||[Tuesday 26th September 2017 at 12:19 am]
Today was a super-sized pasta night with eleven of us, so the voteamabob threw up What Do You Meme? as the game of choice as we could all play it. It plays much like Apples to Apples or Cards Against Humanity, in that a judge gets a suitably meme-worthy picture (and a "sexy easel" to display it on), and everyone else chooses a txt-speak caption that they think best suits the picture. When the judge eventually stops laughing, they pick their favourite caption and the person who supplied it gets a point.
It's billed as "A Millennial Card Game For Millennials And Their Millennial Friends", which given that we're all children of the eighties made us collectively feel old (though being children of the eighties we got all the cool music, so take that millennials). One that stuck out in my mind was a card that said "When u look at ur Facebook statuses from 2010" (best paired with a shocked face) - I first joined Facebook in 2007, and this blog is older still. So we ended up putting our rose-tinted spectacles on and reminisced about the olden days, of TVs with only 4 channels (or 5 if you lived up North), video recorders and the Grand Christmas TV Scheduling (with programmes carefully circled in the Radio Times), dialup internet, floppy discs (and no, they're not "3D-printed save buttons"), rotary phones (or corded phones in general), renting videos (and then fast-forwarding through the adverts), of a time when ADSL first arrived and 2Mbps was considered ludicrously fast.
No-one misses having to deal with a cassette player that's eaten a tape though.