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A meme is an idea, behavior, or style that spreads by means of imitation from person to person within a culture and often carries symbolic meaning representing a particular phenomenon or theme.

An Internet meme or meme, is a cultural item that is spread via the Internet, often through social media platforms. The name is by the concept of memes proposed by Richard Dawkins in 1972. Internet memes can take various forms, such as images, videos, GIFs, and various other viral sensations.


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[–] [email protected] 139 points 1 month ago (2 children)

Makes me think of Tom Scott, you could probably make a movie out of him and that red shirt (or grey jacket)

https://lemm.ee/pictrs/image/280323dd-b1da-47c3-b953-c2a36e700c1b.webp

[–] [email protected] 6 points 1 month ago* (last edited 1 month ago)

All you need is a red shirt, a grey hoodie, a windswept location, and some nearby transportation project. Preferrably a defunct or about-to-be-closed transportation project.

That said, there's a Tom-shaped hole in my youtube recommendations these days.

[–] [email protected] 2 points 1 month ago (1 children)
[–] [email protected] 1 points 1 month ago

"I am inside of a Generative AI algorithm" 1000022097

[–] [email protected] 110 points 1 month ago* (last edited 1 month ago) (1 children)

Can't say for Tobey, but apparently Daniel Radcliffe did deliberately do something very similar to stymie paparazzi.

edit: Spelling.

[–] [email protected] 169 points 1 month ago (2 children)
[–] [email protected] 39 points 1 month ago (1 children)

Ricky Gervais was the first person I heard of who did that. Always wearing a black t shirt.

[–] [email protected] 12 points 1 month ago (1 children)
[–] [email protected] 20 points 1 month ago (1 children)
[–] [email protected] 23 points 1 month ago* (last edited 1 month ago) (1 children)
[–] [email protected] 4 points 1 month ago

Delivery? DiGiorno.

[–] [email protected] 7 points 1 month ago

I love it how you made the whole quote into a link.

[–] [email protected] 74 points 1 month ago* (last edited 1 month ago) (3 children)

Too bad I'm not a celebrity, because my shirts now don't just look like my shirts from twenty years ago, they are my shirts from twenty years ago.

[–] [email protected] 30 points 1 month ago

Sounds to me like you're halfway to celebrity status already!

[–] [email protected] 13 points 1 month ago (1 children)

I regularly wear a Pink Floyd shirt I've had for 20 years. Only now I apparently support the lgb community with it because it has a prism rainbow. Lol

[–] [email protected] 6 points 1 month ago* (last edited 1 month ago)

Person: You trans?

Me: ????

[–] [email protected] 1 points 1 month ago

I have a T-shirt from a museum I haven't been to in a while that has a couple of holes worn into it so I've made that my excuse that we have to return to that museum this summer

[–] [email protected] 33 points 1 month ago (2 children)

What, these are generated pics and its not a very convincing Toby?

[–] [email protected] 22 points 1 month ago (3 children)

They're not generated, it's just jpeg compression

[–] [email protected] 19 points 1 month ago (2 children)

There's some uncannyness in face element position and orientations.

[–] [email protected] 13 points 1 month ago

I think the compression has made the lighting feel unnaturally soft. It reminds me of shitty HDR or mid 2010s video game cutscene.

[–] [email protected] 11 points 1 month ago

in the next photo, his head starts spinning parallel to the camera

can't put my finger on it

[–] [email protected] 16 points 1 month ago (1 children)

This is definitely AI. And kinda old AI at that. The backgrounds are nondescript, the facial hair is ambiguous, the face looks like one of those "upload a photo to see it realistically move with the magic of AI", the shirt looks airbrushed and ambiguous, he has dark eyes instead of very blue eyes like in real life, and if you try to look up pictures of any interviews of him in those particular years, he usually has facial hair and a button down, sometimes with a jacket.

Compare the upper right and lower left picture on this post with this similar meme. Film grain is missing (possibly due to AI "beauty filters"?) and how the upper right image, his eyes are way more blue. I think the original meme creator probably wanted to make it look like all 4 pictures were the same gray shirt rather than 4 different gray shirts since the bottom left shirt in the picture I posted is heathered gray instead of flat gray.

[–] [email protected] 2 points 1 month ago

I don't think it's pure ai I think it's really shitty ai upscaling

[–] [email protected] 3 points 1 month ago

Bro this is 100% AI lol.

[–] [email protected] 2 points 1 month ago

Yep definitely AI. I'm both surprised and horrified that only like 1 other person here realized it's AI. We're so fucked...

[–] [email protected] 20 points 1 month ago (2 children)

A lot of people talk about decision fatigue in their jobs. So it's a gift of self care to buy 10 of the same shirt, eat the same lunch every day, etc

[–] [email protected] 3 points 1 month ago

I bought twelve navy t-shirts a few years ago, it's working out well so far.

[–] [email protected] 2 points 1 month ago

Hey! I do this. It wasn't a conscious decision, but that is what ended up happening.

[–] [email protected] 17 points 1 month ago* (last edited 1 month ago) (2 children)

In highschool, I just had 7 sets of the same exact outfit. Literally dressed like a cartoon character so that I would always be recognized, because you'd only ever see me in the same thing every day.

[–] [email protected] 5 points 1 month ago

Byron? Is that you???

[–] [email protected] 3 points 1 month ago

Some real relatable high school insecurity right there. I definitely had a few months as "funny tshirt guy" and a few months as "no logo dark color shirt guy."

[–] [email protected] 17 points 1 month ago

It's his lucky interview shirt!

[–] [email protected] 15 points 1 month ago (1 children)
[–] [email protected] 6 points 1 month ago

*responds with Scarlett Johansens voice

[–] [email protected] 14 points 1 month ago (1 children)

The fact that barely anyone here realized that this is AI is extremely concerning. We are so fucked..

[–] [email protected] 7 points 1 month ago (1 children)

I saw one person comment about it, but I still couldn't tell... It just looks like a few pictures taken at different times, with different angles and lighting.

What's the tell for you?

(I'm also on mobile, so maybe I should check on a bigger screen)

[–] [email protected] 9 points 1 month ago (2 children)

Skin is too clean. Just looks "off." It was like the first thing i literally immediately noticed. The faces look extremely odd. Like CGI almost.

[–] [email protected] 7 points 1 month ago

It doesn't look like Tobey, but an amalgamation of all of the images from 2002 OF Tobey, if that makes sense?

[–] [email protected] 4 points 1 month ago (1 children)

Maybe the 2007 one looks off to me. It's still hard to tell.

Ugh, we are so screwed.

[–] [email protected] 5 points 1 month ago (1 children)

We are so fucked lol. If we're even debating whether it's AI then we're fucked. How do you know what's real anymore? We cannot trust literally any photographs or audio recordings now. Thx OpenAI you stupid greedy fucks.

[–] [email protected] 3 points 1 month ago (1 children)

I think it was inevitable. If not them, it would've been someone else. I just don't know what we're realistically supposed to do about it other than not trust literally anything we see or read.

Like, chat bots already exist and are getting more convincing, but we're still not at the point that you and I are wondering if the other is real. That's coming too...

[–] [email protected] 2 points 1 month ago* (last edited 1 month ago)

Yea i agree. It's also a failure of our useless government to put regulations in place. I'm not sure what to do either. I'm very concerned for half the labor force being laid off overnight in favor of AI as well. Especially white collar jobs.

[–] [email protected] 11 points 1 month ago

You just find something that works and you stick with it.

[–] [email protected] 3 points 1 month ago

Every time I see his face it’s like a cross between Jim Parsons and Marshall Mathers.