABM (Already Been Memed).
A cartoon show creates a character that the Internet can rally behind? Is it real or a meme? No difference.
Before you know it, people will start seeing lines of words at the top and bottom of their field of vision, in white impact font with a black stroke.
Sad? Look in the mirror. Don’t be afraid. Of course MJ Cry Face is staring back at you. It is you.