The Twitter Hulks: A Case Study in Meme Evolution

Perhaps the best thing about Twitter is that it lowers the barrier to creating spinoffs of memes.  Take the Twitter Hulks that Jason Kottke points out today. Writing Tweets in Hulk-speak -- ALL CAPS, ANGRY, NO COMPLETE SENTENCES -- is practically it's own microgenre now. For my money, the funniest all-time Hulk Tweet came from Feminist Hulk a couple of days ago: "HULK TAKE DAY TO SNUGGLE IN BED AND DRINK KOMBUCHA. LITTLE ACTS OF SELF-CARE=HULK'S FOUNDATION FOR ANTI-HEGEMONIC SMASH!"

Here's are (some of) Kottke's selections:

FEMINIST HULK: "TRICK TO SMASHING GENDER BINARY: MAKE SURE IT NOT SIMPLY BREAK INTO TWO NORMATIVE PIECES. HULK CREATE GENDERQUEER DEBRIS!"

DRUNK HULK: "CAREFUL HOW NAME YOU CHILD! MONTANA LAST NAME GET HER DISNEY SHOW! MONTANA FIRST NAME GET HER PORN CAREER! MORE YOU KNOW!"

BUDDHIST HULK: "HULK SPEND DAY SMASHING BARRIERS TO AWAKENING. HULK HEART OVERFLOW WITH JOY."

Read the full story at Kottke.

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