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The world has never had so many avenues for communication, which means people have never had so many ways to cry foul, and noted online social medium Twitter dot com is a hotbed for controversy. The most talked about subject of the past week was incredibly confusing and bamboozling even for people who spend too much time on the Internet.
According to reliable academic sources (Nat Geo KIDS), moths are flying insects that sleep in the day and come out at night but not all of them do that. Also, their antennae look like little feathers which is kind of tight. Also, they don’t have mouths or a digestive system which is weird as hell, but who am I to judge? Scientists believe that a moth’s attraction to light comes from a behavior called transverse orientation, meaning that they fly at a constant from a far away source of light like stars or the moon. When they’re around close by lights, their navigation system gets rattled and they can’t figure out where the heck they’re going.
You learned something today and I’m proud of you. Now let’s kill those brain cells with some zany tweets.
Here are some of my favorite moth memes. pic.twitter.com/GHTeUebT5B
— DespairEpisodes (@DaveEpisodes) October 5, 2018
On its head, it would appear that these memes (which comes from the Greek mimema, meaning to imitate) are a dumb joke that the Internet has beaten to death the same way it has The Office, Kanye West, and any possibility of Blake Bortles being taken seriously as a passer despite having a higher 2018 rating than Ben Roethlisberger and Carson Wentz. Much like the critters they draw their punchlines from, however, moths likely have a shorter shelf life than Michael Scott having a bumbling doofus with a heart of gold.
don’t tell me the moth meme has got too far when you havent seen this pic.twitter.com/ry64PvF7LM
— Jas (@jas_smeeton) October 5, 2018
Except for this idiot. Come on dude, be online one time for me.
This is what my day consists of pic.twitter.com/MUyemhfPIU
— moth man (@basedmoth1) October 5, 2018
Unlike memes of ages past, the moths have yet to pick a side. They’re still young, sure, but they’ve featured in media that exists outside of the microcosm of Twitter. Like moths to a flame people are flocking to these little guys when real life gets a little too real. Through the lunatic idea of some person who threw a moth’s 8×10 glossy next to some light bulb clip art, the moths became the lamp that throws off our orientation. A distraction. Even Twitter’s 40-60 demographic is all in on the absurd idea of a moth breaking bathroom etiquette with a light bulb.
— Dillon Cheverere (@DCheverere) October 4, 2018
Is this a desperation play by Big Energy to keep folks buying their products or be left in the dark? Or is it a wholesome reminder that even a common household pest can have their moment in the sun?
Drake- “Out like a light, ayy, yeah, like a light”
— Jared Berklee (@JaredBerkee) October 4, 2018
Probably neither. Probably it’s just another drop in the bucket that will do its best to allay our existential dread until it’s lights out. Until then however, we can hope that the moths hold on a little longer until our Twitter browsing experience is overtaken by dancing skeletons and folks changing their usernames to “Spooky Todd Bowles” or some other dumb shit.
October is the worst..