Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Long-Dead Memes: What Was On the Cover of Time When You Were Born?

Yet another bit exhumed from the archives of the Straight Dope Message Board, which was the kind of place that bred memes in those days when blogs were rare and the word "meme" wasn't generally used for this kind of thing anyway. This particular thread was from 2005, and I think the topic is adequately explained in my title:

The Supertourist: Temple Fielding. The beginning of the linked article is no help in explaining who the hell this oddly-drawn man is.

Apparently he said "As a member of an escorted tour, you don't even have to know the Matterhorn isn't a tuba." (Thanks, Google!) That seems to be the most (or possibly the only) interesting thing about this schmo.

I smell a metaphor about my own life, and frankly, sir, I don't like it.

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